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Melting ice sheet having huge impact on climate change, says new research

Melting ice sheet having huge impact on climate change, says new research

Researchers have known for decades that the changing climate has impacted the Antarctic Ice Sheet dramatically. A recent study is suggesting this impact goes both ways. Global climate models that look at the last several thousand years have failed to account for the amount of climate variability captured in the paleoclimate record, according to lead author Pepijn Bakker, a former ... Read More »

Alan Thicke, Growing Pains Star, Dies Aged 69

Alan Thicke, Growing Pains Star, Dies Aged 69

Alan Thicke, the actor best known for his role on the ABC sitcom “Growing Pains,” died doing something he loved: playing hockey. He passed away of a heart attack on Tuesday at age 69. According to TMZ, Thicke had a heart attack while he was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter. He was transported to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical ... Read More »

Australian researchers have made a diamond that’s harder than diamond

Australian researchers have made a diamond that's harder than diamond

Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) has successfully created Lonsdaleite, a new type of diamond that’s the hardest known to mankind. In fact, this new diamond is so hard that it’s powerful enough to cut through ultra-solid materials found in mining sites. The scientists made nano-sized Lonsdaleite at 400 degrees Celsius (752 degrees Fahrenheit), effectively halving the temperature in ... Read More »

What Feud? Lady Gaga praises ‘inspiring’ Madonna

What Feud? Lady Gaga praises 'inspiring' Madonna

After years of being pitted against each other in a music industry that seems to only have room for one unapologetic pop diva at a time, Gaga has finally extended an olive branch to Madonna. So, after Madonna gave a heartfelt speech while accepting the Billboard Woman of the Year Award, in which she detailed just how tough her journey ... Read More »

Researchers Just Spotted A Giant Black Hole Ripping Apart A Star

Researchers Just Spotted A Giant Black Hole Ripping Apart A Star

Researchers have discovered that a superluminous supernova spotted in 2015 was actually a spinning black hole ripping apart a star. An extraordinarily brilliant point of light seen in a distant galaxy, and dubbed ASASSN-15lh, was thought to be the brightest supernova ever seen. But new observations from several observatories, including ESO, have now cast doubt on this classification. Instead, a ... Read More »

Scientists find ‘impossible’ crystal in a meteorite

Scientists find ‘impossible’ crystal in a meteorite

Scientists have uncovered an ultra-rare quasicrystal in a piece of Russian meteorite, and it’s only the third time ever that we’ve seen one of these strange materials in nature. The findings of the discovery were published in Scientific Reports. It was led by Luca Bindi, a geologist from the University of Florence in Italy, and other colleagues. The discovery is ... Read More »

Abducted girl Layla Sabry located, mother charged

Abducted girl Layla Sabry located, mother charged

Layla Sabry, a nine-year-old Ontario girl, who was the subject of an Amber Alert a week ago, has been located and her mother has been charged with child abduction. Niagara regional police say they found Layla Sabry and her mother, Allana Haist, in Hamilton early Monday morning. They say the girl has been returned to her grandparents and is doing ... Read More »

Research finds another health benefit to having sex

Research finds another health benefit to having sex

New research reveals new sex benefits for women who make love more frequently as they could have better memory than those who don’t. Sex and more and more of it are actually very good for the brain. The scientists from McGill University tested 78 heterosexual women, ages 18 to 29, on their ability to recall abstract words and faces. The ... Read More »

Even one cigarette a day is deadly, finds new research

Even one cigarette a day is deadly, finds new research

There’s bad news for people who think it’s safe to smoke a few cigarettes a day or even a week: They face a substantially higher risk of earlier death compared with people who don’t smoke, according to a new study from researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). When researchers looked at specific causes of death among study participants, a ... Read More »

Dog visits hospital to say goodbye as owner dies (Video)

Dog visits hospital to say goodbye as owner dies (Video)

A heartbroken family have shared the moment a devoted dog was allowed into hospital to say goodbye to her dying owner. Ryan Jessen, 33, suffered a brain hemorrhage last month after what he thought was a simple migraine. During Jessen’s final moments, his loved ones gathered around his hospital bed to say their goodbyes. The hospital even allowed his four-legged ... Read More »

Canada new housing prices rise in 2017

Canada new housing prices rise in 2017

A new report from RE/Max forecasts the GTA’s average housing prices will rise eight per cent compared to Greater Vancouver’s two per cent in 2017. The average residential sale price increased 13 per cent in Greater Vancouver to approximately $1,020,300 and rose 17 per cent in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to an estimated $725,857. Although demand remains high in ... Read More »