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Researchers Have Found Blocks Of Polystyrene In Arctic Ice

Researchers Have Found Blocks Of Polystyrene In Arctic Ice

Researchers on an expedition led by polar explorer Pen Hadow have discovered plastic pollution lying on remote frozen ice floes in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. The discovery shows how far plastic pollution has spread, prompting fears that new plastic waste is flowing into the Arctic as the ice melts due to climate change. The thaw is also releasing ... Read More »

Smartphone apps can help reduce depression, Says New Study

Smartphone apps can help reduce depression, Says New Study

Study found that smartphone apps may be an effective treatment option for patients with depression. Researchers from Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) and not-for-profit mental health organisation The Black Dog Institute – with support from Harvard Medical School and the University of Manchester – reviewed 18 trials of 22 different smartphone-delivered mental health interventions. The studies involved more ... Read More »

BREAKING: Former world’s heaviest woman Eman Ahmed passes away

BREAKING: Former world's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed passes away

An Egyptian once known as “the world’s heaviest woman” has died aged 37 in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates. Eman Abdul Atti died on Monday at approximately 10:36am AEST, due to complications from heart disease and kidney dysfunction, a statement from medical experts at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi said. The hospital issued a statement six hours after ... Read More »

Stunning Northern Lights display as seen from the ISS (Video)

Stunning Northern Lights display as seen from the ISS (Video)

This is what the Aurora Borealis looks like from the International Space Station. The Northern Lights are stunning from the ground – but equally as mesmerising from onboard the ISS. A 30-second video, filmed from the International Space Station, shows a bright green light moving over the dark surface of the Earth. The northern lights, or aurora, is a natural ... Read More »

BREAKING: Fire closes Surrey Central Station (Video)

BREAKING: Fire closes Surrey Central Station (Video)

Fire crews are on scene of a building fire burning across the street from Surrey Central SkyTrain station this morning. Smoke is pouring from The Hockey Shop, located in the former A&B Sound store, at 10280 City Parkway. “Surrey Central SkyTrain Station on Expo Line is currently closed due to a fire at a business across the street. Heavy smoke ... Read More »

‘Super malaria’ spreading through SE Asia, scientists warn

'Super malaria' spreading through SE Asia, scientists warn

A highly drug-resistant malaria superbug has spread from Cambodia to the southern part of Vietnam, testing the limits of the country’s treatment capabilities, scientists said. This so-called “superbug” can not be treated with first-line anti-malarial drugs. The spread of this dominant artemisinin drug resistant P falciparum C580Y mutant malaria parasite lineage across the entire Mekong Sub-region is a serious threat ... Read More »

NASA’s First Asteroid Sample Return Mission Flies By Earth, Report

NASA's First Asteroid Sample Return Mission Flies By Earth, Report

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, en route to asteroid Bennu to retrieve samples and return them to scientists, slingshot past Earth on Friday, using gravity to change its trajectory for a rendezvous with its target late next year. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx flew approximately 11,000 miles above Antarctica. The spacecraft used the planet’s gravity to help it pick up speed on its way to ... Read More »

Veggie dinosaurs also liked a shellfish snack, says new study

Veggie dinosaurs also liked a shellfish snack, says new research

Researchers have discovered ancient dung that shows some dinosaurs previously believed to have been strict vegetarians often ate shellfish, as well as fungus and insects living in rotten logs. A new report says that the fossilized feces, called coprolites, contained crab and mollusk shells and rotted wood that date back to between 74 and 76 million years ago. A team ... Read More »