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Two moose found frozen in fight with antlers locked

Two moose found frozen in fight with antlers locked

Two moose were recently found frozen in battle and encased in ice near a remote village on Alaska’s unforgiving western coast. Brad Webster, a middle school social studies and science teacher in Unalakleet, captured images of the dead animals with their antlers poking through the ice. He had taken a friend who recently moved to the village for a walk ... Read More »

High-fat diet disrupts brain maturation, finds new study

High-fat diet disrupts brain maturation, finds new research

The latest study by researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich suggests that excessive consumption of fatty foods could severely disrupt the development of the prefrontal cortex in the maturing brains of young people. This could potentially lead to cognitive defects in later adulthood in areas such as learning and memory, personality and impulse control. Junk food is ... Read More »

Winter tire usage on the rise in Canada, Survey

Winter tire usage on the rise in Canada, Survey

A new survey found that more Canadian drivers are adopting the use of winter tires, breaking previous record numbers. The survey was conducted by Leger for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC).. Outside Quebec (where winter tires are obligatory), 61% of Canadian drivers now use winter tires. Read More »

Seabird Crap Could Help Save the Arctic, Says New Research

Seabird Crap Could Help Save the Arctic, Says New Research

Scientists discovered that the guano or feces of the migratory seabirds has a slight cooling effect in the Arctic during its warmer months. They found that there are higher levels of ammonia in the air in the Arctic sites that come from the feces of the birds. “We identified a fascinating, albeit somewhat comical, connection between Arctic seabirds, atmospheric particles, ... Read More »

New research reveals how hydraulic fracturing induces tremors

Fracking can cause earthquakes that last for months, says new research

Fracking has induced earthquakes in northwest Alberta, some of which have lasted for months due to residual fracking fluid, according to a new study published in Science today. Scientists collected and analyzed seismic data dating back to the winter of 2015, when the first earthquake larger than a magnitude 4 was recorded in Fox Creek. Data was compiled from private and ... Read More »

Researchers work to map human epigenome (research)

Researchers work to map human epigenome

Researchers and their colleagues from across the globe have made a major leap forward in understanding how the human body’s trillions of cells develop from a single genetic template, and how those genes interact with the environment. By mapping the epigenome (a series of unique chemical compounds inside each cell type that tell the genome what to do) researchers hope ... Read More »

Scientists Make Progress Towards Long-Acting Malaria Pill (Study)

Scientists Make Progress Towards Long-Acting Malaria Pill

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have made progress toward a pill that lingers in the stomach and releases its contents over a span of two weeks, an advance that could boost the fight against malaria and other diseases, according to a study. Once inside the stomach, the plastic capsule springs open into a star-shaped form that contains the ... Read More »

Researchers plan to test asteroid deflection

Researchers plan to test asteroid deflection

Is it Apocalypse 2016? According to reports, NASA has been preparing for an asteroid strike on Los Angeles. Other government agencies like the Federal Emergency Management Agency have also been getting ready for the 330-foot asteroid, which is expected to have a devastating effect on the planet. Four years to try to stop it—or carry out mass evacuations ahead of ... Read More »

Sam Oosterhoff: Teenage Tory wins Ontario byelection

Sam Oosterhoff: Teenage Tory wins Ontario byelection

Sam Oosterhoff, 19-Year-Old Conservative, Wins Ontario Byelection. Sam Oosterhoff just became one of Ontario’s highest paid teenagers, winning a Niagara byelection and an MPP’s salary of $116,500 plus a taxpayer-funded pad in Toronto. The 19-year-old Progressive Conservative kept the wine-country riding in Tory hands while civil rights lawyer Nathalie Des Rosiers held Ottawa-Vanier for Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals in Thursday’s ... Read More »