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Air Canada Plane skids off runway, TSB examining weather conditions

Air Canada Plane skids off runway, TSB examining weather conditions

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating after an Air Canada flight from Halifax skidded off the runway at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Friday night. Air Canada Flight 623 arriving from Halifax carrying 118 passengers slid off the runway amidst heavy fog and rain on Saturday, shortly after midnight. Media reports indicate there was damage to the side of the ... Read More »

Juno Probe To Remain In Current Orbit Around Jupiter, Report

Juno Probe To Remain In Current Orbit Around Jupiter, Report

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has elected to maintain the $1.13 billion Juno mission spacecraft at Jupiter in its current 53-day orbit rather than attempt a once-planned propulsive maneuver that would cut the orbital period to 14 days. Researchers had hoped to tighten Juno’s orbit so that it circles around Jupiter every 14 days. But a braking burn of Juno’s engine, ... Read More »

Small Ponds Can Speed Up Global Warming, Says New Study

Small Ponds Can Speed Up Global Warming, Says New Study

New study suggests rising temperatures in small bodies of water, like ponds, could accelerate global warming. The researchers experimentally warmed an array of ponds over seven years by 4-5ºC and studied the impacts on greenhouse gas emissions and rates of metabolism. Changes observed after the first year became “amplified” over a longer period, according to the study by the University ... Read More »

Hayao Miyazaki: Studio Ghibli Founder Is Coming Out Of Retirement

Hayao Miyazaki: Studio Ghibli Founder Is Coming Out Of Retirement

Hayao Miyazaki has returned to filmmaking for a new feature. Hayao Miyazaki, the renowned 76-year-old filmmaker behind animated films like “Princess Mononoke” (1997), “Spirited Away” (2001) and “Howl’s Moving Castle” (2004), is officially out of retirement according to Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki. During a talk show appearance, Suzuki, who is nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature for ... Read More »

Scientists Offer Remedy for Women’s ‘Orgasm Gap’

Scientists Offer Remedy for Women's 'Orgasm Gap'

It is not noteworthy news that women orgasm less than men. That is, in fact, very old news. But a new study of 52,000 adults in the Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests orgasming isn’t an issue of gender—male vs. female, he vs. she—but an issue of sexuality. The research, which was performed by a team of researchers from Chapman University ... Read More »

Supernova 1987A Blast Wave Still Visible After 30 Years (Photo)

Supernova 1987A Blast Wave Still Visible After 30 Years (Photo)

Scientists commemorate one of the brightest supernovae in 400 years with new images and models of this stellar remnant. Three decades ago, a massive stellar explosion sent shockwaves not only through space but also through the astronomical community. SN 1987A was the closest observed supernova to Earth since the invention of the telescope and has become by far the best ... Read More »