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Scott Foote: Soldier from NL Found Dead in Jordan

Scott Foote: Soldier from NL Found Dead in Jordan

Scott Foote, a Canadian military officer has been found dead in a military gymnasium in Jordan, the Department of National Defence says. Military officials say 50-year-old Major Scott Foote of Carbonear was found unconscious in a gymnasium. Attempts to revive him failed. Scott was serving in the capital of Jordan, Amman. Read More »

Four nations map course to carbon-free economies “Report”

Four nations map course to carbon-free economies, Report

The US, Canada and Mexico joined Germany in releasing strategies for radically cutting their greenhouse gas emissions by mid century at UN talks in Marrakech this week. “By releasing their mid-century strategies, these countries are adding to the global momentum behind the shift to a zero-carbon future. Countries that do not take a long view risk being left behind,” said ... Read More »

Stephen warns humanity has only ‘1,000 years’ to leave Earth

Stephen warns humanity has only 1,000 years to leave Earth

Stephen Hawking recently suggested that humans find a new planet on which to live because he believed that humanity probably has 1,000 years left on Earth. “I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 (years) without escaping beyond our fragile planet,” he said. Perhaps known as much for his groundbreaking work in theoretical physics as he is for his battle ... Read More »

Colin Scott: Man ‘dissolved’ in Yellowstone hot spring, officials say

Man 'dissolved' in Yellowstone hot spring, officials say

Colin Scott who died at Yellowstone National Park in June likely “dissolved” in the “superheated, acidic mud pot” after falling into a hot spring, according to an incident report released by the National Park Service. The report states that Oregon man Colin Nathaniel Scott, 23 and his sister Sable Scott were looking for a place for soaking, or “hot-potting,” KULR-8 ... Read More »

New research weighs in on whole versus skim milk

New research weighs in on whole versus skim milk

Children who drink full-fat milk weigh less than those who drank semi-skimmed milk, a study at the University of Toronto has found. Doctors found that children who drank whole milk were about a kilogram lighter than those who drank the 1 per cent fat variety. Scientists argue that children should be encouraged to drink whole milk instead because it may ... Read More »

‘Nesting doll pyramid’ discovered in Mayan ruins in Mexico

'Nesting doll pyramid' discovered in Mayan ruins in Mexico

Researchers have discovered a third structure within Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. The 33-feet structure is encapsulated under other two structures on the famous archeological site and suggests that the pyramid was built like a “Russian nesting doll,” in which decreased size objects are placed inside one another. A 10m tall pyramid was found within another ... Read More »

Marijuana Appears to Benefit Mental Health, says new study

Marijuana Appears to Benefit Mental Health, says new research

A new study out of UBC-Okanagan has found using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits. “Research suggests that people may be using cannabis as an exit drug to reduce the use of substances that are potentially more harmful, such as opioid pain medication,” study lead investigator Zach Walsh, an associate professor of psychology, ... Read More »

Starvation killed 80,000 reindeer after unusual Arctic rains cut off the animals’ food supply, Report

Starvation killed 80,000 reindeer after unusual Arctic rains cut off the animals' food supply, Report

Tens of thousands of reindeer have died due to the effects of global warming as a result of human-influenced climate change in the polar regions of Russia between 2006-2013. If likely similar meteorological effects take place this year, Russia’s reindeer industry will face catastrophe. A new paper published in Biology Letters points to global warming as the culprit behind tens ... Read More »