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Researchers to create artificial magnetosphere for Mars

Researchers to create artificial magnetosphere for Mars

A NASA scientist has presented the idea of launching a giant magnetic shield around Mars in order to restore its atmosphere and potentially make the Red Planet habitable in the future. Mars is thought to have been temperate and to have had surface water around 3.5 billion years ago, but 90 percent of its atmosphere has been destroyed by solar ... Read More »

Robot breaks fastest Rubik’s Cube solving record (Video)

Robot breaks fastest Rubik's Cube solving record (Video)

A new Guinness World Record has been set in Germany for the fastest-solved Rubik’s cube by a robot, which unscrambled the puzzle in just 0.637 seconds with 21 moves. The previous record of 0.887 seconds was actually set by an older version of the same robot, suggesting that, despite the efforts of others, the Sub1 has the solving-the-Rubik’s-Cube game utterly ... Read More »

Squamish RCMP look for suspects in $500K theft

Squamish RCMP look for suspects in $500K theft

Squamish RCMP are on the hunt for two suspects who stole $500,000 in money, jewellery and Persian rugs from a Lions Bay home. On February 15th, Brenden Eslick and Samantha Pelletier reportedly stole over $500,000 worth of money, jewellery, Persian rugs, laptops, passports and other expensive items from a residence within the small community of Lions Bay in Squamish. Some ... Read More »

Abbotsford, BC, boy dies during ski trip to Whistler

Abbotsford, BC, boy dies during ski trip to Whistler

A student from MEI Secondary has died following a Ski & Snowboard Club school trip to Whistler. The student was among 11 students and two staff who made the trip as a part of the MEI Secondary Ski and Snowboard Club. The student went missing on the hill, prompting resort staff to launch a search. MEI says the searchers informed ... Read More »

Chocolate soothes the caffeine shakes, says new research

Chocolate soothes the caffeine shakes, says new research

A study by scientists from Clarkson University and the University of Georgia has found that combining cocoa and caffeine can help improve cognitive performance. Finally, a scientifically-proven reason to drink mocha lattes! Researcher Ali Boolani recently completed a study that explores the powers of these two dark delights. The assistant professor of physical therapy and physician assistant studies teamed up ... Read More »

Nasa releases close up image of Jupiter (Picture)

Nasa releases close up image of Jupiter (Photo)

Nasa released a close-up view of Jupiter that captures the turbulent region just west of the Great Red Spot in the South Equatorial Belt, with resolution better than any previous pictures from Earth or other spacecraft. The photo featured above was taken by Juno on December 11th, 2016. It was enhanced by citizen scientist Sergey Dushkin, as part of the ... Read More »

The Clouds Of Jupiter Resembles Vincent Van Gogh’s Famous Painting (Photo)

The Clouds Of Jupiter Resembles Vincent Van Gogh's Famous Painting (Photo)

With their sweeping hues of blue and red creating a stunning portrait of spiraling curves, the whirling clouds of Jupiter look like a distant cousin of Vincent van Gogh’s famed The Starry Night painting — at least in this new image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Citizen scientist Amelia Carolina Sparavigna saw the similarities between the real-world snapshot and the ... Read More »

Jurgen Kantner: Body of beheaded German national found in Sulu

Jurgen Kantner: Body of beheaded German national found in Sulu

The Philippines military has found Jurgen Kantner’s body on the island of Jolo. The German national was taken hostage from his yacht on November 5 along with a companion and beheaded by Islamist militants. Troops under Joint Task Force Sulu discovered Kantner’s cadaver on Saturday afternoon at the vicinity of Sitio Talibang, Barangay Buanza in Indanan, Sulu, reported the joint ... Read More »

Facebook introduces ‘Disputed’ Tag for fake news stories

Facebook introduces 'Disputed' Tag for fake news stories

Facebook began slapping a “disputed” tag on stories that its system deems fake on Friday, March 3, US time. Gizmodo first spotted the tag, which was applied to a story from The Seattle Tribune about Trump’s phone being the source of the White House leaks. Facebook also provides links to fact-checking sites that help debunk the original article. Read More »

How will global warming affect polar bears?

How will global warming affect polar bears?

As the Arctic warms faster than any other place on the planet and sea ice declines, there is only one sure way to save polar bears from extinction, the US government announced: decisive action on climate change. In a final conservation management plan, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service singles out climate change-driven sea ice loss as the “primary threat” ... Read More »

NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft maneuvers out of Phobos’ orbit

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft maneuvers out of Phobos' orbit

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft in orbit around Mars maneuvered out of the path of Phobos earlier this week after navigators predicted the spacecraft could run into the Martian moon in the near future, highlighting the challenge of tracking an international fleet of Mars probes set to double in size by 2021. The Mars Atmosphere and VolatileEvolutioN (MAVEN)spacecraft has been orbiting Mars ... Read More »