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NASA might build an ‘ice home’ on Mars

NASA might build an ice home on Mars

As NASA prepares to one day send astronauts to Mars, such missions come with a host of engineering and habitability problems, to say the least. Now, the nation’s space-exploration agency has a potential engineering solution that relies on an unexpected building material: ice. Researchers and experts at NASA’s Langley Research Center have came up with a novel, efficient solution that ... Read More »

Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce asthma risk in infants, Says New Study

Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce asthma risk in infants, Says New Study

Pregnant women who take certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements can reduce by one-third the risk that their offspring will develop asthma, according to a new study from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) and the University of Waterloo. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that women who were prescribed 2.4 grams of ... Read More »

NASA satellite spots northern lights’ dazzling image “Watch”

NASA satellite spots northern lights' dazzling image (Watch)

The northern lights put on a festive show over northern Canada just before Christmas, and a NASA satellite captured a stunning infrared image of the spectacular display. With the “day-night band” (DNB) of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this view of the aurora borealis on December 22, 2016. The northern lights stretched across ... Read More »

Cypress Mountain: Search continues for two hikers

Cypress Mountain: Search continues for two hikers

North Shore Rescue says it is standing down for the night in the search for two hikers who may be lost on Cypress Mountain and in the attempted rescue of a snowboarder who was reported missing in the Howe Sound area. 43-year-old Tin Hou Lee and 64-year-old Chun Sek Lam are believed to have been snowshoeing when they went missing. ... Read More »

De Beers abandons diamond search at the Western Athabasca Basin in Saskatchewan

De Beers abandons diamond search at the Western Athabasca Basin in Saskatchewan

De Beers Canada is ending an agreement with another company to hunt for diamonds at the Western Athabasca Basin in Saskatchewan. The world’s largest diamond mining company says it is walking away from its search for the precious stones on a 43,000-acre property in northern Saskatchewan after several “targets” turned out to be magnetic minerals mixed with organic materials. De ... Read More »

Christine Longridge accused with murdering her daughter

Christine Longridge accused with murdering her daughter

Christine Longridge, accused of killing her daughter, reportedly struggled with mental health issues. Police said they were initially called to the house for an assault around 4:30 on Dec. 23; Rachael Longridge was found with severe injuries and died at the scene. Staff Sargent Bill Clark said Rachael had “just graduated at the top of her nursing class and was ... Read More »

Cheetah sprinting to extinction, wildlife experts warn

Cheetah sprinting to extinction, wildlife experts warn

Cheetahs, the fastest animal in the world, are on the brink of extinction according a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Just 7,100 cheetahs remain across the globe as the species continues to face a range of threats largely caused by humans The research noted that Asiatic cheetahs have been especially screwed, with one ... Read More »

Cristina Fernandez: Ex-Argentine president indicted in corruption case

Cristina Fernandez: Ex-Argentine president indicted in corruption case

Argentina’s former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been indicted for corruption. A federal judge accused them and other officials of the Fernandez administration of crimes “including the deliberate seizure of funds principally meant for public road works.” Two former aides – ex-Planning Minister Julio de Vido and former Public Works Secretary Jose Lopez – were also named, along with ... Read More »

NASA’s giant laser is used to study phytoplankton

NASA's giant laser is used to study phytoplankton

Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization or CALIOP is a giant laser in the sky. No, it won’t eradicate humankind, but it helps us see and understand our oceans better. “CALIOP was a game changer in our thinking about ocean remote sensing from space,” said Chris Hostetler, a research scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center. “We were able to study the ... Read More »