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NASA Cassini finds “The Big Empty” close to Saturn

NASA Cassini finds “The Big Empty” close to Saturn

The Cassini probe unexpectedly found no trace of dust between the rings and the atmosphere of Saturn, through which it flew for the first time a week ago, at the end of April this year, NASA reports. The craft made its second of 22 such dives at 3:38 p.m. EDT (1938 GMT) through the previously-unexplored 1,200-mile-wide (2,000 kilometers) region. As ... Read More »

Research delves into why flightless dinosaur had feathers

Research delves into why flightless dinosaur had feathers

Scientists have discovered the fossil of a new bird-like dinosaur species that roamed the earth around 125 million years ago. The dinosaur, which the team have named the ‘Jianianhualong tengi’, is a troodontid dinosaur. The description of Jianianhualong is published in the journal Nature Communications, co-lead by an international team of paleontologists, Xing Xu, Phil Currie, and Michael Pittman, all ... Read More »

Meet baby born with two heads and three hands “Photo”

Meet baby born with two heads and three hands (Photo)

Indian doctors have given a new lease of life to a baby girl who was born with a head attached to her stomach. A team of surgeons removed the head in a four-hour operation. Dr Pravin Mathur, professor and head of paediatric surgery at the hospital, said: “This is one of the rarest cases of parasitic twin. “It was a ... Read More »

Research Links Vitamin Deficiency to Sunscreen Use

Research Links Vitamin Deficiency to Sunscreen Use

A clinical review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association suggests nearly 1 billion people worldwide have low levels of vitamin D due to sunscreen use that prevents adequate exposure to sunlight. The study also shows that up to 95 percent of adults with dark skin have vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency. Research author Kim Pfotenhauer, DO, from ... Read More »

Deforestation may lead to mass extinction of species, Australian research

Deforestation may lead to mass extinction of species, Australian research

From butterflies to bats – a study from Macquarie University shows that hundreds of thousands of species could soon go extinct due to the effects of deforestation. Biologist John Alroy has used local-scale ecological data obtained across the world’s tropical zones to predict global-scale extinction rates across 11 key ecological groups. The results predict the extinction of more than 28% ... Read More »

Supreme Court will not hear the so-called polar bear appeal, Report

Supreme Court will not hear the so-called polar bear appeal, Report

Without comment, the nine Justices declined on Monday to take the case of Alaska v. Zinke, where the state of Alaska asked the Court to examine an Interior Department decision to designate 187,000 acres as a critical habitat for polar bears. Oil and gas trade associations, several Alaska Native corporations and villages, and the state of Alaska claimed the habitat ... Read More »

Toronto woman and boyfriend reported missing in Belize found dead

Toronto woman and boyfriend reported missing in Belize found dead

An Atlanta man and his Toronto girlfriend who had been missing for days in Belize, have been found dead. Drew DeVoursney, 36, and girlfriend Francesca Matus, 52, were expected to return Friday. According to Breaking Belize News, the bodies were found Monday evening in Corozal District, near the border with Mexico. “They were both found … they are dead,” says ... Read More »

Whirling disease in Oldman watershed, CFIA

Whirling disease in Oldman watershed, CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has declared the Oldman River watershed infected with whirling disease. The declaration covers all streams, creeks, lakes and rivers feeding into the Oldman River, including those in Waterton Lakes National Park. The affected zone ends at the confluence of the Oldman River and South Saskatchewan River. Read More »

Toddler dies after house fire on Hamilton Mountain

Toddler dies after house fire on Hamilton Mountain

A three-year-old boy has died after a house fire broke out in a row of semidetached homes in Hamilton on Monday morning. Firefighters were called to a semi-detached house at 240 Golden Orchard Dr. shortly after 10 a.m. Crews arrived to find flames shooting from the basement window and were told a young child was still inside the house. Hamilton ... Read More »

Scientist demonstrates how time travel could theoretically occur

Scientist demonstrates how time travel could theoretically occur

It may sit firmly in the realm of science-fiction, but time travel is a mathematical possibility, even if it won’t ever be a reality. Ben Tippett, a physics instructor at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, is in the middle of a study that tests the feasibility of time travel. Given that his field of expertise is Einstein’s “Theory of ... Read More »

Researchers Solve The Mystery Of Blood Falls In Antarctica

Researchers Solve The Mystery Of Blood Falls In Antarctica

Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Colorado College have unraveled the mystery of a red waterfall in Antarctica. The research unveils mechanisms potentially at work in other polar glaciers. When explorers discovered the seemingly bloodstained face of the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica in the early 1900s, they thought it was red algae that colored the macabre falls oozing ... Read More »