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SpaceX launches secret spaceplane (Video)

SpaceX launches secret spaceplane (Video)

SpaceX today successfully launched the US Air Force’s secretive mini-space-shuttle X-37B from the biz’s launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral, Florida. This marked the Elon Musk-founded company’s first launch for the Air Force. The uncrewed plane is headed off on a super secret mission that’s scheduled to last 270 days, though the Air Force cryptically warned ... Read More »

Boron detected on Mars, it is an indicator of life (research)

Boron detected on Mars, it is an indicator of life (research)

The Mars rover has found boron, providing further evidence that the conditions from which life might potentially have grown may have existed on ancient Mars, and independent from conditions on Earth. “Because borates may play an important role in making RNA—one of the building blocks of life—finding boron on Mars further opens the possibility that life could have once arisen ... Read More »

Bucket of water dumped over TTC rider (Video)

Bucket of water dumped over TTC rider (Video)

The TTC says it has handed surveillance footage over to Toronto police after a man was caught on video tossing a custodian’s bucket of mop water on a woman at Lawrence East Station. An Instagram video shows the two arguing on the platform at Lawrence East station with a transit worker standing nearby. The woman appears to reach into the ... Read More »

Researchers find second-fastest-spinning pulsar

Researchers find second-fastest-spinning pulsar

Scientists have identified a pulsar spinning at more than 42,000 revolutions per minute, making it the second-fastest known. A pulsar is the core of a massive star that exploded as a supernova. In this stellar remnant, also called a neutron star, the equivalent mass of half a million Earths is crushed into a magnetized, spinning ball no larger than Washington, ... Read More »

Nissan Leaf Launched With Stunning Features (Video)

Nissan Leaf Launched With Stunning Features (Video)

Japanese automaker Nissan on Wednesday unveiled its 2018 Leaf, a fully electric car boasting autonomous features and an improved driving range. The Leaf’s unveiling brings only limited surprises, having already been partly revealed and detailed through the usual media leaks. But, importantly for EV fans – and perhaps for detractors, too – today’s flood of data confirms the numbers brought ... Read More »

Look Up: Sun Storm May Ramp Up Auroras Tonight!

Look Up: Sun Storm May Ramp Up Auroras Tonight!

Look up tonight! A powerful solar storm is sending radiation towards Earth that could spark a stunning display of the Northern Lights. On Monday the sun blasted out a huge cloud of superheated plasma known as a coronal mass ejection (CME). This fast-moving CME is expected to slam into Earth overnight Wednesday, triggering strong geomagnetic storms. Such storms often supercharge ... Read More »

Edmonton woman drowns in Hawaii on wedding anniversary

Edmonton woman drowns in Hawaii on wedding anniversary

An Edmonton man is mourning the tragic death of his wife after she drowned while the two celebrated their 30-year wedding anniversary in Hawaii in late August. After enjoying themselves so much in Maui during their 25th wedding anniversary, Pat L’Hirondelle and his wife Debbie decided to return to celebrate another milestone. On the third day of vacation, they rented ... Read More »