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Video: Beautiful Northern lights illuminate sky in Finland

Watch: Spectacular northern lights illuminate sky over Finland

Colourful lights danced across the sky in a striking aurora display over Lapland in northern Finland early on Friday. The editor of the travel magazine All About Lapland, Alexander Kuznetsov, said he had driven for 300 miles to find clear skies to film the scenes. WHAT ARE NORTHERN LIGHTS? The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between ... Read More »

Attention pet lovers! Don’t let your dog sleep with you in bed

Attention pet lovers! Don't let your dog sleep with you in bed

A new Mayo Clinic research says having canine companions could actually help some people sleep better. According to the American Veterinary Association, more than 40 million American households have dogs. Of these households, 63 percent consider their canine companions to be family. Still, many draw the line at having their furry family members sleep with them for fear of sacrificing ... Read More »

Secret life may thrive under warm Antarctic caves, finds new research

Secret life may thrive under warm Antarctic caves, finds new research

The caves located underneath Antarctic ice could be inhabited by yet-unknown species of plants and animals, scientists say. Researchers collected soil samples from subglacial caves in Mount Erebus as well as from three volcanoes in the Victoria Land region of Antarctica, They found moss, algae, arthropods and nematodes at the sites, but also found unknown DNA at the Mount Erebus ... Read More »

Giant Canadian Telescope to unlock the secrets of the universe

Giant Canadian Telescope to unlock the secrets of the universe

A brand new radio telescope in Canada just started searching space for digitized signals that can help the instruments measure the expansion of the universe. The Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment is known as CHIME and the last piece was symbolically added today by Canada’s Science Minister Kirsty Duncan at the location near Penticton, British Columbia. CHIME employs a series of ... Read More »

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 »