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Ancient shrimp fossil Named in Honor of Sir David Attenborough

Ancient shrimp fossil Named in Honor of Sir David Attenborough

The team, from the University of Leicester, Imperial College London and the universities of Oxford and Yale, have named the ancient crustacean Cascolus ravitis, in honour of Sir David Attenborough who is celebrating turning 90 this year. The name ‘Cascolus’ is derived from the Old English source for the surname Attenborough. The researchers discovered Cascolus ravitis in Herefordshire in the ... Read More »

Drunk Pilot pleads guilty after passing out in cockpit

Drunk Pilot pleads guilty after passing out in cockpit

A pilot who passed out in a cockpit before a scheduled flight in Canada has pleaded guilty to being impaired while in control of an aircraft. Miroslav Gronych pleaded guilty yesterday to having care and control of an aircraft while impaired. The Slovenian national admitted to having drunk a bottle of vodka in his hotel room before his flight. Read More »

NASA: The Curiosity Mars rover’s wheels are starting to break

NASA: The Curiosity Mars rover's wheels are starting to break

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover is experiencing wearing and breaking in its wheel treads. The space agency just announced last Tuesday the first two breaks in its wheel treads, as it spotted the breaks during the routine check of the wheels. A routine check of the aluminum wheels on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has found two small breaks on the rover’s ... Read More »

Scientists say parrots join each other in laughter

Scientists say parrots join each other in laughter

A playful parrot has an infectious laugh that influences the behaviour of its feathered friends, researchers have discovered. Study by a team led by Raoul Schwing of the Messerli Research Institute in Austria and published in the journal Current Biology reveals that in its vocal repertoire the kea has a “play call” – a sound that both announces its own ... Read More »

Samsung Announces Bixby Before Galaxy S8 Launch, Report

Samsung Announces Bixby Before Galaxy S8 Launch, Report

We have been hearing rumors that Samsung would introduce a new voice activated assistant with its Galaxy S8 smartphone called Bixby and now Samsung has made it official. According to InJong Rhee, executive vice president and Head of R&D Software and Services at Samsung, Bixby offers a “deeper experience” than rival services, thanks to its proficiency in the areas of ... Read More »

Climate change: Global temperatures hit record high in 2016

Climate change: Global temperatures hit record high in 2016

History was made on the weather front in 2016 when it became the warmest year on record. Multiple climate-related records were broken last year, according to the annual climate statement of the UN’s weather agency, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). According to the WMO’s new report, 2016 – the same year world leaders signed the historic Paris Agreement on climate ... Read More »

Julia Busato, naked mannequin photographer banned from Facebook

Julia Busato, naked mannequin photographer banned from Facebook

A photographer whose work portrays the bodies of women “who don’t want to fit the mold” says she is “floored” after being temporarily banned by Facebook — again. Julia Busato started the “Mannequin Series” a year ago after she was gifted a mannequin from a friend. Busato told the BBC she took the photos to “remind the world that beauty ... Read More »

Mars colonisation: SpaceX thinks Arcadia could be heavenly for a Mars landing

Mars colonisation: SpaceX thinks Arcadia could be heavenly for a Mars landing

SpaceX’s current favorite place to land on Mars is reportedly Arcadia Planitia, which combines flat terrain, potential deposits of water ice and an equatorial region well-suited for solar power. Paul Wooster, from SpaceX, revealed one area on Mars with a flat surface and close proximity to ice that looks particularly promising to support human life. Experts are also looking for ... Read More »

Ex-MMA fighter War Machine found guilty on 29 or 34 charges, faces life in prison

Ex-MMA fighter War Machine found guilty on 29 or 34 charges, faces life in prison

Former UFC fighter War Machine, born as Jon Koppenhaver, was found guilty of 29 different charges for his violent assault on ex-girlfriend Christy Mack. Following eight hours of deliberation on Friday, the 12-person jury was unable to reach a verdict on the 34 felony charges War Machine was facing. They continued deliberating until Monday afternoon where they reached an agreement ... Read More »

NewsAlert: Ontario man wanted for murdering stepchild

NewsAlert: Ontario man wanted for murdering stepchild

Niagara Regional Police are seeking Canada-wide arrest warrants for Justin Kuijer for first-degree murder and attempted murder in connection to the death of a seven-year-old St. Catharines boy and a Friday stabbing at a local bank. Const. Phil Gavin says the suspect entered the bank on Martindale Road just before 10:30 a.m. this morning and assaulted a female employee with ... Read More »