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Erin Andrews: Sports reporter reveals cervical cancer battle

Erin Andrews: Sports reporter reveals cervical cancer battle

Erin Andrews is known for her sideline reporting, but now she’s proving just how tough she is, She recently revealed she has been diagnosed and treated for cervical cancer. Erin Andrews had surgery on October 11, but five days later, she was on the sideline reporting for the Packers vs. Cowboys game. She told her doctors that she wasn’t watching ... Read More »

Barron Trump Bullied: White House asks press to respect Trump children’s privacy

Barron Trump Bullied: White House asks press to respect Trump children's privacy

The White House on Tuesday effectively proclaimed that Barron Trump, President Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son, is off limits. On Tuesday, January 24, the White House issued a statement asking people to stop bullying the 10-year-old and let him “grow up outside of the political spotlight.” “It is a longstanding tradition that the children of Presidents are afforded the opportunity to ... Read More »

Toyota Tundra Models Recalled to Fix Step Bumpers

Toyota Tundra Models Recalled to Fix Step Bumpers

Toyota Canada Inc, announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 6,157 Model Year 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tundra vehicles. The involved vehicles are equipped with resin rear step bumpers and resin reinforcement brackets at each corner. In the event of an impact to the corner of the bumper, the resin bracket may become damaged but not be ... Read More »

Assessing the impact of hydraulic fracturing on aquatic animals

Assessing the impact of hydraulic fracturing on aquatic animals

Scientists at the University of Alberta have conducted the first-ever study to use hydraulic fracturing fluids to examine effects on aquatic animals, such as rainbow trout. Horizontal drilling with high-volume hydraulic fracturing is a practice used globally for extracting oil and gas from tight reservoirs. Hydraulic fracturing uses large quantities of water and poses many environmental hazards in water, from ... Read More »

Kuwait Executes 7 Prisoners; Including A Royal Family Member

Kuwait Executes 7 Prisoners, Including A Royal Family Member

Kuwait executed 7 prisoners on Wednesday, including a prince of the royal family and five foreigners, media reports said. The hangings on Wednesday were the first executions in the oil-rich Gulf state since mid-2013. Those executed included two Kuwaitis, two Egyptians, a Bangladeshi, a Filipina and an Ethiopian. They were convicted of offences ranging from murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and ... Read More »

Confirmed: BlackBerry Mercury launch is on February 25

Confirmed: BlackBerry Mercury launch is on February 25

BlackBerry has finally confirmed that it will be introducing the ‘Mercury’ at an event on February 25th in Barcelona, two days before the show formally opens. If blurry images courtesy of BlackBerryCentral are anything to go by, the BlackBerry DTEK60 will follow the BlackBerry Priv by incorporating the company’s iconic Qwerty keyboard. This has since been confirmed in clearer images ... Read More »

Opportunity rover marks Thirteen years on Mars (Video)

Opportunity rover marks Thirteen years on Mars (Video)

To celebrate the robot’s birthday, NASA/JPL made this charmingly dorky video that outlines all the ways Opportunity has become teenager-like, which mostly has to do with increased autonomy, overconfidence, and a compulsion to send pictures electronically at all times. The golf-cart-size Opportunity rover landed on Mars on the night of Jan. 24, 2004, a few weeks after its twin, Spirit, ... Read More »

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Car is good, range is real (Video)

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Car is good, range is real (Video)

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV could become the first mainstream electric car, with a 238-mile range and a base price in the high $30,000s before incentives. Braking You Can Live With Like all hybrids and battery-electrics, the Bolt employs regenerative braking, through which the drive motor serves as a generator, using the car’s momentum and rotating drive wheels to recharge ... Read More »

TSRI researchers make a viable semi-synthetic organism

TSRI researchers make a viable semi-synthetic organism

A team of researchers from the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California have created a lab organism that has been modified to add two more letters, giving it a genetic code of six letters. The team, whose work is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal, have shown that their single-celled organism can hold ... Read More »

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Acquires Science Search Engine Meta

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Acquires Science Search Engine Meta

Toronto-based Meta, which uses machine learning to organize information in scientific papers, has been acquired by Mark Zucerkberg and Priscilla Chan’s $45 billion philanthropy organization. The pair announced in September 2016 it would invest $3 billion of their personal fortune into the initiative, to be spent on organisations and companies conducting medical research over the next ten years, ultimately passing ... Read More »

Researchers activate ‘kill switch’ in mice (Video)

Researchers activate 'kill switch' in mice

The origin of hunting behavior may come from two sets of neurons tucked deep in the forebrain of most vertebrates, a new Yale University research suggests. Activating these neurons in living mice prompt them to pursue never-seen-before prey and to bite everything in their path, even sticks and bottle caps, the researchers report in the Jan. 12 issue of the ... Read More »