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OPP Report: Distracted driving still leading cause of road death

OPP Report: Distracted driving still leading cause of road death

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reporting that 2016 marked the fourth consecutive year that inattentive drivers were behind the highest number of lives lost on OPP-patrolled roads over the other main causal factors in road fatalities, known as the “Big Four”. In total, 65 people died in OPP-investigated collisions last year in which an inattentive driver was either a ... Read More »

NASA Discovers Spacecraft Missing for Eight Years

NASA Discovers Spacecraft Missing for Eight Years

NASA has established radar capabilities to pinpoint tiny pieces of hardware lost in space and has already used it to find a lunar orbiter which mysteriously vanished in 2009. The Indian Space Research Organization launched Chandrayaan-1 in October 2008 for “chemical, mineralogical and photo-geologic mapping of the Moon,” according to The Indian Express. Less than a year later, researchers said ... Read More »

Oldest crocodile eggs discovered in dinosaur nest

Oldest crocodile eggs discovered in dinosaur nest

Scientists have found the world’s oldest crocodilian eggs that were laid 152 million years ago. Scientists—in a study published this week in PLOS One—say they’ve discovered the world’s oldest known crocodile eggs. The fossilized eggs are 152 million years old and were dug up during a years-long excavation in Portugal—some of them in dinosaur nests, strangely enough. Researchers say it’s ... Read More »

Mary Clancey has 140 pound malignant ovarian tumor removed

Mary Clancey has 140 pound malignant ovarian tumor removed

Mary Clancey, a 71-year-old woman from Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, finally feels the weight of her world off her back after doctors removed a 140-pound ovarian cyst from her body. Clancey thought she was overweight because of her penchant for French fries and other starchy foods. Her family doctor teased her about too much snacking at the Pottsville Boscov’s fudge counter ... Read More »

Fast Radio Bursts Could Power Alien Spaceships, Says New Study

Researchers Ponder Whether Fast Radio Bursts Power UFOs

Harvard scientists have proposed a theory about the possibility of mysterious celestial phenomena known as fast radio bursts (FRB) being caused by alien space travel or advanced alien technology. A report published Thursday from the Cambridge-based CFA explored the kind of power we would need to harness on earth to produce similar radio bursts across the galaxy. First discovered in ... Read More »

Saturn’s tiny moon Pan looks like a space ravioli (Photo)

Saturn's tiny moon Pan looks like a space ravioli (Photo)

Saturn’s moon Pan is a dainty little thing with a diameter of just 17 miles (28 kilometers) across. It’s also shaped like a piece of ravioli. The moon, Pan, is Saturn’s second-innermost tagalong, and it’s only about 35 kilometers across. What makes it so interesting, as plainly seen in the new pictures, is that it’s not round. Pan has been ... Read More »

Life On Mars: Astronauts Can Grow Potatoes in Martian Soil (research)

Life On Mars: Astronauts Can Grow Potatoes in Martian Soil

A project attempting to grow potatoes in Mars-like conditions has reported positive preliminary results. Potatoes bred by the International Potato Center in Peru were grown in a CubeSat – a miniature satellite box – developed with Nasa. The CubeSat was on Earth but hermetically sealed so that that no air or water from Earth’s atmosphere could be exchanged with the ... Read More »

MIT scientists unveil mind-controlled robot (Video)

MIT scientists unveil mind-controlled robot (Video)

A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) wanted robots to be a more natural extension of our bodies. In the demonstration, robot arms were given the task of placing either a canister of paint or a ball of wire into an appropriate box. The human controller, meanwhile, wearing an electroencephalography (EEG) cap, would have their brainwaves ... Read More »

Police: Toyota stolen with 4-year-old girl inside

Police: Toyota stolen with 4-year-old girl inside

A Toyota Camry was stolen from in front of a Weston-area home Friday morning with a 4-year-old girl still inside. A vehicle was stolen with the child inside just after 6 a.m. from the Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue area, Toronto police said. The car, a 2008 Toyota Camry with the licence plate BHVH392, was later seen near Highway 401 ... Read More »