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Carbon nanotubes desalinate water, says new study

Carbon nanotubes desalinate water, says new study

Scientists are using carbon nanotubes as a filter to desalinate water, a technique which could prove easier, faster and cheaper than other desalination processes. With the increasing demand for fresh drinking water as populations rise the search to produce sustainable methods to cope have never been greater. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in collaboration with Northeastern University in ... Read More »

Climate Change Could Cause Fish to Shrink in Size, Study

Climate Change Could Cause Fish to Shrink in Size, Study

In the coming decades, warming ocean temperatures could stunt the growth of fish by as much as 30 percent, according to a new research in the journal Global Change Biology. The main driver behind this decline in size is that warmer water contains less oxygen. As Nexus Media explains, fish are cold-blooded animals and therefore cannot regulate their own body ... Read More »

Huge Asteroid to Safely Pass Earth on Sept. 1

Huge Asteroid to Safely Pass Earth on Sept. 1

Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances). Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles in size; measurements from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and NEOWISE mission indicate it’s about 2.7 miles (4.4 kilometers) ... Read More »

Researchers claim whales were once top tier predators

Researchers claim whales were once top tier predators

Millions of years ago, whales looked very different from the gentle giants we know today. They were comparatively small (about three to five meters long, or 10-16 feet) and had a battery of formidable teeth. The international study, headed up by researchers from Monash University in Australia’s Victoria, was the first to find that ancient whales possessed teeth that were ... Read More »

Researchers may have detected a new ‘kind of gravitational wave’

Researchers may have detected a new kind of gravitational wave

Black holes outside our galaxy may be fundamentally different from those found in the Milky Way, scientists have found. In our galaxy, scientists have been able to detect black holes from their electromagnetic emissions. Outside our galaxy, gravitational waves carry information about black holes that can tell us about their nature and origins. The paper, published in Nature, is based ... Read More »

Downtown shootings leaves one dead, two others injured

Downtown shootings leaves one dead, two others injured

One man is dead and at least two others are injured following a shooting inside a downtown Toronto bar on Monday night. Police say the shots were fired at about 11 p.m. near Queen and Sherbourne streets. One of the victims was pronounced dead in hospital and police say the homicide squad has been called in to investigate. There was ... Read More »

Cougar attacks dog in Port Moody: Police

Cougar attacks dog in Port Moody: Police

Police are warning the public about a cougar that attacked a small dog in Port Moody this week. The small dog needed surgery, but police say in a news release that it’s expected to make a full recovery. The neighbourhood borders on a heavily wooded area. Read More »

Three people injured in shooting outside Woodbridge sports bar

Three people injured in shooting outside Woodbridge sports bar

Police are searching for a male suspect after three people were wounded in a shooting outside a Woodbridge, Ont., lounge late Monday night. Officers were called to the venue on Highway 7, east of Pine Valley Drive at around 11:30 p.m., York Regional Police said. Three people were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The shooting is believed ... Read More »

Joe Howlett: Canadian Fisherman Killed by Whale He Rescued

Joe Howlett: Canadian Fisherman Killed by Whale He Rescued

Canadian man Joe Howlett was killed while trying to disentangle an endangered whale trapped in commercial fishing gear Monday, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada. “We have lost an irreplaceable member of the whale rescue community. His expertise and dedication will be greatly missed,” Canadian Minister Dominic LeBlanc said in a statement. 59-year-old Joe Howlett was trying to cut free ... Read More »

Scientists discover the smallest star in the universe

Scientists discover the smallest star in the universe

A team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge have discovered the smallest star yet. EBLM J0555-57Ab is located about six hundred light years away and is a sliver larger than that of Saturn, with a gravitational pull at its stellar surface about 300 times stronger than what humans feel on Earth. The news bodes well for the detection ... Read More »