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New aurora named Steve spotted over Canada (Video)

New aurora named Steve spotted over Canada (Video)

Citizen researchers have discovered a strange new aurora feature known as “Steve,” according to a group of researchers working in Canada. Citizen science is emerging as an increasingly important force these days, and when everyday folks take on the task of scientific inquiry, we end up with some interesting results. This isn’t a bad thing by any means, just a ... Read More »

Researchers create ‘artificial womb’ for premature babies (Video)

Researchers create 'artificial womb' for premature babies (Video)

Researchers have managed to keep prematurely born baby sheep alive for four weeks in an “artificial womb” known as a “biobag.” The womb-like environment stimulates prenatal fluid, giving extremely premature babies more time to develop their lungs and other organs, while reducing their chance for death or disability. A team of pediatric scientists developed the system that uses a fluid-filled ... Read More »

Canadian Forces soldier dies during training exercise

Canadian Forces soldier dies during training exercise

The Canadian Armed Forces confirms one soldier has died in “a vehicle accident” during a training exercise in Wainwright. Three other soldiers were injured, and were taken to hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. The federal department says Sergeant Robert Dynerowicz, a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, died in a vehicular accident ... Read More »

70 million-year-old dinosaur egg fossils discovered in Foshan (Video)

70 million-year-old dinosaur egg fossils discovered in Foshan

Five dinosaur egg fossils believed to be 70 million years old were discovered recently in a construction site near the city of Foshan, south China’s Guangdong Province. The 5 dinosaur egg shells were engraved on a red sandstone. “We found five eggs: three were destroyed, but they are still visible,” researcher Qiu Licheng from Guangdong’s Archaeological Institute told China Central ... Read More »

Exercise ‘boosts mental health in over-50s’, Says New Study

Exercise 'boosts mental health in over-50s', According to Study

Aerobic and resistance exercises can improve thinking skills of the over 50s, according to new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and led by University of Canberra researchers. Those mind-strengthening benefits even provided a boost to those who were already suffering from mild cognitive impairment, which is often a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The scientists ... Read More »

Scientists Discover a Caterpillar that Can Eat Plastic

Scientists Discover a Caterpillar that Can Eat Plastic

Scientists have discovered a species of caterpillar capable of eating a common form of plastic. What lessons can nature teach us about cleaning up the nearly indestructible pollutant? Galleria mellonella caterpillars are more typically referred to as “wax worms” because they live out their larval stage as parasites in beehives, where they consume beeswax. They’re extremely widespread and represent a ... Read More »

30 dogs and cats seized from BC puppy breeder, Report

30 dogs and cats seized from BC puppy breeder, Report

BC SPCA constables have removed 24 small dogs and puppies and six cats from a puppy breeding operation near Lillooet, B.C. The animals were all suffering from severe neglect. BC SPCA constables seized 16 dogs and four cats from the remote property earlier this month and a further eight dogs and two cats were surrendered to SPCA constables this past ... Read More »

Happy Days actress Erin Moran died of stage 4 cancer

Happy Days actress Erin Moran died of stage 4 cancer

Erin Moran, the former Happy Days child star who was found dead at her Indiana home over the weekend, likely died of cancer, according to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the county coroner. “On Saturday the 22nd day of April, 2017, Erin Marie Moran-Fleischmann passed away at her residence located in New Salisbury Indiana,” read the statement. “A joint ... Read More »

Research Documents the Rise of Sex “Trend” Called “Stealthing”

Removing condom without asking partner is a dangerous trend, A New Study Reveals

A new study explores the phenomenon of “stealthing” ― the purposefully nonconsensual removal of condoms during sex ― and how those who fall victim to the practice can move forward. The study, by Alexandra Brodsky for the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, is an important addition to the literature and conversation about how we define sexual assault, sexual violence, and ... Read More »

Researchers Discover a New Phenomenon in Night Skies (Photo)

Researchers Discover a New Phenomenon in Night Skies

Scientists are calling it “Steve,” and it is puzzling scientists around the world who can’t explain why it’s happening. The light had been referred to as a proton arc among aurora watchers, but when University of Calgary associate professor Eric Donovan came across the photos, he knew that could not be. Proton aurora are not visible — although Professor Donovan ... Read More »