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New Research: How a Moon Slows the Decay of Pluto’s Atmosphere

New Research: How a Moon Slows the Decay of Pluto’s Atmosphere

Research provides additional insight into how one of Pluto’s moons affects the continuous stripping of Pluto’s atmosphere by solar wind. Pluto’s relationship with its moon Charon is one of the more unusual interactions in the solar system due to Charon’s size and proximity. It’s more than half of Pluto’s diameter and orbits only 12,000 or so miles away. To put ... Read More »

Debbie Reynolds’ Cause of Death Revealed; Report

Debbie Reynolds' Cause of Death Revealed, Report

Actress and mother to Carrie Fisher Debbie Reynolds cause of death is finally revealed. The death certificate for the Star Wars actress showed she suffered a fatal heart attack. But questions still surround what actually caused the 60-year-old to suffer a cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles. According to TMZ, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ... Read More »

Federal Government give $46 million to UVic ocean science facility

Federal Government give $46 million to UVic ocean science facility

A five-year, $46.6 million investment from the Canadian government—through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)—will ensure that ONC continues to lead the world in ocean observatory science and technology. “This is terrific news for ONC and for the future of ocean science globally,” says UVic President Jamie Cassels. “We’re very grateful to the Government of Canada for its continuing commitment ... Read More »

Yahoo to change name to Altaba, CEO Marissa Mayer to depart

Yahoo to change name to Altaba, CEO Marissa Mayer to Depart

Yahoo (YHOO) disclosed late Monday that it will change its name to Altaba after selling its core operations to Verizon Communications. In a regulatory filing late Monday, Yahoo announced that assuming it completes its $4.8 billion sale to Verizon, it will change its name to Altaba and half its board of directors — including CEO Marissa Mayer, co-founder David Filo, ... Read More »

Honda Canada plans $492 million investment in Ontario plant

Honda Canada plans $492 million investment in Ontario plant

Honda Canada Inc. will invest $492 million in its plant in Alliston, Ontario, the automaker said in an announcement in Monday which coincided with the long-awaited changes to the federal government’s automotive innovation fund. The new investment brings Honda’s total Canadian facilities investment to over $4.7 billion. In 1986, Honda became the first Japanese auto maker to build a manufacturing ... Read More »

Prostate cancer scientists find genetic fingerprint identifying how; when disease spreads

Prostate cancer scientists find genetic fingerprint identifying how; when disease spreads

Researchers have discovered the genetic fingerprint that switches curable, localised prostate cancer into the aggressive form that spreads to lymph nodes or tissue in other parts of the body. Canadian and Australian prostate cancer researchers have discovered a key piece in the genetic puzzle of why men born with a BRCA2 mutation may develop aggressive localized cancers that resist treatment ... Read More »

SNOLAB receives $28.6 million from ‘CFI’

SNOLAB receives $28.6 million from CFI

SNOLAB is expected to create around 20 new jobs over the next year thanks to $28.6-million in federal government funding to help support its operations over the next three years. The funding announced today will sustain scientific excellence at SNOLAB and ensure the facility maintains a leadership role in the global deep underground research community. “SNOLAB is delighted to be ... Read More »

Cygnus constellation: Star predicted to explode in ‘2022’

Cygnus constellation: Star predicted to explode in 2022

Astronomers are predicting that binary star system KIC 9832227, located in the Cygnus constellation, will merge and explode in a “red nova” event in 2022. Calvin College professor Larry Molnar and his students along with colleagues from Apache Point Observatory (Karen Kinemuchi) and the University of Wyoming (Henry Kobulnicky) are predicting a change to the night sky that will be ... Read More »

Johns Hopkins APL teams to develop instruments for asteroid-bound NASA missions

Johns Hopkins APL teams to develop instruments for asteroid-bound NASA missions

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has been chosen to supply instruments to NASA for a pair of Discovery-class missions that aim to explore asteroids that might help scientists understand the earliest history of the solar system. Lucy—named for the famous prehistoric human fossil—will launch in October 2021 to study six of Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. Scientists say understanding the differences ... Read More »

Marineland charged with six new counts of animal cruelty

Marineland charged with six new counts of animal cruelty

Ontario’s animal welfare agency announced six new animal cruelty charges against Marineland on Monday as part of a continuing investigation into the care of land mammals at the Niagara Falls, Ont. attraction. The Ontario SPCA responded to concerns brought forth regarding some of the animals living at Marineland. An investigation was launched and on November 25, 2016, Marineland was charged ... Read More »