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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 »

Most Habitable Planets Will Be Waterworlds, A New Study Reveals

Most Habitable Planets Will Be Waterworlds, A New Study Reveals

A majority of habitable planets may be water worlds that lack dry land and are dominated by oceans that cover 90 percent of their surface area, a new study has suggested. A team of researchers from the University of Barcelona, Spain, has created a statistical model based on Bayesian probability to predict the ratio of land and water on exoplanets ... Read More »

Not till 2020: Avatar sequels get official release dates

Not till 2020: Avatar sequels get official release dates

“Avatar 2” will be released on Dec. 18, 2020. The long-awaited sequels to James Cameron’s blockbuster movie “Avatar” finally get their official release dates. The release dates were revealed through the franchise’s official Facebook page yesterday. The currently untitled sequel will hit theatres on December 18th 2020, with respective follow-ups released on December 17th 2021, December 20th 2024, and December ... Read More »

Frito-Lay recalls some potato chips “Report”

Frito-Lay recalls some potato chips, Report

Frito-Lay issued a voluntary recall of Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips on Friday.  A supplier recalled the seasoning blend, Frito-Lay said. No salmonella was found in the seasoning supplied to Frito-Lay, but the company recalled the chips on Friday “out of an abundance of caution,” according to a press release. No ... Read More »