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Mystery of Mercury Levels in Arctic Animals Gets Solved | Live Science
Live Science | October 20, 2018
In the Canadian Arctic, a mystery has troubled scientists and local communities for decades: Why do marine animals in the western Arctic have higher mercury levels than those in the east?
Exoplanet Hunters Have a New Plan to Spot Hidden 'Migrating' Worlds | Live Science
Live Science | October 20, 2018
There's a telescope that can see thick rings of dust in distant star systems. And researchers want to use its data in a new way to spot hidden and migrating exoplanets.
This Week's Strangest Science News | Live Science
Live Science | October 20, 2018
Ready to get weird? Here are some of the strangest stories on Live Science this week.
Meet the roboticist who's teaching AI to write fortune cookies and TED Talks | CBC
CBC | October 20, 2018
Before Alexander Reben took to the TEDx San Francisco stage with a computer-written speech, he was trying to teach AI to write original aphorisms. The results are remarkable — and hilarious.
Look up, way up! It's International Observe the Moon Night Saturday | CBC
CBC | October 20, 2018
Though it's our nearest celestial neighbour, we take the moon for granted. However, this weekend, you’re encouraged to bundle up, step outside and look up for International Observe the Moon Night.
Home Again! Space Station Crew Lands | NASA
NASA | October 20, 2018
The landing jets fire as the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft lands with Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold and Oleg Artemyev, members of the Expedition 55 and 56 crews onboard the International Space Station.
Southern California as Seen From Apollo 7 | NASA
NASA | October 20, 2018
This view of southern California was taken by the Apollo 7 crew during their 18th revolution of the Earth on Oct. 12, 1968.
Opportunity Emerges in a Dusty Picture | NASA
NASA | October 20, 2018
NASA still hasn't heard from the Opportunity rover, but at least we can see it again.
Hurricane Florence Viewed from the Space Station | NASA
NASA | October 20, 2018
Astronaut Ricky Arnold, from aboard the International Space Station, shared this image of Hurricane Florence on Sept. 10, taken as the orbiting laboratory flew over the massive storm.
Satellite Views Fires Raging in California | NASA
NASA | October 20, 2018
More than a dozen wildfires are burning in the state of California, with several of them threatening life and property
Einstein and the Incredible Hulk Now Have Their Own Constellations (But You'll Never See Them) | Live Science
Live Science | October 19, 2018
NASA added 21 new "constellations" to the sky, thanks to invisible gamma-ray light.
From Egg to Grave: Clues Reveal How Baby Pterosaurs Grew Up | Live Science
Live Science | October 19, 2018
An astonishingly detailed picture of pterosaurs, describing their lives from wee-flapling to aged-flyer stages, has emerged, thanks to a variety of new fossils discovered in recent years.
What the Heck Is the Deal with This Weird, Square Iceberg? | Live Science
Live Science | October 19, 2018
A NASA photograph revealed an extremely weird-looking iceberg. A NASA scientist explained why.
What Is Inflammation? | Live Science
Live Science | October 19, 2018
Inflammation is the body's response to injury. It works to help heal wounds, but it can also play a role in some chronic diseases.
Exquisitely Preserved Lungs from 120 Million Years Ago Stun Scientists Studying Early Bird | Live Science
Live Science | October 19, 2018
Ancient organs rarely fossilize, so paleontologists were stunned to find the incredibly well-preserved remains of a lung that belonged to bird from the dinosaur age, a new study finds.
Spacecraft bound for Mercury to launch tonight | CBC
CBC | October 19, 2018
Final preparations were underway Friday for the launch of a joint mission by European and Japanese space agencies to send twin probes to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.
This Hunk of Metal Fell From Space and Landed in California | Live Science
Live Science | October 19, 2018
Iridium 70 fell out of orbit Oct. 10. A few days later, one of its fuel tanks caused a stir in central California.
What is Pi? | Live Science
Live Science | October 19, 2018
Pi represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi is an irrational number that never ends; the decimals go on forever and ever.
Lockheed Martin selected as preferred designer for Canada's next generation of warships | CBC
CBC | October 19, 2018
A group of companies led by multinational defence giant Lockheed Martin has been selected as the preferred designer for Canada's next generation of warships, the Liberal government said Friday.
'A really, really significant sighting': Vancouver Island birdwatchers aflutter over unusual arrival | CBC
CBC | October 19, 2018
It's believed the pine bunting has never been seen south of Alaska — until this week.
Just Another Day on Aerosol Earth | NASA
NASA | October 19, 2018
Even if the air looks clear, it is nearly certain that you will inhale millions of solid particles and liquid droplets. These ubiquitous specks of matter are known as aerosols, and they can be found in the air over oceans, deserts, mountains, forests, ice and every ecosystem in between.
The Creativity of Mother Nature | NASA
NASA | October 19, 2018
International Space Station Commander Alexander Gerst has a better view of our home planet than most.
ICESat-2 Lifts Off to Study Earth's Changing Ice | NASA
NASA | October 19, 2018
A Delta II rocket launches with NASA's ICESat-2 onboard, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
40 Years Ago, Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Launched to Study the Cloud-Shrouded Planet Venus | NASA
NASA | October 19, 2018
On August 8, 1978, the Pioneer Venus Multiprobe spacecraft launched to study Venus, a planet that has an atmosphere 100 times denser than Earth’s atmosphere and is hotter than the melting point of zinc and lead.
Expedition 57 Crew Returns to Baikonur | NASA
NASA | October 19, 2018
Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, left, and astronaut Nick Hague of NASA, right. embrace their families after landing at the Krayniy Airport.
Hubble Spies Glittering Star Cluster in Nearby Galaxy | NASA
NASA | October 19, 2018
This glittering ball of stars is the globular cluster NGC 1898, which lies toward the center of the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Sun's Magnetic Field Portrayed | NASA
NASA | October 19, 2018
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) scientists used their computer models to generate a view of the Sun's magnetic field on August 10, 2018. The bright active region right at the central area of the Sun clearly shows a concentration of field lines, as well as the small active region at the Sun's...
Our Sun: Two Wavelengths, Two Different Images | NASA
NASA | October 19, 2018
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory views our Sun in ten different wavelengths because each wavelength reveals different solar features.
X-37B Military Space Plane Wings Past 400 Days on Latest Mystery Mission | Live Science
Live Science | October 18, 2018
The latest mystery mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane has now passed the 400-day mark.
What Caused This Man's Nail to Turn Brown and Striped? | Live Science
Live Science | October 18, 2018
Chemotherapy can have odd effects on a person's hair and nails, but in one man's case, the cancer treatment created a particularly striking pattern.
China May Soon Have a Second (Artificial) Moon | Live Science
Live Science | October 18, 2018
Moonlit skies over the Chinese city of Chengdu may get a boost from a second moon.
Pompeii Graffiti May Rewrite Time Line of Vesuvius Eruption | Live Science
Live Science | October 18, 2018
Archaeologists have long debated when the volcano blew its top and covered surrounding Roman settlements in ash.
Adderall: Uses, Side Effects and Abuse | Live Science
Live Science | October 18, 2018
Adderall is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
Dinosaur-Era Super-Piranha Terrorized Jurassic Seas | Live Science
Live Science | October 18, 2018
The little sea monster used its mouth full of scissor teeth to rip flesh from other fish.
A Parasite Spread by Cat Poop Is Infecting (and Probably Killing) Whales in Canada | Live Science
Live Science | October 18, 2018
Fifteen of 34 dead beluga whales tested positive for a potentially lethal cat-poop parasite.
Baby Names Show Enormous Gender Gap | Live Science
Live Science | October 18, 2018
Baby boys get aggressive names, while girls get names associated with beauty and pampering.
An Unknown 'Disease X' Could Become an Epidemic. Can We Find It Before It's Too Late? | Live Science
Live Science | October 18, 2018
Experts warn we need to pay more attention to animal health to stop Disease X, a hypothetical epidemic caused by a species-hopping pathogen.
Installation of underwater earthquake early-warning sensors complete | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
A network of eight underwater sensors and 32 land-based seismic and GPS sensors on Vancouver Island is up and running and could make all the difference when a big earthquake hits.
Facebook not legally liable in case where killer posted shooting video online | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
The posting of a video showing a 74-year-old man's shooting death on Facebook is raising questions about whether social media sites and their users have a role to play in preventing real-world violence from finding an audience online.
'Son of the blob': Unseasonably warm weather creating new anomaly off B.C. coast | CBC
CBC | October 18, 2018
A meteorologist says unseasonably warm weather in B.C. is once again causing a large area of the Pacific Ocean to heat up considerably, emulating a phenomenon from past years known as the “blob.”