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New NASA Images Show California's Largest Wildfire from Space. Canadian Blazes, Too | Live Science
Live Science | August 18, 2018
The Mendocino Complex Fire, the largest blaze in California's history, releases clouds of smoke in new photos from NASA, and fires blazing over Canada are visible from a million miles away in space.
'Foreign Object' on Mars Spotted by Curiosity Rover Is Just a Rock | Live Science
Live Science | August 18, 2018
Curiosity photographed an odd, flat object that mission team members initially thought might have fallen off the car-size robot. But the "debris" turned out to be a Red Planet rock.
Why scientists suspect proof of a turning point in Earth's history is sitting in a lake in Milton, Ont. | CBC
CBC | August 18, 2018
Some scientists believe human activity and technology have pushed us into a new geological epoch called the Anthropocene. What they still need to figure out though, is exactly when this turning point began. A team of researchers believes Crawford Lake west of Toronto has preserved th...
Roy Orbison died 30 years ago but will perform a Toronto concert - as a hologram | CBC
CBC | August 18, 2018
Roy Orbison hasn't appeared on a concert stage in three decades, but a hologram version of the iconic American singer will soon tour North America and make a stop at Toronto's Sony Centre this fall
Colorectal Cancer Screening: Guidelines, Options and Risks | Live Science
Live Science | August 18, 2018
Colorectal cancer is preventable. Here are the types of colorectal cancer screenings and when you should get tested.
Bad feelings between Canada and Russia don't matter in space, says astronaut David Saint-Jacques | CBC
CBC | August 18, 2018
Space exploration may not quite be the final frontier of cooperation between Canada and Russia — but it's close, writes Chris Brown.
Churning in the Chukchi Sea | NASA
NASA | August 18, 2018
Regardless of the amount of winter ice cover, the waters off of the Alaskan coast usually come alive each spring with blooms of phytoplankton.
Parker Solar Probe Ready for Launch on Mission to the Sun | NASA
NASA | August 18, 2018
Inside the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket payload fairing on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, the Parker Solar is slated to launch at 3:33 a.m. EDT, Saturday, August 11.
The Future of Space Exploration | NASA
NASA | August 18, 2018
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tours the inside of the Orion test crew capsule, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Flown Orion Spacecraft Visits Washington, DC, for Made in America Showcase | NASA
NASA | August 18, 2018
NASA's Orion spacecraft that flew Exploration Flight Test-1 on Dec. 5, 2014, is seen after being uncovered in preparation for being moved onto the White House complex, Saturday, July 21, 2018, in Washington, DC. More than 1,000 companies across the country manufactured or contributed elements to the...
A Closer View of the Moon | NASA
NASA | August 18, 2018
Posted to Twitter by @Astro_Alex, European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, this image shows our planet's Moon as seen from the International Space Station.
Black Hole Bounty Captured in the Center of the Milky Way | NASA
NASA | August 18, 2018
Astronomers have discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Bang and Whoosh! | NASA
NASA | August 18, 2018
This HiRISE image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures a new, dated (within about a decade) impact crater that triggered a slope streak.
Egyptian Papyrus Reveals Rare Details of Ancient Medical Practices | Live Science
Live Science | August 17, 2018
New translations of ancient medical texts detail Egyptians' scientific and medical knowledge.
This Week's Strangest Science News | Live Science
Live Science | August 17, 2018
Ready to get weird? Here are some of the strangest stories on Live Science this week.
Stunning NASA Image Lets You Watch the Sun Explode in Real Time | Live Science
Live Science | August 17, 2018
The surface of the sun is a roiling tangle of magnetism, heat and light, stunning new images reveal.
9 Reasons We Have an Undying Interest in the Undead | Live Science
Live Science | August 17, 2018
Zombie fans rejoice! There are some legitimate scientific reasons why you like zombies.
Facts About Megalodon: The Long-Gone Shark | Live Science
Live Science | August 17, 2018
Megalodon was the largest shark ever documented and one of the largest fish on record. It died out about 2.6 million years ago.
National Geographic says it 'went too far' with emaciated polar bear video | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
One year after a controversial video that linked an emaciated polar bear to climate change, National Geographic has published an article on what went wrong.
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques begins final training for ISS mission | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is in Russia to prepare for his mission to the International Space Station in December. flies his first mission to the International Space Station in November, xxand this is the gruelling physical and mental training program he's going through t...
The Chipotle Outbreak That Sickened Nearly 650 People Was Caused by This Bacteria | Live Science
Live Science | August 17, 2018
The source of the outbreak that sickened nearly 650 people at a Chipotle in Ohio last month has been identified.
Flu Shot Facts & Side Effects (Updated for 2018-2019) | Live Science
Live Science | August 17, 2018
The seasonal flu shot is a yearly vaccine administered to protect against the flu, or influenza. In the United States, flu shots are recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older.
U.K. heatwave reveals previously hidden ancient farms, burial mounds | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
Weeks of dry, hot weather have revealed the outlines of several archeological sites across the U.K., including some dating back to prehistoric times. New aerial photos show settlements, field boundaries and burial monuments.
Smoke from raging B.C. fires seen from space by NASA satellite | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
The fires raging in British Columbia aren't just confined to the province: a NASA satellite captured the smoke as it blanketed the skies over Alberta and Saskatchewan earlier this week.
Albertans snap photos of bumblebees for North America-wide study | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
Citizen scientists received hands-on training at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park in June on how to catch and collect bumblebees as part of a North America-wide species count.
Alberta adds 406 seats to train students in face of projected tech worker shortage | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
Hundreds more Alberta students will be able to study in tech-related fields this year, after the province announced it was adding 406 additional seats at post-secondary schools.
World Wildlife Fund raises alarm about harmful 'grey water' in Canada's Arctic | CBC
CBC | August 17, 2018
The WWF says new regulations are needed to make sure water used on Arctic ships is properly treated. A spokesperson says grey water can be even 'more harmful than sewage.'
A Deep Space Communications Hub in the Desert | NASA
NASA | August 17, 2018
When NASA engineers were looking for a place to build a network of large radio antennas in the 1950s, they knew they needed somewhere quiet.
Soyuz Lifts Off to Bring New Crew to Space Station | NASA
NASA | August 17, 2018
The Soyuz MS-09 rocket is launched with Soyuz Commander Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos and astronauts Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA and Alexander Gerst of ESA on June 6, 2018.
Our Sputtering Sun | NASA
NASA | August 17, 2018
An active region rotated into view and sputtered with numerous small flares and towering magnetic field lines that stretched out many times the diameter of Earth.
A Merger of Stars | NASA
NASA | August 17, 2018
Launched 15 years ago, the Spitzer Space Telescope has made many discoveries, including this detection of the merger of two neutron stars.
Satellite Views Fires Raging in California | NASA
NASA | August 17, 2018
More than a dozen wildfires are burning in the state of California, with several of them threatening life and property
Chaotic Clouds of Jupiter | NASA
NASA | August 17, 2018
This image captures swirling cloud belts and tumultuous vortices within Jupiter’s northern hemisphere.
Autism Risk May Increase If Child's Mother Has High DDT Exposure | Live Science
Live Science | August 16, 2018
Pregnant woman who have high levels of a byproduct from the banned insecticide DDT in their bodies may be more likely to have a child with autism, a new study finds.
Huge Cache of Magma Hidden Beneath California Supervolcano | Live Science
Live Science | August 16, 2018
Scientists detected 240 cubic miles of magma, enough for an enormous mega-explosion the likes of the supereruption that occurred 760,000 years ago.
No, You Shouldn't Get Plastic Surgery Advice from YouTube | Live Science
Live Science | August 16, 2018
An old adage with a modern spin says that you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet. That especially goes for plastic surgery videos on YouTube.
Please, Please, Please Don't Sleep in Contact Lenses, CDC Says | Live Science
Live Science | August 16, 2018
Why the "it's just one night — it'll be fine" thinking might not work for contact lenses.
Does Drinking Ayahuasca Really Feel Like a Near-Death Experience? | Live Science
Live Science | August 16, 2018
A new study appears to confirm popular wisdom that using DMT is a lot like dying, but not everyone is convinced.
Russian Satellite Is Behaving Oddly. But Is It a Space Weapon? | Live Science
Live Science | August 16, 2018
A Russian satellite that launched to Earth orbit last October has been behaving oddly, raising the possibility that the craft could be some sort of space weapon, a U.S. diplomat warned.
This 1491 Map May Have Influenced Christopher Columbus | Live Science
Live Science | August 16, 2018
A 1491 map that likely influenced Christopher Columbus's conception of world geography is getting a new lease on life, now that researchers have revealed its faded, hidden details with cutting-edge technology.