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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week | Live Science
Live Science | April 21, 2018
Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.
The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week | Live Science
Live Science | April 21, 2018
Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this week. A recap of Live Science's best.
Famed Doctor Hans Asperger Helped with Nazi Child Euthanasia, Notes Reveal | Live Science
Live Science | April 21, 2018
Hans Asperger, a pioneer in autism research whose name is used to describe high-functioning people with the disorder, had a previously unknown dark past that included sending children with disabilities to a Nazi regime "euthanasia" program.
Watch the Sky Fall Before the World 'Ends' on Monday | Live Science
Live Science | April 21, 2018
A stunning meteor shower — and the end of the world — are both expected to show up over the weekend.
Tesla risks a blowout as problems mount, but fans keep the hype machine in overdrive | CBC
CBC | April 21, 2018
Tesla is beset by production problems, it is swimming in debt, its bonds are near junk status, its stock has more people betting against it than any other major company. But there are still good reasons to believe in the world's best known electric car maker.
Ribbonsnake DNA detective work being used to track elusive creatures | CBC
CBC | April 21, 2018
A snake researcher is using DNA analysis to track down the one of Nova Scotia's most elusive and threatened snakes.
Getting a crew to Mars: Here's how NASA is tackling the mind-bending to-do list | CBC
CBC | April 21, 2018
To make a crewed Mars mission possible, there are incredibly complex problems that need to be solved. Here are some of the things at the top of NASA's to-do list, and how engineers and psychologists are figuring them out.
This Contorted Mystery Squid May Be the 'Most Bizarre' Ever Seen | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
An unidentified species of squid recently performed an unusual "twisted" ballet.
Exorcisms Enter 21st Century with Cellphone-Enabled Demon Busting | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
Catholic priests have flocked to Rome for this year's exorcism training. Here's what that entails.
What Is CRISPR? | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
CRISPR technology is a simple yet powerful tool for editing genomes. It allows researchers to easily alter DNA sequences and modify gene function.
These 'Dirty' Thunderstorms Fill the Sky with As Much Smoke As a Volcanic Eruption | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
Wildfires can fuel "dirty" thunderstorms that fill the stratosphere with as much smoke as a volcanic eruption.
Nazi Germany's Most High-Tech Submarine Found 73 Years After It Was Blown Up | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
The deadly quiet, superfast U-boat was sunk by an Allied aerial assault on May 6, 1945.
Why Did the Whites of This Man's Eyes Turn Blue? | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
The 70-year-old man's eyes seemed fine, expect for one thing — the whites of his eyes were turning blue.
A Marijuana-Derived Drug Is on Track for FDA Approval | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
The drug, which contains cannabidiol, may soon gain official U.S. approval to treat severe forms of epilepsy.
U.K. Man With 'Worst Ever' Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Is Now Cured | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
The U.K. man who caught the "worst ever" case of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea has been cured.
'Alice in Wonderland' Dodo Was Murdered in Cold Blood | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
Dodos went extinct more than 300 years ago, but scientists are only now opening up a cold case after learning that one of the birds — the prized dodo specimen that likely inspired author Lewis Carroll to create a dodo character in the 1865 book "Alice in
Warm-water bottlenose dolphins, false killer whales documented off B.C.'s Vancouver Island | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
The scientist behind the discovery of 200 bottlenose dolphins and 70 false killer whales says warmer waters and climate change likely led to their appearance.
Rescued owl family moved to Niagara Region | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
A family of great horned owls that was rescued after Monday's ice storm has been moved to The Owl Foundation in the Niagara Region, according to Safe Wings Ottawa.
Why Is a Train Filled with Human Poop Stuck Outside This Alabama Town? | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
A train filled with smelly human excrement from New York City has been stranded in a small Alabama town for two months, according to news sources.
'The Truth About Animals': Storks Flying to the Moon, and Other Wild Tales | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
Did you know that the late drug lord Pablo Escobar flew kidnapped hippos to Colombia? Or that the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis was once used as a pregnancy test for humans?
No, Having a Little Extra Fat Won't Make You Live Longer | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
If you dig through medical data on people's weight and risk of dying, you may spot something curious.
Scientists Built A New Microscope To Watch Cells, And The Footage is Breathtaking | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
Stunning new microscope images reveal human cancer cells slinking through blood cells and show molecules coursing through a zebrafish embryo's tiny ear canal.
Tooth Sensitivity: Causes, Remedies & Treatment | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem that involves discomfort or pain in teeth when encountering certain substances and temperatures.
Quantum Radar Could Make Stealth Technology Obsolete | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
Using entangled photons, scientists want to create a 'quantum radar' that can detect stealth bombers.
Why You Might Need a Vaccine to Go to The Kentucky Derby | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
Kentucky Derby fans may need to take some extra precautions before heading off to the races.
Dark Photons Probably Don't Exist, and If They Did, They'd Be Super Weird | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
A measurement of the fine structure constant puts significant limitations on the existence of these dark partners to ordinary light particles.
This Ice Is Nearly As Hot As the Sun. Scientists Have Now Made It on Earth | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
For the first time, researchers re-created the high-pressure water ice likely found in the interiors of Uranus and Neptune.
Humans Probably Practiced Brain Surgery on This Cow 5,000 Years Ago | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
About 5,000 years ago, humans used crude stone tools to puncture a hole in a cow's head, making it the earliest known instance of skull surgery in an animal.
Why More Vitamin D May Not Always Be a Good Thing | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
A new study finds that high levels of vitamin D in the blood are linked with an increased risk of some cancers.
Why This New Exoplanet-Hunting Telescope Blows Kepler Out of the Water | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
TESS will have the ultimate view of the night sky from a perfect orbit around Earth.
A Single Concussion May Increase Parkinson's Risk | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
Having a single concussion may increase a person's risk for Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests — but the overall risk of developing the disease still remains low.
Quinoa: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
Quinoa, a plant from the Andes, is packed with protein, fiber and various vitamins and minerals.
Star U of A researcher Carlo Montemagno supervised nephew as graduate student | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
The nepotism afforded star American researcher Carlo Montemagno by the University of Alberta extended beyond the hiring of his daughter and son-in-law as a condition of his employment.
Windsor biologists using 3D printed robo-toads to study mating rituals in Costa Rica | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
Researchers in Windsor are researching why Costa Rican yellow toads turn bright yellow to mate. And they're using 3D printed robo-toads to do it.
Haines Junction ice cave could be gone within 5 years, geologists predict | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
'It's definitely disappearing. It seems to have sped up in terms of the rate of shrinkage in recent years,' says Jeff Bond of the Yukon Geological Survey.
A Bunch of Rich Guys Want to Watch the Earth at All Times from Space | Live Science
Live Science | April 20, 2018
A bunch of very big corporations and rich men, including Bill Gates, are hoping to start watching the whole Earth at all times with video cameras in outer space.
Wreckage of warship sunk by Japanese torpedoes discovered off Solomon Islands | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
A Microsoft co-founder's mission to locate sunken warships in the South Pacific has chalked up another victory with the discovery of the USS Helena nearly 75 years after it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands, reviving stories of the battle-tested shi...
Britain will ban sale of plastic straws | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
Britain plans to ban the sale of plastic straws and other single-use plastic products and is pressing Commonwealth allies to also take action to tackle marine waste.
Why banning plastic straws isn't enough | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
Disposable plastic straws are about to be banned throughout Britain. Here’s what’s happening with straws in Canada and a closer look at what impact such bans could really have.
Trudeau not ready to join British PM's ban on single-use plastics | CBC
CBC | April 20, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped short today of echoing British Prime Minister Theresa May's call for Commonwealth members to ban single-use plastics — but pointed to a planned discussion at the next G7 summit later this year.