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  • The shady side of the solar eclipse

    August 16, 2017 3:50 PM 6

    The buzz about the upcoming solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon is positioned directly between the sun and the Earth, is intensifying. After all, it’s just a few days away: August 21st. This will be the first U.S. solar eclipse since 1979, and the first to sweep coast-to-coast in nearly a century. Its track across the entire continental United

  • SpaceX Dragon delivers scientific bounty to space station

    August 16, 2017 11:51 AM 8

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, delivering a bonanza of science experiments. The SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up following a two-day flight from Cape Canaveral. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer used the space station's hefty robot arm to grab the Dragon 400 kilometres above the Pacific, near New Zealand

  • SpaceX to launch to International Space Station — with ice cream

    August 14, 2017 3:50 PM 9

    More than 2,600 kilograms of research cargo also on board SpaceX is about to launch a few tons of research to the International Space Station — plus ice cream. An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to blast off at 12:31 p.m. Monday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. Experiments make up most of the 2,900 kilograms of cargo. That includes 20 mice. The Dragon

  • Ottawa orders ships to slow down in light of right whale deaths

    August 11, 2017 2:29 PM 5

    POINTE-DU-CHENE, N.B. -- The federal government is ordering large vessels to slow down in the Gulf of St. Lawrence as it tries to protect right whales who frequent the waters. Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc and Transport Minister Marc Garneau were in Pointe-du-Chene, N.B., Friday to announce immediate temporary measures aimed at preventing further

  • Viewing eclipse with pros

    August 11, 2017 2:15 AM 19

    Those in Kelowna looking for a dose of education during the upcoming solar eclipse are in luck. On the morning of Aug. 21, the moon will block out the majority of the sun, making for a unique viewing opportunity. The Okanagan Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is hosting a viewing party at the Kelowna Curling Club from 9 a.m. to noon. The sun will be most covered

  • Upcoming solar eclipse: what will Canadians see?

    August 9, 2017 4:35 PM 15 1

    VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A total solar eclipse is not typically visible from Vancouver, however, you can probably see most of it later this month. Take a look at our mini guide below. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between earth and the sun, and casts a shadow that blocks the sun’s earth for a time. Because the moon and earths orbits don’t

  • Young gray whale entertains Southern California crowd

    August 8, 2017 4:28 PM 30

    CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — A juvenile gray whale drew a crowd of hundreds as it took a break from migrating for an afternoon dalliance in a Southern California lagoon. More than 300 people lined the shoreline in Carlsbad on Monday as the healthy California gray swam back and forth under a road bridge that crosses the entrance to the Agua Hedionda Lagoon

  • All options to protect right whales 'on the table,' says Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc

    August 3, 2017 4:51 PM 15

    Death toll of endangered North Atlantic whales in Gulf of St. Lawrence has climbed to 10 since June The federal government will bring "absolutely every protection to bear" to prevent any further deaths of North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc pledged on Thursday. His department is working

  • Food from thin air — have scientists discovered the ‘impossible’? (VIDEO)

    August 3, 2017 3:44 AM 38

    HELSINKI, Aug 3 — Researchers in Finland have made food from electricity and carbon dioxide captured from the air. The study is part of the joint Neo-Carbon Energy research project by scientists at Lappeenranta University of Technology and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The food-creating system uses a bioreactor, which contains water

  • 'Unprecedented:' Another right whale carcass washes up on Newfoundland shore

    August 1, 2017 10:00 PM 12

    10 right whales have been found dead along the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence Another North Atlantic right whale carcass has washed up on the west coast of Newfoundland. Four right whale carcasses have now been identified on the west coast of the province, bringing the number of dead right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to 10. In a release sent Aug. 1, the Department