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  • Google Street View Captures the Beauty of Canada’s Quttinirpaaq National Park

    October 12, 2017 5:50 PM 77

    In a new blog post at Google, Emma Upton, Quttinirpaaq National Park Manager with Parks Canada, has shared the story behind Google’s new Street View collection that captures the beauty of Canada’s Quttinirpaaq National Park, which is located nearly 800 kilometers from the North Pole and is home to 4000-year-old archeologist sites. Emma and her team threw

  • Ketone salts may slow down athletic performance

    October 12, 2017 11:10 AM 49

    Toronto: Want to increase your athletic performance by consuming additional nutritional salts? Think again, as researchers say ketone salts may inhibit, rather than improve, athletic performance during high-intensity exercises like running 10 km or cycling up a hill. Ketone salts are supplements that consists of beta hydroxybutyrate (BHB) combined with mineral

  • SpaceX puts 10 next generation satellites into orbit (Video)

    October 11, 2017 10:19 AM 109

    SpaceX launched 10 communication satellites into Earth low orbit on Monday, then watched its spent Falcon 9 first-stage rocket booster stick a landing on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. Today’s Falcon 9 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 5:37 a.m. PT, loaded up with satellites that are destined to become part of Iridium’s $3 billion

  • Scientists think they've finally solved the mystery of the 'alien megastructure' star

    October 6, 2017 9:49 PM 43

    The mystery of the "alien megastructure" star may finally be settled. In 2015, a rumor spread about the star KIC 8462852. It was proposed that the star might harbor an alien race. The rumor stemmed from the star's unusually unstable brightness. One explanation for the behavior was an alien megastructure called a "Dyson swarm." Now, that possibility has been ruled

  • Nikkhil Advani unveils his next mission, to reach Mars

    October 4, 2017 2:17 PM 57

    With Sushant Singh Rajput and Aamir Khan venturing into the genre of space adventure, here’s yet Bollywood film that will explore it further. Nikkhil Advani recently announced his next project, a biopic on ISRO [Indian Space Research Organization] Chairman K. Radhakrishnan. This will be his first attempt to venture into space adventure. Taking to social

  • Nobel Prize in Physics goes to gravitational wave scientists

    October 3, 2017 10:07 AM 52

    The Nobel Physics Prize 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their discoveries in gravitational waves. The three are Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Barry Barish and Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology. Speaking by phone during a live announcement of the prize on Tuesday, Weiss said he views the prize

  • Moon and planet-rise, seen from space

    October 3, 2017 9:05 AM 35

    With Venus and Mars gearing up for their October 5, 2017 close conjunction before dawn, the European Space Agency (ESA) just released this timelapse video. Astronaut Paolo Nespoli (@astro_paolo on Twitter) shot it from the International Space Station (ISS) on September 18. It shows the moon rising above the Earth’s horizon together with Mercury, Mars, the star Regulus

  • Laser tech to detect explosives

    October 2, 2017 4:48 PM 34

    Scientists have developed a laser-based method that can accurately identify chemicals such as explosives and dangerous gases, an advance that can be used in airport security and monitoring environmental pollutants. Researchers from University of Michigan in the U.S. used a method called multi-dimensional coherent spectroscopy that uses ultrashort laser

  • Three Americans win Nobel medicine prize

    October 2, 2017 9:56 AM 53

    STOCKHOLM -- The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three Americans on Monday for discoveries about the body's daily rhythms. The laureates are Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young. Rosbash is on the faculty at Brandeis University, Young at Rockefeller University and Hall has been associated with the University of Maine

  • Rosetta’s Lost Picture From Moments Before It Struck a Comet

    October 1, 2017 11:52 AM 42

    Nearly a year after it crashed into a comet, the Rosetta spacecraft has given scientists a gift from beyond the grave: the final image of its resting place on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Researchers from the European Space Agency thought they had collected every picture beamed back by the probe during the two years it spent investigating the rubber-ducky