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  • Viewing eclipse with pros

    August 11, 2017 2:15 AM 50

    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 33 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 53

    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 36

    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 60

    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 29

    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

  • Black holes lurking at the centre of galaxies could kill stars

    July 31, 2017 12:38 PM 46

    Quasars found at the heart of dusty galaxies could be the reason why old galaxies stopped producing stars The Universe looks very different today compared to how it looked 12 billion years ago. Galaxies once ‘hotspots’ where billions of stars were created are now cosmic graveyards, and exactly what killed these stars has been a mystery until now. Research

  • Two more right whales found dead on Newfoundland’s west coast Add to ..

    July 30, 2017 11:06 PM 37

    The federal fisheries department says the discoveries bring the total of confirmed North Atlantic right whale deaths to at least nine. The department says one of the animals had not been counted amongst the previous eight right whale carcasses that have been spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in recent weeks. Scientists are working to confirm the identities

  • Astronauts safely join ISS

    July 29, 2017 7:22 AM 59

    A new crew has arrived at the International Space Station to boost US research projects aboard the $100 billion orbiting laboratory. Strapped inside the capsule were American Randy Bresnik, Russian Sergey Ryazanskiy, and Europe’s oldest astronaut 60-year-old Italian, Paolo Nespoli. “We’re feeling and looking a lot better up here because it’s a lot cooler

  • 3-man crew launches to space station as U.S. steps up research

    July 28, 2017 6:35 PM 61

    Astronauts from U.S., Russia and Italy join orbiting laboratory A trio of astronauts from the United States, Russia and Italy are headed for the International Space Station, a step toward boosting U.S. research projects aboard the orbiting laboratory. The Russian Soyuz rocket carrying the three spaceflight veterans blasted off at 11:41 a.m. ET from the Baikonur