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  • Thawing permafrost causes 'browning' of lakes, upsetting aquatic ecosystems, study says

    March 8, 2018 9:00 AM 26

    Study sampled 253 ponds in Arctic and subarctic regions across the world over 15 years Northern freshwater lakes are turning brown as permafrost thaws and introduces more organic carbon into the water, according to a new study published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters. The study says the "browning" of lakes is a global phenomenon, but calls

  • Astronauts, cosmonaut touch down on Earth after months at Space Station

    February 28, 2018 4:05 AM 29

    NASA's Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei, Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos spent 5 ½ months in space A capsule carrying two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut from the International Space Station landed in snowy Kazakhstan on Wednesday after a five-and-a-half month mission, a NASA TV live broadcast showed. The Soyuz spacecraft brought back Joe Acaba and Mark Vande

  • Ottawa family finds 1930s homemade sled at museum

    February 21, 2018 11:58 AM 35

    Hector Dudley's handmade sled now on display at Canada Science and Technology Museum When Bruce Dudley walked into the Canada Science and Technology Museum, he wasn't expecting to see his family's history front and centre. In the 1930s, his father Hector built a sled for him and his siblings. Dudley said he knew it was donated to the museum at a certain

  • Neptune's mysterious storm shrinking out of existence

    February 18, 2018 9:00 AM 28

    New research suggests the planet's storms rage hard and fizzle quickly because of wind shear Almost five billion kilometres from Earth is a powerful storm that once was so large it could stretch across the North Atlantic Ocean. Now, it has almost disappeared. The storm has been raging on Neptune, the eighth planet in our solar system. Just as we get hurricanes

  • Watch robot skiers race down snowy slopes

    February 13, 2018 7:34 PM 72

    8 teams compete for $10,000 prize in the Ski Robot Challenge in South Korea Robots of all shapes and sizes skied, and in some cases tumbled, down a course at the Welli Hilli ski resort, an hour's drive west of Pyeongchang. Robot Tae Kwon V skies during the Ski Robot Challenge at a ski resort in Hoenseong, South Korea, February 12, 2018. Eight robotics

  • Mummies of early Chinese immigrants unearthed in Peru

    February 2, 2018 7:47 PM 33

    1st wave of Chinese immigrants came to work in Peru's booming sugar and cotton industries Archaeologists in Peru have unearthed three 19th-century mummies of Chinese immigrants. The bodies were found inside their wooden coffins by workers of Calidda, a natural gas distributor in Lima and Callao. The mummies were buried less than a metre (3.2 feet) deep in the Lima district

  • A 'blanket' over the Arctic? Study looks at how air pollution affects clouds over the North

    January 5, 2018 1:00 PM 50

    University of Utah study suggests Arctic clouds more sensitive to pollution than previously thought Scientists are paying close attention to the blanket of clouds that insulate the Arctic and play a major role in warming up the North. Researchers from the University of Utah published a new study Wednesday that suggests Arctic clouds are between two and eight

  • NASA unveils 2 finalists for missions to distant worlds

    December 20, 2017 10:40 PM 40

    Winning mission would launch in 2025 NASA's next robotic mission to a far-off world may be either landing on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, or a mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that would return samples to Earth. The two finalists in the space agency's New Frontiers Program were announced Wednesday afternoon in a teleconference. The Comet Astrobiology

  • Blue Origin launches, lands Mannequin Skywalker with upgraded spacecraft

    December 13, 2017 5:39 PM 110

    7th flight of New Shepherd suborbital vehicle used new booster, crew capsule with big windows Private space company Blue Origin has successfully launched and landed an upgraded rocket and a new crew capsule that it bills as having "the largest windows in space." The seventh flight of the company's New Shepard suborbital spacecraft at the company's West Texas

  • Uber says 815,000 Canadians affected by data breach as investigation launched

    December 12, 2017 6:46 AM 37

    Information taken includes names, email addresses, mobile phone numbers Uber Canada said late Monday that 815,000 Canadian riders and drivers may have been affected as part of its worldwide data breach announced in November. Uber said the information taken includes names, email address, and mobile phone numbers from the accounts, but that its investigation