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Doctors Remove Little Girl’s Large Facial Tumor (Video)

Doctors Remove Little Girl's Large Facial Tumor

Doctors in Shreveport successfully have removed a rare tumor from a 3-year-old Brazilian girl’s face. Melyssa Delgado Braga had suffered from a myxoma, a usually benign tumor in children yet one that progresses aggressively. “It was heartbreaking,” Dr. Ghali, who secured housing for Braga’s family and convinced the health system to underwrite the cost of her hospital stay, told PEOPLE. ... Read More »

New species of crab named after Harry Potter (Photo)

New species of crab named after Harry Potter (Photo)

A new crab species has been named after two “Harry Potter” characters, and its discovery is an interesting tale in the search for fantastic beasts. The new species of crab, dubbed Harryplax Severus, can be found when you apparate to the dead coral fragments along the coast of Guam, a US territory located in the western Pacific Ocean. Harry Conley, ... Read More »

China unveils shortlist of names and logos for 2020 Mars mission

China unveils shortlist of names and logos for '2020 Mars mission'

The name and logo collecting started on Aug. 23, 2016 and ended 80 days later. The websites of the China National Space Administration and China’s Lunar and Deep Space Exploration received and sorted out the names and logos coming from China as well as other countries and regions. “We have collected over 35,000 names and over 7,000 logos for the ... Read More »

How to Test for Radon Gas in your Home, Report

Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and is responsible for approximately 16% of lung cancer deaths in Canada, which translates to more than 3,200 lung cancer deaths per year.1,2 As radon is colourless and odourless, testing is the only way to know if radon levels are elevated and remediation is required. Many organizations are working ... Read More »

HMV Canada to Shut Down All Stores

HMV Canada to Shut Down All Stores

HMV is shutting down all of its stores in Canada. According to legal documents obtained by the CBC, all remaining stores in Canada must cease operations by April 30. The majority of HMV Canada’s head office staff has been laid off, and the company owes its major suppliers, which include music labels and media studios, a reported $56 million as ... Read More »

Malala Yousafzai condemns Trump’s executive order on refugees

Malala Yousafzai condemns Trump's executive order on refugees

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Pakistani Nobel Peace laureate, criticized the US President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending refugee arrival and entry from seven Muslim countries. “I am heartbroken that today President Trump is closing the door on children, mothers and fathers fleeing violence and war,” the Nobel Prize winner said in a statement posted to Facebook. “I am heartbroken that ... Read More »

ZTE Axon 7 Android Nougat Update Delayed, Out Within Q1

ZTE Axon 7 Android Nougat Update Delayed, Out Within Q1

The Android Nougat update for the Axon 7 will be delayed a bit. ZTE promised a January release but looks like it will be out some time this Q1. Just like many other handset makers, ZTE debuted a beta program for the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Axon 7. Unfortunately, there seem to be some issues that made ZTE ... Read More »

Melissa Benoit: Canadian woman lives for six days without lungs

Melissa Benoit: Canadian woman lives for six days without lungs

Doctors in Ontario say they saved a woman’s life by removing her lungs for six days. Melissa Benoit, 32, was born with cystic fibrosis and contracted a severe lung infection that landed her in a Toronto hospital. Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Benoit was battling ... Read More »

Ridges on Mars have variety of origins, says new research

Ridges on Mars have variety of origins, says new research

Ridges of various sizes have been located in many regions of the Martian surface, and scientists surmise that they originated in a variety of processes and events. Laura Kerber of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory conducted a detailed search for these ridges after discovering a network of polygon-shaped features in Medusae Fossae, a location close to Mars’ equator. The ridges of ... Read More »

Physicists finally turn hydrogen into a metal

Physicists finally turn hydrogen into a metal

Scientists have been trying to turn hydrogen into metal for the past 80 years. Now they may have actually done it, or so a team of scientists at Harvard University claim. Thomas D. Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences Isaac Silvera and postdoctoral fellow Ranga Dias have long sought the material, called atomic metallic hydrogen. In addition to helping scientists answer ... Read More »