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See it! Coupling of the moon and Venus on December

See it! Coupling of the moon and Venus on December

What’s happening in December’s skies? Close approach of the crescent moon, Mars and Neptune and a New Year’s Eve comet! On Sunday night the crescent moon appears close to the red planet Mars. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Aquarius. This is not the same Mars you saw several months ago. Same planet, but Mars has lost much of ... Read More »

Canadians Now Have Text With 911 Service Nationwide “Police”

Canadians Now Have Text With 911 Service Nationwide, Police

Text with 9-1-1 service is now widely available for those who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired (DHHSI) in Canadian communities. Thunder Bay’s T9-1-1 services have been available for just over two years with 17 individuals registered with Tbaytel Mobility to utilize this service. This is just one more example of the Thunder Bay Police Service working to ... Read More »

Magic mushroom drug helps people with cancer face death, says new research

Magic mushroom drug helps people with cancer face death, Says New Study

Magic mushrooms, once associated mostly with Phish concerts, may lead to better end-of-life care for cancer patients. One dose of the active ingredient, psilocybin, can help terminal cancer patients experience less depression and anxiety even six months later. Scientists from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and NYU Langone Medical Centre in New York carried out trials on a total of ... Read More »

Actor Matthew McConaughey Drove Lucky College Students Home (Photo)

Actor Matthew McConaughey Drove Lucky College Students Home (Photo)

Students at the University of Texas were “alright, alright, alright” with getting a lift home from surprise safe ride driver Matthew McConaughey on Monday night. The Oscar-winning actor volunteered to take the wheel as part of the student government’s SURE Walk program, which offers volunteer companionship for students walking home from campus late at night. On Monday evening, The University ... Read More »

Pirelli Calendar Features Women Without Makeup (Photo)

Pirelli Calendar Features Women Without Makeup (Photo)

Pirelli calendar continues the no-makeup movement by featuring barefaced actresses. The Pirelli Calendar ― generally a model-filled item given to VIP customers of the Italian tire company along with politicians, royalty and other influential persons each year ― has made its 2017 debut, and appears to follow in the footsteps of Leibovitz’s progressive and hugely deviational 2016 edition. Read More »

Researchers develop miniature robot for cataract surgery

Axsis: Miniaturising robotics design

A robot has been designed to assist doctors in eye operations. designed by Cambridge Consultants, was created with the aim to help doctors perform cataract surgeries. With an external body the size of a drinks can and instruments only 1.8 millimetres in diameter, Axsis provides a glimpse into the future of surgical robotics. The technology demonstrator uses cataract surgery as ... Read More »

Health Canada Regulates Chemicals Used to Make Fentanyl “Report”

Health Canada Regulates Chemicals Used to Make Fentanyl, Report

Canada is experiencing a crisis of opioid-related overdoses and deaths across the country. Many of these deaths involve fentanyl, a highly potent and addictive synthetic opioid. The severity of this issue requires a comprehensive and collaborative response. As part of the federal government’s commitment to address the national opioid crisis, today, regulations were published controlling six chemicals used in the ... Read More »

Humpback whale found dead at salmon farm in Nootka Sound

Humpback whale found dead at salmon farm

A humpback whale has died off the west coast of Vancouver Island after becoming tangled. Grieg, in cooperation with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) officials, is currently investigating. This is the first time in 16 years of operating that Grieg Seafood has experienced an incident involving a whale at any of its farms in B.C. The Department of Fisheries and ... Read More »