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A Strict Diet of Lamb and Cheerios Leads to Boy’s Vision Loss

A Strict Diet of Lamb and Cheerios Leads to Boy's Vision Loss

One boy’s vision problems and odd changes to his eyes turned out to be caused by a highly restrictive diet, according to a new report of the boy’s case from Canada. According to a case report published October 2 in the JAMA Paediatrics, when the doctor examined the boy, the outer layers of the child’s eyes were very dry. This ... Read More »

Methane made lakes on Mars, says new research

Methane made lakes on Mars, says new research

Mars may have stayed warm enough for liquid water during its drying time thanks to bursting methane bubbles. According to scientists at the University of Chicago, their simulation suggests such a scenario could have possibly released enough of the potent greenhouse gas to keep Mars warmer for a tad longer before it succumbed to its inevitable barren state we all ... Read More »

Canadarm2 gets a new hand (Details)

Canadarm2 gets a new hand (Details)

Canadarm2 will be getting a new “hand” during a spacewalk scheduled for October 5, 2017. After 16 years of tireless work on board the International Space Station (ISS), one of Canadarm2’s Latching End Effectors (LEEs) will be replaced as a result of normal wear and tear. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and NASA have decided to replace the LEE to ... Read More »

Researchers get to grips with a new Jurassic crocodile

Researchers get to grips with a new Jurassic crocodile

British waters are reassuringly free of deadly reptiles today – but 163 million years ago a sea crocodile dubbed the ‘Melksham monster’ lurked on our shores. The new species was a 10-foot-long animal that lived in the warm, shallow seas that covered much of what is now Europe. Powerful jaws and big, serrated teeth allowed it to feed on large ... Read More »

Two Canadians among 58 killed in Las Vegas mass shooting

Two Canadians among 58 killed in Las Vegas mass shooting

Two Canadians — Jordan McIldoon from BC and Jessica Klymchuk from Alberta — are two of the 58 people killed in a mass shooting on Sunday night in Las Vegas. Jordan McIldoon, 23, of Maple Ridge, British Colombia province was among the 58 people killed when a gunman opened fired on a large crowd near the end of an outdoor ... Read More »

New Laser technique to detect explosives, says new research

New Laser technique to detect explosives, says new research

University of Michigan researchers have developed a new laser-based spectroscopic method for identifying potentially dangerous gasses. The method, which relies on the combination of two spectroscopic techniques, could be used to more quickly and accurately identify explosives and other dangerous substances. This method could be used in systems placed in airports, for the environmental monitoring of pollutants or even in ... Read More »

Research Finds Donepezil Best Alzheimer’s Drug for Improving Cognition

Research Finds Donepezil Best Alzheimer’s Drug for Improving Cognition

A new research ranking the safety and effectiveness of four drugs taken to enhance concentration, memory, alertness and moods, found that donepezil was most likely to effectively improve cognition in patients with Alzheimer’s dementia. However, patients who took donepezil were more likely to experience side effects including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea than those who received a placebo, according to the ... Read More »

Who Is Stephen Paddock: The Las Vegas Shooting Suspect?

Who Is Stephen Paddock: The Las Vegas Shooting Suspect?

Stephen Paddock, 64, was named by police as the perpetrator of the shooting on Sunday night. Where was he from? Paddock was described as a local resident by police, with a home in Mesquite, Nevada, about an hour northeast of Las Vegas. His residence was reported as 1372 Babbling Brook Court, in a retirement community called Sun City Mesquite. He ... Read More »

Fifty arrests during a march of neo-nazi in Sweden

Fifty arrests during a march of neo-nazi in Sweden

Fifty people were arrested as neo-Nazis clashed with counter-protesters in Sweden’s second-largest city. Hundreds of NMR supporters in black-shirts and heavy black boots marched on Saturday, as membership in a Nazi organization remains legal in Sweden. Police and NMR members carrying shields clashed after marchers sought to take a route different than what had been planned, resulting in the arrests ... Read More »