A jawbone of a giant ichthyosaur found in England may belong to one of the largest animals that ever lived. Found by fossil collector Paul de la Salle in Lilstock, Somerset, the 205 million-year-old remains have now been analysed by an international team of palaeontologists. They concluded it belonged to a...
Island Health is warning the public not to consume herring eggs that were harvested from French Creek to Qualicum Bay. There had been a case of people getting sick and treated from eating the herring eggs that are believed to be contaminated with vibrio cholerae, a bacteria that is rarely...
The story of Antarctic melt is a tale of two ice sheets. The West Antarctic Ice Sheet rests on a base that is below sea level—meaning that warming ocean waters wash beneath the ice, melting it from below. Meanwhile, East Antarctica’s ice sheet, which holds 10 times more ice...
The Shigir Idol was discovered by gold prospectors in 1894, but dating it proved a little problematic and controversial. Now, it is believed to be one of the oldest samples of art at 11,600 years old. Early analysis showed that it was made entirely of larch wood and was constructed...
Doctors find giant air pocket where part of man’s brain should be. After suffering from some fairly mild symptoms, one unlucky guy from Northern Ireland took a trip to the hospital, only to find out he had an apple-sized air bubble in his skull. As explained in a case report called...
(Reuters) - A trio of U.S., Japanese and Russian astronauts arrived at the International Space Station on Tuesday, a NASA TV broadcast showed. Commander Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and flight engineers Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Scott Tingle of NASA docked their Soyuz spacecraft...
A 500-year-old secret code used in letters between one of Spain's most famous monarchs and a military commander has been cracked. Ferdinand of Aragon's letters have tantalised historians for centuries. Constructed using more than 200 special characters, they were deciphered by the country's intelligence agency. He was behind the final recapture -...
Argentine scientists are celebrating the discovery of the remains of a giant plesiosaur, a four-finned carnivorous marine reptile that lived in Antarctic waters around 150 million years ago. The ancient four-finned sea monster, with a huge body and a long, winding neck look remarkably like the Loch Ness monster. However,...
A LARGE chunk of the Earth equivalent to a billion years of rock formation is missing from our planet’s crust, and scientists finally understand why. Scientists have known for some time that there is a huge gap in our planet’s geological record, known as the ‘Great Unconformity’, but had been...
(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH.N) said on Friday it signed a definitive agreement to buy Chilean healthcare company Banmedica SA BAN.SN for $2.8 billion, expanding the health insurer’s footprint in South America. Banmedica operates health insurance, clinics and other services. UnitedHealth will offer 2,150 pesos per share...