NASA is seeking proposals for two new private astronaut missions to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s efforts to open space to more people than ever before. With these opportunities, U.S. commercial companies will continue to play an essential role in establishing a sustained presence in...
Early morning risers in Belle River caught a glimpse of the sun being blocked out by the moon Thursday morning. Some Canadians, particularly those living in the Northern Hemisphere, had an opportunity to see a partial view of an annular solar eclipse. It began in Ontario, then swept across Greenland,...
For decades, the ice shelf helping to hold back one of the fastest-moving glaciers in Antarctica has gradually thinned. Analysis of satellite images reveals a more dramatic process in recent years: From 2017 to 2020, large icebergs at the ice shelf’s edge broke off, and the glacier sped up. Since...
Sharks are some of the most resilient and successful predators in history, having been around for more than 400 million years ago. Believe it or not, sharks are actually older than trees, which didn’t appear in their familiar form — trunk and crown of leaves or fronds — until...
Nasa sets aside $1bn for two ventures, which will be first US exploration of the planet since 1989. NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson has today announced NASA’s next two Discovery missions: DAVINCI+ and VERITAS. Both missions will be tasked to study Venus. This also marks the first time in 30...
Using a Fitbit and a spy mic, University of Alberta scientists have revealed new insights into the behaviour of the elusive Canada lynx. The research provides a first look at how miniaturized technology can open the door to remote wildlife monitoring. “Working on one of the boreal forest’s top predators,...
A video showing an alien-like ghostly figure walking in the middle of a road in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh is going widely viral across social media platforms. The viral video was shared by a user on Twitter with the caption, “This Video is from #hazaribagh #Jharkhand claiming Creature shown in this...
The kitchen can be a confusing place for most novices. Things like how to chop vegetables or how to properly heat food can intimidate those who are not familiar with kitchen regulations. However, there is one such element that belongs to the kitchen that even most connoisseurs are not...
A team of researchers has successfully restored partial vision to a blind man using a new kind of gene therapy, according to a recent study published in the journal Nature Medicine. This is a major milestone for a gene-based therapy that can effectively reverse a state of near-total blindness, and...
NASA has released a stunning image of a galactic cluster — ACO S 295 — that is 3.5 billion light-years away from the Earth taken by the Hubble telescope. It is in the middle of an overwhelming number of other galaxies and a similar number of stars in the...