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New discovery leads to mass produced blood

Bristol - A new scientific breakthrough could lead to the production of mass produced, laboratory created blood, bypassing the need for blood donations.

Spacewalking French, US astronauts to upgrade orbiting lab

Miami - A French and an American astronaut are scheduled to float outside the International Space Station Friday for a spacewalk aimed at upgrading the orbiting outpost for the arrival of future space crews.

New Zealand's Kaikoura earthquake was the most complex ever

The large earthquake that struck New Zealand in 2016 has been declared the most complex earthquake ever, according to scientists. This has implications for how earthquakes are monitored and responded to in the future.

Solar-powered skin developed for prosthetic limbs

Glasgow - Prosthetic limbs and bionics continue to advance, restoring mobility to patients who have suffered injuries. One new innovation is powering artificial limbs with energy derived from solar power.

Advancing storage of solar energy in liquid form

An efficient way to store energy form solar power is in liquid form using chemicals, according to a new research. The stored energy can be transported and released as heat as required.

Trump just signed a law that maps out NASA's long-term future

For the first time in nearly seven years, the U.S. government has passed a new long-term vision for NASA's future. President Trump has signed the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017.

North American ice sheet disappearing due to global warming

Rising temperatures in the Canadian Arctic are causing the last remnants of the ice sheet that once covered much of North America to disappear. According to a new study, the Barnes Ice Cap will be gone in 300 years.

Op-Ed: Using quantum theory to explain humor? It’s dumber than it looks

Vancouver - For many years, people have been saying that analyzing humor is pointless. That hasn’t stopped people trying, and failing, regularly. You also have to wonder why humor, of all things, needs an explanation.

Comet orbiter films deep-space landslide

Paris - Landslides are not unique to Earth, researchers revealed on Tuesday.In 2015, Europe's Rosetta spacecraft witnessed -- and photographed -- a big one on the surface of a comet in deep, dark space, they reported in the journal Nature Astronomy.

Large Hadron Collider detects new subatomic particles

Geneva - The Large Hadron Collider has detected five new subatomic particles. The remarkable discovery may explain how the centers of atoms are held together.

Remnants of Earth's 4.2 billion-year-old crust found in Canada

Two geologists studying some of North America's oldest rocks have uncovered ancient minerals that are remnants of the Earth's original crust that formed over 4.2 billion years ago.

Essential Science: Small molecule, big future in food security

This week’s Essential Science looks at how scientists are using molecules to stop a corn-infecting fungus from producing a potent toxin and running crops. The fungus poses a major risk to food security, especially in the developing world.

Nature creates a fanciful Dr. Seuss-like flower in Texas

Austin - The "flower" sticking out of a pile of brown leaves looked like one of the Truffula trees the Lorax would protect in a Dr. Seuss book. With its bumpy green stem and red polka-dotted fuzzy top, it was a fanciful and unusual creation.

Nano-implant set to restore sight

In a major breakthrough scientists from University of California San Diego and the company Nanovision Biosciences Inc., are on the cusp of developing nano-sized implants that can restore sight to a blind person.

Gold nanoparticles used to rapidly detect Ebola

While the Ebola pandemic in West Africa was eventually tackled the risk remains that the viral disease will re-emerge. To better equipped a new diagnostic method has been developed to allow for the rapid detection of the disease.

Trump's 2018 budget will cut these four NASA missions

Under President Trump's proposed 2018 federal budget request, four NASA Earth science missions will be cut if the request makes its way into law.

Drug cuts bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels

London - A new breakthrough medication is being heralded by medics as a potential life-saver. The innovative new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol significantly.

Bird flu hits second Tyson's poultry flock in Tennessee

A second commercial poultry farm in Lincoln County, Tennessee has tested positive for the highly contagious H7N9 avian flu virus. The farm is less than 2 miles (3 kilometers) away from another commercial breeder struck by the virus on March 4.

Five amazing Canadian space facts you should know

With the announcement that Canso, Nova Scotia will be host to a new satellite launching rocket pad in the not-too-distant future, it’s the perfect time to show off some of Canada’s noteworthy space exploration facts.
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