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Kepler-62f Planet 1200 light-years away could have water oceans and be habitable

Daily Mail - ‎13 hours ago‎
One of the questions that has plagued mankind for centuries is whether we are alone in the universe or if there could be life on distant planets.
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Dinosaurs come to life on Canada Post stamps

Canada News - ‎9 hours ago‎
The mystery about the prehistoric creatures depicted in Canada Post's exciting new Dinos of Canada stamp series is whether they are the hunters or the hunted.
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Why male fruit flies have such enormous sperm

Los Angeles Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
Don't underestimate the manliness of the humble fruit fly: He may be small, but his sperm is not. In fact, the sperm of the fruit fly Drosophila bifurca can stretch up to nearly 6 centimeters in length.
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Polar bears and grizzly bears are starting to mate more often - and a hunter just shot one dead

The Independent - ‎May 25, 2016‎
A hunter has shot and killed a rare 'grolar bear' in Canada as researchers warn the existence of the hybrid could ultimately spell the end of the polar bear, the world's largest land carnivore.
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Pimachiowin Aki forest in eastern Manitoba 1 step closer to UNESCO bid approval - ‎4 hours ago‎
A vast stretch of boreal forest along the Manitoba-Ontario boundary moved one step closer to international recognition Friday, as two UNESCO advisory bodies recommended Pimachiowin Aki be deemed a world heritage site.
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Looking into the future of climate change in... - ‎2 hours ago‎
Peter Sale of the Muskoka Watershed Council drew summit goers a picture of what the region will look like in 2050 as a result of climate change during the 2016 Muskoka Summit of the Environment.
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Biodegradable plastic ineffective, here's why

The Weather Network - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7:29 PM - A new, 179-page report on marine plastics suggests that biodegradable forms do not break down rapidly in the ocean, rendering them an ineffective way to combat man-made pollution.
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University of Windsor invasive species research centre closes - ‎12 hours ago‎
Another national research group based at the University of Windsor is closing because it's run out of federal funding. The Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network will wind down at the end of this week.
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Whale-finding phone app grows in use, steering mariners away

KITV Honolulu - ‎3 hours ago‎
With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive.

Tree Lines

Everyday Christian (blog) - ‎9 hours ago‎
That same storm decimated the tree line in southern Ontario. The curious thing is that some trees broke off at the trunk, others lost a few big limbs, and still others remained intact.
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Physicists expand on theory of Schrodinger's cat

Toronto Star - ‎57 minutes ago‎
A new study pushes the thought experiment into even stranger territory, with a second cat in a second box. A new study argues that if the infamous Schrodinger's cat can be both alive and dead at the same time, it can also be both dead and alive in two ...
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NASA releases 'Metabolomics: You Are What You Eat' video

The Hindu - ‎5 hours ago‎
NASA has released a video to highlight its 'Twins Study' that investigates metabolic changes in retired U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and his twin brother Mark.
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Clouds provide clue to better climate predictions

India Today - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Washington, May 26 (PTI) Scientists have uncovered the processes behind the formation and evolution of small atmospheric particles free from the influence of pollution, that can help create accurate models to predict global climate change.
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Newly-discovered "red geyser" galaxies may be responsible for galactic warming

Gizmag - ‎4 hours ago‎
An international team of scientists may have discovered the key to a phenomena known as "galactic warming," which is thought to be responsible for a dramatic drop-off in star production on galactic scales.
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See over 100000 bats take over Australian town

The Weather Network - ‎9 hours ago‎
Friday, May 27, 2016, 10:51 AM - The town of Batemans Bay in New South Wales, Australia has been overrun with thousands of noisy bats, enough for officials to suggest declaring a state of emergency.
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Study: Appalachian coal ash filled with rare earth elements - ‎6 hours ago‎
Duke Energy's Roxboro Steam Station, a four-unit, 2,422-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Semora, N.C., is one of the largest in the country.

Moulds and plants share similar ways in alkaloid biosynthesis

Phys.Org - ‎10 hours ago‎
Breadseed poppies Papaver somniferum as well as many other poppy and barberry plants produce many Isochinoline alkaloids. Credit: Dirk Hoffmeister/FSU.