George Connary

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Ukraine opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili detained and deported to Poland

KIEV, Ukraine — Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president-turned-opposition leader in Ukraine, was deported to Poland, Ukrainian officials …

How Did That Pesky Virus End Up in Our DNA?

Dendogram of endogenous retroviruses. Source: Wikipedia.<p>Two weeks ago I discussed a PNAS paper that reported the discovery of a new class of viruses, called pithoviruses, found in a layer of Siberian permafrost. In their paper [1], the researchers conclude:<p>"Our results further substantiate the …

Biology

Ryan Kesler talks American vs. Canadian hockey

Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Kesler drew an interesting comparison to American and Canadian hockey in the latest article for <i>the Player's Tribune</i>.<p>The …

Hidden Epidemic of Fatal Infections Linked to Heart Surgeries

A slow-brewing epidemic of a little-known, potentially fatal bacterial infection appears to be building among cardiac-surgery patients. The physicians who write the blog <i>Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention</i>—all three of whom work at the University of Iowa—are so concerned about it that …

World juniors: Canada faces early challenge in archrival United States

It won't take long for Canada's junior hockey team to find out how it stacks up against the other heavy hitters at the 2016 world championship.<p>Canada …

NHL playoffs: 4 things to know for tonight

Perhaps the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators will get back to playing just hockey after plenty of talk the past 24 hours, while a reportedly …

NHL: 3 stories from Sunday night

The Canucks won a tight game in the desert while the Bruins playoff hopes shined a little fainter and the Rangers claimed sole possession of first …

At 92, the man who brought you the lithium-ion battery is still having creative breakthroughs

AUSTIN, TEXAS—The chances are you have never heard of—nor, until looking at this page, ever seen—John Bannister Goodenough. But you know his work. In fact, you almost certainly own some.<p>Consider the last six or seven decades of technological and scientific leaps: the polio vaccine, space rocketry, …

Clean Energy