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Did 'Nutcracker Man' Give Us Genital Herpes?

The ancestors of modern humans may have gotten genital herpes from the now-extinct relative of humanity commonly known as Nutcracker Man, a new study …

Humanity

Body Clock Researchers Win Nobel Prize

Three American researchers won the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for discovering what makes us tick — the molecular circuitry of the body clocks that control life on Earth.<p>Their work, done over decades, helps explain how life adapts to the 24-hour cycle of day, and also how diseases such as …

Nobel Prize

BMW reportedly planning M2 Competition Package

A leaked document found on <i>SupraMkV.com</i> reveals that BMW is planning a Competition Package for the M2.<p>Similar to previous and current M models, the …

2017 BC Wildfire season officially worst ever recorded

KAMLOOPS (NEWS 1130) – This year’s wildfire season in BC is officially the worst on record according to the BC Wildfire Service, and there’s still …

Natural Disasters

Wi-Fi could be about to get 100 times faster after new breakthrough

Sometimes a technological breakthrough comes along which makes you want to punch the air and yell, ‘YEAH SCIENCE!’<p>This is one of those times – as …

Telecoms

Highway 1 reopens following serious crash

LANGLEY (NEWS 1130) – Highway 1 has reopened after being shut down in one direction for several hours following a serious crash that sent four people …

CRISPR used to build a biological hard drive out of live bacteria

Hard drives will one day seem as primitive as punch cards or floppy disks, and it may turn out that the medium that replaces them was inside us all …

Scientists have stored a video on living DNA

Scientists have successfully encoded a short film on the DNA of a living cell and recovered it later. The experiment, which was described Tuesday in …

Genetics

Here are Juno’s first closeup photos of the Great Red Spot

Less than 48 hours ago, NASA’s Juno spacecraft got its first up-close-and-personal view with Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, and today, the space agency …

'A strong car and lots of gas in the garage': B.C. residents prepare for the worst as wildfire threat grows

As fires surrounded three sides of Cache Creek, most of the town's 1,000 or so residents heeded the evacuation order signed Friday afternoon by Mayor …

Robots are milking scorpions for venom that can be used in cancer research

A new 'scorpion-milking' robot has been built to extract venom faster and more safely than ever before.<p>These Uncanny Valley robots will really creep …

Monkey-Mapping Satellites Could Identify At-Risk Populations

In the Amazon rainforests that are home to hundreds of known species of monkeys — and likely more that have yet to be discovered — it can be …

New study reveals how frogs flourished after dinosaurs croaked

A massive asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs millions of years ago created room for frogs to colonize the Earth, said a study Monday that …

Could CRISPR Sniff Out Viruses?

The gene-editing tool known as CRISPR is fast becoming known for its potential to treat disease by snipping genetic mutations from DNA.<p>But genomic …

Here Are Even More Geeky Photos Of The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

After much denial of its existence, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS finally, officially dropped on Friday at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed.<p>This is …

This New Gene-Editing Technique Can Spot CRISPR’s Mistakes

Editing The Editor<p>The CRISPR gene-editing tool is already in use by scientists all over the world who are racing to cure deadly diseases by editing …

New Evidence Indicates That Human Heart Regeneration May Be Possible

A Cue From Nature<p>Regeneration is arguably one of the coolest “super powers” in nature, and one that humans unfortunately do not possess. However, …

City of Vancouver inches towards ban on coffee cups, foam containers

The City of Vancouver is looking to reduce the number of coffee cups, plastic bags, and take-out containers cluttering up the city's garbage dumps — …

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State University. Attendees were the first to hear …

Volvo's Driverless Cars Can't Figure Out Kangaroos

The Swedes, geniuses that they are, have long led the world in conquering the moose test. But here’s one thing they don’t seem prepared for: the …

Whole genome sequencing not ready for routine use: study | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A study testing the value of DNA sequencing as part of routine medical care showed that roughly one in five people carried a mutation linked with rare disease, but few actually benefited from that information, researchers reported on Monday.<p>The finding comes from the first …

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Storms the ’Ring in 7:16.04

Chevrolet has revealed the Nürburgring lap time for its track-ready Camaro ZL1 1LE. The car lapped the Nordschleife in an astonishing 7:16.04, making it 13.56 seconds quicker than the regular ZL1. Wow.<p>The ZL1 1LE is Chevrolet’s most track-oriented Camaro ever. Starting with the regular ZL1, …

Custom-built molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy

Scientists at the University of Bath funded by Cancer Research UK have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in …

Bats Are the Number-One Carriers of Disease

Understanding where new viruses come from is critical for preventing them from rapidly spreading among humans. When it comes to preventing the next …

Birds' ability to fly could determine the shape of their eggs

Not all eggs are created equal.<p>We all know what an egg looks like, right? Well, we might know less than we think—bird eggs can be spheres, teardrops, oblong, and anything in between. An interdisciplinary group of scientists may have made progress in cracking the mystery behind how these different …