Niki Duchesne

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The Energy Fix: How Waste Could Power The U.S. For Decades

The world throws away enormous amounts of energy each day. In the U.S. alone, waste streams could account for 100,000 megawatts of untapped electrical capacity. New technology could convert those overlooked sources into usable power.<p>The Radioactive Option<p>Next-Next-Gen Nuclear Power<p>U.S. nuclear …

Do Aliens Exist?

New SARS cousin finally has a name : MERS

Every virus needs a catchy name, and now the new coronavirus linked to the Middle East that has infected 40 people and killed half of them has one: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus or (MERS-CoV).<p>Various scientists have been calling it MERS, but the Coronavirus Study Group, which groups …

Researchers Say Elephant's Tomb in Carmona May Have Been Temple to God Mithras

Researchers believe Elephant's Tomb in the Roman necropolis of Carmona was not always used for burials. The Carmona necropolis in Spain is a …

New to nature No 103: Tinkerbella nana

The family Mymaridae includes more than 1,400 species of diminutive insects called fairyflies. They are not flies at all, but tiny wasps that deposit …

Minds traumatised by disaster heal themselves without therapy

One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded hit on Boxing Day 2004. The resulting tsunami devastated huge swaths of the Indian Ocean coastline and …

THE CICADAS ARE COMING!

Dyslexic girls have different brain anatomy from dyslexic boys

The study found less gray matter volume in parts of male brains used to process language. It found less gray matter volume in parts of females brains …

'Dramatic decline' warning for plants and animals

<b>More than half of common plant species and a third of animals could see a serious decline in their habitat range because of climate change.</b><p>New research suggests that biodiversity around the globe will be significantly impacted if temperatures rise more than 2C.<p>But the scientists say that the losses …

Climate Change

Some words descended largely unchanged since end of last ice age

Seven major language families might all descend from an ancient language superfamily. Some words from that early language might be recognizable today.<p>…

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

When should millennials start saving for retirement? How about now

For as long as she can remember, Madeline Hannan-Leith has wanted to be a therapist. The Vancouver resident is nearing that goal: She's working on her master degree in counselling psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.<p>Not one to shirk hard work, she's held down several jobs …

At least 19 injured in New Orleans Mother's Day shooting

At least 19 people were injured on Sunday when multiple gunmen opened fire on a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans, police said.<p>A 10-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl were grazed by bullets but were in good condition, New Orleans Police spokesman Garry Flot said in a statement. A woman and a man …