Stephen Richard Lauzon

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A Battery That Could Change The World

Last week I happened to catch an intriguing documentary on NOVA called Search for the Super Battery.<p>The topic is of intense interest to me, as the development of better, cheaper batteries is critical for both the future of electric vehicles (EVs) and for the future electrical grid. Battery …

Clean Energy

Nanoparticles from tea leaves 'destroy lung cancer cells'

<b>Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves could be the key to a leap forward in treating lung cancer, scientists have "accidentally" discovered.</b><p>The joint Swansea University and Indian team was actually intending to create markers for detecting tumours.<p>They were amazed to discover the "quantum dots" …

Cancer

Baking Soda May Fight Arthritis And Other Autoimmune Disorders When You Drink Some Every Day, New Study Finds

A study last month at the Medical College of Georgia found that drinking a serving of the cheap, common cooking ingredient often used as an antacid …

Immune System

Quantum Physics May Be Even Spookier Than You Think

A new experiment hints at surprising hidden mechanics of quantum superpositions

Quantum Physics

Airbus moves to comply with WTO ruling on aircraft subsidies

Airbus said on Tuesday it had taken steps to comply with a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on subsidies for its A350 and A380 jets, which has …

Aviation

Facebook owns Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp — now there’s a call to break it all up

A coalition of advocacy groups has launched a campaign urging the government to break up Facebook — making it the latest among Silicon Valley tech …

Social Media

Kilauea's eruption is disrupting island life with no end in sight

<b>Pahoa, Hawaii (CNN) —</b> Between the flowing lava and toxic gas that are forcing evacuations, the Kilauea eruption feels like a never-ending emergency for the people who live in the Puna district on Hawaii's big island.<p>Evacuated residents are allowed into the neighborhood to check on their homes for a …

Geology

Investors turn up heat on Shell over climate targets

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Shell logo is seen at a gas station in Buenos Aires<p>By Ron Bousso<p>THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Top investors in Royal Dutch Shell …

Climate

Australia investigators defend MH370 out-of-control scenario

SYDNEY: Australian investigators on Tuesday (May 22) defended their findings that missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was out of control when it …

Airplanes

The Plane That Crashed in Cuba Was Already Under Investigation for Serious Safety Issues

The Boeing 737 was already barred from Guyanese airspace.<p>On Friday, a Boeing 737 airliner flying under Cubana de Aviación, Cuba's largest national …

Cuba

Man charged with knowingly spreading HIV

GULFPORT, Miss. — Police say a Mississippi man has been charged with knowingly exposing others to HIV.<p>News outlets report 29-year-old Tyrone Ross, of …

HIV

A Deep Hole May Be Just What Our Nuclear Waste Needs

When Deep Isolation’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Elizabeth Muller thinks of fracking wells, she isn’t thinking of natural gas or oil. She’s thinking of a great way to dispose of<p>nuclear waste.<p>Deep Isolation is a recent start-up company from Berkeley by Muller and her father, Richard, …

Oil & Gas Industry

7 Weird Diseases You Can Get From Your Cat

Cats are gross. Yeah, yeah — they are cute and adorable, too, but let’s talk about how gross they are. In addition to the fact that they proudly …

Pets

Gray jay to reclaim its Canadian identity with name change

It may not be our national bird quite yet, but the Canada jay is sure starting to sound like it.<p>An effort by a group of devoted Canadian birders to make a smart and hearty corvid the National Bird of Canada took a significant flight forward this spring with the restoration of Perisoreus Canadensis …

Canada

Burning plane lands at Cooking Lake airport, pilot suffers minor injuries

The pilot of a small plane that caught fire before landing in Cooking Lake Monday afternoon, managed to escape nearly unscathed.<p>Tom Steele with the …

Airplanes

Breakthrough drug could prevent brain damage caused by cosmic radiation

One of the biggest challenges humanity faces in venturing off Earth is how to tackle the dangers of cosmic radiation in deep space. When astronauts …

Neuroscience

US sends powerful warship to Japan amid looming Trump-Kim summit

One of the U.S. Navy’s most advanced guided missile destroyers arrived in Japan on Tuesday, weeks before the expected summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.<p>The USS Milius strengthens defenses against any potential ballistic missile strikes by North Korea. The …

North Korea

Transgender brain scans promised as study shows structural differences in people with gender dysphoria

People questioning their gender identity could be offered brain scans to determine whether they are transgender, according to a new study.<p>Breakthrough research has revealed for the first time evidence that the brain activity of people who feel they inhabit the wrong body closely resembles that of …

LGBTQI

Intermittent streams send global CO2 levels running high

Antony Perry<p>22 May 2018: Analysis of plant litter in seasonal streams has revealed the world’s river systems could be releasing much higher levels of …

Climate Change

Nipah outbreak: How hunger, stress among flying foxes started killing humans

Hunger is a known killer. Psychological stress also kills. These two have combined to create a typical biological stage among fruit bats, …

Disease

53 injured as Saudi jet makes emergency landing

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A330 jet made an emergency landing in the western Red Sea city of Jeddah, injuring 53 people, aviation officials said …

Aviation

Giant predatory worms invaded France, but scientists just noticed them

When Jean-Lou Justine received the first photograph of a giant worm with a head like a shovel, the biologist was astounded.<p>Hammerhead flatworms, which grow to a foot or more in length, do not belong in European vegetable gardens. “We do not have that in France,” said Justine, a professor at the …

Zoology

Novel use of erectile dysfunction drugs could reduce cancer spread

Combine erectile dysfunction drugs and a dose of flu vaccine and what do you get?Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are beginning the first clinical …

Medicine

Death toll climbs in Karachi heatwave

Charity says at least 65 people have died in Pakistani city as temperatures exceed 40C<p>An intense heatwave across south Asia has killed dozens of people with sustained temperatures in excess of 40C (104F) coinciding with power cuts and Ramadan, when many Muslims avoid eating or drinking water.<p>At …

Pakistan

The Most Common Cancer in Children Could Actually Be Preventable, Study Shows

This is massive.<p>A review of studies has provided some promising clues on the causes of the most common type of cancer in children, and the researcher …

Cancer

Humans Are Even Worse Than We Thought

What is the worst living thing on Earth? If you answered “centipedes,” you’re correct! But coming in a close second are humans, of course. We really …

Marine Mammals

5 Unexpected Signs You're Not Getting Enough Zinc

More often than not, the word ‘malnourished’ evokes images of someone who is pale, underweight and super unwell. But when it comes to zinc …

Wellness

‘Cause for alarm’: NASA says huge amounts of water are being moved around the planet, and humans are to blame

A 14-year NASA mission has confirmed that a massive redistribution of freshwater is occurring across the Earth, with middle-latitude belts drying and …

Global Warming

California’s Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record

Diagnoses of sexually transmitted diseases hit a record high in California last year — with sometimes deadly consequences, according to preliminary …

Public Health

Can humans hibernate?

No matter how difficult it is to wake up for work, true hibernation is something quite different - and potentially risky.<p>There are apocryphal stories …

Memory Loss