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Teen on work experience discovers new planet

Tom Wagg, 15, spotted a planet orbiting a star whilst on a week-long placement at Keele University<p>A teenager on work experience discovered a new planet 1,000 light years away.<p>Tom Wagg was 15 when he spotted a tiny dip in the light of a distant star during his week-long placement at Keele …

What happens to our bodies after we die

The breakdown of our bodies after death can be fascinating – if you dare to delve into the details. Mo Costandi investigates.<p>“It might take a little bit of force to break this up,” says mortician Holly Williams, lifting John’s arm and gently bending it at the fingers, elbow and wrist. “Usually, the …

Odd Sound In Antarctica May Be From New Whale Species

Heard, but not seen<p>Apparently no one told a group of whales in Antarctica that they were supposed to be seen and not heard. Instead, what scientists believe is a new whale species is doing the exact opposite.<p>Recordings taken by a research vessel near the polar continent captured a strange, …

Grey whale's record migration may reveal bad news

A female grey whale from Russia crossed the Pacific, swam to Mexico and back in the longest migration ever recorded for a mammal.<p>The journey reveals …

Whales

'Sesame Street' Remodels After 45 Seasons: Will Kids Freak Out?

We spoke to a school psychologist, a Harvard Medical School professor, and the director of Sesame Workshop's education and research team to find out what impact the changes might have on young viewers.<p>Oscar the Grouch's new trash can. Photo courtesy of Sesame Workshop<p>Here's a question for the hive …

A Map Of Lightning Strikes Around the World

Lightning does strike the same place twice (and sometimes a lot more)<p>Lightning strikes are one of those dangerous natural occurrences that happen all over the world, spawning myths and adding a bit of atmospheric flair to movies and ghost stories.<p>But there are definitely some places where lightning …

Easter Chicks: Cute, Fluffy, and Probably Bad For You

In the United States—and for that matter in much of the world—the foodborne disease <i>Salmonella</i> is a major public health problem. Here, it causes an estimated 1 million cases every year. We tend to think of those cases, and most foodborne illness, as minor episodes of needing to stay close to the …

Drones Could Carry Blood To Critically Injured Patients

Mayo Clinic seeks UAVs for delivering medical supplies<p>Blood supplies, especially platelets and plasma, are vital for taking care of injured people. But blood comes with an expiration date. Certain parts of it, like platelets and plasma, survive for less than a week after they’ve been donated, and …

Transport Canada's illegal drone fines pile up in Quebec

Quebecers like to fly drones illegally, it seems.<p>Since January 2014, all 12 of the fines Transport Canada has handed out for illegal drone-flying …

Canada

9 Strategies For Battling Stress

Don't let tension take over your life<p>A little stress can be a good thing, but it’s important to keep it under control. These strategies will help you retain your Zen.<p>1. Bounce Back<p>Some people are naturally resilient, but it’s also a learned skill. Stress inoculation gradually exposes people to …