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Buffalo Shovelling Out From Under Heavy Snowfall

Buffalo Shovelling Out From Under Heavy Snowfall

It’s been snowing in Buffalo, New York.
And snowing. And snowing. And snowing and snowing and snowing and snowing.

by · November 20, 2014 · Environment, News
From Blosom's Facebook page. Photo reprinted with permission.

The World’s Tallest Cow

Blosom the cow has many good qualities. She’s sweet. She’s kind and she is very friendly.
But she also has a claim to fame that no other cow has.
Blosom is officially the world’s tallest cow.
She stands 190 centimetres or six feet, four inches tall “from the hoof to the withers,” according to her official certificate.

by · November 18, 2014 · Animals, News
Philae Lander. Image: Wikipedia

Scientists Hope Philae Will Wake Up Next Spring

The Philae spacecraft that landed on a comet last week has gone to sleep. But the good news is that scientists are hopeful that we haven’t heard the last messages from the spacecraft.

by · November 18, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
Brooding emperor penguin with its chick approached by a rover camouflaged with a fake chick. Photo: Nature Methods, Le Maho et al.

Robotic Chick Lets Researchers Get Close to Penguins

A small robot that looks and acts like a baby penguin is helping researchers study penguins in a more natural way.
When scientists study any animals in the wild, it usually means a human has to get close to them to gather information. But people make animals nervous, so when human researchers are around, the animals don’t act the way they normally would.

by · November 15, 2014 · Animals, News, Science
Scientists Land Spacecraft On Fast-Moving, Icy Comet

Scientists Land Spacecraft On Fast-Moving, Icy Comet

Scientists recently landed a spacecraft on the icy surface of a comet that was travelling 130,000 kilometres an hour.
Now, we’re getting information, photos and sounds from the comet that just might tell us something about our own origins.

by · November 12, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
The Canadian destroyer HMCS Annapolis. Image: USN

Environmental Groups Oppose Plan For Artificial Reef

Scuba divers and environmentalists are arguing over whether an old ship should be sunk to make an artificial reef off the coast of British Columbia.

An artificial reef is created when a large man-made object is deliberately sunk so it can become a home for marine plants and animals.

by · November 4, 2014 · Environment, News, Science
Mauna Loa. Image: Joe Parks

Volunteers Preparing For Life On Mars

Six people are about to find out what it would be like to live on Mars – without ever leaving the Earth.

Three men and three women will spend eight months

by · October 28, 2014 · News, Science
Image: Gildir

Chris Hadfield’s New Goal: Help Raise The Standard Of Living (For Everyone On The Planet)

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield changed the way we look at space, through his recent stint on the International Space Station.

While he was in space, Hadfield made videos and took photos, letting everyone on Earth know what it was like to live in space and what he learned there.

by · October 7, 2014 · News, Science
Earth’s Water Older Than The Earth Itself: Scientists

Earth’s Water Older Than The Earth Itself: Scientists

How can the water you get from your tap be older than the Earth, the sun and the solar system?
That’s not possible, right?

by · October 6, 2014 · News, Science
Cosmonaut Yelena Serova. Image: NASA/Bill Stafford

First Russian Woman On ISS

Cosmonaut Elena Serova arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) on September 26, becoming the first Russian woman to join the crew of the space station.
Serova and two other astronauts made the six-hour flight in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. They docked with the ISS while orbiting 364 kilometres above the Earth.

by · September 28, 2014 · News, Science