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World's biggest aquatic insect claimed by China
An insect with huge horn-like jaws and a wingspan similar to a sparrow's has been reported by Chinese state media as the largest aquatic insect in the world. A similar creature that's almost as big lives in Quebec.
Dogs feel jealousy, science confirms
Dogs are a man's best friend, and new research says canines want to keep it that way. The study shows that dogs are capable of feeling jealousy.
Large crater appears at the 'end of the world'
Mysterious 'gigantic' hole in remote region spotted by helicopters over gas-rich Yamal peninsula. The striking puncture in the earth is believed to be up to 80 metres wide but its depth is not estimated yet. A scientific team has been sent to investigate
Super Volcano is Bigger
The world’s authority on Yellowstone’s Super Volcano says it’s more than twice as big as scientists once thought. Does that mean it’s more likely to blow up soon?
Judge: Bad science led to murder-by-arson sentence
The arsonist who killed Ji Yun Lee was especially cruel and calculating, dousing her small cabin in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains with more than 60 gallons of gasoline and heating fuel and setting at least eight fires, ending at the front door to block
B.C.'s slow earthquakes fuelled by fluid
If you live in Victoria, B.C., you experience a "slow earthquake" every 14 months. Now an Ottawa scientist and his U.S. colleague have figured out why these weird quakes recur so regularly.
Ancient Rockies fish fossils reveal origin of jaws
The evolution of jaws allowed animals to chow down on foods they could never dream of eating before. Now, paleontologists in the Canadian Rockies think they have uncovered the origin of that evolutionary breakthrough.
Antimatter atoms yield high-precision measurement
For the first time, scientists have conducted an extremely precise measurement of antimatter atoms. The ALPHA collaboration, an international group of scientists including many Canadians, has now measured the charge of antihydrogen — the antimatter versio
Bacon: What makes it smell so good
What makes the smell of bacon so irresistible? The American Chemical Society has put out a two-minute video revealing the answer. Watch it here.
Strange animals may have their own distinct nervous system
What did the first animals look like? If you looked around at today's world, you probably guess something like a mammal or an insect: something with left-right symmetry and a centralized nervous system. But look a little further, and you get things like j
Eta Aquarids meteor shower peaks tonight
Stargazers will be treated to another cosmic light show tonight as the annual Eta Aquarids meteor shower streams through the sky. The meteors that will be visible are part of a weeks-long shower that usually begins in late April and continues into May, pe
Earth Day: Is sewage sludge safe for farm fields'
The use of treated sewage sludge on agricultural land is a well-established if sometimes controversial practice. Researchers are now delving more deeply into biosolids, looking to find any potential contaminants.
Blinded by scientific gobbledygook
I have just written the world’s worst science research paper: More than incompetent, it’s a mess of plagiarism and meaningless garble. Now science publishers around the world are clamouring to publish it. They will distribute it globally and pretend it is
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