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whale rescue operations in the United States suspended

The death of whale rescuer Joe Howlett prompted the US Atmospheric and Oceanic Agency (NOAA) to impose a suspension of rescue operations on large cetaceans.However, it is unclear whether Fisheries and Oceans intends to do the same.   Howlett, who…
First data from research submarine “Boaty McBoatface”

The British research submarine “Boaty McBoatface” enchants the researchers with “unprecedented data” on its first deep sea trip.”We were able to collect enormous amounts of data that we would never have had if Boaty could not move under that way,”…
Beluga in Bathurst: imminent rescue operation

Bathurst After an evaluation of the beluga stuck for more than a week in the Népisiguit River, New Brunswick, experts are preparing for a rescue that has never been attempted. Scientists are currently evaluating the risks in order to repatriate…
Why The CRTC Banned Cell Phone Locking In Canada

OTTAWA – Cell phone owners will be able to change providers as they see fit on December 1, 2017. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced Thursday that all phones purchased from that date will need to be unlocked.…
Bosphorus Changes Color due to Phytoplanktons

A significant part of the Black Sea has turned turquoise due to phytoplankton, a new picture from space shared by NASA showed June 12. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite first captured the phytoplankton bloom in…
Aztec Ball Court Discovered In Mexico City

Buried beneath the streets of Mexico City for some 500 years, archaeologists have uncovered the stunning remains of an ancient Aztec temple, a ball court, and a potential sacrificial area. The remains are thought to date to the Spanish conquest,…
100-Million Year Old Bird Found In Amber

RIO – In fiction, an amber-entrapped insect contained DNA capable of bringing extinct dinosaurs to life in “Jurassic Park,” but in real life, fossilized resins from trees hold more than mosquitoes. A study published this week in the journal “Gondwana…