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Why are pandas black and white? Mystery solved!
The unique coloration of the giant panda that is loved by many people has long been a mystery to scientists. But now a joint research team believes they have solved the mystery, once and for all.
Apple still strong at 40, but are best years behind it?
Apple turned 40 on Friday, and it's a very different company from the audacious startup that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched in 1976.
NASA says Arctic sea ice near record low
An undated NASA illustration shows Arctic sea ice at a record low wintertime maximum extent for the second straight year.
China’s Y-20 aircraft to finish test flights in 2016
China’s large transportation aircraft, Y-20, will finish test flights in 2016 and be delivered in bulk to the PLA before the end of this year.
Yearlong spaceman back home in Houston with family, pool
NASA space champ Scott Kelly is finally back home in Houston with his family and the swimming pool that he craved throughout his yearlong absence from Planet Earth.
Study finds first gene for greying hair
An international team of researchers has for the first time identified a gene for greying hair, confirming greying has a genetic component and is not just environmental.
Chinese scientists create functional sperm from stem cells in lab
Scientists from China said Thursday they have finally succeeded in creating functioning sperm from mouse embryonic stem cells in the laboratory.
Garneau seeks Senate advice on rules, regs for future of driverless cars
Canada's Senate, often accused of being an anachronism, is being asked to wrestle with the futuristic dream of driverless cars.
Kroger to offer anti-overdose drug without prescription
Ohio-based grocery chain Kroger Co. said Friday it will make the overdose-reversal drug naloxone available without a prescription.
Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein's gravity ripples
In an announcement said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.
Government will consider Google computer to be car's driver
The federal government's highway safety agency agrees with Google: Computers that will control cars of the future can be considered their driver.
SpaceX: ice buildup may have led rocket to tip over
The latest in a series of U.S.-European satellites designed to detect ocean events like El Nino is scheduled for launch Sunday, Jan. 17, from California.
Spacewalk aborted after water leaks into astronaut's helmet
Two astronauts aborted their spacewalk Friday and hurried back into the International Space Station after water leaked into one of the men's helmets.
3D-printed hearts help doctors safely train to perform delicate cardiac surgeries
3D-printed models are being used at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto to train cardiac surgeons from around the world in some of the most complex operations.
Feds award contract to build space vision system to help with ISS maintenance
The Canadian government is commissioning a new tool that will be used in the maintentance and inspection of the aging International Space Station.
Canadian scientists on trail of MCR-1 gene that makes some bacteria drug-resistant
The discovery that a gene which turns some bacteria into antibiotic-resistant superbugs has been in Canada for at least five years.
DNA to be allowed for proving Native Hawaiian blood quantum to qualify for homestead lease
The idea of using DNA to prove ancestry conjures up commercials advertising DNA-testing kits.
Alaska Inuit report links traditional food supply to identity, environmental health of Arctic
Alaska Inuit hunter John Goodwin for decades has hunted oogruk, the bearded seal, a marine mammal prized for its meat, oil and hide.
Tornado strikes Birmingham, Alabama, in latest Christmas week storm for the South
Researcher works on method to melt cost of key material in photovoltaic cells
A heating system so powerful it gave its creator a sunburn from three metres away is being developed by a New Brunswick engineering professor as a method to sharply reduce the costs of making the carbon used in some solar cells.