Blocking molecules that hinder the brain’s plasticity may make it possible for tasks to be done in different areas. Adults who have experienced a stroke may one day be able to take a drug to help their brain “rewire” itself, so that tasks once carried out by now-damaged areas can be taken over by other
SpaceX's Starman and the Tesla Roadster he's "driving" are now more than a million miles away. Although he disappeared from view on Valentine's Day, you can track his journey through the solar system with a new website.
Scientists say they have grown sheep embryos containing human cells, marking a significant step towards cultivating human organs in animals. Scientists have long attempted to grow organs of one species inside another and have previously successfully grown a rat pancreas inside a mouse. Last year, scientists
The 2018 Winter Olympics are here! We explain myriad ways to watch all the action in PyeongChang, whether you're a cord-cutter or a dedicated cable subscriber.
Hockey goalie Cam Ward shared a heartfelt moment on the ice with his son on Friday night that was nothing short of awwww-inducing. The Saskatchewan native, who plays for the Carolina Hurricanes, got to enjoy the sight of his son Nolan skating towards him on an NHL rink for the first time. Joining Cam
This evening’s crescent moon brings with it a good chance of seeing earthshine. The cause of this faint light was debated for centuries until Leonardo Da Vinci wrote in his Codex Leicester of 1510 that our planet was acting like a mirror and reflecting sunlight onto the dark side of the moon. Initially
If you’re having a problem you can’t seem to resolve with your Android device, or maybe you want to update it or wipe the cache, then recovery mode could be what you’re looking for. Here's how to use it.
The PyeongChang Olympics have already given us our share of comebacks and improbable stories. Frimpong is only the second-ever Ghanaian to compete in the Winter Olympics and the first to compete in the death-defying sport of skeleton, where sliders streak down a course at speeds of more than 100 km/
Atop a volcano, a new eight-month long Mars simulation is underway. For the first time ever, the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) project, which tests how humans would endure the isolation of a Mars mission, will include participants from four different countries of origin.
Yes, the lecture on alien worlds was led by a person with those initials, and it was the delightful first joke of the night. Creative references to video games like "Pac-Man" and "Mario Kart" were highlights of the "Dangerous Worlds" lecture.
SpaceX has delayed the launch of its next Falcon 9 rocket to no earlier than Wednesday (Feb. 21) to allow final checks of the rocket's upgraded nose cone. The Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to launch early Sunday (Feb. 18) from a pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base to send SpaceX'
The USEE head-up display mounts to your bicycle helmet, giving you access to data including speed, performance, and navigation. It can also be paired to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
When it comes to solving complex problems in the real world, today's top robot builders often draw on Mother Nature for inspiration. Here are nine of our favorite biomimicking robots.
The #MeToo movement has sparked a surge in demand for sexual assault services across Canada, but organizations that support survivors are struggling to keep up. "This is a definite shift in culture where survivors are feeling safer to come forward and we need to be able to respond," said Deb
With marijuana legalization only months away, members of Nunavut's new government are finally discussing how the territory will handle the change. "We do feel behind in our preparation," said Dan Carlson, Nunavut's deputy minister of finance. Don't look for pot stores in Iqaluit
Waze and Google Maps are two popular navigation apps that provide turn-by-turn directions for drivers yet, there are key differences between the two. Here is a brief look at the differences between Waze and Google Maps.
Rural communities with little or no wireless internet are getting an unlikely boost from churches hosting satellite dishes. St Giles Church in rural Essex is what you might expect of a 15th Century parish church. It is right in the middle of the village of Great Maplestead.
The SpaceX BFR project is a plan to build the most powerful space rocket ever for an ambitious purpose: creating a colony on Mars within the next several years. Check out the details -- and why this could actually work.
After the loss of a Russian airline near Moscow, fatalities from plane crashes so far this year far exceed those in 2017, which was the safest year in aviation history. Aseman Airlines’ flight EP3704, the daily departure from Tehran, took off as normal shortly after 8am to fly to Yasouj, 344 miles south
Microscopic bubbles in noodle dough could have implications for science ranging from the quality of your ramen to your future heart surgery, according to a member of a University of Manitoba research team that found them.
Almost five billion kilometres from Earth is a powerful storm that once was so large it could stretch across the North Atlantic Ocean. The storm has been raging on Neptune, the eighth planet in our solar system. Just as we get hurricanes here on Earth, storms have been seen on other planets, such as
The fuzzy metaphor of the cloud disguises the reality of server farms owned by huge corporations. It was the first attempt to explain to a general audience the significance of the computing industry’s move to what became known as “cloud computing”. In the book, Carr sketched an analogy between the