Why some fracking wells are prone to triggering earthquakes

Why does fracking cause earthquakes in some places and not others? Alberta scientists say they’ve figured out some factors that make certain wells prone to triggering earthquakes. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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2017 was 2nd-warmest across the globe since 1880, NASA says

According to NASA, the global surface temperature average was 0.90 C warmer than the 1951–1980 mean, making it the second-warmest since 1880, behind only to 2016. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

By admin On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Toronto makes cut of top 20 cities vying to be Amazon's 2nd headquarters

Toronto is the only Canadian city to make the list of the top 20 cities that Amazon is considering for its second headquarters. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

By admin On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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In world first, drone rescues 2 swimmers off Australian beach

A drone rescued two swimmers off an Australian beach on Thursday, a world first for the fast-developing technology that seems perfectly suited to saving lives at sea, authorities said. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Hidden black hole caught flinging star back and forth in distant cluster

Astronomers using an observatory in Chile have revealed a star in a cluster that is being flung hundreds of thousands of kilometres back and forth because of a nearby black hole. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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World's biggest underwater cave found in Mexico

A group of divers has found a connection between two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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YouTube pulls ads from more channels over offensive content

​Alphabet Inc’s Google is making its second attempt in less than a year to protect advertisers on its YouTube user channels from being associated with videos featuring violence, gore or bad language. Powered More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Genetic pot-pourri: Why cannabis strains don't all live up to their billing

Strains of cannabis may have fancy names and come with promises of tantalizing effects, but many buds have a mixed-up genetic lineage and don’t always match what’s advertised, plant experts caution. Powered More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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Warming climate could affect life in Arctic Ocean, says new study

The study looked at the concentration of radium-228 in the central Arctic Ocean and found that between 2007 and 2015 the concentration doubled, suggesting an increase in other elements and nutrients. Powered by More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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No increase in earthquakes during full or new moons, study suggests

The moon may be the cause of some things that happen on Earth, but earthquakes aren’t one of them, a new study suggests. Powered by WPeMatico  More...