From Space X successfully landing a rocket on a floating platform to NASA’s Juno probe reaching Jupiter after a journey of 1.8 billion miles, 2016 has been a year of many accomplishments in the space industry. Let’s look at a few of the stories.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering lowering its threshold for lead levels in children by at least 30 percent. The move would make it easier for health practitioners to identify more children affected by the heavy metal.
The mysterious deaths of marine animals in Digby, and in Plympton, Nova Scotia, continue to be of concern as scores of fish, crabs, clams, and other marine species blanket the beaches along the Bay of Fundy.
In an annual survey of newsrooms across the country, the divisive debate over pipelines edged out another hot politically charged topic, real estate, by only one vote, to become Canada’s top business story of 2016.
For over five weeks, residents in Plympton, Nove Scotia have been finding thousands of dead herring washed up on the shore of St. Mary’s Bay. But recently, other species of marine life have also washed up dead, perplexing concerned scientists.
Just 37 miles (60 kilometers) away from the embattled Iraqi city of Mosul is the Mosul Dam, a structure built on unstable, void-prone gypsum rock. The dam is in danger of a catastrophic collapse, affecting the lives of millions of people.
Back in the 1960s and 70s, Dartmouth College’s medical school used a site called Rennie Farm to dispose of lab animals used in “tracer experiments,” in which scientists used radioactive isotopes. Now, those experiments have come back to haunt the living.
During what is supposed to be a season of peace and joy for Christians around the world, the city of Chicago saw 41 shootings with 11 deaths, seven of them on Christmas day this year.
Japan has decided to finally scrap its Monju experimental fast-breeder nuclear reactor, once envisioned as being a savior for the resource-poor country’s energy needs.