Evidence of Changing Seasons, Rain on Titan’s North Pole

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft observations provide tangible evidence of precipitation at the North Pole of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. According to Rajani Dhingra and his colleagues at the University of Idaho, this precipitation would be an indication of the beginning of the summer season in the…

3000-year-old quinoa found in Ontario

Researchers at the University of Toronto discovered a large quantity of quinoa seeds grown in North America in the year 900 BC. J.-C, which sheds new light on the trade maintained at the time. The 140,000 seeds were found by archaeologists in 2010 as they assessed…

First transplant of iPS stem cells to treat Parkinson’s

A university in Japan announced that it has performed the first transplant of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to treat Parkinson’s disease. The transplant, the first such treatment worldwide for the treatment of Parkinson’s, was made by the University Hospital of Kyoto, according to the…

Killer Bees Cause Death in Texas

A Waco, Texas man died because a swarm of approximately 40,000 African killer bees attacked him as he rode past on a tractor in early June according to US News. Apparently the man accidentally bumped into an abandoned chicken coop. This action startled the hive…

Google Assistant learns some manners

Should one be polite with one’s electronic devices? Google seems to believe so, since its virtual assistant will now be more polite when a user will say the words “please” and “thank you”. For example, the query “Set a five minute timer, please” will trigger…

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