Just 1 or 2 experiences with marijuana may alter teen brain

Smoking marijuana

Teen brains can be altered by smoking even a small amount of cannabis, a small U.S. study suggests.


Plants sprout on moon for 1st time as part of Chinese space mission

China moon seeds

Cotton seeds carried by China’s Chang’e-4 moon probe have become the first biological matter to grow on the moon.


Sometimes, men feel more pain than women


Could the pain you feel in your body be all in your head? At least some of it might be — if you’re a man (or a male mouse), a new study has found.


Coal-fired plants shutting down, despite Trump’s promises

Trump Climate Plan

More U.S. coal-fired power plants were shut in President Donald Trump’s first two years than were retired in the whole of Barack Obama’s first term, despite the Republican administration’s efforts to prop up the industry to keep a campaign promise to coal-mining states.


Rat infestations plague Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and even Haida Gwaii

Brown Rat

Mike Kowbel and other exterminators are on the front line tackling a massive rodent problem in Vancouver and surrounding area.


Fossils discovered at B.C.’s Burgess Shale add branch to tree of life

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The tiny remains of an extinct bug-like creature discovered at British Columbia’s 500-million-year-old Burgess Shale fossil deposit add a new branch to the evolutionary tree of life, says a PhD student who tracked down the organism’s development.


O Mg! It’s the periodic table’s B day!


Nothing would exist if it weren’t for elements and the —relatively — tidy periodic table is celebrating a major milestone, turning 150 this year.


Talkative homebuyers beware, the seller might be listening

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Homebuyers should watch what they say during home viewings, according to an Ontario real estate agent who says two of her clients have used cameras and microphones to eavesdrop on potential buyers.


Same wine, different tastes: Study pits B.C. oenophiles against Montreal sommeliers


Wine educators hope a recent study, published in the Journal of Wine Research, will help demystify the standards used to determine why some wines are worth drinking and others, not so much.


Indonesian divers recover Lion Air jet’s cockpit voice recorder

Indonesia Lion Air Crash

Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, Indonesian officials said, in a possible boost to the investigation into why the two-month-old plane nosedived at high velocity, killing all 189 people aboard.