Daily Archives: September 30, 2009

Dinosaurs had ‘earliest feathers’

The creatures are all more than 150 million years old. The new finds are indisputably older than Archaeopteryx, the “oldest bird” recognised by science. Professor Xu Xing and colleagues tell the journal Nature that this represents the final proof that … Continue reading

Posted in Wild Life

A microchip that detects the type and severity of cancer in just half an hour

Because the signature biomarkers that indicate the presence of cancer at the cellular level are generally present only at low levels in biological samples, detecting them is a procedure that usually takes days and involves a room filled with computers. … Continue reading

Posted in Technology

From the Past: The Old Bridge of Mostar

Stari Most ,”The Old Bridge”, is a 16th century bridge in the city of Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until the bridge … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Culture

The Governor General of Canada speaks with young British Columbians at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby

On Monday, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, led a Truce Dialogue as part of Canada’s expression of the Olympic Truce in the run-up to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The Dialogue, which took … Continue reading

Posted in Articles