Toronto, Feb 20 (IANS) Believe it or not, seals require only half of their brain to fall asleep, thanks to the presence of specific chemicals, suggests a biological study.
St. John's (Antigua), Feb 18 (IANS/CMC) West Indies selectors have rested captain Darren Sammy for the upcoming One-Day International series against Zimbabwe, which bowls off in Grenada Friday.
Toronto, Feb 18 (IANS) Using powerful X-rays, researchers have modelled arrhythmia in real time.
Vancouver, Feb 16 (IANS) When Czech ice hockey star Jaromir Jagr turned professional in the 1990-91, four of his Dallas Stars teammates were yet to be born.
St. John's (Antigua), Feb 15 (IANS/CMC) West Indies Cricket Board president Julian Hunte has congratulated the West Indies women's team for reaching their first ever World Cup final.
Toronto, Feb 15 (IANS) Babies can differentiate between two languages and begin to learn them with vast, different grammatical structures, even at seven months, says a new research.
Toronto, Feb 13 (IANS) It is technically feasible for cities to slash their greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent or more in the long-term, says a new study.
Toronto, Feb 13 (IANS) Some people still get past security with explosives on them, but this may no longer be possible with scientists revealing a foolproof method to detect molecules linked to explosive mixtures.
Toronto, Feb 9 (IANS) Sukh Dhaliwal, a former Indian Canadian member of parliament, has resigned as a British Columbia Liberal Party candidate in the coming provincial election amid tax-evasion charges, media reports said.
Ottawa, Feb 7 (IANS) A Canadian Senate committee has called on the federal government to review tariffs on imports with the goal of narrowing the price gap on consumer goods between Canada and the US.
Toronto, Feb 6 (IANS) Dozens of sweater-clad grannies sprung into action in the Canadian city of Toronto this week ahead of the third annual National Sweater Day, which falls Thursday, to remind people the importance of energy conservation.
St. John's (Antigua), Feb 6 (IANS/CMC) Ottis Gibson has signed a new three-year contract as Head Coach of the West Indies cricket team, the West India Cricket Board (WICB) said.
Toronto, Feb 5 (IANS) An unexpected increase in Arctic sea ice break-up and warming trends could wipe out half the polar bear numbers in a single year, warn researchers.
Toronto, Feb 5 (IANS) Nitric oxide, which plays a key role in penile erections, could also damage brain cells (neurons) during stroke and hamper their recovery from the attack, say researchers.
Toronto, Feb 3 (IANS) The key to understanding how people come to care about their community might lie in the relationships fostered as adolescents, say researchers in psychology.
Vancouver, Feb 3 (IANS) Spain fought off Davis Cup elimination by winning the doubles competition against Canada 4-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 on the hardcourts of the University of British Columbia campus.
Vancouver, Feb 2 (IANS) Five-time Davis Cup champions Spain found itself in an unusual position after going down 0-2 in the opening match of their World Group first round match against Canada.
Toronto, Feb 1 (IANS) Stem cells from zebrafish, the staple of genetic research, could regenerate damaged cones in retinas and restore eyesight to people.
Toronto, Jan 31 (IANS) Natural disasters seem to bring out the best in older children, prompting even nine-year-olds to become more sharing, just as six-year-olds turn more selfish, says a study.
Toronto, Jan 31 (IANS) Canada's tech giant Research In Motion Ltd, now renamed just BlackBerry, has launched the much delayed BlackBerry 10 with a slew of new features and innovations.
Toronto, Jan 24 (IANS) Canadian researchers used fossilised teeth to identify as many as 23 species of small meat-eating dinosaurs that roamed in western Canada and the US, 85 to 65 million years ago.
Vancouver, Jan 23 (IANS) Canada's exports to emerging markets have been growing since 2000 despite the strong Canadian dollar as the country's trade relatively shifted away from traditional markets, a think tank said.
Toronto, Jan 18 (IANS) Dietary trends are behind greater quantities of mined phosphorus being used in producing food consumed by an average person over a year, says a new study.
St. John's (Antigua), Jan 16 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies selectors have recalled experienced batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan for next month's limited overs tour of Australia.
Toronto, Jan 9 (IANS) A synthetic "poop" developed by researchers can cure nasty gastrointestinal infections caused by C. difficile, a toxin-producing bug.
Toronto, Jan 7 (IANS) Popular painkiller drug morphine comes with a devastating side-effect, inflicting greater pain on users rather than easing their agony. But this could hopefully be a thing of the past, says a study that found new ways to make the drug more effective.
Ottawa, Jan 4 (IANS) Canada plans to give employment to skilled foreign workers in a bid to address the country's serious" labour shortages, a media report said Friday.
Ottawa, Jan 3 (IANS) Canada began accepting applications from skilled foreign workers Wednesday under a new programme to address labour shortages being witnessed in parts of the country.
St. John's (Antigua), Jan 1 (IANS/CMC) Julian Hunte, president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), has described 2012 as a watershed year in West Indies cricket.
St. John's (Antigua), Dec 21 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies and Sri Lanka will renew their rivalry then they face each other in a limited overs Tri-Nation Series next year, that also involves powerhouse India.
Vancouver, Dec 20 (IANS) Canada Post, the country's primary postal operator, delivered a record 1 million parcels across the country last Thursday, the company said.
St. John's (Antigua), Dec 20 (IANS/CMC) Pakistan's tour of the West Indies in 2013 is likely to be split because of scheduling issues.
Toronto, Dec 18 (IANS) Bullying by peers at school may bring on mental health problems for children later by altering the expression of a gene involved in regulating mood.
Vancouver, Dec 15 (IANS) Employment among immigrants in Canada increased 4.3 percent in 2011 over the previous year, Statistics Canada announced.
Toronto, Dec 13 (IANS) The shorthanded Toronto Raptors lost 88-94 against the Brooklyn Nets in NBA action here for their 19th defeat.
Toronto, Dec 12 (IANS) A new gel, inspired by the mussel's knack for clinging, can be painted onto ruptured arteries and veins, protecting them.
Ottawa, Dec 8 (IANS) Canada added 59,300 new jobs last month, making the unemployment rate drop 0.2 percentage points to 7.2 percent, showed government statistics.
St. John's (Antigua), Dec 7 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has praised veteran middle order batsman Shrivnarine Chanderpaul for regaining his ICC ranking as the top Test batsman in the world.
Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) Bugs exposed to antibiotics for long periods are known to develop resistance to drugs by quickly pumping them out of their cells or modifying the compounds so that they're no longer toxic. Now new research has uncovered a soil bacterium that breaks down the antibiotic and uses it for growth.
Ottawa, Dec 5 (IANS) The Bank of Canada, the Canadian central bank, has announced that it would keep its trendsetting interest rate locked at 1 percent, which turns out to be the 18th consecutive time for the benchmark rate to remain unchanged over two years.
Toronto, Dec 4 (IANS) Canadian researchers have identified a key molecule that controls a scissor-like protein responsible for sprouting of plaques -- the telltale sign of Alzheimer's disease.
Vancouver, Dec 4 (IANS) Canada needs to invest on Asia-related education and skills training to further promote economic ties with Asia, according to results of an opinion poll released by a Canadian think-tank on Asia ties.
Toronto, Dec 4 (IANS) Canadian researchers have developed a sensor shaped like a smiley face which could help doctors detect metabolic problems in patients by attaching it to their skins.
Ottawa, Dec 1 (IANS) Canada's real gross domestic product (GDP) grew just 0.1 percent in the third quarter this year, 0.6 percent at an annual pace, Statistics Canada announced.
Vancouver, Nov 30 (IANS) Port Coquitlam in western Canada's British Columbia province has become the first city to impose an anti-bullying law that prohibits consensual fighting in public places.
Toronto, Nov 29 (IANS) Researchers have identified the mechanisms by which insects can recover from a paralyzed state in extreme cold, called chill−coma, which may give a new insight into managing agriculture and biodiversity in a changing climate.
Toronto, Nov 28 (IANS) A new discovery that tricks aging stem cells into rejuvenating mode could enable scientists to create youthful patches for damaged or diseased hearts and heal them, according to a Canadian study.
Toronto, Nov 26 (IANS) The Toronto Raptors lost 106−111 against the San Antonio Spurs in double overtime in NBA action.
Toronto, Nov 25 (IANS) Scientists have punctured the popular myth that links lunar phases with psychological instability −− a belief surprisingly shared by doctors and nurses.
Toronto, Nov 20 (IANS) A team of Canadian astrophysicists has discovered a 'super−Jupiter' sized planet around the massive star Kappa Andromedae, having a mass at least 13 times that of Jupiter and an orbit somewhat larger than Neptune's.