Monthly archives: August 2014

After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again

After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again. Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.  Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.  But energy isn’t […]

BC and China sign MOU to allow foreign workers to expand LNG industry

  B.C. and China have signed a memorandum of understanding that will bring foreign workers, if needed, to help build the province’s growing LNG industry. The agreement reads: “The Participants will, in accordance with their respective applicable laws and regulations, and respecting the priority of hiring domestic labour whenever possible, work together with the appropriate authorities to secure and facilitate the entry of foreign workers.” The 16 proposed LNG projects […]

Scientists discover deep-sea octopus that broods eggs for over 4 years

Washington: Scientists have observed a deep-sea octopus that brood its eggs for four and one half years-longer than any other known animal.  According to the researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), the female kept the eggs clean and guarded them from predators, representing an evolutionary balancing act between the benefits to the young octopuses of having plenty of time to develop within their eggs, and their mother’s […]