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America is now split on education, too: Delacourt

Now this sounds familiar. Conservatives in Canada have also been taking up the freedom-of-speech cause, including the new Conservative leader, Andrew …

Moody's cuts Canada's banks, warns of fat consumer debt, frothy home prices

Moody’s Investors Service is downgrading Canada’s major banks, warning of frothy house prices and swelling levels of business and consumer debt.<p>The big credit rating agency’s action late Wednesday affects Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of …

Science Committee Chair Says 'Science' Is Not a Good Source For Science

An awful lot happened during a hearing on Wednesday by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology titled “Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method.” I know the very title is snooze-inducing, but if you fast-forward through the long-winded prepared …

Science

Inexpensive credit for speculators is fuelling irrational housing price increases

In the debate about how best to address soaring housing prices in some Canadian cities, the most obvious answer is being ignored. Why? Because it …

Canadian Real Estate

Manafort's offshore banking under examination by US government

Transactions made via Cyprus bank by Trump’s former campaign chairman are being investigated by the U.S. Treasury Department<p>WASHINGTON – U.S. …

Donald Trump

Canada joins China-backed Asian infrastructure bank

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has made Canada a prospective member, welcoming Ottawa into an institution that marks one of China's leading efforts to take a place of global leadership.<p>Joining the bank will give Canada a voice at the table of a major new multinational organization, …

Canada

Hey, Trump, U.S. Science Spending Pays Off Bigly

Cutting back on government-funded research will inhibit productivity and slow economic growth.<p>President Donald Trump has released a budget plan for federal discretionary spending (which doesn’t include interest on the national debt or entitlement programs like Social Security). It has a few things …

Ronald Reagan

The TFA is the unheralded global trade deal that deserves more attention

<i>Frank Appel is Chief executive officer of Deutsche Post DHL Group.</i><p>Multilateralism seems down and out. So does trade liberalization. Any suggestion that the United Nations or World Trade Organization may bring about meaningful progress increasingly falls on disbelieving ears.<p>As nationalism seems to …

Tories playing a high-risk leadership game – again

One of the most painful embarrassments in the history of the Conservative Party, currently in the middle of a pivotal leadership campaign, occurred in December, 1979. That was when Joe Clark's minority government blundered – or so we thought – its way to defeat after only seven months in power. It …

Theory challenging Einstein's view on speed of light could soon be tested

The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light is a constant.<p>João Magueijo, of Imperial College London, and Niayesh Afshordi, of the University of Waterloo in …

Physics

Why Our First Alien Encounter Could Happen Soon

We could discover life on the nearest Earth-like planets within the next ten years.<p>It’s one of the great questions of our age: Are we alone in the universe? A long line of films—from <i>Contact</i> to <i>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</i> to the latest entry, <i>Arrival</i>—have explored whether intelligent life is …

We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.<p>The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that entropy in the universe must always increase. It's an immutable law of physics, and it's the reason you can't get free energy or perpetual motion machines. But a …

Quantum Mechanics

NSA-Hacking 'Shadow Brokers' Reveal Spy-Penetrated Networks

The Shadow Brokers, a mysterious hacker group, released a new cache of files online on Halloween morning.<p>The group claimed its latest dump reveals …

Digital Forensics

FINANCE PROFESSOR: 'There is good reason few economists have endorsed Trump's economic plan'

Trump claims his "America First" plan will grow the U.S. economy over the next decade by a whopping 3.5 to 4%, generating 25 million new jobs.<p>For perspective, the 1980s much lionized Reagan-era only generated 16 million. If Trump can deliver, who wouldn't want this economic utopia? Unfortunately, …

Economics

Tesla is on the verge of completely changing the way it does business

Musk and the team never live up to the ambitious expectations they establish, and for good reason. There is nothing to be gained from aiming low if you're trying to reinvent a 100-year-old technology like the automobile.<p>That pattern was already due to be modified if not changed outright, as Tesla …

Tesla

Dark Matter: Did we just hear the most exciting phrase in science?

A new analysis shows a surprisingly simple relationship between the way galaxies move, and the distribution of ordinary matter within them. Unexpectedly this seems to hold however much mysterious dark matter they contain. That’s funny.<p>On 25 August 2003, a Delta II rocket launched the Spitzer Space …

Dark Matter

Sept. 19: Nothing to fight over? – letters to the ROB editor

<b>A lot to fight over</b><p>Nothing to fight over? Ecuadoreans are suing to seize Chevron assets to cover the $9.5-billion (U.S.) it owes to pay for a cleanup of the worst oil-related disaster in history. Clearly, Joanna Baron has never been to the Ecuadorean Amazon.<p>For three decades, Chevron's predecessor …

Attention film nerds: here are the 10 best structured movies of all time

There are a myriad of lenses through which one can view and judge a film, from the dialogue or action all the way down to its cinematography. But one …

The NSA hack proves Apple was right to fight the FBI

"The component of the government that is supposed to be absolutely best at keeping secrets didn't manage to keep this secret effectively," Nate Cardozo, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Business Insider.<p>In February, a judge ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock …

Privacy

Our brains use 4 steps to solve math problems — and the discovery might change education

Ever wondered how your mind deals with complex sums and multiplications?<p>A new study has imaged how the brain's activity levels change while taking on serious math problems, and reveals for the first time that there are four distinct neural stages involved in coming up with a solution.<p>Two different …

Mathematics

NASA Has Found A 'Morse Code Message' On The Surface Of Mars

NASA’s eyes in the Martian sky came across some odd-looking dashes and dots on the surface of the Red Planet recently, which they pointed out has an …

Mars Mission