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Greenhouse Gases Hit Record High Amid Fears of CO2 Saturation Point

Data suggest natural "carbon sinks" may be nearing exhaustion, say some scientists, although others disagree.<p>The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide, the World Meteorological Organization reported Tuesday, …

The Oceans May Get Too Acidic for Sharks to Smell Their Food

By the year 2100, shark populations could undergo steep declines — by up to 44% — and remaining sharks may lose much of their ability to sense the …

Weight-loss drug Contrave wins FDA approval on second try

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the approval Wednesday of the new weight-loss drug Contrave, a mix of antidepressant and alcohol dependence medications.<p>The drug, which is intended to be used along with a low-calorie diet and exercise regimen, is approved for use in obese adults …

Scientists discover 3 new mammals that lived alongside dinosaurs

In rocky outcroppings near a cornfield in northern China, paleontologists have unearthed three species of squirrel-like mammals that lived at the same time as the dinosaurs.<p>Remarkably complete skeletons of the three new species -- <i>Shenshou lui</i>, <i>Xianshou linglong</i> and <i>Xianshou songae</i> -- were found in …

World-renowned NGO shuts doors after feds gut funding

Another Canadian non-governmental organization has been forced to close its doors due to a lack of federal government funding. After nearly 40 years …

Sex worker threatens to name politicians; ejected from Senate hearing

A high-profile former sex worker who led a successful challenge of Canada's prostitution laws was kicked out of a Senate hearing after running afoul of committee rules – and threatening to make public a list of politicians who hire prostitutes.<p>Terri-Jean Bedford was among those testifying Wednesday …

Ghislain Picard to seek top job at Assembly of First Nations

Picard says First Nations have 'one common enemy: the Canadian government'<p>Ghislain Picard has announced he is going to seek the top job at the …

Canada

Stephen Harper to address ISIS threat and Ukraine crisis at UN speech

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper will address the world’s gravest security threats — the Ukraine crisis and the marauding Islamist offensive …

Rob Ford in hospital with abdominal tumour

Ford will undergo a biopsy to determine nature of the tumour<p>Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to hospital following a diagnosis of a tumour, …

Tumors

Obama on ISIS: U.S. will pursue group into Syria, launch fresh airstrikes

'If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven,' U.S. president warns extremist group<p>U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to continue airstrikes …

Middle East

Apple’s next chapter unfolds under Cook

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, after three years of incremental changes to products created under Steve Jobs, delivered on …

Judge suspends Detroit bankruptcy trial

DETROIT—A judge on Wednesday suspended Detroit’s bankruptcy trial until next week to give lawyers time to work out the details of a settlement that …

Try It Now

A high-profile former sex worker who led a successful challenge of Canada’s prostitution laws was kicked out of a Senate hearing after running afoul of committee rules – and threatening to make public a list of politicians who hire prostitutes.<p>Terri-Jean Bedford was among those testifying Wednesday …

How do you become an employer of choice?

With a talent war being waged in many industries across Canada, it has become vital for organizations that want their pick of the litter to establish themselves as employers of choice.<p>With the high cost of turnover and a bevy of consequences associated with losing valuable employees – ranging from …

Better transit tops wish list for financial firms

The respondents listed political stability, good transportation infrastructure, proximity to other financial headquarters, telecommunications …

The Power of Now

• <b>Author:</b> Eckhart Tolle<p>This #1 New York Times bestseller is now available in paperback. Powerful, direct, heartfelt and transformative, the words in The Power of Now can change readers’ lives.<p>Apr 01, 2004 – With more than 2.7 million copies of his The Four Agreements sold, Ruiz returns to readers …

Food Rules

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Pollan<p><b>#1 New York Times Bestseller</b><p><b>A definitive compendium of food wisdom</b><p>Eating doesn’t have to be so complicated. In this age of ever-more elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, <i>Food Rule</i>s brings welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food. Written with clarity, …

13 Years Since September 11: If You Don't Take Time To Remember, You Forget

Thirteen is often said to be unlucky. There are all those elevator buttons jumping from “12” right to “14” to eliminate the possibility of an ill-starred choice. And fear of the number even has its own fancy sounding phobia, triskaidekaphobia. But this year, in downtown New York as well as …

10 Nonfiction Books You'll Be Reading About This Fall

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus.</i><p>A new memoir by inaugural poet Richard Blanco, Walter Isaacson’s follow-up to his mega-bestselling bio of Steve Jobs and Lena Dunham’s collection of personal essays -- this fall, a crop of intriguing nonfiction books are making us take notice. Not all of these books are …

10 Things About Instant Ramen You'll Be Embarrassed You Never Knew

Everyone loves ramen these days. Classic ramen restaurants populate the country's biggest cities, and people love the instant stuff so much they have turned it into a hamburger bun, a lobster roll and even a burrito. We just can't get enough of the salty and addictive noodles.<p>And as we all learned …

Arctic Shipwreck Found After 170 Years, Solving "Great Mystery"

Have archaeologists solved the mysterious loss of the Franklin expedition?<p>One of the most famous ships lost in the 19th century has been located in the Arctic, the Canadian government announced Tuesday, prompting Prime Minister Stephen Harper to declare that "one of Canada's greatest mysteries" has …

An 'Extreme' Solar Flare Just Erupted At Earth

It's still unclear whether and to what extent the flare will affect power grids, satellites, or radio transmissions on Earth. But whether it wreaks havoc or not, it will be stunning to behold.<p>But either way, tomorrow we will be able to see the flare in action, live on the Internet. The Slooh Space …

Astronomy

The big problem with the Apple Watch is that time is an illusion

There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical of the Apple Watch. Who wants to use a touchscreen that tiny? Why would I want to send my heartbeat to my friends? Why should people who aren't titans of finance spend $349 (the cost of the cheapest model) on a watch?<p>But the best reason for skepticism is …

Apple Has Gone Back To What It Does Best

With its ambitious series of product announcements, Apple has returned to its familiar formula -- without creating any new product categories, it seeks to refine and perfect them to make them a must-have for consumers.<p>"Innovation is back at Apple after a three-year pause," said Trip Chowdhry at …

Apple Pay

See All the Butt-Baring Looks From Fashion Rocks 2014

Celebrating fashion by wearing very little clothing.<p>In theory, Fashion Rocks, the two hour concert event that aired on CBS last night, was supposed to celebrate "the powerful relationship between fashion and music." It's funny, then, that most of the performers—Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, Jennifer …

Jennifer Lopez

Putin outbids EU with $15-billion bailout offer to Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has used his country's economic might – cheap energy and billions in desperately needed cash – to yank neighbouring Ukraine back towards Moscow, infuriating the crowds protesting non-stop on the streets of Kiev and leaving a badly outplayed West with few obvious …