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Cave of the 'Mayan Underworld' Filled with Methane-Eating Creatures

In the subterranean rivers and flooded caverns of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula — once thought to hold the path to Xibalba, the mythical Mayan …

Parallels drawn between pot legalization and the waning days of alcohol prohibition

A notorious 1922 police shooting in southwestern Alberta and the sensational trial that followed caused many to wonder whether enforcing alcohol …

Boozy Balls Are the Season's Classy Answer to the Jell-O Shot

The holidays give us carte blanche to consume both alcohol and sugar with reckless abandon—bonus points if you can streamline the process. Gelatinous …

Amateur explorers discover vast underground passage beneath Montreal

A pair of amateur explorers in Canada have found a vast underground passage stretching hundreds of metres underneath the bustling streets of Montreal whose formation dates back more than 15,000 years ago to the Earth’s last ice age.<p>“It’s just beautiful,” said Luc Le Blanc, who found the network of …

The Princess Bride: Where Are They Now?

<i>The Princess Bride</i> (1987)

New Magic Mushrooms Discovery Could Reveal How to Make Your Own Drugs

Scientists have long wondered how and why magic mushrooms create psilocybin, a psychoactive chemical that causes hallucinations when ingested. Two …

The “Quantum Internet” Is Just a Decade Away. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Next Level<p>The word “quantum” sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every …

This Powerful New Painkiller Could Be The Unexpected Ticket to Replacing Opioids

We desperately need a new drug to treat pain.<p>Researchers have developed a new class of pain relief that acts on an obscure nerve pathway, opening the …

Medicine

This Borg Cube makes your computer irrelevant

No, it's not the <i>only</i> glowing cube PC you can buy.<p>But it might be the only one that will attempt to absorb your humanity into its cybernetic collective mind. This is the Borg Cube, an officially licenced Star Trek computer with a rather distinct chassis. And it's not just about the looks: This PC …

A man helped a lost toddler find her parents, police say. He was smeared online as a predator, then fled town | The Star

A man trying to help a lost toddler find her parents was misidentified as a kidnapper on social media over the weekend, according to police in …

Man underwent surgery to remove his right testicle. They removed the left one

In 2013, Steven Hanes visited his urologist, complaining of persistent pain in his right testicle.<p>An ultrasound revealed that the testicle had …

Medicine

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

Canada is launching an experiment that will give 4,000 people free money until 2020

Finland, the Netherlands, and San Francisco, California, have already shown interest in giving people a regular monthly allowance — a system known as basic income.<p>Now Ontario, Canada, is planning a basic-income trial as well.<p>On Monday, Premier Kathleen Wynne outlined new details of the Ontario …

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How Canada’s marijuana legislation will affect employers

<i>Robert Weir is a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Adam Pennell is an associate at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Both are members of the labour and employment department</i><p>When recreational marijuana users gather on April 20 for Cannabis Day, they will have something else to celebrate: much …

'No one had a good time': Emilia Clarke and 20 other actors who hated their own movies

Netflix Has Secret Codes for Finding Super Specific TV and Movie Categories

If you thought Netflix couldn't get any better, you're in for a surprise. There's an entire website dedicated to making your binge-watching sessions …

US college campuses ban 'hoverboards' over fire risks

If you're planning to get around campus on your new hoverboard, you may want to check your school's policy first. According to AP, at least 20 universities in the US have restricted or banned the two-wheeled scooters due to the fire hazard posed by their lithium-ion batteries. In case you haven't …

Adele's Hilarious Workout Photo Shows How She Relates to Our Gym Struggles

If you subtract her incomparable vocal range, multi-platinum record sales, and all 10 of her Grammy Awards, Adele really is just like the rest of us. …

Inside the guts of the Iceman

DNA researchers probed bacteria inside one of the world’s most famous mummies. Here’s what those microbes can tell us about human migration.<p>On a …

First Baby Doll Dress Spotted In Nasty Gal's Courtney Love Capsule

As we hoped, the first peek of Nasty Gal's upcoming Courtney Love capsule collection offers a semi-revival of Kinderwhore. The e-tailer revealed two looks yesterday—one in its newsletter and one on its contest page—that feature a Love clone showcasing grunge-goth touches like a satin baby doll …

Charlize Theron Will Never Forget Watching Her First Sex Scene

Men’s rights activists believe their boycott of The Force Awakens cost the film millions in box office revenue

Could online social justice have cost Star Wars: The Force Awakens an even more massive box office haul? Maybe, according to a prominent group of men …

Box Office

Check Out Johnny Depp's Model Daughter, Lily-Rose, on Her First Love Magazine Cover

It's been a rather meteoric rise for Johnny Depp's and Vanessa Paradis' daughter Lily-Rose Depp, capped off by the news that she's scored her first magazine cover, posing in bright makeup on the cover of <i>Love</i>'s spring 2016 issue. From the moment when we first noticed her '90s-inspired off-duty …

Johnny Depp