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25 Things You Need to Do When You Move Into Your New Home

Take care of these vital tasks right away to avoid headaches later.<p>The minute you walk in to your new home, your mind will be racing with to-dos. …

Simple Bathroom Sink Drain Cleaner

When my bathroom sink gets clogged, I don’t reach for chemicals. Instead, I use a long zip tie. I cut several notches on the zip-tie’s end. It’ll …

Expert advice on achieving a thick, green lawn

Many homeowners are struggling to keep weeds from taking over their lawns this time of year.

12 Hidden Alberta Beaches You Never Knew Existed

When you think of Alberta, the first thing that comes to mind is probably mountains. Second is probably Stampede. It's not until way down the list …

Goldman Sachs has invested in a UK startup that tells you when to switch mortgages

LONDON — Goldman Sachs has led a £13.6 million funding round into UK startup Trussle, a company that helps people get mortgages online and tells them when to switch to better deals.<p>Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments and Propel Venture Partners led the Series B investment into Trussle, …

New titanium industry could grow out of oilsands waste

After several years and nearly $100 million of research, engineers say they have developed new technology to extract valuable metals from the waste …

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Buy and sell tickets to the latest events with Showpass [App of the Week]

There’s something to be said about a Canadian startup that’s able to slowly and steadily roll out a user-friendly platform.<p>When Calgary-based …

The Top 10 Trees for the Small Yard

Recommended Trees for Urban Settings<p>Do you have a small yard that needs a bit of shade? Here are ten trees that will do well in smaller areas. These …

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How to set up HDR gaming on your 4K HDR TV and PS4 and PS4 Pro

The advent of UHD 4K resolution has been a major boon to gaming, as it brought crisper resolutions and finer detail to graphics. However, while 4K is …

This turmeric tonic is going to be your go-to energy boost beverage

When Sarah Schneider, co-owner of NYC’s Egg Shop, realized that she and other staff members at the restaurant were <i>all</i> experimenting with turmeric at …

3 Online Furniture Stores You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner

(Image credit: Lamps Plus)<p>When shopping online for furniture, do you ever find yourself going round and round, stumbling upon the same pieces store …

Identity-theft protection services largely not worth the fees, experts say

Canadians rattled by the massive Equifax data breach may turn to credit monitoring and anti-identify theft services for peace of mind, but in most cases they'll be paying more for what is presently available for little or no cost, according to experts.<p>Consumers can already contact the two main …

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Aloe vera is a pretty magical little plant, and its medicinal properties are well known for treating minor cuts and burns. But there's another …

Income splitting promises tax relief for families | The Star

David and Daphne will collectively pay about $17,400, since both their salaries fall into a lower tax bracket than does Miriam’s. So Miriam pays the …

PMO snubs lawyers’ request for clarity on allegation against Chief Justice

The Prime Minister's Office is rejecting a call from Canada's legal community to clarify its statement about the Supreme Court, leaving unresolved an allegation that the Chief Justice behaved improperly.<p>The unprecedented dispute comes as the country's top court prepares for additional …

Bloody discovery reverses the effects of aging

The fountain of youth flows red<p>GDF11 is the typically unglamorous name of a protein that may hold the key to reversing — not merely delaying — the deleterious effects of aging. Back in 2005, scientists demonstrated that the blood of young mice helps older test subjects regenerate damaged muscle …

Ancient Virus DNA Gives Stem Cells the Power to Transform

Embryonic stem cells can become any type of cell, thanks to an ancient virus, scientists say.<p>A virus that invaded the genomes of humanity's ancestors millions of years ago now plays a critical role in the embryonic stem cells from which all cells in the human body derive, new research shows.<p>The …

Simple Blood Test To Spot Early Lung Cancer Getting Closer

One of these days, there could well be a simple blood test that can help diagnose and track cancers. We aren't there yet, but a burst of research in this area shows we are getting a lot closer.<p>In the latest of these studies, scientists have used blood samples to identify people with lung cancer.<p>At …

Researcher Explains How Crows Solved a Challenge From "Aesop's Fables."

New Caledonian crows were able to apply their natural understanding of cause and effect and the properties of objects.<p>New Caledonian crows are known for using tools in the wild. A team is investigating the cognitive abilities of these crows, which live on the archipelago of New Caledonia in the …

The Week In Numbers: An Alien Ocean, Beer-Flavored Jelly Beans, And More

<b>310 miles</b>: the diameter of Saturn's moon Enceladus, whose large underground ocean is now a top candidate for extraterrestrial life<p><b>10 million microbes per square centimeter</b>: the population density of human skin (see what's living with you here)<p><b>$9</b>: the price per pound of Jelly Belly's new …

This 'Wonder Material' Could Make Your Next Phone Super Thin With Internet That's 100x Faster

They've found a technique that could help the company make your future smartphone thinner, more durable, and even a deliver Internet 100 times faster.<p>The "wonder material" is called graphene— a substance that's stronger than steel and so thin it's considered to be two dimensional.<p>In fact, it's 1 …

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Geneticists Create 3,500 Fly Strains To Find One That Moonwalks

Sometimes you have to take a step backward to make an advance.<p>How does the brain tell the body to walk backward? Scientists don't know. To find out, researchers developed 3,500 different strains of fruit flies. Each genetically-modified fly carried genetic switches in different parts of the brain …

Plane Search Shows World's Oceans Are Full of Trash

Search for missing Malaysian plane shines spotlight on giant ocean garbage patches.<p>Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner.<p><b>But as hundreds of objects sighted off the Australian coast as possible aircraft debris turn out to be discarded fishing</b> …

How Global Warming Will Affect Your Beer

A pilot study examines how drought affects the quality of starch in barley.<p>There are many things that will change as Earth's climate warms. Doctoral student Peter Gous is worried about the price and quality of beer.<p>The aspiring plant bioengineer worked with a team of scientists to test how not …

Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation

Given my soft spot for famous diaries, it should come as no surprise that I keep one myself. Perhaps the greatest gift of the practice has been the daily habit of reading what I had written on that day a year earlier; not only is it a remarkable tool of introspection and self-awareness, but it also …

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