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Canada silent on alleged CSIS links to man helping girls go to Syria

The Canadian embassy in Jordan, where Stephen Harper posted the former head of his security detail as ambassador, is at the centre of new allegations linking Canada to a suspect arrested by Turkish authorities and accused of helping British schoolgirls join Islamic State militants in Syria.<p>Mr. …

How a Crack Addict Got Clean—with Exercise

Chef Michael Solomonov beat a drug addiction by finding a new, healthy obsession<p>The deep-fried cauliflower at Zahav, Philadelphia's celebrated Israeli restaurant, is served over a thick Arabic yogurt and finished with a dusting of black lava rock salt. It has been called "rightfully legendary." But …

'1971' recalls burglary that birthed America's 'big brother'

"1971" is an appropriately matter-of-fact title for a decidedly low-key documentary. But don't mistake a lack of flash for an absence of substance. The story told here couldn't be more significant or more timely.<p>As directed by Johanna Hamilton (who co-produced the excellent "Pray the Devil Back to …

Parliament must reject Harper’s secret policeman bill

Prime Minister Stephen Harper never tires of telling Canadians that we are at war with the Islamic State. Under the cloud of fear produced by his repeated hyperbole about the scope and nature of the threat, he now wants to turn our domestic spy agency into something that looks disturbingly like a …

Wikimedia is suing the NSA over its mass surveillance program

The Wikimedia Foundation is suing the US National Security Agency (NSA) for breaching Wikipedia users' privacy with mass surveillance techniques. It said that the aim of the suit is to "end (the NSA) mass surveillance program in order to protect the rights of our users around the world." The group …

Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression<p>Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In …

Demonstration

Welcome To Cowboyistan: Fracking King Harold Hamm's Plan For U.S. Domination Of Global Oil

<i>Fracking pioneer Harold Hamm has lost $7 billion since the oil market imploded. But where others see disaster, he sees a vast economic opportunity—for himself, and for America.</i><p>For someone who has lost nearly half his fortune in six months, Harold Hamm is pretty chipper when we meet up for dinner on …

My atheist search for God: We’re debating science and religion all wrong

<b>(Reuters/Fiona Hanson/Alessandro Bianchi/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>I’m not interested in believing in God. My God has to exist, like matter and gravity. Here’s what I found<p>Nancy Ellen Abrams<p>March 7, 2015 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our …

8 food studies that have completely reversed themselves

It seems as if a new study comes out every other day that reveals which foods are now beneficial or harmful to our health.<p>While it's great that …

Diabetes

Refugees pay more income tax than millionaire investor immigrants

Refugees who have come to Canada over the past 30 years have paid more income tax in this country than immigrant investors admitted under the now …

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NDP urges Harper to strip former spy watchdog Arthur Porter of title

Stephen Harper is coming under pressure to strip a distinguished title from the man he once appointed to head the watchdog group that oversees Canada's spy agency.<p>Arthur Porter was selected by the Conservatives in 2008 to chair the Security Intelligence Review Committee which reviews the activities …

Supreme Court won’t hear citizenship oath to Queen challenge

A group of immigrants who oppose the monarchy and have refused to become Canadian citizens because it involves swearing allegiance to the Queen will not have a chance to make their case in the Supreme Court of Canada.<p>The top court declined on Thursday to hear a constitutional challenge from three …

Pay phones obsolete for most Canadians but still critical for remote communities and low-income people

The last time Jennifer Althouse used a pay phone she was in a bit of a bind.<p>The 29-year-old Toronto supply teacher had left her keys at home that day …

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.<p>You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the …

Razer OSVR Is A Printable, Hackable Virtual Reality Headset

Make your own reality<p>There’s a growing problem in the virtual reality (VR) industry: Filmmakers and game developers don’t want to produce content for a headset few people have access to. And hardware manufacturers don’t want to build accessories for headsets that don’t have content. Razer’s new …

Virtual Reality

End to the war of words: Toronto imam calls for Ottawa to stop linking Islam and terrorism

At a conference to combat radicalization held last week in Toronto, a prominent local imam called on the federal government to stop using language …

Snowbirds, beware: The taxman's foreign reporting rules just got trickier

No matter what age I am, I look forward to continually learning. I'm reminded of the snowbirds who were travelling in Florida and were receiving a lesson in geography along the way. The man and his wife were on the way to their Florida home for the winter and were driving through the town of …

Mulcair looks alone among party leaders in wanting serious talk about Tory anti-terror bill

John Diefenbaker was clear on the role of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. “The reading of history proves that freedom always dies when criticism …

Vancouver Woman Recounts Complex Sexual Relationship With Her Father

A Vancouver writer has gone public about the sexual relationship she had with her father, describing the experience as "like a dark spell."<p>Natasha …

Five key questions remain as Ottawa presses ahead with anti-terrorism bill

Two attacks in Canada last October led the government to promise more power to thwart terrorists, and now they're trumpeting their actions to stop "jihadists." They've presented a new anti-terrorism bill – and polls suggest the public is thirsty for security measures. But Bill C-51 would give a …

Some timely advice for oil sands workers

Anyone who works in the oil sands industry knows that his or her job security can go up and down with the price of crude.<p>That doesn't make the current uncertainty caused by the dramatic drop in oil prices easier to stomach.<p>At least 1,000 workers in the oil industry across Alberta have already been …

7 Young Artists Rick Rubin Likes Right Now

Rick Rubin’s got his ear to the streets. Peep six young artists he’s flown in for sessions.<p>Rick Rubin has spent the past three decades digging for …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Americans have plotted against cartoonists

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching the tragedies unfold in Copenhagen on Saturday and in Paris at the Charlie Hebdo magazine last month in which terrorists attacked cartoonists and journalists deemed to have insulted the Prophet Mohammed, Americans might take some comfort in the idea that this is the sort of attack …

Lawyers win exemption from money-laundering law

The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously struck down a federal law aimed at conscripting lawyers into the fight against money laundering by criminals and terrorists.<p>The court's landmark ruling puts the confidential relationship between lawyers and their clients on a special plane, as an …

Smart TV eavesdropping on you? It’s not the only one

In an era of increasing concern about data breaches and government eavesdropping comes another worry – fears that every time you talk to your television someone is recording.<p>Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. drew some unwanted attention to itself when it updated its terms of service for its smart TV …

Apple files for a patent to move its fingerprint scanner from the home button to underneath the touchscreen

With the introduction of Apple Pay last year, it is safe to say Apple's TouchID fingerprint-scanning technology is here to stay — but its location might not be.<p>According to Apple Insider, Apple has filed for a new patent called "Fingerprint Sensor in an Electronic Device," which details how its …

Supreme Court to weigh legality of CSIS’s overseas spying

The Supreme Court of Canada will delve into the legalities of overseas spying by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.<p>The federal government had urged the high court to hear the case, arguing that guidance was needed on the issue even though the Conservatives had introduced legislation to …

After video surfaces, grand jury charges 2 Philadelphia policemen in beating

Two Philadelphia police officers were charged Thursday with beating a man on a scooter nearly two years ago and lying about it, resulting in wrongful charges against him.<p>A Philadelphia grand jury decided to charge Officers Sean McKnight and Kevin Robinson after the district attorney presented …

Parliament security plan means Oct. 22 'heroes' being demoted, May says

As the government prepares to make the case for its controversial proposal to turn over security control of the parliamentary precinct to the Royal …

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