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This Commodity Investor Is Hoarding the World’s Cobalt Supply

Anthony Milewski was among the first investors to realize that if electric-vehicle sales take off the way automakers expect, the world is going to …

Electric Vehicles

Beijing police are using facial-recognition glasses to identify car passengers and number plates

Police on the outskirts of Beijing are using facial-recognition glasses that can identify passengers and car number plates within milliseconds.<p>The smart glasses were first tested in Beijing at a highway checkpoint last week, according to Reuters.<p>Powered by artificial intelligence, the eyewear …

Surveillance

Justin Trudeau On Returning ISIS Fighters: They'll Be An 'Extraordinarily Powerful Voice' For Canada

In a year-end interview with one of Canada's state television networks, CTV, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed that he believes returning …

How to replace your old, outdated 3-way light switches

Here's how to swap outdated three-way light switches for something much better.<p>Archaic light switches might as well be from the stone age. All they do is turn a light on and off. They can't dim lighting gently or remember the brightness level you prefer. Outdated switches don't play nicely with LED …

Arduino

How a young miner living in a small town spends his $92,000 salary

<b>Name</b>: Patrick Adams<b><br>Age:</b> 29<b><br>Annual income:</b> $92,000<b><br>Savings:</b> $16,000 in TFSA, $29,000 in RRSP<b><br>Debt:</b> $180,000 mortgage; $70,000 second mortgage*<b><br>What he does:</b> Miner<b><br>Where he lives:</b> King Kirkland, Ont.<p><b>Top financial concern:</b> <i>"I am well aware that the pension from the government will not be enough. [My goal]</i> …

Personal Finance

Six Common Ways Preachers Dishonor God’s Word

The stakes are high when pastors do not root their points plainly from the text in front of them. Here are six consequences.Listen Now

Natural Language Processing

Religious groups urge MPs to keep Criminal Code prohibition on disrupting a worship service

OTTAWA — Some of Canada’s major religious organizations are trying to convince MPs to back off removing a section of the Criminal Code that makes it …

The most unaffordable housing markets in North America

There are a lot of them. It's called "crisis" for a reason.<p>What is the most severely unaffordable housing market in North America as measured by local household incomes in relationship to local home prices?<p>By this measure, I'm happy to report that San Francisco, which sports the highest median home …

Housing

How Martin Luther Changed the World

According to tradition, it was on October 31st, 1517, that a priest named Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, …

Christianity

Ancestry answered the DNA questions 23andMe couldn’t

A really awesome thing about being black is that ancestry can be very unclear because of, you know, slavery. Enter DNA kits.<p>In 2013, I sent over my spit kit to 23andMe. After a couple of weeks, 23andMe notified me that I was 71.3% West African. My results didn’t specify which specific countries in …

Molecular Biology

Barclays Poaches HSBC Investment Banker for U.K. Co-Head Role

Barclays PLC has poached a senior investment banker from HSBC Holdings PLC to co-head its mergers and acquisitions operations in the U.K.<p>The British-based bank has hired Omar Faruqui to oversee U.K. M&A along with current co-head Derek Shakespeare, according to a memo, as the bank aims to deepen …

After rate hikes, Canadian housing braces for ‘biggest rule change of all time’

It didn’t take long for the impact of rising rates to hit the market. People rushed to lenders Thursday to lock in contracts and get pre-approved …

Canadian Real Estate

North Korea’s Deadly Partnership With Iran

‘Iran had oil. Iran had cash. North Korea had weapons but no cash and no oil, so it was an ideal match.’<p>North Korea’s Kim Yong Nam was among the most …

North Korea

AI and CGI will transform information warfare, boost hoaxes, and escalate revenge porn

When the Roman Republic first conquered the Italian peninsula between 500-200 BC, it was known to send fake refugees into enemy cities to "[subvert] the enemy from within." "Pope Joan" was believed to be a woman who allegedly tricked her way into become pope in the Middle Ages by pretending to be a …

Artificial Intelligence

Exclusive: Here's The Full 10-Page Anti-Diversity Screed Circulating Internally at Google [Updated]

<i>Update 8/5/17 7:25pm ET: Google’s new Vice President of Diversity, Integrity & Governance Danielle Brown has issued her own memo to Google employees</i> …

Critical Thinking

Canada is uniquely primed for a housing bust

"Just like I said, a back door bailout in exchange for something down the line. Very very dirty," tweeted Bay Area short-seller Marc Cohodes in response to Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau's gloating about the government's role in the bailout of Home Capital Group.<p>Home Capital Group is …

Canadian Real Estate

Famed atheist falls prey to Left's hypocrisy

By cancelling a talk by famed scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins, leftwing progressives have engaged in an ugly double standard, further exposing …

Control Your Sexuality

This whole series titled “Run to Win“ had its genesis in a number of real-world conversations. In one, a woman told of her struggles with her …

Evangelical Christianity

The 5 C’s of Preaching

Written by: Jared C. WilsonWhat are the basic elements of biblical preaching?How do you know you’re preaching a Christian sermon and not simply …

Theology

The best air conditioner

<i>By Liam McCabe</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After six summers of researching, testing, …

‘Nothing we can do’: Border officers’ union raises alarm over drivers evading customs

Border officers at one Ontario port of entry are becoming increasingly alarmed by the number of drivers coming into Canada without clearing customs …

World's Top New Testament Scholar - Christians Need To Read The Gospels Through Ancient Jewish Eyes

I’ve written here about New Testament scholar N.T. Wright and his most recent book, <i>The Day the Revolution Began</i>. The book was published recently and is now being made available in an online course format. The book (and the course) will bring insights to even the most seasoned student of the …

Theology

Drop in Toronto-area home sales weigh on national volume

Home sales fell across a broad swath of communities around the Greater Toronto Area in May after Ontario's new housing measures reduced real estate speculation in the region, the Canadian Real Estate Association said.<p>CREA said national home sales in Canada fell 6.2 per cent in May compared to April …

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Tesla, the electric-automobile manufacturer led by famed CEO Elon Musk, has struggled mightily with safety over the past few years. California nonprofit Worksafe, a worker safety advocacy group, recently made headlines when it reported that the injury rate at Tesla's Fremont, California, plant was …

Tesla

A Short History of U.S. Presidents Explaining Islam to Muslims

In giving a speech about the religion in Saudi Arabia this weekend, Donald Trump is poised to adopt one of Barack Obama’s errors, and likely to make it worse.<p>Islam, like many other religions, values exegesis. Historically, Muslims were expected to be learned in Arabic, the Qur’an, <i>hadith</i>, and …

Religion

This is what the Quran actually says about blasphemy

In the 1979 hit British comedy <i>Monty Python’s Life of Brian</i>, an elderly man is charged and convicted for committing blasphemy. His crime? Uttering the …

Religion
Religion
Religion

Globe editorial: Pop Canada’s housing bubble, before it pops the economy

History doesn't repeat, but it sure does rhyme.<p>Revisiting the bubble and bust of the American housing market in the early 2000s, and the financial crisis and Great Recession that followed, doesn't tell us exactly how today's housing bubble will end. And recalling how Toronto's housing prices …

Canadian Real Estate

Calling Islamophobia A Bad Thing Shouldn't Be Hard. Canada Did It, Yet Congress Still Can't.

Two resolutions condemning Islamophobia died quietly in the U.S. House of Representatives at the beginning of January, neither having made it out of committee. In their year-and-a-half lifespans, they drew only a few headlines, no debates on the House floor, no protests in the streets.<p>The next …

Religion