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This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Self-help

Rex Murphy: The contemptible concept of ‘white privilege’ is just ugly, angry racism

There is much to choose from this week, including the infantile wailing and moronic ignorance of social-justice hooligans driven crazy mad (Pavlovian …

Facial recognition software is biased towards white men, researcher finds

Biases are seeping into software<p>New research out of MIT’s Media Lab is underscoring what other experts have reported or at least suspected before: facial recognition technology is subject to biases based on the data sets provided and the conditions in which algorithms are created.<p>Joy Buolamwini, a …

Artificial Intelligence

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

Studies suggest the Y chromosome is on its way out, so what does that mean for the future of the human race?<p>The Y chromosome may be a symbol of …

Optimism in Fort McMurray as economy rebounds

Three months into his new job as mayor of Wood Buffalo, Don Scott is setting his sights on revitalizing downtown Fort McMurray.<p>The municipality’s …

You Can Now Get 74 Drinks For Only $40 In Montreal

<b>Montreal has so many great places</b> to grab a drink, you might just go broke if you actually attempted to try them all out.<p><b>Luckily there is a very</b> …

Can thorium reactors dispose of weapons-grade plutonium?

Thorium reactors have long been proposed as a cleaner, safer alternative to conventional nuclear energy, and now a new Russian study has added …

Analysis shows majority of anti-net neutrality comments came from bots | Ars Technica

Millions of comments sent to FCC through bulk system used fake e-mail addresses.<p>WASHINGTON, DC—If Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai …

Being selfish a key to success: 'Shark Tank's' Daymond John

Jim Cramer sat down with "Shark Tank" investor and FUBU chief Daymond John to hear about his latest book and favorite market trends.

Entrepreneurship

Rental prices rise in the GTA amid low vacancy, fierce tenant competition

Apartment rents climbed sharply in the Greater Toronto Area in 2017 as population growth and low supply pushed vacancy levels below 1 per cent.<p>The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) said the average rent for a one-bedroom condominium apartment in the GTA climbed to $1,970 in the final quarter of last …

Ontario Court of Appeal emphasizes need for fair treatment of accused in sexual-assault cases

The Ontario Court of Appeal has stressed the importance of fairness for those accused of sexual assault, in a case in which the complainant could not identify her assailant and the DNA evidence was inconclusive – even about whether any assault had happened. A man had been convicted of sexually …

This parasitic plant hijacks its victim's genes - Futurity

In order to sap nutrients and water from other plants, dodder silences defensive genes in its hosts.

Genes

Durham police in classrooms to address sex-trafficking risk

Ron Kapuscinski, a sergeant with the Durham Regional Police, often faced the same plea from parents: "Many, many times, I was sitting in lobbies and talking to parents at 2 in the morning and they'd say 'My daughter had absolutely no idea this was a thing. Why are you not doing anything? Why are …

Human Rights

What's the Super Blue Blood Moon? The Rare Event Explained

It's a lunar trifecta.<p>The new year has just begun, but it’s already gracing stargazers with some seriously loony lunar activity, and it’s only going …

Super Blue Blood Moon

Um, no — it's not OK to shame parents for having 'too many' kids

Last Sunday night, with my three kids in bed and a headache keeping me awake, I did some poking around online. I don't recommend poking around online …

Feminism

Breakthrough study shows how plants sense the world

Plants lack eyes and ears, but they can still see, hear, smell and respond to environmental cues and dangers—especially to virulent pathogens. They …

Neuroscience

New twist on a flu vaccine revs up the body’s army of virus killers

A new approach to flu vaccine development makes influenza virus extra sensitive to a powerful antiviral system.

Immunotherapy

Trudeau is asking religious Canadians to betray their conscience for federal funding

Thousands of years ago, before Christians could practice their faith legally, they often faced persecution from the Roman government. If captured, …

Canada