Ellie Tong

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This Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person

A unique genetic mutation and a well-wired brain mean that Concetta Antico is like no other artist on Earth.<p>When Concetta Antico looks at a leaf, she sees much more than just green. “Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, …

Try It Now

<i>Sometimes things don’t go as planned – and those moments often make for the best stories. Tripping columns offer readers a chance to share their adventures.</i><p>One of the most interesting days in the long, long winter I spent teaching English in Irkutsk, Siberia, came when our building was taken over …

How An Evangelical Christian Researcher Reconciles Science With Her Faith

Climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe writes about God, climate change, and the unknown.<p><i>Editor's note: Our profile of Bill Nye [September 2014] elicited an impassioned response from readers. We received more than 100 letters, many from readers grappling with how to reconcile scientific concepts like</i> …

Dear Scotland: An open letter from your Canadian cousins

Dear Scotland,<p>You probably don't know this, but you made us. The first European to cross the continent and reach our Pacific coast was Alexander Mackenzie – a Scot. Our first prime minister and chief Father of Confederation, Sir John A. Macdonald? Scottish. So too our second PM. Our country's …

Why did the Franklin discovery have to happen when Harper was PM?

"We have found one of the two Franklin ships," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said this week with what seemed like genuine excitement and, given all the years I really hoped this would happen, how small do I have to be to be bothered that this discovery was made on Mr. Harper's watch?<p>Pretty small. I …

How the war on terror is killing America

In the 13 years since 9/11, the U.S. has become less free, more impoverished, more militarized and, worst of all, a country built on fear<p>If America …

Political Science

China tobacco monopoly blocks full ban on tobacco ads: sources | News Home | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Intense lobbying by China’s powerful state tobacco monopoly resulted in the weakening of controversial legislation that had been meant to introduce a complete advertising ban in the world’s largest consumer and producer of tobacco, sources said.<p>A man smokes in front of a "no …