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How Wireless Charging Will Keep Toxic Waste Out of Landfills

Rechargeable batteries were supposed to keep trash out of landfills. Instead they replaced old garbage with new. Consumers throw away billions of battery chargers every year; cellphone chargers alone account for almost 100,000 tons of trash annually. And as discarded chargers sit in landfills, they …

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

Is the McDouble really the ‘cheapest, most nutritious and bountiful food that has ever existed in human history?’

Is it possible that McDonald's McDouble is the "cheapest, most nutritious and bountiful food that has ever existed in human history?"<p>A commenter on the Freakonomics blog says yes.<p>The burger comes in at 390 calories, half a daily serving of protein, 7 per cent of recommended daily fibre and 20 per …

How Stephen Harper is rewriting history

Starting with a $25-million museum overhaul, the Conservatives want to change the way Canadians perceive their past<p>Mark O’Neill, president of the …

Long live Prince George. May he not become our King

As was front page news worldwide, a baby boy was born Monday to Catherine and William Mountbatten-Windsor. We congratulate the couple and wish the newborn a happy and healthy life.<p>Of course, this is no ordinary child. Under the British rules of succession, Prince George is destined to inherit …

Justin Trudeau wants to legalize marijuana in order to 'keep it out of the hands of our kids' http://ow.ly/niuo8

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What Canadian travellers need to know about the new ePassports

Every new Canadian passport is now an "ePassport." So why the "e?"<p>As of July 1, passports now come with a small, embedded chip digitally containing personal information typed on page two. Unfortunately, though, travellers can't just wave the passport's chip before a digital reader to speed through …

I want to teach at university. What will my salary be?

You'll need lots of education first, and you need to be passionate about your job and subject of study

In Toronto, Calgary: Put your money into REITs, not condos

<i>The Globe's Real Estate Beat offers news and analysis on the Canadian housing market from real estate reporter Tara Perkins. Read more on The Globe's</i> housing page <i>and follow Tara on Twitter</i> @TaraPerkins.<p>Investors would be better off putting their money into real estate investment trusts that …

Geek Deal: The Largest Blu-Ray Collection Ever for Only $178.99 – /Film

Amazon has an amazing deal on the Best of Warner Bros 50 Film Collection, the largest blu-ray collection ever produced. The set, which includes 50 …

Watch: Comparing the Soundtracks of 'Man of Steel' and 'Superman: The Movie' – /Film

<b>Hans Zimmer</b> and <b>John Williams</b> are probably my two favorite film composers of all time, so I was very keen to see how Zimmer would tackle the job of …

Man of Steel

Prehistoric DNA sequencing: Jurassic Park was not so wide of the mark

It remains one of the most intriguing premises for a science fiction film. Near the beginning of Steven Spielberg's classic <i>Jurassic Park</i>, scientists …

What is talent – and can science spot what we will be best at?

My interest in the science of talent has a personal backstory. By the age of three, I'd had 21 ear infections and after an operation to remove fluid …

Documents: Stunning revelations from the investigation into Duffy's expenses, residency

<b>The allegations</b><br>This section lays out the offences against Mr. Duffy, which the RCMP says it is investigating. There are two counts of breach of trust and another of fraud against the government, as specified in section 121(1)(c) of the Criminal Code.<p><b>Mr. Duffy's residency</b><br>The court records reveal for …

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

Solar plane heads for New York in final leg of U.S. journey

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An airplane entirely powered by the sun embarked on the final leg of a journey across the United States on Saturday, taking off from Washington, D.C., for a roughly 21-hour flight to New York City.<p>Solar Impulse aircraft sits on the Runway at Moffett Field before the the first …

Profiles of the young men who died in Arizona, in the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since 9/11. Click to read: http://ow.ly/mzegq ... and see social media memorials: http://ow.ly/mzetk

It Only Takes About 42 Minutes To Learn Algebra With Video Games

On average, it took 41 minutes and 44 seconds for students to master Algebra skills during the Washington State Algebra Challenge using the DragonBox App.<p>The Challenge, co-sponsored by Washington University’s Center for Game Science and the Technology Alliance included 4,192 K-12 students. …

These Globe readers correctly guessed Will and Kate's baby

The baby<p>Prince or princess<p>Eye colour<p>Catherine's eyes are hazel while Prince William has blue eyes.<p>First name<p>Choose the royal baby's name. While the royals usually receive several middle names, we're looking for the first name only.<p>Weight<p>Drag the slider below to adjust the weight. The average …

99 reasons why it’s better to be Canadian

The results of our sixth Canada Day survey, from 2013<p>It can be hard living next to history’s greatest cultural, military and economic superpower. But …

Things We Wish Americans Knew About Canada http://huff.to/11UcojH Any to add? (Alamy)

Half of voters don't see Conservatives as an option

Half of Canadians would not consider voting for the Conservatives in the next federal election, a new Nanos Research poll suggests.<p>In an interview …

"Star Wars," "Star Trek," "Back To the Future" & "Alien" all have great sequels... but which is the best? Round 1 of Sci-Fi #SequelSmackdown begins! VOTE NOW: http://aol.it/13GXW0r

Analysts play down Obama’s ‘tar sands’ terminology

During simpler times on the energy front in early 2009, a smiling Barack Obama came to Ottawa, charmed vendors in the Byward Market and spoke on Parliament Hill about the importance of addressing emissions from Canada's "oil sands."<p>Standing next to Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Parliament Hill, …

Astronomers Find Trio Of 'Super-Earths' Around Nearby Star

New observations of a fairly well-studied star have revealed a system with at least six planets, three of which are in the star's habitable zone. This is the first time that three such planets have been spotted orbiting in this zone in the same system.<p>At just 22 light years away from Earth, Gliese …

Joss Whedon Drops Iron Man Detail for THE AVENGERS 2

We're all under surveillance. So what?

Jesse Brown catches up with the PRISM scandal — just as everyone’s moving on<p>image: obamaischeckingyouremail.tumblr.com<p>I’ve been covering privacy …