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This $30 Wind Turbine Is Made from Bike Parts and Discarded Aluminum

<b>Editorial note:</b> This is one of the many cool projects to come out of the POC21 conference where 100 eco- hackers gathered in a french castle to brainstorm ways to improve the world.<p>What do you get when you combine new research, a scrappy attitude, and the desire to create free and clean renewable …

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This Art Exhibit Makes You 'Wonder' — And That's The Whole Point

When you were a little kid, everyday objects could be amazing — twigs, bugs, old tires, there was potential in everything. And it's that sense of awe that the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery is trying to recapture in its new show, Wonder.<p>In the Renwick's newly renovated gallery in Washington, D.C., …

New environment minister attends key climate change pre-talks

Canada's new environment minister held talks Sunday with counterparts from a host of countries to lay the groundwork for this month's global climate change summit, as a new international report suggests 100 million more people could be pushed into extreme poverty if effective action isn't …

Liberal government plans to scrap two-tier citizenship

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum says he'll soon eliminate the government's ability to strip people of Canadian …

World's first Passive House Premium building generates five times more energy than it uses

The new Passive House Premium building class was launched earlier this year, along with the Passive House Plus class. They have been developed to …

Canada’s First (and Female) Science Minister is a Badass

If you stay a reporter long enough, stories that you covered once tend to come back to you again. In bad ways, and good: A cleaned-up chemical plant leaks a different toxin. A scientist goes back to old results, and finds something new. A city block that was infamous for murders erupts in fresh …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Should Human Stem Cells Be Used To Make Partly Human Chimeras?

An intense debate has flared over whether the federal government should fund research that creates partly human creatures using human stem cells.<p>The National Institutes of Health declared a moratorium in late September on funding this kind of research. NIH officials said they needed to assess the …