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Johnson & Johnson hit with $55-million award in another cancer suit

For the second time in three months, a St. Louis jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a huge award over claims that its talcum powder causes cancer.<p>The jury deliberated eight hours Monday before ordering the company to pay $55-million to a South Dakota woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on …

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Kids

Fans pack ‘Jurassic Park’ to watch Raptors' first playoff game

The Jurassic Park is back. No, not the Spielberg dinosaur franchise, the real Jurassic Park.<p>The Toronto Raptors have their first game of the 2016 playoffs against the Indiana Pacers here at home, and fans are rabid. Thousands have gathered outside the ACC to watch the game on a giant screen in what …

Jurassic Park

14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books Of 2016

(So far.)<p>Below are the books that have been highest-rated by users, and that are also getting added to tons of "Want to Read" lists.

LG G5 gallery: A close-up look at LG's revamped modular smartphone

We’re hard at work on our LG G5 review, but in the meantime, we wanted to give you a glimpse at LG’s significantly revamped modular smartphone.<p>In …

Mobile Technology

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

A number of things to know about Pi

<b>(CNN) —</b> Math enthusiasts know all about it, and the rest of the population is probably hoping for cherry pie.<p>But March 14 is Pi Day. While last year stretched the symbolic celebration out a little longer -- to 3.1415 -- each year presents ample opportunity for learning.<p>To 31 decimal places, the …

Mathematics

Looming Canadian playoff drought could be ‘a massive hit’ to Rogers

For the first time in more than 40 years, the Stanley Cup playoffs may lack a Canadian team this season.<p>That's not only a major disappointment to Canada's devoted hockey fans — Rogers Media coffers could also suffer at the hands of the teams' lacklustre performances three years after the company …

Ice Hockey

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Data centre dilemma: How online consumption is leading to higher energy use, costs

Despite innovations like a data centre housed on the ocean, experts fear progress isn't keeping up with usage<p>At first glance, the old barge docked at …

Head of Windows Phone uses an iPhone to tweet photos from his vacation, sends Internet into a tizzy

It wasn’t so long ago that one-time BlackBerry Global Creative Director Alicia Keys used an iPhone to send a bunch of tweets out on the same day she …

Palm

Comparisons aside, O’Leary is no Trump

Kevin O'Leary is right – he's not Donald Trump, Canada's not the U.S., and should he run for high office there would be huge differences between him and the swirly-haired political phenomenon sweeping the land to the south.<p>Every ingredient in Trump's success story is either absent in Canada – or at …

Top Employers for Young People tap into the next generation

Up with millennials! The most popular of the special interest competitions, Canada's Top Employers for Young People sends out a message of confidence in today's students and recent grads just starting their careers. The 95 winning companies for 2016 not only welcome young people into their ranks, …

L'Oréal

Netflix says it’s ‘not obvious’ how to limit use of VPNs

Netflix Inc. managed a global rollout of its service to 130 new countries last week without a single technical glitch, but it says it can't do much more than it already is about VPN users circumventing its geographic blocks and frustrating its localized competitors.<p>The hashtag #netflixeverywhere …

More choice, smaller bills in store for TV viewers

In November, television industry insiders who gathered in Toronto for the annual CTAM Canada Broadcaster Forum were treated to a panel of real-life "cord-cutters" and "cord-nevers" – consumers who have cancelled their TV service, or never subscribed in the first place – bravely explaining why they …

Why you should watch the Golden Globes

An ode to the human and surprising Golden Globes (and the equalizing effects of the open bar)<p>It started, as so many of these things strangely do, as …

Space Travel

Canada was a bystander in Rwanda. Will history repeat itself?

<i>Gerald Caplan is an Africa scholar, a former NDP national director and a regular panelist on CBC's</i> Power & Politics<i>.</i><p>In all the years I've been consumed with the Rwandan Genocide, I've rarely met a Canadian who didn't feel some guilt about his or her failure to do something – anything – about it. …

Africa

15 Seconds of Fame in 2015: Where Are The Year’s Viral Newsmakers?

2015 was a big year for people who had small moments of fame.<p>There was Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to give marriage licenses to gay couples. There was Rachel Dolezal, the white woman at the head of a local NAACP chapter who identified as black. And then there were other characters — …

Viral
Net Neutrality

The 9 Movies You Must See in January 2016

It's a fallow month for movies, but there are still some gems.<p>Most moviegoers will spend January doing one of two things – catching up with some of December's many award-courting releases, or watching <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> for the seventeenth time. But don't miss the handful of new films well …

Movies

How to make homemade doughnuts

You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon over a doughnut. But no matter how wonderful they appear, it's hard to find a store-bought doughnut that compares with homemade.<p>And believe it or not, they're really not hard to make.<p><b>Devil's food doughnuts</b><p>Total time: About 1 hour<br>Servings: Makes about 1 …

Baking

Radiation-blocking underwear and bionic contact lenses: The 5 weirdest wearables of 2015

Some push the boundaries of science fiction, while others are just silly<p>Wearable technology has exploded in recent years, bringing with it everything …

Toronto Zoo's twin panda cubs hang with mom Er Shun in new video

Baby giant pandas are 10 weeks old<p>New footage released by the Toronto Zoo shows the 10-week-old baby twin panda cubs spending some quality time with …

UBC student Ann Makosinski wins $50K for phone-charging mug

Teen and her invention were recently featured on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon<p>A first-year University of British Columbia student has won …

These Netflix Socks Will Pause Your TV When You've Fallen Asleep

Grab your needles.<p>Netflix recognizes that it's easy to fall asleep during a long binge-watching session. The streaming service has developed a pair …

Knitting