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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 …

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 …

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.

Books

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 …

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 …

Albert Einstein

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 …

Try It Now

Apple Inc.’s refusal to help the United States government hack into the iPhone of a dead terrorism suspect is a difficult but necessary decision. In the end, the tech company has to weigh a concrete threat to its customers’ privacy against the ambiguous needs of the police.<p>Apple and companies like …

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

At first glance, the old barge docked at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard looks like it's just taking a breather on its slow journey to the scrap …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Golden Globes

SpaceX to retry ocean rocket landing after success on land

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX will attempt to land its next Falcon 9 rocket on a barge in the Pacific Ocean, seeking another milestone a month after landing a booster on the ground in a spaceflight first, the company said on Friday.<p>A long exposure …

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. …

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

U.S. news<p>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 …

Facebook fights for free Internet in India, global test-case

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has become a battleground over the right to unrestricted Internet access, with local tech start-ups joining the front line against Facebook Inc (FB.O) founder Mark Zuckerberg and his plan to roll out free Internet to the country’s masses.<p>A motorist rides past a …

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 …

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 …

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

Wearable technology has exploded in recent years, bringing with it everything from useful, stylish jackets with built-in bicycle helmets to the Apple …

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

New footage released by the Toronto Zoo shows the 10-week-old baby twin panda cubs spending some quality time with their mom, Er Shun.<p>One of the …

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

A first-year University of British Columbia student has won $50,000 for inventing a phone-charging travel mug that harnesses heat from hot beverages …

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 …