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Microsoft gambles on a quantum leap in computing

<b>In a laboratory in Copenhagen, scientists believe they are on the verge of a breakthrough that could transform computing.</b><p>A team combining Microsoft researchers and Niels Bohr Institute academics is confident that it has found the key to creating a quantum computer.<p>If they are right, then Microsoft …

Quantum Computing

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Stem Cells

Xi Jinping warns he is ready to 'fight bloody battles' against China's enemies

Emboldened president reserves strong words for activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan who want to ‘split China’<p>Chinese president Xi Jinping has delivered a nationalistic speech in which he vowed the nation would “take our due place in the world” and was ready “to fight bloody battles against our …

China

Hong Kong’s Richest Man Li Ka-shing Retires

Li Ka-shing, a wartime refugee who used to sweep factory floors in Hong Kong for a living, retired after a career spanning more than half a century …

Hong Kong

These Monster Black Holes Are Outgrowing Their Own Galaxies

As someone who never got to experience a growth spurt, I am radically jealous of these supermassive black holes that are apparently growing faster …

Universe

Physicists To Test Whether Gravity is a Quantum Force

Physicists have found a way to see the "grin" of quantum gravity (via University of Nottingham, School of Mathematical Sciences)<p>Our current …

Google thinks it’s close to “quantum supremacy.” Here’s what that really means. - MIT Technology Review

Seventy-two may not be a large number, but in quantum computing terms, it’s massive. This week Google unveiled Bristlecone, a new quantum computing …

Quantum Computing

We Still Don't Understand Why Time Only Flows Forward

Every moment that passes finds us traveling from the past to the present and into the future, with time always flowing in the same direction. At no point does it ever appear to either stand still or reverse; the “arrow of time” always points forwards for us. But if we look at the laws of physics — …

Physics

Liberals block opposition attempts to have security officials testify over Atwal affair

OTTAWA — The Liberals continued Thursday to work furiously to manage the fallout of the Jaspal Atwal affair, blocking attempts to have senior …

COMMENTARY: Trudeau’s disastrous India trip won’t be forgotten any time soon

No doubt Prime Minister Trudeau hoped his state visit to India would leave a lasting impression, but this debacle of a trip is certainly not what he …

Six things that have gone wrong (so far) on Justin Trudeau’s trip to India

It was all supposed to be so simple: Go to India, show off our Indo-Canadian cabinet ministers, sign a trade agreement or two and cap it all off by …

Is Donald Trump Jr. Overshadowing Justin Trudeau?

Donald Trump Jr.’s visit to India appears to have drawn attention away from the simultaneous trip made to the country by Canadian Prime Minister …

Justin Trudeau welcomed to India with 'polite displeasure' after row over Sikh nationalist sympathies

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was given a guarded welcome to India as a way of showing "polite displeasure" over his country's sympathies …

Trudeau's India mission mixes global business with local politics

Canadian firms want India's business, while the Liberals want Indo-Canadian votes<p>Former B.C. Premier Ujjal Dosanjh believes one thing has remained …

Accusations of Sikh separatist sympathizers in Liberal cabinet cast shadow over Trudeau’s India visit

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on his way to India, where he plans to spend the next week buttressing Canada’s cultural and economic ties …

Andrew Coyne: Well, there’s $950 million we didn’t need to spend

If you were to leave $950 million at the corner of Bloor and Yonge in downtown Toronto — in packets of twenties, it would create a pile roughly 1.45 …

Danielle Smith: Canadian climatologist wins a victory for common sense

Common sense won a victory this week when a court threw out a frivolous civil suit against global warming-skeptic and climatologist Tim Ball. It used …

Veterans say they are in ‘combat against our own government’

A group of Canadian veterans and their supporters is expected to show up on Parliament Hill on Thursday to protest what they call unfair treatment at …

You Said It: The Justin Trudeau Comedy Show

JUSTIN – FOR LAUGHS I believe Justin Trudeau when he says his “peoplekind” interruption was a stupid joke. Not as funny as his, “and the budget will …

Trudeau Is About to Walk Into Another Controversy in Asia

Canada’s Justin Trudeau is about to walk into another Asian controversy. The popular leader will arrive in India on Feb. 17 for a week-long trip that …

Rex Murphy: In pipeline wars, Trudeau stands as always with Paris, never Alberta

The clash between B.C. and Alberta goes a lot deeper than the current headlines. At least 10 or 20 years of ruthlessly organized, internationally …

BONOKOSKI: Evolving resume of PM Justin Trudeau

Embellishing one’s resume is never the smartest of moves. In many circles, even the slightest of exaggeration has been deemed such an egregious …

Philippines’ Duterte axes Canadian helicopter deal, admits he wanted them to ‘finish off’ rebels

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he is cancelling his country’s plans to buy 16 military helicopters from Canada now that the Trudeau …

Canada just lost the most jobs in nine years, with biggest drop on record in part-time work

It was payback time for Canada’s labor market in January, with the biggest monthly job loss since the last recession — all part-time — as employers …

Canada selling weapons to Philippines despite human rights concerns

When Justin Trudeau met Rodrigo Duterte in Manila late last year, he didn’t hesitate to criticize rampant human rights abuses by the Philippine …

BONOKOSKI: Influential American eyes dimming on Trudeau liberalism

While our prime minister continued in the United States Thursday with his NAFTA love tour, this time in the progressive commune of San Francisco, the …

Reality Check: Are the Liberals turning their back on veterans?

The relationship between veterans and the Canadian government is bad — that much is not new. However, a comment made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau …

381-point Dow surge disappears as bond jitters return

Wall Street's bond market headache won't go away. A 381-point surge on the Dow disappeared by Wednesday's closing bell as concerns about rising …

WALLACE: So now Kathleen Wynne is a trade warrior?

Kathleen Wynne threatened a trade war Wednesday against U.S. states that adopt Buy American policies. Wynne, in the U.S. talking with American …

These Charts Show Just How Bad the Selloff in Risk Assets Is

The bloodletting in global risk assets is getting worse. The S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are both down more than 5 percent …