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The Latest: Facebook CEO to testify in the Senate, too

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's privacy scandal (all times local):<p>8:35 p.m.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to testify in a second congressional hearing next week, this time in the Senate.<p>Zuckerberg will appear at a rare joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees …

Social Media

New map lets Canadians see just how hot hometowns could get this century

An ambitious new mapping project gives Canadians a chance to peer into the near future and visualize just how hot a warming climate could make their …

Climate Change

Metro Vancouver housing sales slump 30% in March

By <b>ThinkPol Staff</b><p>Home sales slumped 30 percent last month in Metro Vancouver as BC budget measures aimed at making housing affordable began to cool …

Canadian Real Estate

The Top 10 Most Amazing Libraries in the World

Libraries have always had something special about them, something different and attractive, a charm of their own that continues to enchant us even …

Libraries

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …

Weather

Canada Revenue Agency tweaks tax return process — here’s what to know

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced Monday that it is changing the way thousands of citizens will file their tax and benefit returns this …

Canada

As a Photographer, These are 13 Free Apps I Wouldn't Leave the House Without

If you're a new photographer, let me let you in on a little secret...There are hundreds of photography apps available for iOS and Android devices …

Apps

Hunter Office Architecture uses Hindu "science of architecture" to arrange British Columbia house

Canadian firm Hunter Office Architecture has built a stilted concrete house with ample glazing, which has a layout influenced by a traditional Hindu …

Architecture

Here's why you should never charge your phone in your car

Whether you're on a long road trip or stuck in traffic during a daily commute, a low iPhone battery could spell disaster for the bored driver. At first, it may seem harmless to plug your phone into your car's USB port. But unless you're desperate, charging your iPhone during your commute might be a …

Electric Vehicles

Amazon’s HQ2 may increase rent in 15 cities

A new Apartment List study examines how HQ2 might impact rental costs in metros contending for Amazon’s second home<p>As cities scramble to complete their bids for Amazon’s HQ2, which are due today, mayors and state leaders from around the country have been doing seemingly everything they can to land …

Vancouver's polarizing Cube House on market for $14 million

A cube-shaped house on Vancouver’s Golden Mile that drew mixed reviews while it was being built is hitting the market Friday with an asking price of …

Why Mexico City Is Your Easiest, Cheapest, and Tastiest Summer Trip

“Cities of the Year” can be a drag. Of course you want to throw yourself into the mix and nab your best #wanderlust selfie, but traveling to …

Mexico

The 50 best travel websites

The experts:<p><i>Mark Hodson founded 101holidays.co.uk, and 101honeymoons.co.uk</i><p><i>Abigail King is a travel writer and blogger, insidethetravellab.com</i><p><i>Srin</i> …

Canada Is the G-7’s Surprise Growth Leader, For Now

Almost out of nowhere, Canada has become one of the fastest growing economies in the developed world.<p>The oil-producing nation, which struggled …

Central Banks

The world’s largest alien-finding telescope is now open to visitors in China

The world’s largest filled-aperture radio telescope can now be visited by tourists for the first time. The Five hundred metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), located in southwestern China in Guizhou province, was designed primarily to search for radio waves from galaxies and stars, and …

Telescopes

Millennials Changing Their Tune on Home Buying?

The narrative has long been that Millennials are breaking from their parents’ generation when it comes to housing, often preferring to rent or even live with their parents due to factors such as student loan debt and the job market. But, that trend could be changing. LendingTree CEO Doug Lebda …

Flow of lawsuits continues at Trump tower in Vancouver

The long delayed Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver officially launched in late February but that has not stopped the flow of lawsuits …

NASA’s Twins Study: Preliminary Findings Hint At Unexpected Changes In Gene Expression And Chromosome Length

Last year, NASA concluded an unprecedented study aimed at examining the effect of the microgravity environment of space. While the final results of …

Weathered Steel Clads a $4.7M Home Near London’s Kew Gardens - Dwell

The four-bedroom residence, set behind the remaining facade of a Victorian stable, is comprised of two steel structures connected by a glass-enclosed courtyard. "Transforming a brownfield site in a conservation area was not without its difficulties," says director Stuart Piercy of Piercy&Company. …

Architecture

Hong Kong: Twenty years later

<b>This year marks the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover from the UK to China. The BBC's Helier Cheung, who sang in the handover ceremony, shares her personal reflections on the last two decades.</b><p>As a child, you don't always appreciate when you're witnessing history.<p>On 1 July 1997, I was part of …

Hong Kong

The U.S.' priciest house for sale is a Bel-Air mansion that includes 7 staffers and a helicopter

Los Angeles has just reached new heights in over-the-top real estate opulence.<p>The city now boasts the most expensive home for sale in the country: a newly built Bel-Air mega-mansion listed Wednesday at a quarter billion dollars.<p>It has all the hallmarks of a Big Deal house: 38,000 square feet spread …

Vancouver tax pushes Chinese to Seattle - Business

Just a few days after Vancouver announced a tax on foreign property investors, Seattle real estate broker Lili Shang received a WeChat message from a …

Canadian government introduces first national carbon price

The Canadian government has approved a nationwide carbon price with most of the provinces. Only Saskatchewan and Manitoba did not agree, citing …

Canada

9 hidden costs that come with buying a home

If you're planning to buy a house in the near future, you're probably getting your credit in order, scouting out your favorite neighborhoods, and saving up for a 20% down payment.<p>But the down payment and the mortgage aren't the only costs to prepare for when purchasing a new home.<p>There are a …

Real Estate

10 Things To Do And See In Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is easily one of my favourite cities to visit, not just in Europe, but right across the world! There’s just so much to see and do here, not …

Luggage

Hong Kong Residential Prices Forecasted to Rise 5 Percent in 2017

According to JLL's Year-end <i>Hong Kong Residential and Land Market Review 2016</i>, notwithstanding the latest stamp duty measure, residential prices are …

Why Our First Alien Encounter Could Happen Soon

We could discover life on the nearest Earth-like planets within the next ten years.<p>It’s one of the great questions of our age: Are we alone in the universe? A long line of films—from <i>Contact</i> to <i>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</i> to the latest entry, <i>Arrival</i>—have explored whether intelligent life is …

NASA Probe Snaps Stunning New Pics of Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA's Dawn probe is snapping stunning new views of the dwarf planet Ceres as the spacecraft pushes ever higher above the small world.<p>In one image, …