James Wells

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Dodgers: A Yelich Trade Should Only Happen at the Right Price

The Marlins only remaining outfielder from last season wants out. Christian Yelich, whom Jeter hoped to use as a centerpiece for his rebuild, has …

Baseball

Trump Moves to End DACA and Calls on Congress to Act

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to the Obama-era program that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation, calling it an “amnesty-first approach” and urging Congress to pass a replacement before he begins phasing out its protections in six months.<p>As early as March, …

Immigration

A New Vaccine Could Make The Brain Immune to Heroin And Opioids, Scientists Say

The next best way to actually treat addiction?<p>Drug overdoses in the US are feared to have caused more than 60,000 deaths in 2016, but new vaccines …

Suddenly, big investors are betting this loonie rally has legs

It took the first Bank of Canada rate hike in seven years, but hedge funds are finally convinced that the loonie’s strength is here to stay.<p>Less than …

The economy can make or break a prime minister

Justin Trudeau's Liberals enjoy the political benefit of strong economic growth, reflected in the Bank of Canada's decision last week to raise interest rates. If things are this good in 2019, Andrew Scheer's Conservatives won't be able to use the economy as an election issue, leaving the Tories …

Genetically modified yeast mops up heavy metal pollution

Environmental scientists dream of eliminating pollution with natural resources, but that's tricky when it comes to heavy metals. Plants won't work for cleaning polluted water, and only some of them grow large enough to absorb those toxic materials. Researchers may have a relatively simple answer to …

A new generation of giant rockets is about to blast off

It’s been 44 years since the mighty Saturn V last thundered skyward from a launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The towering rocket, generating enough power to lift 269,000 pounds into orbit, had been the workhorse of the Apollo moon missions.<p>Later this year,<p>SpaceXplans to launch its most …

Quantum computers compete for “supremacy”

<b>This Oct. 26, 2016 photo provided by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research shows the new supercomputer named Cheyenne at the National Center for Atmospheric Research at the supercomputing center in Cheyenne, Wyo. (Carlye Calvin/ University Corporation for Atmospheric Research via …

Quantum Computing

North Korea’s ICBM launch a direct challenge to Donald Trump’s tough talk

By Anne Gearan and Emily Rauhala<p>BEIJING – North Korea’s latest test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile marks a direct challenge to …

North Korea

Is Getting Genetically Engineered a Human Right?

Paying For Cures<p>CRISPR, a gene editing tool, is at the heart of numerous new medical treatments and technologies. Some of the incredible uses of …

Review: British Museum presents: Hokusai can’t quite replicate an in-person experience

That cresting blue-and-white wave is Katsushika Hokusai's most recognized image. The foreground of the famous Japanese woodblock is full of tiny details, showing fisherman in their boats cowering beneath the animalistic surge of water. The background of <i>The Great Wave</i> – it's actual title is <i>Under the</i> …

Scientific research piracy site hit with $15 million fine

Sci-Hub site has been playing a game of domain Whac-a-Mole.<p>The operator of a searchable piracy site for scientific research papers has been ordered …

U.S. Federal Courts

Breakthrough algae strain produces twice as much biofuel

Scientists have been working since the 1970’s to transform algae into biofuel. Now a new breakthrough could make this alternative energy source a …

Canada launches visa program for hiring specialized foreign talent

Canadian technology companies are greeting a new federal blueprint for hiring foreign talent with open arms – and cautious optimism.<p>The Canadian government's global skills visa program – part of its Global Skills Strategy – officially opens for business June 12. The $7.8-million, 24-month pilot …

A group of Canadian teachers could decide the future of Chile's water supply | Meera Karunananthan

Currently in the throes of a freshwater crisis, Chile is facing the consequences of Pinochet-era policies that have left nearly all the country’s freshwater supplies and water-related services in the hands of multinational corporations. But the solution to this worsening crisis lies in the hands of …

Justin Trudeau deploys the politics of hype. Jeremy Corbyn offers politics of hope | Martin Lukacs

Canada’s PM is a counterfeit progressive who champions war-planes, pipelines and privatization – look across the pond for economic and environmental justice<p>Their depiction in the international media couldn’t be more different.<p>You know Justin Trudeau from the Buzzfeed photo-spread or the BBC viral …

Justin Trudeau

Is fusion energy humanity’s last hope?

<b>(Getty/Generalfmv)</b><p>Filmmaker Mila Aung-Thwin spent two years following around the scientists at the world’s largest fusion experiment<p>Keith A. Spencer<p>June 10, 2017 7:00pm (UTC)<p>For an energy source that has never been successfully harnessed, fusion has a remarkable grasp on our culture. The idea that …