Jamie MacDonald

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Why fresh water shortages will cause the next great global crisis

Last week drought in São Paulo was so bad, residents tried drilling through basement floors for groundwater. As reservoirs dry up across the world, a billion people have no access to safe drinking water. Rationing and a battle to control supplies will follow<p>Water is the driving force of all nature, …

Snorkeling

Stagnation city: Exploring Montreal's economic decline

The Montreal skyline is dotted with construction cranes as an unprecedented building boom continues to unfold in condo and office construction. On …

hi

This is a military grade pursuit robot, it is designed to chase hostiles and take them down. This robot is just a concept right now, but may be …

Why we love, why we cheat

Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic – love – and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She …

APIs

The real future of space exploration

In this passionate talk, legendary spacecraft designer Burt Rutan lambasts the US government-funded space program for stagnating and asks …

Space Exploration

UK scientists plan to grow lettuce on Mars

Photos of the lettuce are to be transmitted to Earth so the public and scientists would be able to watch the lettuce mature<p>A team of scientists have created a plan to grow lettuce on Mars, and it has been short-listed to be included in a future space flight to the red planet.<p>The project, being run …

How To Increase Productivity By Employee Happiness

Whether you are an entrepreneur managing a startup, or a corporate executive with thousands of employees, it’s hard to ignore the evidence of big value from happy employees. For example, the Harvard Business Review a while back included an analysis of hundreds of studies showing an average of 31% …

Is NASA Going To Let The Hubble Telescope Burn Up?

With no plans for future upgrades, the telescope faces a fiery end<p>Last month, six astronauts convened at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City to discuss the 2009 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. As it approached its 20th birthday, the telescope was in desperate need …

Space Exploration

A stray boat, high winds and technical glitches force NASA to postpone its Orion launch

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream<p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA stood poised to usher in a new era of exploration Thursday with the premier …

Former mayor Jean Doré on populists, power and 'the citizens house'

<i>Editor’s note: This article was first published on Nov. 25, 2014.</i><p>A photograph of Nelson Mandela’s visit to Montreal city hall in June 1990 is the …

Angela’s Assets

She may be the world’s most powerful woman, but German chancellor Angela Merkel has governed with the utmost caution—one of several contradictions that make her an enigma at home and abroad. After a year that forced Merkel into confrontations with Putin and Obama, Maureen Orth explores how a once …

New York Times

The Identity Crisis Under the Ink

Americans—particularly Millennials—are getting more tattoos than ever. Is a shifting, increasingly uncertain culture to blame?<p>Some weeks ago, during a bleary-eyed subway ride to work, I found myself staring at a young woman on the other side of the car. She wore business attire with a North Face …

5 Things to Know About the Ferguson Decision - Briefly - WSJ

1 We May Never Know the Reasons Behind the Grand Jury’s Decision Share on Twitter<p>Grand jury proceedings are typically shrouded in secrecy, largely to allow witnesses the opportunity to testify without fear of reprisal. But in a rare move, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch has …

Don Macpherson on Twitter: "(Repeating for a.m.) What the daycare-fee increase means for the rest of us. My @mtlgazette column. http://t.co/qtV8fCWl53 #qcpoli"

Kickstarter is going to the Moon in a new crowdfunded space mission

There's a new mission to the moon that's just getting off the ground in Britain, but it has a twist: You pay for it.<p>The British scientists behind the venture, called Lunar Mission One, want to raise a million dollars to send a robotic probe to the lunar South Pole, and they're relying on …

Astronomers Find Evidence Of Two Undiscovered Planets In Our Solar System

The possibility of a planet lurking in the outer reaches of the solar system has gained new ground, based on the orbits of recently discovered …

Universe

Philae Discovers Organic Molecules On A Comet

What it might mean for finding life beyond Earth<p>After 10 years of chasing down Comet 67P—and then landing on it—a robotic space mission has returned a tantalizing discovery: the rubber ducky-shaped rock is home to organic molecules of mysterious composition.<p>Last week, Europe's Rosetta mission …

Space

Girlguiding parity message to Westminster party leaders

Girl guides have written to leaders of political parties calling for support to be "part of the future that truly sees parity between men and women".<p>In a personal film, Girlguiding chief executive Julie Bentley said she wants to spread the message that girls "can do anything that they set their …

Girl Guides

How Farming Almost Destroyed Ancient Human Civilization

Roughly 9,000 years ago, humans had mastered farming to the point where food was plentiful. Populations boomed, and people began moving into large …

House prices per minute map - Montreal

For the story explaining this map, please click here.<p>MONTREAL<p><b>This interactive map requires the Google Earth plug-in, and the use of a desktop or</b> …

What’s happening in Montreal: Holiday shopping, wedding dress exhibition, Porto tasting

There’s no time better than the present to start your holiday shopping. This week it’s all about scoring the best deal while getting into the holiday …

NHL Power Rankings: Red-hot Habs getting it done against top teams - NHL - CBSSports.com

The Montreal Canadiens are currently the hottest team in the NHL. It's basically their second go-around this year with that distinction and like last …

Letters: Quebec needs to change for Montreal to flourish

Re: “Montreal’s economic woes a reflection of conflicting ambitions” (Peter Hadekel, Nov. 13)<p>In his article, Peter Hadekel confirms what most of us …

Montrealers make big pitches that don’t require big government

MONTREAL—How do you construct a dedicated bicycle highway in a city where much of the existing infrastructure seems to be crumbling or closed for …

Living in: Montreal

Home to friendly locals and a thriving nightlife, this Canadian metropolis is surprisingly affordable and only a short drive from the great outdoors.<p>With a minimum drinking age of 18 and a nonstop nightlife traditionally capped off with a 3am poutine stop, Montreal doesn’t shy away from being “the …

Canada
Books

Why We Need a National Food Policy

<i>On November 7, 2014, UCS food and environment program director Ricardo Salvador joined prominent food thinkers Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, and</i> …

31 Mind-Blowing Examples of Brilliant Packaging Design

Packaging: It's a necessary evil. So it may as well be clever.