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Comment on This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games by Booperkit

I agree somewhat. Also stating that it will be free ‘like Google’ is a bit silly too. People pay to access the Internet and for the hardware they use …

Emerging Technology

Smiths Falls, Ont., funeral business dissolves the dead, pours them into town sewers

Waterworks officials in a small town southwest of Ottawa are monitoring a funeral company that has become the first in Ontario to use an alkaline …

Canada

Having Other Teachers' Eyes Means Also Having Their Ideas

A lot of what's going on today in Marna Wolak's fifth-grade math class is pretty familiar. She's got her students gathered on the rug for a number talk, something she does often, trying to get them thinking about fractions.<p>But a lot of it is unfamiliar, too. The topic is new — dividing whole …

Teaching

Get Sucked Into Psychedelic Street Art Holes

This German street artist is basically making 'Portal' on the sides of buildings.<p>Street artist 1010 has yet to grow weary of traveling the world and covering it with his trippy sinkhole art. The work is identifiable by his signature portal murals on targeted urban surfaces. This time around, his …

Art

A catastrophic collision of human hunters and climate change killed off the Ice Age giants

Patagonia is littered with the bones of giants: sabre-toothed cats with huge, arcing cheek teeth, ground sloths that weighed as much as cars, bears …

Government will have to decide whether to invest into submarines or cut ships adrift: Navy commander

OTTAWA — The outgoing head of the navy says the government will have to decide soon whether to invest more money into Canada’s submarines so they can …

Can strong foresight orientation make a nation successful?

<b>Foresight on different terrains</b><p>Foresight understanding is critical to any company these days – wicked problems, disruption caused by ICT and a …

The Times calls for decriminalisation of all illegal drugs

Newspaper breaks new ground by declaring itself in favour of treating drug use and possession as a health issue rather than a crime<p>The Times has boldly gone where few newspapers - and very, very few politicians - have ever dared to go before by declaring itself in favour of legalising drugs in …

Crime

Scientists Develop 'Bionic Leaf' That Turns Sunlight Into Liquid Fuel

The days of drilling for oil are numbered.<p>Westend61 via Getty Images<p>Scientists at Harvard University have found a way to create liquid fuels using …

Harvard

Hikers on Caribbean island of Montserrat find ancient stone carvings

The petroglyphs – thought to be 1,000 to 1,500 years old – are the first known of in the British Overseas Territory: ‘They really add to Montserrat’s unique history’<p>Hikers out for a stroll on the Caribbean island of Montserrat have discovered ancient stone carvings that archaeologists believe could …

Caribbean

Toronto tycoon’s son who wrote novels about evil now accused of murder

A Canadian real estate tycoon's son who explored the darkest side of evil in his graphic novel is now accused of carrying out such an act.<p>Blake Leibel was charged this week with murder in the torture and mutilation of a girlfriend who had just given birth to their child. Deputies discovered the …

Crime

House to debate gender-neutral O Canada lyrics

The lyrics to O Canada will be a hot topic in Ottawa on Tuesday, even though the July 1 fireworks are still a month away.<p>The House of Commons is debating an effort by dying Liberal Mauril Belanger to render the national anthem gender-neutral, by replacing the line in the English version "in all thy …

Canada
Exoplanets

I Draw Thousands Of Tiny Dots To Create These Wild Illustrations

My name is Thiago Bianchini and I am an illustrator and graphic designer. Two years ago I started creating this series of illustrations using …

Alice in Wonderland’s hidden messages

Is Lewis Carroll’s tale really about sex, drugs, and colonialism? Some say yes. Others argue it’s about eating disorders or the Wars of the Roses. Hephzibah Anderson takes a look.<p>To fully experience what it means to vanish down a rabbit hole, just ask the internet about hidden messages in the book …

Literature

What is the Effect of Street Art on Real Estate Prices?

May 30, 2016<p>A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.<p>Marginalized at first, street art and graffiti …

The Power of Cautionary Questions: Neil Gaiman on Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ Why We Read, and How Speculative Storytelling Enlarges Our Humanity

“Ideas, written ideas, are special. They are the way we transmit our stories … from one generation to the next. If we lose them, we lose our shared history. We lose much of what makes us human.”<p><i>“The important thing,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in contemplating the cultural role of speculative fiction …

How Akira sent shockwaves through pop culture and changed it

Ask anyone – Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 film <i>Akira</i> is largely considered the most important animation of all time. OF ALL TIME, Kanye West will tell you. It served as a visual ammo for his video for “Stronger”, some of its signature graphics recreated exactly as they appeared in the film.<p>One of <i>Akira</i>’s …

Anime

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This man was estranged from his father all his life, and then he ran off with his inheritance.<p>4:01 p.m. March 31, 2018<p>This father that is worried his …

Mergers & Acquisitions

Is The $1 Billion Project To Plant A Wall Of Trees Across Africa A Good Idea?

The Great Green Wall of Africa is one of the most ambitious environmental and social projects in the world. But is the premise flawed?<p>As grand visions go, the Great Green Wall is up there with the grandest. It’s been called a new “world wonder,” highly “ambitious,” and one of Africa’s most …

DNA of ancient Phonecian could make us reconsider history of human migration

A rare genome has been identified in an ancient body pulled from a sarcophagus on a site near ancient Carthage, in a discovery which could throw new …

This 400-Year-Old Story Might Be The First-Ever Sci-Fi Book

Science fiction is a vast expanse. It covers powerful spells, man-made monsters, jaunts through space, and pessimistic speculations about the future ahead. It’s a tradition with a rich history, full of authors who’ve accurately and imaginatively predicted new technologies and the roles they’ve …

Books

Ancient Dragon Routes to become Serbia’s new cultural trail for travellers

Long before Game of Thrones, Serbia’s rich tradition of medieval folk tales and epic poems revolved around dragons. Thanks to a project called the Cluster of Cultural Routes, this fascinating heritage will finally become the basis of a tourist trail that will link major historic sites around the …

European Travel

It's Mental Health Awareness Month. Here's Why It's So Hard to Get Proper Care | Inc.com

I first met Alan Motter last year when he interviewed me for the Introvert/Extrovert Podcast. In the subsequent months, I've spoken with Alan several times about mental strength and our mutual backgrounds in psychology.<p>Alan, who has a master's degree in developmental psychology, contacted me last …

Mental Health

Work from 1616 is 'the first ever science fiction novel'

A 400-year-old story about a man who journeys to a mysterious royal wedding is “the first science fiction novel”, long predating Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and other, later writers considered pioneers, according to the award-winning writer John Crowley. In his opinion, the genre starts with Johann …

Science Fiction

A grizzly-polar bear hybrid might be on the rise in Canada

Last week, when Didji Ishalook drew a bead on a odd-looking bear walking over the still snow-covered ground near his home in a remote part of northern Canada, he knew it would be an important moment.<p>In the small hamlet of Arviat, as in much of the Arctic territory of Nunavut, hunting is an …

Wildlife

It ‘wasn’t a fluke’: Canadians have yet to grasp ’amazing’ work that saved Fort McMurray, Trudeau says

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Justin Trudeau says Canadians have yet to grasp the scope of what happened in Fort McMurray and the lengths firefighters went …

Canada Has A Novel Compromise For Those Parents Who Are Against Vaccinations

Canadian legislators are pushing a novel way to hopefully convince anti-vaxxers to change their minds. Under a new law being considered in Ontario, parents wishing to opt-out of the province’s publicly funded vaccination program would have to take a health course on vaccinations first.<p>It’s called …

10 Great Japanese Animated Movies That Use Unique Animation Styles

Japanese animation has a long and storied history. Decades of tradition in such aspects as narrative structure, technique , music and animated …