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26 of the year's best movies no one saw

High praise, low box office

This Is the Only Canned Pumpkin You Should Ever Buy

By Julia Black<p>Yep, it's even better than homemade pumpkin purée.<p>Thanksgiving is around the corner, and you've got pumpkin pie on the mind. Maybe you're thinking to yourself, "Is there really such a thing as <i>good</i> canned pumpkin? Is the best canned pumpkin better than a lovingly-crafted homemade …

First 6 things to do with your Google Pixel 2 or 2 XL

Opening up the box and pulling out a new Pixel 2 or 2 XL is a wonderful feeling, no matter how many times you've done it or what phone you're …

Google Pixel

Good news: Bose makes a great sound bar you can actually afford

The name “Bose” is synonymous with two things: great sound and sky-high prices. The sky-high prices are well worth it if you want to truly be …

It’s the worst tax: Other countries are eliminating it and Canada should, too

While Canadian economic growth is still strong, business investment has been dropping rapidly for several years. It is now 18-per-cent lower than it …

Alzheimer's Could Actually Start Elsewhere in The Body And Not The Brain, Says Study

Incredibly important.<p>Alzheimer's disease is usually described as a degenerative neurological condition, one that is commonly associated with memory …

Concrn is a 911 alternative that helps people during mental health crises

Eighty percent of the calls the San Francisco Police Department receives are related to mental health, but the police are oftentimes not the best people to respond to those situations. That’s where non-profit startup Concrn comes in.<p>Concrn is a mobile app that enables people to help those …

Mental Health

Breast density is a risk women need to know about, cancer survivor group says | The Star

But there is no protocol in the province mandating that women be informed by the breast screening program about density that is below 75 per cent but …

Master Excel like the boss you are for less than $30

Microsoft's beloved WordArt feature of the 1990s helped your childhood self give homework assignments the ol' razzle-dazzle — all under the watchful …

Sweating blood: bizarre disorder baffles doctors

It was probably one of the most bizarre medical cases a team of Italian doctors had ever seen.<p>A 21-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with a …

Medicine

U.S. secretly tested carcinogen in Western Canada during the Cold War, researcher finds

The U.S. Army secretly dumped a carcinogen on unknowing Canadians in Winnipeg and Alberta during the Cold War in testing linked to weaponry involving …

New language and residency rules for Canadian citizenship kick in next week | The Star

Starting Oct. 11, permanent residents will be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship if they have lived in the country for three out of the …

It's official: Your old password is totally worthless

Old habits die hard, and old passwords die harder.<p>But if you ever needed extra motivation to forget that ancient password you've been reusing for …

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Equifax has been directing victims to a fake phishing site for weeks

In failing to correctly patch a known vulnerability and exposing the personal data of potentially 143 million Americans to hackers, Equifax made a …

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Roast Potatoes

A simple side of roasted potatoes seems like one of the easiest things to make, but it all depends on the technique. The appropriate seasonings and cook times can make all the difference between soggy, lackluster potatoes and crispy, second-helping-worthy ones. If you're in need of a little …

How Canada has been secretly giving asylum to gay people in Chechnya fleeing persecution

Canada has quietly brought in 22 people, with more to come, despite risks to Canada-Russia relations, John Ibbitson reports<p>For three months, the federal government has been secretly spiriting gay Chechen men from Russia to Canada, under a clandestine program unique in the world.<p>The evacuations, …

Province announces new housing and shelter guidelines for LGBTQ youth

The provincial government revealed new housing and shelter guidelines Friday it hopes will be a step forward in helping homeless and at-risk LGBTQ …

Utah police apologize after nurse arrested for refusing to draw blood from unconscious patient

A Utah nurse said she was scared to death when a police officer handcuffed and dragged her screaming from a hospital after she refused to allow a …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Making an older brain younger by manipulating a single gene

As we age, our brains lose plasticity, which is their ability to adapt to behavioral, physical, or environmental changes. This can have negative …

More Law Schools Begin Accepting GRE Test Results

Law schools, which have been plagued by a shortfall of students in recent years, are changing their admissions requirements.<p>Two top-ranked schools — Georgetown University Law Center and Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law — this week joined Harvard Law’s recent move to make it simpler to …

Hackers of the future could use malware stored in DNA to infect computers

Researchers from the University of Washington have figured out a way to take over a computer by encoding malicious software into physical strands of …

Chloe Grace Moretz Says Older Male Costar Fat-Shamed Her When She Was 15

Chloe Grace Moretz, in a recent interview for <i>Variety’</i>s Power of Young Hollywood issue, declined to name several former male co-stars who tried to put …

Change Your Password as Soon as You Read This

In all likelihood, your current jumbled password is easy to crack.<p>The official government guidelines for creating an unhackable password were established in 2003 by a man named Bill Burr. In an 8-page guide, he decreed that passwords should be made from strange mixes of capital and lowercase …

Cybersecurity

A Cochlear implant that talks to an iPhone

This week, the company behind the Cochlear implant announced a new version of its processor that connects wirelessly to an iPhone. That means …

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Canada

Emma Stone, Jake Gyllenhaal Eye Oscar Season with This Year’s T.I.F.F. Lineup

Will Emma Stone win her second statuette? Will Angelina Jolie earn more directing acclaim? Will Call Me by Your Name keep up its post-Sundance success? Let the speculation begin.<p>As usual, the lineup for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is stacked with a slew of Oscar hopefuls. There …

WhatsApp now allows you to share any file type

WhatsApp is adding a brand new feature in its latest update: the ability to share any file type.<p>WhatsApp previously supported only documents, photos, …

Airbnb host must pay $5,000 for canceling reservation based on race

An Airbnb host who canceled a woman's reservation because of her race has agreed to pay $5,000 in damages and take a course in Asian American studies, a state regulatory agency announced Thursday.<p>The host, Tami Barker, told the woman who reserved her Big Bear cabin for a ski vacation in February …

Civil Rights