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Loonie could fall to 63 U.S. cents by end of 2019: Currency expert

One currency expert says there are “a lot of reasons” the Canadian dollar could drop to 63 cents against the greenback by the end of next year.<p>John …

Invisibilia: When Daydreaming Gets In The Way Of Real Life

<i>Welcome to</i> Invisibilia <i>Season 4! The NPR program and</i> podcast <i>explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior, and we here at Shots are joining in to probe the science of why we act the way we do. In Episode 5, they're investigating how it feels to live "in between," to be in two worlds at</i> …

Mental Health

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it

The researcher whose work is at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data analysis and political advertising uproar has revealed that his method worked much like the one Netflix uses to recommend movies.<p>In an email to me, Cambridge University scholar Aleksandr Kogan explained how his …

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

Stephen Hawking had pinned his hopes on 'M-theory' to fully explain the universe—here's what it is

Rumour has it that Albert Einstein spent his last few hours on Earth scribbling something on a piece of paper in a last attempt to formulate a theory …

Physics

It's official: Russia is targeting critical American infrastructure with 'malicious cyberattacks'

Russian cyber operatives are attacking critical American infrastructure such as energy grids, nuclear facilities, aviation systems, and water processing plants, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The report details numerous attempts, …

The next phase in the legalization of marijuana

BCBusiness + Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP<p>Burgeoning medical marijuana industry 'nothing short of a gold rush'<p>The impending legalization of cannabis …

5 Marijuana Stocks With the Highest Production Capacity

All five of these pot stocks should yield at least 140,000 kilograms of cannabis a year.<p>Curious what the buzz is about marijuana stocks? Look no …

This One-Pot Chicken Lemon Pasta Is a Weeknight Wonder

Quick, easy, delicious dinners: We all want them, we all need them. There are so many recipes online that promise to deliver on all three of these …

Cooking

Fancy licking the icing off these vulva cupcakes?

There are so many ways to celebrate our genitals in all their glory.<p>You can decorate your Christmas tree with vagina baubles, store your coins in a …

This city fights crime with gardening

The best tool to fight crime may be a lawnmower. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which shows that sprucing up vacant lots by doing as little as …

The Phone Charger of the Future Will Go Pew Pew

Having to plug your phone in every night probably bums you out. Near-field wireless chargers like the ones Samsung sells are cool, but short-range. …

Plastic straw makers brace for bans

Plastic straw manufacturers are bracing for big changes. The tide is turning against their product.<p>Cities and countries around the world are stepping up pressure on businesses and consumers to ditch the plastic drink accessory because of the pollution it causes. Research shows there will be more …

Pollution

Trudeau announces two-way investment deal with India worth $1 billion

1 / 2<p>Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group during a meeting in Mumbai<p>Canadian Prime …

"Intestine-chip" could help patients with diseases like Crohn's

Organ-on-a-Chip<p>Patients with debilitating gastrointestinal diseases like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome often have …

Scientists Have Found a New, Healthier Way to Cook Broccoli

But who has the time for this?<p>Lately, broccoli has been gaining a reputation as an excellent vegetable due to its high levels of a particularly …

Here's what will happen to the Tesla that SpaceX shot into space

Experts predict smooth sailing — and, ultimately, salvage.<p>The Tesla Roadster that rode SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket into space Tuesday afternoon seems poised to overshoot its mark, with company CEO Elon Musk tweeting a diagram showing that the car's current trajectory will take it beyond Mars and …

Roadsters

Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build.<p>The cohort is creating a union of concerned experts called the …

Social Media

The 50 Best Life-Improving Things for Less Than $10 on Amazon Prime

A perfect list for if you have anywhere between $9.99 and $500 handy.<p>Solutions abound on Amazon. Sure, there are obvious solutions like getting a …

Shopping

Physicists Just Found a New Way to Bend a Fundamental Rule of Light Waves

This is incredible.<p>One of the more well-known rules in physics is that light can only ever go one speed, so long as nothing stands in its way.<p>But new …

Cities are starting to put beet juice, beer waste, and pickle brine on icy winter roads to cut down on salt

While salt helps keep your tires and feet from slipping on icy, snow-covered pavement, it's bad for the environment.<p>More than 20 million tons of salt are dumped on icy roads throughout the US each year, according to T he Associated Press. The problem, many researchers say, is that after cities put …

Roads

Physicists Say They've Created a Device That Generates 'Negative Mass'

Say what?<p>Physicists have created what they say is the first device that's capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative …

Net neutrality is officially dead

Companies now control the internet, and there's no way to stop them.<p>The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to eliminate its power to …

Scientist edits his DNA to make himself a 'superhuman', live-streams video

Josiah Zayner said: "This is the first time in history that we are no longer slaves to our genetics."<p>What if someone told you that you can be a …

Johnson & Johnson wins California lawsuit claiming asbestos in talc caused cancer

(Reuters) - A California jury on Thursday ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the company's talc-based products including J&J's Baby Powder.<p>The Los Angeles Superior Court jury's verdict came in …

Johnson & Johnson

Scientists Find the Chemical That Suppresses Unwanted Thoughts in the Brain

When there's not enough of it, unwanted memories take over.<p>The brain does what it can to suppress unwanted thoughts, but we often end up wrestling …

Transparent Solar Cells Like This Could Deliver 40% of America's Power

Here's how they work.<p>Solar energy is off the charts. Not only is uptake skyrocketing, but solar is now the cheapest form of new energy in dozens of …

Clean Energy

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Found to Help Teeth Repair Themselves in Just 6 Weeks

We're so down for that!<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

Quantum Observation Can Make Energy Flow Against The Current, New Study Shows

This shouldn't be possible.<p>One of the most peculiar aspects of quantum theory is the observer effect, the idea that the very act of observing and …

Quantum Physics

This Overlooked Theory Could Be The Missing Piece That Explains How The EM Drive Works

What if it doesn't break the laws of physics?<p>Ever since the EM drive first made headlines, science lovers have puzzled over how the propulsion system …