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Google starts certificate program to fill empty IT jobs

There are 150,000 open IT jobs in the U.S., and Google wants to make it easier to fill them. Today the company is announcing a certificate program on …

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Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative | Inc.com

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

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This $40 million robotic 'plantscraper' will feed over 5,000 people per year

By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people.<p>A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is proposing that cities consider building what it calls …

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Female traders may be the key to heading off stock market crashes

While the scenes depicted in the film <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> might be extreme, they do reflect a truth: that the world of finance is overwhelmingly male. It is this male-dominant culture, fueled by testosterone, that has been blamed by regulators, academics, and the popular press for instability …

What’s the difference between a hipster beard and a hippie beard?

<b>The question</b><p>What's the difference between a hipster beard and a hippie beard?<p><b>The answer</b><p>Interesting, isn't it, how close those words are etymologically and yet what vastly different aesthetics they represent? They both derive from hip, African-American slang of the early 20th century to refer to a …

Expectations build for Canada at Paris's now-or-never climate summit

Canada’s new government has raised expectations by simply not being the Conservatives. With these high stakes, will Justin Trudeau deliver real …

How UNHCR’s refugee resettlement process works

Maclean’s explains the five-step resettlement process that refugees typically go through to get to Canada<p>Can Canada possibly bring in 25,000 refugees …

Middle East

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Middle East

The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

Political Activism

Absinthe Used to Be Malaria Medicine: The Secret Medical History of Cocktails

Créme de menthe settled rebellious stomachs and absinthe fended off malaria. This is the secret medical history of the speakeasy cocktails we've come to know and love.<p>"We don't create cocktails now to cure venereal diseases or to relieve gout, but there's that history there," says <b>Matthew Rowley</b>, …

Alcohol

The story behind 'alien megastructures' scientists may have found (but probably didn't)

This is a tricky story to write. The mysterious scientific observations it deals with could wind up being nothing, or they could amount to some new, interesting astrophysical phenomenon that gets its own little section in a planetary science textbook someday. But there's also the tiniest chance …

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Volkswagen has made a fool of its customers with emissions scandal

It's amazing what a little software can do – turn a portable phone into a computer, put a man on the moon, destroy the reputation of a German car company. Yes, all it took to send the Love Bug into the ditch was a few lines of code.<p>Volkswagen has been accused by the United States Environmental …

Missed the Globe debate? We watched for you.

Our in-house experts give you their key takeaways<p><i>The Globe and Mail</i>‘s national leaders debate packed a lot of claims, counterclaims, tut-tutting, and …

The 6 Cardinal Rules of Napping

Because midday sleep is more scientific than you think.<p><i>YourBest Year Ever continues! All throughout July, sleep specialist Janet Kennedy, PhD, will take a vested interest in your beauty rest.</i><p>A good nap can reboot a rough day, leaving you refreshed and better able to focus. But naps can also upset …

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