Keri Gardner

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As Brexit Looms, Paris Tries a Business Makeover

PARIS — The phone rings a lot at Paris Region Entreprises, a one-stop shop for companies deciding whether to move employees to the City of Light. Typically, callers ask about visas and minutiae of employment law. But not long ago, an executive from Japan called with a stumper: Where, he asked, are …

Stouffville mayor has yet to apologize for CSI-style wall | The Star

Councillors say they have been waiting for an apology since day one.<p>“The staff is deserving of the apology,” said Ward 3 councillor Hugo Kroon.<p>“Staff …

Mathematicians Crack the Cursed Curve

A famously difficult mathematical problem resisted solution for over 40 years. Mathematicians have finally resolved it by following an intuition that …

Patreon is shifting processing fees from creators to supporters

On December 18th, Patreon will be changing how it handles service fees. Currently, Patreon takes five percent of whatever creators make on the site but because of various processing fees that also apply, creators actually lose seven to 15 percent of their earnings. So now, Patreon says it wants to …

Dropbox's CEO credits his success to a habit he's passed on to his executive team

When Drew Houston took a year off from MIT to start Accolade, an SAT tutoring company, it didn't take him long to realize that outside of the product side of things, he had no idea what he was doing.<p>Houston, who would go on to found Dropbox in 2007 and lead it to over $1 billion in annual revenue, …

The Easiest Way to Make Candied Nuts Is With Your Slow Cooker

Candied nuts are one of those things that are equal parts treat and snack, and are just at home in a bowl of ice cream as the are in a salad. Their …

Swedish courts convict 'online rapist' in landmark case

Swedish courts this week handed down a groundbreaking conviction of “online rape” against a man who preyed on children over the internet — which could, hopefully, help any future victims seeking recourse after similar crimes.<p>According to Broadly, the defendant was accused of victimizing 27 children …

Amazon is so good at keeping prices low, it’s changed how economists think about inflation

Beginning in 2012, the stuff Americans buy was supposed to get about 2% more expensive every year, according to inflation targets set by the Federal Reserve.<p>But that didn’t really happen. Despite the best efforts of the Fed, the maker of US monetary policy, inflation was well below 2% from 2013 to …

eCommerce

How the plough made the modern economy possible

<b>Imagine catastrophe. The end of civilisation. This complex, intricate modern world of ours is finished.</b><p>Don't worry about why. Maybe it was swine flu or nuclear war, killer robots or the zombie apocalypse.<p>And now imagine that you are one of the lucky few survivors. You have no phone - who would you …

Farming

A new version of Old Quebec is in the works — in China

Most tourists are content to take home a tiny bit of Quebec City — a souvenir from the Petit-Champlain shops or a selfie taken in front of the …

As Malaria Resists Treatment, Experts Warn of Global Crisis

BU GIA MAP, Vietnam — When Tran Viet Hung was a soldier patrolling these forested hills in southern Vietnam six years ago, he came down with a fever and chills. He tested positive for malaria and spent a few days recovering in a government clinic.<p>Now Mr. Hung, 37, shrugs off the incident as an …

Apple reportedly acquires AR startup Vrvana

The Montreal-based startup produced the Totem AR/VR headset, which never shipped.<p>Apple has acquired the Montreal-based startup Vrvana, according to …

Google voice recognition could transcribe doctor visits

Doctors work long hours, and a disturbingly large part of that is documenting patient visits -- one study indicates that they spend 6 hours of an 11-hour day making sure their records are up to snuff. But how do you streamline that work without hiring an army of note takers? Google Brain and …

Blockchain Makes the World Interested in Finance's Dullest Parts

Back-office technology upgrades aren’t so boring after all.<p>Am I too mean to the idea of closed trusted blockchains run by consortia of banks? Really this is a perfectly heartwarming story:<p>The prospect of blockchain technology remaking financial services just moved a step closer to reality after …

Facts won't always convince people you're right — a former NASA flight director explains how he learned to argue better in the wake of a disaster

<b>• Former NASA flight director Paul Hill said the space program was badly polarized in the wake of the 2003 Columbia disaster.</b><p><b>• He learned this firsthand as he investigated the causes of the fatal accident, which killed seven astronauts.</b><p><b>• Hill said appealing to data did little to restore trust</b> …

The oceans are coming for the world's cities — and we aren't ready, according to a new book

We build cities on the water.<p>Miami, New York, Tokyo, Mumbai, Lagos, Los Angeles — look anywhere in the world and humanity has decided that the places we want to congregate look out to sea. Close to 40% of the US population lives in coastal counties. Many of the most expensive and desirable …

AI can write surprisingly scary and creative horror stories

Writing and creativity may be traditionally thought of as the domain of humans, but AIs are making strides in this area. We've previously covered how the UK Press Association is handing off writing duties in newsrooms to robots, thanks to Google, and even how a robot wrote for Engadget. Now, …

Mary Shelley

What It’s Actually Like to Visit Chernobyl

Walking through the site of one of the world's worst industrial disasters.<p>“We get people who come on the tour dressed in biohazard suits,” says Andrii Kryshtal. “They remember. And they’re afraid. But they still want to see.”<p>I’m standing outside of a preschool, its weedy yard strewn with broken …

E=mc² became famous for all the wrong reasons

If a time traveler assassinated Albert Einstein before he figured out that E=mc², would we still have atomic weapons?<p><i>Note: Below is the script for the video, above. You may want to just watch the video instead. Oh, also, subscribe to</i> Popular Science <i>on YouTube.</i><p><b>President:</b> "Suppose I gave you a chance …

A One-Week Travel Itinerary for First-Time Visitors to Tokyo

The world-class city of Tokyo is one of the most exciting places to visit, with an endless list of things to see and do. From traditional Japanese …

A tale of Quebec’s cities

Montreal may not be home to Canada’s largest Jewish community — that honour goes to Toronto — but visit Quebec’s biggest city and you can’t fail to …

European Travel

What to Cook This Week

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Alison Roman has developed dozens of recipes for NYT Cooking and is the author of …

This DNA Kit Uses Genetics to Give You a Customized Skin Care Regimen

Everyone’s skin is different, and while common concerns like acne and aging are the top issues that skincare products aim to combat, what if there …

Skin Care

A 15,000-Mile Hiking Trail Just Opened in Canada

It’s been 25 years in the making, but Canada’s massive cross-country hiking trail, dubbed the Great Trail, has finally opened. Spanning nearly 15,000 …

The Week in Pictures: Sept. 22 - 29

Le Cirque Account Calls Trump-Hating Yelper a White Supremacist

After French fine dining stalwart <b>Le Cirque</b> hosted a GOP fundraising dinner with Donald Trump this week, several people took to Yelp to blast the restaurant and to encourage people to avoid it — a move that prompted the owner to call them “social media Nazi white supremacists.”<p>Four one-star Yelp …

Only Nebraskans Know The Runza

The origins of this Cornhusker State fast food favorite are not entirely clear, but the runza's supremacy is undeniable.<p>If you are trying to imagine …

The 7 Countries Anthony Bourdain Has Visited Most

Over the past 17 years, Anthony Bourdain has traveled to over 50 different countries while filming his four different TV shows (<i>A Cook’s Tour, No</i> …

Parts Unknown

Nobody Wants to Live in Ivanka Trump’s Old Apartment

Ivanka Trump isn’t just having a hard time selling clothing after her father’s presidential win: Her real-estate hustle is apparently suffering too.</i> …

Real Estate

These 3 Companies Will Make All of Your Shoe Nightmares Go Away

Looking for shoes can be a lot like a quest for romance: The right one can be hard to find.<p>From too-skinny heels to ill-fitting straps and insoles …

High Heels