Lawrence Lemay

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Can't believe your eyes? Scientists build tiny invisibility cloak

Scientists might be a step – a teeny tiny step – closer to developing that Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak of your dreams. Researchers at UC Berkeley have created a thin metamaterial that can conform to irregularly shaped objects and render them invisible in certain wavelengths of light.<p>For …

Engineering

RCMP confirm human remains found in Amber Alert case in southern Alberta

RCMP find the body of two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette<p>BLAIRMORE, Alta. — A candlelight vigil meant to lend hope and support in the search for a …

‘King of cocaine’ Pablo Escobar used to cheat at Monopoly, son says

As the child of one of the wealthiest drug lords in history, Juan Pablo Escobar explained that he had a “normal family relationship” with his father …

South America

Why it’s time to abolish the small-business tax rate

<i>Allan Lanthier is a retired senior partner at Ernst & Young LLP and former chair of the Canadian Tax Foundation.</i><p>Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau suggested recently that while small businesses should indeed be paying a lower corporate tax rate, the rules should be tweaked to ensure that wealthier …

Iraqi couple allege Alan Kurdi’s father was captain of capsized boat

The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach is denying allegations that he was the captain of the vessel that capsized killing at least 12 people, including his family.<p>An Iraqi couple who lost two of their three children in the tragedy have alleged that after …

China's smartphone brands go downmarket

The race to the bottom has begun in Chinese smartphones.<p>When a Lenovo unit head tells the Wall Street Journal, “You can use someone else’s model to …