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The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Staples Says 1.16 Million Credit Cards Compromised By Hackers

In October, Staples said it was looking into a potential security breach involving its point-of-sales systems. Now the results are in, and it’s ugly.<p><i>Bloomberg</i> reports that 1.16 million credit cards were compromised when hackers installed malware in the point-of-sales systems of 115 Staples …

Credit Cards

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …


Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis


World Cup 2014 to be most hi-tech football event ever

<b>Football is full of "what ifs".</b><p>What if the linesman had said that Geoff Hurst's second goal for England in the 1966 World Cup final hadn't actually crossed the line? Would West Germany have won instead, depriving England of its only trophy?<p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessBattery …

Rio De Janeiro

Heat vs. Spurs final score, NBA Finals 2014: San Antonio torches Miami, 110-95

Broken air conditioning at the AT&T Center created extreme conditions on the floor, and LeBron James had to leave the game with cramps. The Spurs took advantage with a 31-9 fourth-quarter run to win.<p>San Antonio took care of business on Thursday night, nabbing a win over the reigning champion Miami …