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Stephen Hawking 'predicted end of world' days before he died

Professor Stephen Hawking's ashes will be interred close to the remains of another of Britain's greatest physicists, Sir Isaac Newton, in Westminster …

Why Lithium Is About To Replace Oil

Would you be interested in buying a commodity that will become the basis for the global economy for the second half of the 21st century?<p>How about a …

Don't Lie, You Looked At The Eclipse Just Like Donald Trump Did

Yes, he did sneak a peek without his protective glasses.<p>President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were among the Americans to check out the total eclipse on Monday.<p>The Trumps, along with their son Barron, watched the eclipse from the Truman Balcony at the White House.<p>Trump briefly stole a …

Before you make an emotional decision, ask yourself these four questions

The average person makes about 35,000 decisions every day—from choosing an outfit to deciding which seat to take at a meeting. In fact, we make 200 judgments each day about food alone.<p>But research shows that all that decision making can be mentally and physically draining. Although the idea of …

Carrie Fisher had wrapped 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' prior to death

Carrie Fisher's legacy will live on in the next “Star Wars” movie — which has already wrapped shooting and is now in post-production, according to reports.<p>Sources told Variety that the actress had already finished all her work on “Episode VIII” before her death Tuesday.<p>The film is slated to be …

Oversimplification Keeps Wealth Inequality In Place

Friday was seen as good news for employment. Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 271,000 jobs in October. Unemployment dropped to 5 percent. Excellent, right?<p>Certainly, until you begin to dig into the numbers. What is good on the average is bad for many. The seasonally-adjusted unemployment …

Taxes

Expect more rich bidding wars for $1-million Toronto homes

Toronto home prices surge<p>Home sales and prices are surging across the Toronto region.<p>Sales hit a September record last month, up 2.5 per cent from a year earlier, to reach 8,200, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board today.<p>The average price climbed 9.2 per cent from a year earlier to $627,395. …

NASA Discovers ‘Earth 2.0’ Planet Kepler 452B

Planetary Habitability

Nano-Sized Synthetic Coral Could Suck Up Ocean's Pollutants

Absorbing more heavy metal than Scandinavia<p>Corals are great at absorbing toxic heavy metals, which is one of the many reasons they are dying off. Now researchers have created synthetic corals that use these same properties to soak up the pollutants instead.<p>Industrial and manufacturing processes …

Kepler mission discovers Earth’s ‘older, bigger cousin’ that may be most promising ‘Goldilocks’ planet yet

Inching ahead on their quest for what they call Earth 2.0, astronomers from NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft announced Thursday that they had …

OPINION: Saving Wildlife From the Specter of Trade

Changing Planet<p>Elephants, rhinos, and other wildlife across the globe are being slaughtered for their tusks, horns, pelts, and bones with no end in sight.<p>Last week, the battle lines for an offensive were drawn. At a conference in Cape Town, South Africa, experts from around the world gathered to …

SIU called in after 6 shot, 4 arrested in northwest Toronto

Six people have been shot, four people have been arrested and Ontario's police watchdog has been called in after two connected shooting incidents in …