Michael Jedwabski

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Calgary capable of hosting Olympics, but further study needed: committee report

A slice of Calgary's underdeveloped inner city could morph into a neighbourhood for thousands of people should the city get the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, although a new tax might be necessary to fund the transformation, according to the committee investigating the feasibility of hosting the …

Canada

What the world would look like if all the ice melted

If the world keeps burning fossil fuels and releasing carbon emissions indefinitely, climate change will eventually melt all the ice at the poles and …

Elon Musk: "There will not be a steering wheel" in 20 years

Elon Musk predicted that within 10 years nearly all new cars made in the U.S. will be autonomous, and half of those will be fully electric vehicles. …

Elon Musk

American Airlines passenger details 'horrifying' flight next to masturbating seat-mate, says 'choose any other airline'

An American Airlines passenger is speaking out about a “horrifying” ordeal she experienced on a recent flight.<p>Chloe King, a social media manager from New York City, was en route to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France, when she awoke from a nap to learn that the man next to her had been …

American Airlines

‘Wizardhood’: Watch All 8 ‘Harry Potter’ Movies Condensed to a Single 90-Minute Film in This Fan-Made Supercut

Richard Linklater, eat your heart out.<p>If your first thought upon seeing Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” was that what the world really needs is a …

Harry Potter

How to make the perfect mashed potatoes, according to science

As food writer Jeffrey Steingarten says in <i>The Man Who Ate Everything</i>, “the potato is the most important vegetable in the world.” Over 10 billion bushels of potatoes are grown every year, and you can live for 167 days eating just potatoes, Steingarten says (you’d have to eat about 3 3/4 pounds per …

Mashed

Scientists discover elixir of youth – for mice – and begin tests on humans

Scientists in the US claim to have discovered a natural compound found in avocado, broccoli and cucumber that has “remarkable anti-ageing effects in …

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to motivate people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave …

Psychology

President Trump fills world leaders with fear: 'It's gone from funny to really scary'

Most of the world seems to agree a Donald Trump presidency is a disturbing possibility that would inflict unthinkable damage, Guardian reporters found<p>Dangerous, foolish, irrational, scary, terrifying, irresponsible, a clown, a disaster. These are just some of the words used to describe the prospect …

This company gave bonus checks up to $100,000 to every single employee

'Tis the season for giving — even into the six figures and even if it hurts.<p>Despite the worst oil slump in decades, Hilcorp Energy Co., one of the …

Alberta, the rest of Canada feels your pain

Alberta's pain is Canada's too. The whole country loses when a downdraft hits the province's economy, principally its fossil fuel sector.<p>Migration to the province has slowed or halted. Remittances have shrivelled from workers who migrated away from their families in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and …

NASA knows how to build the Death Star, but a real life BB-8 is physically impossible

NASA has figured out how it would be possible to construct the planet-evaporating Death Star and fan-favourite droid R2-D2 from Star Wars, but they …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens