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How to Make Cat Jungle Gyms and Playgrounds

Cat jungle gyms, playgrounds, and tree houses are expensive. Many people who would like to provide indoor play equipment for their cats cannot afford …

India and the Search for a Zika Virus Vaccine

By<p>Suryatapa Bhattacharya<p>Suryatapa Bhattacharya<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@SuryatapaB<p>Google+<p>Suryatapa.Bhattacharya@wsj.com<p>Indian biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech says it has come up with a template for an immunization against the Zika virus now spreading across the Americas. But Indian …

Microsoft faces test in Iowa; Obama calls for expanding computer science ed; FISA hearing looms

By Elise Viebeck<p>Elise Viebeck<p>Enterprise and investigations reporter focused on politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p><b>TODAY’S THE DAY IN IOWA:</b> Microsoft’s technology will be put to the test in Iowa Monday when it’s used to tally the results of the Iowa caucuses. “Both the Republican and Democratic parties in Iowa …

Iowa

This Is the Difference Between Science and Pseudoscience

It’s not immediately clear, to the layman, what the essential difference is between science and something masquerading as science: pseudoscience. The …

Pseudo-science

Obama wants $4B to help students learn computer science

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday he will ask Congress for billions of dollars to help students learn computer science skills …

How Oliver Sacks put a human face on the science of the mind

The world's most famous neurologist believed that every patient had a story worth hearing. Norman Doidge explores the legacy of Oliver Sacks, whose work and life remind us that humanity belongs at the heart of medicine<p>In February, 2015, neurologist Oliver Sacks – arguably the world's best-known …

Local students play mind games at JPL in National Science Bowl regional competition

Two words were frequently used by students to describe regional competition for the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl: "nerve-racking" and "fun."<p>On Saturday, more than 100 students from high schools throughout Southern California took part in the competition, which marked its 24th …

Why Are America’s Traffic Deaths Rising So Fast?

The NHTSA released the alarming traffic fatality figures for the first nine months of 2015, and it wasn’t good—traffic fatalities increased over …

What Time Is North Korea's Missile Launch?

Reports Reuters:<p>U.S. intelligence agencies believe North Korea could be ready for its next rocket launch by the time of the U.S. Super Bowl on …

Premier Christy Clark Pumps B.C.'s Economy In Ottawa

VICTORIA — Premier Christy Clark says British Columbia is Canada's only economic bright spot and she wants Ottawa to back mega-projects such as a …

Twitter suspends 125K accounts it says promoted ISIS terrorism

WASHINGTON -- Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other …

Home Delivery Services Across Canada For Beer, Food And More

We know winter has been mild across much of the country for the most part, but it’s mid-season now, and we’re already kind of tired of it. Sidewalks …

Jason Kenney's Twitter Handle Is NOT @JasonKenney. But @JasonKenney Is Cool About It.

For a long time now, Jason Kenney's name has put him closer to Canadian politics than most Americans.<p>That's because the Richmond, Va. resident shares …

2015 federal election cost taxpayers $443M, up 53% from 2011 election

The price tag for the 2015 federal election has come in at $443 million, up 53 per cent from the $290 million the 2011 election cost taxpayers, …

Hickey on hockey notes: Banner week for All-Star Game MVP Scott

It has been a good week for Canadiens farmhand John Scott. After being named the most valuable player in the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday in …

Sexism, cronyism claims hit B.C. First Nations health agency as it receives billions in funding

A letter describing “a culture of bullying, misogyny, sexualization of Aboriginal women, inequality and lateral violence” at a First Nations …

La valse des millions

<b>Chaque semaine apporte son lot de transactions sur la scène économique. Dans cette chronique hebdomadaire, nous nous proposons de scruter la valse</b> …

34 groupes auraient prêté allégeance à l'EI, selon Ban Ki-moon

Après avoir fait d'importants gains en Syrie face aux troupes d'Assad, les djihadistes de l'EI ont pris l'Irak d'assaut s'emparant d'importants pans …