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Marijuana plant growing in B.C. roundabout was legal: police

Vancouver police say a marijuana plant discovered growing in a city traffic circle was legal, unless someone had been watering it.<p>"The alleged …

Cannabis

This 'tediously accurate' map of the Solar System puts the space into space

In the words of Douglas Adams, space is big. How big? "Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." Peanuts indeed, but peanuts worth considering — especially …

Earth heading for 'mini ice age' within 15 years

Research has predicted a new solar 'Maunder minimum' in the 2030s<p>The earth is 15 years from a period of low solar activity similar to that last seen during the "mini ice-age" of the 17th century, when the Thames froze.<p>Solar researchers at the University of Northumbria have created a new model of …

Ancient bobcat buried like a human being

About 2000 years ago in what is today western Illinois, a group of Native Americans buried something unusual in a sacred place. In the outer edge of …

Anthropology

DNA from ancient skeleton shows ties to Native Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — An ancient skeleton found nearly 20 years ago in a river in Washington is related to Native Americans, says a DNA study that could …

Study Busts Narrative Of First Nations As Simple Hunter-Gatherers

VANCOUVER - The discovery of an expansive system of historic clam gardens along the Pacific Northwest coast is contributing to a growing body of work …

Canadian Forces brace for report on sexual misconduct in the ranks

An external investigation of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Forces will target military leadership for failing to better manage the problems of …

Craft Beer Is Annihilating The Hop Supply

Why that might be a good thing<p>Even the diviest bar’s tap list will tell you: The craft beer boom is upon us. In 2014, the U.S. was home to 3,200 craft breweries; this year, a new one will open every 16 hours. The trend is a boon for adventurous drinkers, but it’s stretching the hop supply …

Fly the bleep-bloop skies (ANA’s Star Wars-themed 787 Dreamliner)

You thought R2-D2 was a little rolling droid, didn’t you.<p>Well, think again. Today, timed to the opening of Celebration (and the first showing of the second trailer for the upcoming <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>), the official Star Wars convention, All Nippon Airways (ANA) unveiled its Star …

2015

<b>Honorable Mention</b> <br>2015 Skyscraper Competition<p><b>Gabriel Munoz Moreno</b> <br>United States<p>The constant change and growth of the human population that we are …

Skyscrapers

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

Canada leads in the race to create Quantum Valley

My grandfather was born in 1906. It was the year that Romanian inventor Traian Vuia flew a heavier-than-air monoplane with unassisted takeoff for the first time at Montesson in France.<p>As a child, I remember how my grandfather would sometimes look up at the sky, spotting a plane in flight, and tell …

Distortions, lies and omissions: The New York Times won’t tell you the real story behind Ukraine, Russian economic collapse

<b>(AP/Mark Lennihan/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>International papers will cover America’s role in the world honestly. Only our best paper willingly blinds itself<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>January 21, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>A note arrived a few days ago from one of my best informants in Europe. He had just met across a …

Russia

Namu, B.C. Is An Environmental Disaster Waiting To Happen: Activists

Once home to a buoyant fish processing industry, the abandoned coastal town of Namu, B.C. is now a ticking time bomb of pollution, according to an …

The dangerous mythology of vanishing explorers and tragically decimated Indians - OKT | Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP

I have always loved polar exploration stories. And my husband’s family, who are related to the famed Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton, …