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Toronto and Vancouver battle to house yuan trade

Two Canadian cities are vying to become North America's primary centre for trading the Chinese yuan, an effort that has received federal backing amid a broader desire by Ottawa to strengthen ties with Beijing.<p>Leaders in banking, government and economic development in Toronto and Vancouver are …

Stocks are far less risky than you think

Most people try to reduce risk in their investment portfolio by seeking safe havens like bonds, or by moving money out of the parts of the market …

Investing

Canada’s biggest gold miners wrote off $18.76-billion in 2013

The numbers speak for themselves. Over the course of 2013, Canada's five biggest gold miners wrote off $18.76-billion.<p>These follow major 2012 writedowns, including Barrick's $4.2-billion impairment charge, and Kinross's $3.2-billion writeoff.<p>And there's more to come this year. Yamana Gold, which …

In Korea, they punish banks for ID theft

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — In the U.S. and many other developed economies, the hacking of customer information isn’t all that uncommon. And (in the …

Los Angeles

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Amazing Night Vision Cam Captures Full Color HD Instead of the Classic Green

When we say ‘night vision’ camera, what sort of image does that bring to mind? Probably something green, or maybe grey if you’re into IR, but …

Will It Beard: Fun Photo Series of Random Household Items Stuck in a Man’s Beard

Here’s something that’ll help you start off the week with a grin (or a grimace, if you harbor an aversion to beards). <i>Will it Beard</i> is a fun photo …

Interview: Chris Burkard

Photography is among the most competitive creative fields. With the advent of accessible digital SLR cameras and numerous social sharing outlets, it's harder than ever to wade through what's good to find what's great. Based in a small town on the central California coast near his childhood home, …

How to Use $30 Dimmable LED Bulbs to get Into Studio Still Life Photography for Cheap

If you’re just getting into studio photography, trying to figure out how to light, shoot and set up your shots can be both frustrating and expensive. …

Organizing Images in Lightroom 5

Lightroom

Dubai: Stunning Aerial Perspective of the Growing Metropolis

Karim Nafatni is able to infuse even more power to the glowing lights of lively Dubai in his striking series of cityscapes. The Dubai-based …

Daniel Mullen Creates Realistic Architecture With Spatial Awareness

Using paint, paper tape, pencil and blank canvas, artist Daniel Mullen creates images that examines with space and its representation through …

Milk

Beautiful Upside Down Gardens Suspended From the Ceiling

Rebecca Louise Law is known for her breathtaking installations that consist of thousands of hanging flowers suspended overhead. Last February, she was commissioned by London's Garden Museum to create a temporary, site-specific work for their <i>Floriculture: Flowers, Love and Money</i> exhibition. 3,500 …

Egyptian Desert Sand Spiral Spans Distance And Time

In the eastern Sahara desert bordering the Red Sea stands <i>Desert Breath</i>, a stunning land-art project comprised of perfectly-formed cones and a glistening pool of water. Nestled between the hills on the Egyptian desert floor, this site-specific installation was the work of D.A.ST. Arteam, made up of …

Art

Colorful Watercolor Paintings of Radiant Trees in Nature

Ukraine-based artist Anna Armona creates colorful water paintings of various natural landscapes throughout the seasons. Her collection of diverse, one-of-a-kind paintings capture both the beauty and magic of earthy settings. Whether she is depicting the barren trees in the depths of a forest or …

Hypnotizing Geometric Paintings Inspired by Sacred Mandalas

These kaleidoscopic arrangements explore ideas of visual pleasure through a hypnotizing array of colors and textures that spiral towards a central point. Created by New York-based artist Amy Cheng, the complex oil (and sometimes wax) on paper compositions are loosely based off of the concept of the …

Thousands of Swimming Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals

American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has spent decades studying and researching marine biology in order to educate the world about the protection and conservation of ocean life. Since 1994, Aburto has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican …

How to Cook Lobster Mexican-Style, According to Chef Shannon Bard

Chef Shannon Bard from Zapoteca in Portland, ME, brings together Mexico and Maine in lobster tacos.<p>We never say no to lobster, pretty much as a rule, but when we heard about <b>Chef Shannon Bard</b> from Zapoteca restaurant in Portland, Maine, and her <b>chipotle chile lobster tacos</b>, the combination gave us …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

Microsoft needs to admit the Xbox One Kinect is a peripheral, not a pack-in

The Xbox One is $100 more expensive than the PlayStation 4, and Sony's less expensive system is showing off its power with a series of third-party games that perform better on the PlayStation 4 than the Xbox One.<p>What you're given for this extra money, outside of lower graphical performance, is a …

Baftas 2014: 10 things we learned

Stephen Fry has got gummy<p>Maybe it's that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have ruined us for everyone else. Maybe it was because the broadcast didn't start until after the watershed, so we'd expected more bite. But Stephen Fry calling Emma Thompson "a ghastly piece of stinking offal" and describing Captain …

Ikea Upgrade: The SemiHandmade Kitchen Remodel

LA creative director and designer Sarah Sherman Samuel and her husband, Rupert Samuel, thought nothing of tearing out the cabinets in their LA …

First Week in Sochi: Photos Captured by Your Shot Members

Photos from the first week in Sochi by National Geographic's Your Shot users.<p>The Winter Olympics are finally in full swing. Athletes are knee-deep in competition, local hotels have ironed out the kinks, and the media have turned their attention to the warm weather.<p>Temperatures this week were above …

Emma Watson fell ill on Noah set after Darren Aronofsky banned bottled water

Harry Potter star Emma Watson fell ill on the set of Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic Noah after the director refused to allow bottled water on set, it has been revealed.<p>Watson, who plays Noah's adopted daughter Ila in the big budget fantasy, said the Black Swan director banned plastic bottles in …

Telus Refurbs: 16GB iPhone 5s for $550 and iPhone 5c for $450 Outright

Telus Certified Pre-Owned iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models are now available, specifically 16GB models. These phones are essentially lightly-used …

Thanks to Netflix and House of Cards, 'Super binger' is Now a Thing

House of Cards

Watching the Sochi Olympics on iPhone Could Hurt Your Wallet

Canadians’ interest in the Sochi Olympics is good for telcos, but it may hurt customers’ pockets, the <i>Calgary Herald</i> reports. According to CBC’s data …

Asteroid makes flyby past Earth

An asteroid estimated to be the size of three football fields whizzed close to Earth on Monday, roughly a year after one exploded over Russia and …

How to Play Nintendo ROMs on iPhone or iPad, No Jailbreak Required

Are you looking for some nostalgia on your iPhone? iOS developer Conrad Kramer (you may recall he discovered the iPhone camera’s panorama mode within …