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McGill University

The Secretary-General had a message for the Montreal crowd today early on in his speech:

Science News' favorite books of 2015

This biography of Alexander von Humboldt explores how the 19th century German naturalist’s expeditions helped lay the groundwork for our modern …

11 Life-Changing Books To Help You Build Better Habits

When you woke up this morning, what did you do first?Did you hop in the shower, check your email or grab a doughnut from the kitchen counter?Did you …

The 20 best jobs in healthcare

U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2016 Best Jobs rankings and positions in healthcare dominated the list, earning nine of the top 10 spots. U.S. News determined the best occupations in the country by comparing median salary, employment rate, growth, job prospects, stress level, and …

Employment

Top 10: Things to Do in Hokkaido, Japan

Hokkaido is often considered by the Japanese to be the country’s last frontier. Unlike Japan’s other islands, it is a place of expansive vistas and untouched wilderness. While it’s the second largest of Japan’s islands, less than 5 percent of the population lives there, including most of the …

10 Things Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day. And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

Lifetime Learners Should Try These Time-Tested Techniques

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

Self-improvement

Gene Wars: Targeted Mutations Will Spawn Unique Dangers, And Soon

In 2012, scientists discovered a cheap and easy way of editing genes that determine the biological features of all living things, including humans. The method is called Crispr-Cas9, and it exploits the defenses that bacteria have evolved against viral invaders to add or subtract material from an …

Is Lander’s revisionist CRISPR history sexist?

Explosive disagreements over the origins of CRISPR, the leading methodology for editing genes, were inevitable. CRISPR has given scientists (and …

Genetics

Alzheimer’s can be transmitted from one person to another, new evidence suggests

The controversial theory that the “seeds” of Alzheimer’s disease may have been transmitted between patients during surgical procedures involving the …

30 Websites That Will Pay You for Things You Already Do

Kalen Bruce<p>Military, Writer Read full profile<p>You may not be interested in investing 40 hours a week into getting rich online, but you can still make …

Personal Finance

15 Websites You Should Know To Make Your Life Easier

Does it ever feel like the things you want to accomplish always end up on the back burner? If the answer to that question is “yes,” you’re not alone. …

Motivation

18 essential phrases for understanding life in Japan

1. Kawaii (Ka-wa-eeee)<p><i>“Cute”</i><p>In Japan, <i>kawaii</i> is a life force unto itself, permeating and sustaining all things in delicate harmony. Cuteness is so …

Alberta leads Canada in extreme weather loss claims

It seems Mother Nature has a thing for Alberta when it comes to severe weather.<p>The Insurance Bureau of Canada says 62 per cent of all insurance losses from natural catastrophes in the country last year were there.<p>The trend is hitting the industry and policy holders right in the wallet.<p>The bureau …

10 TED Talks to Make You a Better You

Discover a better you by listening to these 10 wise TED Talks, because when you know better you do better.<p>For something that's been around for only a few years, TED talks have quickly become an important medium for learning and inspiration. They help people in all kinds of pursuits with knowledge …

Bob McDonald on "Canadian Spacewalkers" on Novus TV

What makes Canada cool? Not what the New York Times thinks | The Star

Canada doesn’t need outside approval to know that it’s cool, but that hasn't stopped foreign publications raving about the Great White North.<p>Earlier …

Vancouver’s top 10 locations on Instagram

Tourism Vancouver’s “insider” blog, InsideVancouver.ca, has compiled the top 10 most Instagram-friendly locations in the city.<p>For locals, some of the …

Our Brain's Memory Capacity Is 10 Times Larger Than We Thought

Turns out our brains can store a petabyte of information – basically the whole Internet.<p>The human brain's memory capacity may be as much as 10 times …

The Brain

North Korea's Latest Tourist Attraction: Hangover-Free Alcohol

Today in Most Excellent Propaganda.<p>The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has won another great victory. Having successfully detonated a not-really-but-let's-go-with-it hydrogen bomb, the People's Republic has defeated another dark enemy: the hangover.<p>According to CNN, <i>The Pyongyang Times</i>—a …