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Canada's Pot Legalization To Run Afoul Of Global Treaties, Trudeau Warned

OTTAWA — The Liberal government will have to do substantial work on the international stage before it can follow through on Prime Minister Justin …

Climate sceptic Maurice Newman says world leaders embracing junk science

Tony Abbott’s former business advisory council chairman, Maurice Newman, has criticised Malcolm Turnbull and Barack Obama for prioritising “collectivist visions” over “private choice” in relation to climate change.<p>Newman, who was not reappointed to the council by the Turnbull government, has …

Climate

Prominent scientists sign declaration that animals have conscious awareness, just like us

An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for …

Consciousness

THE A=432 Hz FREQUENCY: DNA TUNING & THE BASTARDIZATION OF MUSIC

The A = 432 Hz Frequency:DNA Tuning and the Bastardization of Music<b>By Brendan D. Murphy</b><b>(Copyright 2015, Brendan D. Murphy - All Rights</b> …

‘It is always easier to spend’: Markets seek answers after Liberal sweep

The remarkable sweep to power by Canada’s Liberal Party is having a muted impact across financial markets today, but observers have several questions about the new government-to-be.<p>The Canadian dollar dipped, but only just, and quickly regained ground, though that was because of a weaker U.S. …

Russia bombing in Syria escalates oil price war with Saudi Arabia

The decision by Moscow to start bombing targets in Syria will rattle crude prices, argues Andrew Critchlow<p>Vladimir Putin’s order to begin bombing targets in Syria has left many political pundits in Washington and London wondering exactly what Russia’s ultimate strategic goal is in the Middle …

Three economists grade the leaders’ performances on TPP, trade talks

<b>The Globe and Mail:</b> As Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks near completion in Atlanta, our three economists weigh in on trade issues, which could potentially dominate the final two weeks of the campaign if a TPP deal is signed or rejected.<p><b>Jack Mintz:</b> I thought the lowest point of the …

Look out below! 3D pavement art around the world – in pictures

London commuters were startled by the Death Star trench beneath their feet this morning – just the latest example of a mind-bending trend for roadside illusion

Commuting

An oil price spike might be nearer than you think

First, as prices fell last year when OPEC refused to cut its oil production in the face of slowing world demand, the industry kept saying that it could continue to produce from American tight oil fields at around $80 a barrel and be profitable. Then, as prices fell further, the industry and its …

The really worrying financial crisis is happening in China, not Greece

China looks like it is heading for its version of the 1929 stock market crash<p>While all Western eyes remain firmly focused on Greece, a potentially much more significant financial crisis is developing on the other side of world. In some quarters, it’s already being called China’s 1929 – the year of …

Greece defaults on IMF loan despite last-ditch financial rescue plan

The confidence and daring of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appeared to crack late Tuesday when he pitched a new rescue plan to his country's creditors – only hours before Greece's current bailout plan expired and it became the first developed country to default on an International Monetary …

Apple Music Royalties During Free Trial May be Lower Than Expected

After posting an open letter to Apple on her Tumblr page about Apple's free streaming policy for its upcoming music service, popular artist Taylor Swift managed to get the company to change course -- Apple now planning to pay artist royalties during its three-month free trial period of Apple Music. …

Here's what the next recession could look like

The GDP slowdown in Q1 of this year had some economists fearing that a recession was near. But recent strong economic data has calmed those fears.<p>Recessions don't just happen because they are overdue; they need to be induced by some event.<p>A 'lesser recession'<p>In a note Thursday, Dario Perkins of …

UK Indie Labels Say Apple Music Free Trial Could 'Literally Put People Out of Business'

Apple's newly announced music streaming service, Apple Music, is upsetting a handful of independent United Kingdom-based music labels who house artists such as Adele and Arctic Monkeys (via <i>The Telegraph</i>). Under the terms being proposed by Apple, labels will receive no compensation during the …

Tesla's Battery May Not Destroy Utilities, But Utilities May Destroy Tesla

Tesla’s slick new storage batteries won’t put your local utility out of business anytime soon. That was the take away from Elon Musk’s keynote address yesterday at Edison Electric Institute’s annual convention in New Orleans.<p>Industrial-scale batteries designed for peak shaving are projected to …

Solar Power

Family of one of the accused in Rinelle Harper attack describe the day it happened

The first attack took place on a footpath under a bridge early Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Police say the girl, 16-year-old Rinelle Harper, was beaten by two men and ended up in the frigid waters of a Winnipeg river. She crawled out, only to be assaulted again by the same men who, police say, left the …