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Inside very tiny tubes, water is doing the complete opposite of what you'd expect

It’s a well-known fact that water, at sea level, starts to boil at a temperature of 212 degrees Fahrenheit, or 100 degrees Celsius. And scientists …

Horses can use symbols to talk to us

There will never be a horse like Mr. Ed, the talking equine TV star. But scientists have discovered that the animals can learn to use another human …

Solar cell mystery solved, expected to greatly increase efficiency

(Phys.org)—For the past 17 years, spiro-OMeTAD, has been keeping a secret. Despite intense research efforts, its performance as the most commonly …

Large Hadron Collider data hints at possible new particle discovery

A particle collider used in the Nobel-prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson may have found a hint of a completely new particle at uncharted …

Physics

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Stressful Networking: Being Popular on Facebook Increases Cortisol in Teens

<b>Teens who have more than 300 Facebook friends have higher levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.</b><p>Facebook can have positive and negative effects on …

Implicit learning works differently with autism

New research shows how the brains of people with and without autism spectrum disorder gradually became adapted to visual patterns they were learning, …

Autism

Researcher Claims Small Doses Of LSD Can Alleviate Anxiety And Depression

Anxiety and depression are serious mental health problems, both of which are severely disruptive at the best of times and incredibly dangerous to the …

Switzerland sentences tax evasion whistleblower Hervé Falciani to 5 years in prison

Switzerland has sentenced a former bank IT employee referred to as the "Edward Snowden of tax evasion" to five years in prison for leaking records on …

Corruption

Calgary Students Invent Fridge That Requires No Electricity

Four University of Calgary students have invented a fridge that doesn't require electricity to run.<p>Their project won an international competition …

Two children bite into razor blades in Halloween candy

Two children in the Niagara Region had a big scare on Halloween: they both found razor blades inside their candy.<p>In one incident reported on Sunday …

Halloween asteroid fly-by shows how vulnerable Earth really is

While costume-clad children go door-to-door in search of candy this Halloween, an asteroid twice the size of a sports stadium will hurtle past Earth, …

Bruce Willis

Erin Selby, Manitoba rebel ex-cabinet minister, lands union job

A former Manitoba health minister who challenged Premier Greg Selinger and ran unsuccessfully in the federal election has a new job.<p>Erin Selby will …

Canada

Learn to Tie the Versatile "Handcuff Knot" With This Instructional Video

If you’re ever in the unfortunate position of needing to restrain someone, the “handcuff knot” does exactly what it sounds like. This versatile knot …

Landlord pleads not guilty to disobeying rental board decision

Tejinder Singh and his family moved out of their cockroach-infested, mouldy Park Extension apartment so the landlord could clean up the place, as …

Man Saves Wife’s Sight by 3D Printing Her Tumor

<b>The summer of 2013 found Michael Balzer in good health.</b> A few years earlier, he’d struggled with a long illness that had cost him his job. As he recovered, he built an independent career creating 3D graphics and helping his wife, a psychotherapist named Pamela Shavaun Scott, develop treatments for …

Medical Technology

Inside Canada’s secret world of medical error: ‘There is a lot of lying, there’s a lot of cover-up’

As Helen Church woke up one morning just before Christmas 2012, the pain that had been building for weeks behind her right eye reached an …

Raif Badawi flogging case to be reviewed by Saudi Arabia: report

The sentence of Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi has been referred to the country's Supreme Court for review by the king's office, according to a …

Saudi Arabia

Money Mart will buy your gift cards — for half their value

A new offer at Money Mart provides another way to get fast cash – by forgoing half the value of a gift card.<p>The payday loan company is now offering …

Personal Finance

Polar bears' stinky feet may help attract mates: study

A new study says polar bears' feet leave a scent behind in their footprints, which helps suitable mates find each other.<p>The report, published in this …

Wildlife

Ripples in Space-Time Could Reveal 'Strange Stars'

By looking for ripples in the fabric of space-time, scientists could soon detect "strange stars" — objects made of stuff radically different from the …

Modern slavery affects more than 35 million people, report finds

More than 35 million people around the world are trapped in a modern form of slavery, according to a report highlighting the prevalence of forced labour, human trafficking, forced marriages, debt bondage and commerical sexual exploitation.<p>The Walk Free Foundation (WFF), an Australia-based NGO that …

Motorcycle Wiring 101

<i>Joe Tessitore is a strange guy. Most motorcycle builders hate working with motorcycle wiring, but not Joe. It’s his favorite part of the build, and the source of most of his business. So we’ve asked Joe to demystify electrical systems, and provide an easy guide to sparking your bike back into …

Arduino

The 2014 Bike EXIF Awards, Part I | Bike EXIF

It’s time for our biannual roundup of the most popular motorcycles on Bike EXIF: the best of the best, as chosen by our hundreds of thousands of readers from around the world.<p>After aggregating traffic stats and social media likes and shares, we’ve uncovered the ten motorcycles that made the biggest …

Carbon Fiber

The real reason this student got into every Ivy League school (and it’s not just grades)

Have you heard about Kwasi Enin?<p>He's the 17-year-old high-school student from Long Island, N.Y., who pulled off the feat of getting in to all eight Ivy League colleges – Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale.<p>How do you pull off a feat that …

Robert Mugabe demands pay rise after daughter's expensive wedding

After blowing about £3 million on his daughter’s wedding earlier this month, Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe says he wants a pay rise<p>President Robert Mugabe, 90, who most Zimbabweans believe will die in office, told public service workers that he is holding out for a pay increase next month.<p>So …

US 'disturbed' by death of Chinese activist Cao Shunli

<b>The United States has said it is "deeply disturbed" by reports of the death of activist Cao Shunli at a hospital in Beijing.</b><p>Cao's lawyers said she had died in detention after being denied medical treatment for several months.<p>The human rights activist was arrested at Beijing airport in September, …

After Her: Why our love of technology will remain unrequited

Many of us have become incredibly attached to our gadgets, rarely straying far from our phones. Human-gadget interaction is increasingly a mundane …