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William Shatner asks developer for ‘nice big donation’ to charity after name, likeness used for condo

TORONTO — William Shatner says he would like an Ontario condo developer to make a donation to his charity to settle a dispute over the use of his …

Condominiums

Conservatives accused of free speech double standard after Catholic university blocks abortion film

OTTAWA — Amid controversy over the cancellation of a film screening at an Ottawa Catholic university, the federal Liberals are attacking the …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Brilliantly Trolls Flat-Earthers With 1 Hilarious Image

Here's a view of the moon you'll never see.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson has something he’d like the flat-Earthers to see.<p>Or rather, it’s something they’ll never see... and neither will anyone else, at least not in the real world.<p>The astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American …

A Japanese politician took her baby to work. The patriarchy was not impressed | The Star

TOKYO—Yuka Ogata wanted to make a point about the challenges working women face in Japan. The men on the Kumamoto Municipal Assembly proved her point …

Day Care

Robert Fulford: Smart people still fall for the murderous fraud of communism

One afternoon a few decades ago a director from the National Film Board visited my office to film an interview on the Gouzenko case, the Ottawa …

De Souza: Laws limiting fundamental freedoms receive all-party support

All fundamentalisms have a totalitarian impulse, and secular fundamentalism is not immune. Canada has its share of secular fundamentalists infected …

Why engineering schools globally need more creative women

Engineers are good at solving problems. We make bridges safer, computers faster and engines more efficient. Today, the profession is working on an …

"That doesn't even *seem* innocent:" Elon Musk calls out Google’s eerie and invasive Clips camera

Is Google’s personal cameraman Clips a step too far?<p>Google Clips is Google’s latest product “innovation”, introduced as a tiny, wireless pocket-sized …

Classifying Attacks: Mental Illness Or Terrorism?

New research explores our tendency to label mass shooters as either mentally ill or as terrorists, based on whether they are Muslim or not.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, inevitably everyone turns to the question of why - why would someone do something so …

Far-right, anti-fascist protesters temporarily shut Quebec border crossing

A standoff between far-right groups and anti-fascist protesters along the Canadian side of the U.S. border forced police to temporarily shut down the …

Rights & Freedoms

Tonight, Elon Musk Will Unveil New Details About Conquering Mars

Watch his talk live right here.<p>Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX, is about to present an updated plan for colonising Mars with 1 million …

Zuck regrets calling idea fake news changed election “crazy”

Mark Zuckerberg responded Wednesday to Trump's tweets that Facebook has always been "anti-Trump" by acknowledging he was wrong for saying the idea …

Travels With Elephants, Wolves, Ants, Terns, and Tireless Turtles

In a new book, a geographer and a designer use technology to track remarkable journeys. Their maps may change the way you think about animals.<p>Ten …

Trump bristles at criticism his anthem comments are racially motivated

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday reiterated his criticism of NFL players who knelt during the national anthem, pushing back against suggestions …

How to download music from YouTube and transfer it to your Android device

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way this is a great option but it’s far from ideal. For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

Here's the never-before-seen 'octopus city' scientists recently discovered

A group of scientists discovered an underwater "octopus city" off the coast of Australia in Jervis Bay, and they've named it "Octlantis."<p>This discovery of octopuses interacting in a high-density den challenges scientists' previously held belief that octopuses are solitary and antisocial</i> …

Thanks to Trudeau’s tax proposals, big fish are moving billions out of Canada, former finance minister says

OTTAWA — A big Canadian player has quietly picked up his chips and is heading for the exit amid all the tumult over the Trudeau government’s …

Christie Blatchford: Entitled terror suspect pleads not guilty, re-affirms love for ISIL and pledges attacks

TORONTO — The felicitously named Rehab Dughmosh has simultaneously re-affirmed her love for the Islamic State, pledged to attack others in its name …

Professor at criminal justice school called students ‘future dead cops.’ He’s been suspended

<b>By Kristine Phillips</b><p>A New York professor drew ire from City University administrators and law enforcement officials because of a tweet in which he …

Nintendo Switch outsells PS4 and Xbox One in the US once again in August

Nintendo’s incredible rebound year got even better this week as The NPD Group on Thursday released its sales report for the month of August, …

Nintendo Switch

This land is (still) their land. Meet the Nebraskan farmers fighting Keystone XL

These unlikely environmental activists are running out of time.<p><i>Update 11/20/2017: The Nebraska Public Service Commission ruled today that the Keystone XL pipeline could proceed, but on an alternate route than the one preferred by TransCanada. A portion of the approved route, (the ‘Keystone Mainline</i> …

Group devoted to advancement of women in workplace defends appointing a man as chair

The Canadian division of an organization that advocates for the advancement of women in the workplace is defending its decision to pick a male …

Controversial A.I. Beats Humans at Detecting Sexual Orientation

Gay or straight? This problematic A.I. can tell.<p>Private and federal security forces are growing the controversial facial recognition technology …

Judge who wore Trump hat in court said he had no malicious intent

TORONTO — An Ontario judge who wore a hat in court bearing a slogan used by U.S. President Donald Trump told a disciplinary hearing Wednesday he was …

Far-right group, in clash with anti-fascist counter-protesters, declares Quebec City rally against ‘scourge of illegal immigration’ a success

QUEBEC — Despite efforts from anti-fascist protesters to shut them down, a far-right group called La Meute said its planned demonstration in Quebec …

Rights & Freedoms

Climate crusaders have got lost in space

Climate derangement has claimed another celebrity astrophysicist.<p>Last month, Stephen Hawking, author of <i>A Brief History of Time</i>, declared that Donald …

Stephen Hawking

CFL 'Diversity is Strength' T-shirts released after racial violence in U.S.

The Canadian Football League sent a message of honour and pride by unveilling planned "Diversity is Strength" T-shirts weeks in advance in response …

Already criticized for its look and price tag, Calgary public art piece draws First Nation’s ire

CALGARY — A First Nation near Calgary is calling on the city to remove a controversial piece of public art that has previously drawn criticism from …

Men Have Always Used 'Science' to Explain Why They're Better Than Women

On Saturday, Gizmodo published a 10-page-long screed written by Google software engineer James Damore blasting the company’s diversity policies. In …

Feminism

Deliveroo is giving riders GoPros after a rise in acid attacks

New app features and GoPros will help riders report and share problems.<p>Following the sharp rise of acid attacks, especially in inner city areas, food delivery service Deliveroo has introduced new measures aimed at keeping its riders safe as they navigate the streets. The startup announced today …

Deliveroo