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The world is sitting on a $400 trillion financial time bomb

Financial disaster is looming, and not because of the stock market or subprime loans. The coming crisis is more insidious, structural, and almost certain to blow up eventually.<p>The World Economic Forum (WEF) predicts that by 2050 the world will face a $400 trillion shortfall (pdf) in retirement …

PornHub streams ‘hardcore’ documentary on corruption in Russia after Moscow court bans video

MOSCOW — A Moscow court on Wednesday ruled in favour of multi-billionaire Alisher Usmanov in his libel suit against Russian opposition leader Alexei …

U.S. government ‘under assault’ by Trump: James Clapper

American democracy is "under assault" on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow's meddling in U.S. elections and possible ties with the …

3 Marijuana Stocks That Will Benefit Massively If Canada Legalizes Recreational Weed

The pot stocks are expanding their growing capacity at just the right time.<p><i>This article was updated on Sept. 20, 2017, and originally published on</i> …

The real reason Hillary Clinton lost the US election

Five months after the US presidential election, pundits and analysts are still working to understand the factors behind Hillary Clinton’s defeat. Now a new book by American scholar Susan Bordo, <i>The Destruction of Hillary Clinton</i>, makes a striking argument about the cause of Clinton’s loss: She had …

Justin Trudeau, Canada get shout-out in Donald Trump’s speech to Congress

WASHINGTON — Canada’s prime minister received a shout-out from U.S. President Donald Trump in his first speech to a joint session of the American …

Sorry, President Trump: Canada says any talks to ‘tweak’ NAFTA will involve Mexico

TORONTO — Any talks to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement would involve all three member nations, a top Canadian official said on Tuesday, …

You think Trump’s speech was bad? Compared to what?

It seems the accepted take on Donald Trump’s inaugural address is that it was inept, foolish blather. Well, I have to say I find this completely …

Rex Murphy: The world is becoming immunized to the horrors of terrorism

If what occurred in Nice, France, on Thursday was a one-of-kind event, I’m certain the world’s response would be dramatically more powerful and …

The 10 most anticipated Toronto restaurant openings this spring

New restaurants are about to bloom all across Toronto as the weather warms up. Look forward to a season full of Texas BBQ, Indian and Thai street …

Canada’s real-life James Bond

Of the 15 real secret agents that allegedly provided the basis for Ian Fleming’s super suave spy – few know about Sir William Samuel Stephenson.<p>It is estimated between a quarter and half of the world's population has seen a James Bond film. That number will likely rise even higher when Spectre – …

Artist Turns Historical Photos into Colorfully Whimsical Composites

In a continuation of her <i>Dancing with Costica</i> series, Australian artist Jane Long has created more imaginatively surreal compositions by digitally restoring, colorizing, and manipulating black-and-white photos captured over 50 years ago. The series came about when Long was looking for a way to brush …

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

New Treasures Recovered From The 'Titanic Of The Ancient World'

Since sponge divers discovered it in 1900, the ancient Antikythera shipwreck -- a massive Greek vessel that sank more than 2,000 years ago in the Aegean Sea -- has captivated archaeologists. Located 180 feet below the surface near the island of Antikythera, the wreck has given up all manner of …

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

Edge of a Volcano

Photographer Denis Budkov has made a series of images of great beauty during an expedition to the volcanic complex Plosky Tolbatchik. Located in the …

Netflix speed rankings place Bell 1st, Rogers last

A ranking by streaming company Netflix says Bell has the fastest internet speeds in Canada, and Rogers has the slowest.<p>Netflix included Canada in its …

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Anonymous students sneak into classrooms each week to create chalkboard art

Two students are leaving their mark on an Ohio art and design college, sneaking into classrooms overnight to create intricate chalkboard art that’s …

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Ten North American gardens worth travelling for

From Montreal to Mexico, discover the splendour of the continent’s best public gardens, as profiled in the third annual Garden Tourism awards.