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Sustainable energy: inside Iceland’s geothermal power plant

In the first of a series, we visit the Hellisheiði plant, which provides 300MW of power – and Reykjavik’s hot water<p>Thanks to its position on a volatile section of the Mid-Atlantic ridge, Iceland is a world leader in the the use of geothermal energy, and of the six geothermal power plants in …

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One scientist may have solved a mystery behind brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

When she gazed into a microscope and saw these ubiquitous cells with their spidery tentacles, she did what most neuroscientists had been doing for generations: she looked right past them and focused on the rest of the brain tissue, just as you might look through specks of dirt on a windshield.<p>"What …

How $40 oil would impact Canada’s provinces

What does Canada's economy look like with oil prices at $40 a barrel? Certainly it won't be the energy superpower envisioned by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.<p>If $40 a barrel still seems a ways off, consider that the benchmark price for oil sands crude is already trading in that price range. What's …

Why oil prices will bounce back … eventually

When an asset class takes a swan dive off the cliff, fortunes can be lost trying to call the bottom. It's often impossible to tell whether the asset in question is on a suicide run or undergoing a short-term correction. And so it is with oil.<p>Oil prices are down by a third since June and are less …

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