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Renewable Energy

Euthanasia advocate and Melbourne doctor may risk jail in fight to assist terminal cancer patient

Melbourne doctor Rodney Syme could lose his medical licence and face criminal charges if he defies regulatory authorities and proceeds to help a …

Cardinal says Canadians haven't thought enough about assisted dying

Cardinal Thomas Collins says he’s shocked by a parliamentary committee’s recommendations<p>TORONTO — The Archbishop of Toronto said he doesn’t think …

Canada

Bill Clinton hits Bernie Sanders on college tuition and healthcare as Michigan vote nears

Three days before the Michigan primary, former President<p>Bill Clintonpushed for votes for his wife, Hillary, telling campaign volunteers Saturday in Detroit that Vermont Sen.Bernie Sandershad forwarded unrealistic proposals on college tuition and healthcare, two key differences between the …

Middle-class

N. Korea, on defensive after sanctions, makes nuclear threat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his military to be ready to launch nuclear strikes at any time, state media reported Friday, an escalation in rhetoric targeting Seoul and Washington that may not reflect the country's actual nuclear capacity.<p>The threats are part of …

Calgary woman ends life through doctor-assisted death in B.C.

CALGARY—A Calgary woman who received a legal exemption for doctor-assisted death has ended her life in Vancouver with the help of two physicians.<p>The …

More than half a million could die as climate change impacts diet – report

New research shows global warming’s effect on the quality of food available could kill more than 500,000 people a year around the world by 2050<p>Climate change could kill more than 500,000 people a year globally by 2050 by making their diets less healthy, according to new research published in the …

Toronto archbishop issues call to arms against right-to-die legislation

TORONTO – The archbishop of Toronto is urging all Canadians, “of any faith or no faith” to oppose “chilling” parliamentary recommendations that would …

Don’t force physicians to act against their conscience

“Contemplating Suicide? We Can Help!” There was a time when such an advertisement pointed to a crisis line, where someone was standing by to counsel …

Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.<p>Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter …

The Brain

Trudeau, Canadian provinces set for tough climate change talks

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces a challenging day of climate change talks on Thursday with leaders of the country's 10 provinces, one of whom opposes a key part of Ottawa's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.<p>Trudeau, whose Liberals won power last year on the back …

DiCaprio's Oscar speech cringe-worthy for some advocates of climate-change action

Environmentalists worry actor's use of common chinook as case in point for global warming damages credibility<p>It's hard to overstate how many people …

Droughts, downpours and diebacks: Scientists warn of new climate extremes for Canada in 2050

EDMONTON — Canada is a land of extremes, from car-freezing cold to crop-searing heat and drenching rains to drought. But you ain’t seen nothin’ …

Climate Change

Daylight saving time increases stroke risk, scientists find

Turning the clocks forward or back by an hour at the start and end of summer may be tied to increased risk of ischemic stroke, researchers find<p>Daylight saving time increases the risk of having a stroke by eight per cent, researchers claim.<p>Turning the clocks forward or backwards by one hour at the …

Lion shot dead after escaping Papanack Zoo enclosure

'The risk to the public of trying to sedate the lion was simply too high'<p>A lion was shot dead after it escaped its enclosure at the Papanack Zoo east …

Woman detained in Moscow carrying severed head of child

Investigators say nanny killed young girl and set flat on fire before being detained at metro station<p>Police have detained a nanny on suspicion of murder after she was found at a Moscow metro station holding the severed head of a child.<p>The woman, believed to be from central Asia, can be seen in …

Charles Darwin was no 'heroic genius', say scientists

Study claims every one of us is responsible for creating the world's brightest ideas, regardless of our own IQs<p>Charles Darwin and other pioneering thinkers were not "heroic geniuses", according to a new study saying we can all take credit for science's greatest discoveries<p>Innovations from the likes …

Charles Darwin

Assisted dying report goes beyond scope, ignores evidence

<i>David Baker is a constitutional lawyer who represented the national disability groups in Rodriguez and Carter. Trudo Lemmens is Professor and Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy at the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto</i><p>It's more than a year since the Supreme Court of Canada decided that …

New Virtual Reality Suit Lets You Reach Out & Touch 'Environment'

Virtual reality could one day incorporate all the senses, creating a rich and immersive experience, but existing virtual reality headsets only …

Virtual Reality

Toddler left trapped for days after mother died

Emergency services found Anneka Sherratt, 31, at her home with her toddler next to her<p>A three-year-old boy spent three days trapped in a flat with the body of his dead mother.<p>Emergency services found Anneka Sherratt, 31, at her home on Monday afternoon with the toddler next to her.<p>Anneka had not …

The Killing Field

LEER, South Sudan — THE killing field on the edge of town is marked by skulls and bones littering the ground, attracting vultures and hyenas.<p>There is little clothing, for the soldiers stripped the men and boys they seized. Spines have been sliced in half and clavicles shattered, suggesting that …

Low Canadian dollar brings world bidders to Edmonton auction

Auction was the 2nd largest ever held by Ritchie Bros. auctioneers<p>One of the biggest auctions ever held by an Edmonton-area company drew bids for …

Trudeau to urge pardon for man deemed a dangerous sex offender for being gay in 1960s

The Liberal government has announced that it intends to review the cases of hundreds of gay men who were convicted of sexual offences prior to the legalization of homosexual acts in 1969.<p>Specifically, it plans to examine "cases of individuals who were convicted of 'gross indecency' and 'buggery' in …

A New Paradise: The Gender Fluid Tribes of the Colombian Amazon

Sensual, transgressive, and playful portraits of the Ticuna tribe in Colombia.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the Colombian edition of VICE magazine.</i><p>My first experience of photographing LGBT tribe communities was the <i>muxhes</i> of the Oaxaca isthmus in Mexico, where I'm from. They are part of a …

LGBTQ

Fugitive Ottawa lawyer accused of sexually assaulting four-year-old girl has law licence revoked

An Ottawa family lawyer with a troubling past who is believed to have fled the country after being accused of sexually assaulting a four-year-old …

Medical Marijuana

Brother of Montreal Mafia leader arrested in Arizona with ’62 kg of cocaine destined for Canada’

A specially trained German shepherd in Arizona might be named Amigo but he is no friend to a Montrealer recently arrested with a large quantity of …

Crime
Genetics

Could a 'blind recruitment' policy make Canada less racist?

The process of removing names for job applications is practised in Britain; some think we should have it here<p>What's in a name? More than you may …

Ottawa needs to make clear where pot will be sold once legalized

As the federal government moves cautiously (and, at times, clumsily) toward fulfilling its promise to legalize marijuana, one of the key questions is: Where will pot be sold?<p>There are several options:<p>In state-controlled outlets, the way beer and liquor are sold in many provinces.<br>• In stand-alone …

Fossil fuel use must fall twice as fast as thought to contain global warming - study

Available carbon budget is half as big as thought if global warming is to be kept within 2C limit agreed internationally as being the point of no return, researchers say. Climate News Network reports<p>Climate scientists have bad news for governments, energy companies, motorists, passengers and …