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India's big move into solar is already paying off

India's massive bet on solar power is paying off far earlier than anticipated.<p>The price of solar power has plummeted in recent months to levels rivaling that of coal, positioning the renewable source as a viable mainstream option in a country where 300 million people live without electricity.<p>Solar …

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 …

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

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

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. | The Star

“I would like to pass away peacefully and am hoping to have physician-assisted death soon.<p>“I feel that my time has come to go in peace.”<p>The Supreme …

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 …

Canada

Don’t force physicians to act against their conscience | The Star

“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 …

Health Care

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 …

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

It's hard to overstate how many people were paying attention when Leonardo DiCaprio won the Oscar for best actor at the Academy Awards Sunday …

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’ …

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

A lion was shot dead after it escaped its enclosure at the Papanack Zoo east of Ottawa Sunday afternoon, apparently because of human error.<p>Ontario …

Woman detained in Moscow carrying severed head of child

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 video footage holding up what appears to be a severed head near Oktyabrskoye Pole station 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 …

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 …

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

One of the biggest auctions ever held by an Edmonton-area company drew bids for used heavy equipment from 47 countries.<p>The auction by Ritchie Bros. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Why are we telling scientists to destroy human life?

By Brendan P. Foht<p><b>Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about human genetic engineering.</b><p><i>Brendan P. Foht is associate editor at</i> <i>the New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society</i>.<p>Many worry that tinkering with …

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

What's in a name? More than you may think. Removing names from job applications — a process known as blind recruitment — can actually curb both overt …

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 …

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