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Tickets to Earth 'cousin' Kepler-452b now on sale

A Chinese site is already selling the right to migrate to the planet dubbed "another Earth." Unfortunately, you probably won't survive the trip.<p>If you didn't make the cut for a trip to the Red Planet on Mars One (which might be a blessing in disguise), why not make your space dreams even bigger and …

Universe

Skyrocketing electricity rates may force one in 20 Ontario businesses to close

Soaring electricity rates in Ontario are threatening industries and businesses across the province, with one in 20 reporting they expect to shut down in the next five years, according to a major study by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC).<p>Businesses can't grow, make improvements or investments …

April 16: Your daily horoscope

<b>IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY</b><p>Don't limit your thinking, or your ambitions, to the tried and tested. Try something new. Push yourself beyond your usual limits. The only thing that can hold you back over the coming year is your own mind. All things are possible, if you believe.<p><b>ARIES (March 21 - April 20):</b><p>…

Horoscopes

Email lets other people schedule your life—here’s how to stop it

<i>The following is adapted from Phil Simon‘s</i> Message Not Received: Why Business Communication Is Broken and How to Fix It.<p>If you feel like you’re playing Whac-a-mole with your inbox, you’re not alone. Somewhere along the line, email became the default means of communication in corporate America. The …

University of Chicago

$50M Lotto Max win can buy anything except anonymity

The hucksters started calling only hours after Brenda Schley's good fortune was announced.<p>Strange cars turned up outside her Clearwater, B.C., home. …

Apple MacBook Makes A Compelling Pitch For Asus Zenbook UX305

Apple took advantage of being in the spotlight for the big Apple Watch event this week to also unveil a new line of MacBook laptops. Apple showed off the MacBooks and talked about all of the ways they’re magical and revolutionary and it turned out to be an excellent marketing pitch…for the Asus …

MacBook Air

Opec signals oil price war set to continue

Current policy of producing around 30m barrels per day of crude will continue<p>Opec’s Gulf oil producers have signalled that the cartel will persist with its current price war strategy when it gathers to decide on production quotas in June.<p>Kuwait’s governor to the organisation told an energy …

Oil

Samsung On A Possible Collision Course With Qualcomm

Investor weren’t happy last week to hear what Qualcomm had to tell them. The San Diego chipmaker’s said during its first quarter financial report that a major player wasn’t going to be using its latest mobile application processor, the Snapdragon 810, in its flagship device. The culprit? Samsung’s …

Mobile

Are you in the middle class?

From our friends at MoneySense, here’s the 2015 All-Canadian Wealth Test<p><i>Appealing to the middle class has long been a favoured move by politicians.</i> …

7 of the scariest theme park rides in the world | CNN Travel

Travel

Ancient miniature solar system hints at existence of alien life

A miniature version of solar system with planets like Earth existed 11 billion years ago and could have held ancient life, say scientists<p>A miniature solar system with five Earth-sized planets existed 11 billion years ago, at the dawn of the universe, scientists have discovered.<p>The planets clustered …

Miniature

Kurdish forces fire into Islamic State-controlled Mosul | News Home | Reuters

ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish forces have fired rockets into Mosul for the first time since Islamic State militants overran the northern Iraqi city last summer, Kurdish military sources said on Saturday.<p>A Kurdish officer said 20 Grad missiles had been launched into Mosul on Friday after receiving …

Middle East

Investing in oil can cause pain now but produce profits later

The crash in crude oil prices has led to big shifts in the global economy.<p>As just one example of how widespread the impact is, a recent report from …

Canada's Porter Airlines Close to Selling off Distinctive Toronto Island Terminal

Porter Aviation Holdings Inc., the biggest operator of flights at Toronto’s island airport, is nearing a deal to sell its passenger terminal to a …