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Human brain can store 4.7 billion books - ten times more than originally thought

One petabyte is the same as 20 million four-drawer filing cabinets filled with text,13.3 years of HD-TV recordings, 4.7 billion books or 670 million web pages<p>The human brain has a capacity that is ten times greater than first thought and can retain 4.7 billion books, scientists have discovered.<p>This …

New finding may explain heat loss in fusion reactors

One of the biggest obstacles to making fusion power practical—and realizing its promise of virtually limitless and relatively clean energy—has been …

Physics

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Downgraded economic forecast bad news for Liberals

Only two days after his dramatic election victory, Justin Trudeau has learned that the economy is not going to grow as much as he had expected over the next couple of years, which could put pressure on his economic agenda.<p>And while Mr. Trudeau’s commitment to spend billions on infrastructure should …

Researchers unveiled cloaking technology that the US military has been waiting for

Researchers Li Yi Hsu, Thomas Lepetit, and Boubacar Kante have succeeded in creating an ultra thin "dielectric metasurface cloak," which is composed of a multitude of ceramic cylinders embedded into a layer of Teflon.<p>Like an invisibility cloak, this coating could mask objects from visible light and …

28 charts that show how America changed since the Fed gave us 0% rates

In the nine years since the Federal Reserve's last rate hike, the US has gone through a housing-bubble burst, a financial crisis that nearly destroyed the global banking system, the worst recession since the Great Depression, and a slow but steady recovery marked by moderate, consistent …

This transparent solar-powered battery looks like a futuristic Tony Stark invention

Remember Iron Man’s transparent smartphones? They might become reality sooner than you think thanks to an unusual new type of battery that’s not only …

These are the 11 most game-changing aircraft of the 21st century

In a few years, drones that can fit in the palm of a person's hand and 117-foot-wingspan planes that can launch satellites will both be a reality.<p>At the same time, drone and advanced-fighter technologies will spread beyond the US and Europe, and countries including China, Russia, and Iran may have …

This Is What The New iPhone 6S/6S Plus Actually Does

The iPhone is a constantly evolving technology. The latest version brings innovations great and small, from brighter selfies to new ways to touch.<p>Apple unveiled its newest iPhone model Wednesday. The iPhone is a technological marvel, a luxury product, and a cultural icon, and it has been basically …

Vitamins from A to Zinc: A reality check

Almost 40 per cent of adults say they have taken vitamin and mineral supplements, Statistics Canada reports, but the practice may be worth …

University of Toronto

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Debt is never a fun thing to be in. But, there are many actions that you can take that will help you rid yourself of the burden of debt once and for …

Personal Finance

10 Success Books That People In Their Thirties Should Read

Philip Pape<p>Read full profile<p>Your twenties are behind you. You have a job and responsibilities, but you know there’s more to life.<p>You’re looking for …

Self-improvement

How Wealthsimple raised $2-million in two weeks

<i>This is a guest post by Mike Katchen, founder and CEO of</i> Wealthsimple<i>, a low fee online investing platform.</i><p>In May, 2014, we raised a $2-million seed round for Wealthsimple. It took us 2.5 weeks to raise from 15 amazing investors in Toronto including David Ossip, Dan Debow, Roger Martin, and Joe …

6 Incredible Entrepreneurs and Their Journeys to Success

These 6 revealing videos of Elon Musk, Angela Ahrends, Steve Jobs, Daymond John, Reid Hoffman, and Arianna Huffington will Inspire your entrepreneurial journey.<p><b>“Pessimists spend a lifetime waiting for perfection while finding imperfections in everything. Entrepreneurs commit to something imperfect</b> …

Motivation

Sugar changes the chemical structure of tea and coffee

Some people just can’t handle their coffee or tea black. It’s too bitter, they say. So, they put a little sugar in to get rid of some of the bitter …

Coffee

New Sun-Blocking Material Uses Compounds From Algae And Fish

To block the rays damaging clothes or outdoor furniture<p>Researchers have used compounds found in algae and reef fish mucus to create a material that naturally blocks harmful UV rays, according to a paper published recently in <i>ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces</i>.<p>The sunscreen you buy at your local …

Solar-powered 'treehouse' has 360-degree views, Wi-Fi and beer

The ultimate off-the-grid pad is here and don't worry, it has Wi-Fi, beer and plenty of options for mood lighting.<p>Jono Williams, a plastics engineer …

The top 20 countries as ranked by reputation

Iraq, Iran, and Russia find themselves in the headlines daily because of their ongoing military conflicts, human-rights violations, and oppressive regimes.<p>Unsurprisingly, a report issued Thursday by the Reputation Institute ranks those countries among the least reputable countries in the world.<p>On …

10 Brilliant Business Books You Can Read To Find Your Shortcut To Success

It is never too early nor is it ever too late to start planning for retirement. It ultimately depends on your way of life, where are you living, and …

Retirement

This Is the Best Selfie Stick for Your Smartphone

Let’s get this out of the way up front: no one truly <i>needs</i> a selfie stick. But if you feel you absolutely must have one, they <i>can</i> be somewhat useful. …

Gear & Gadgets

Earth & Sky Photo Contest winners capture jaw-dropping auroras and star trails

Auroras, the clouds of the Milky Way and trails of stars shine overhead in the remarkable photos chosen as winners of the 6th International Earth & …

7 Books Arianna Huffington Wants You to Read for Personal Growth

If you're in danger of burning out, these books could change your life.<p>In a society where a lack of sleep and burnout are worn as badges of honor, Arianna Huffington knows that there is a better way to find success and happiness.<p>While Huffington acknowledges that some people succeed despite …

Biographies

What Programming Language Should I Learn First

Why You Should Stop Multitasking and Start Singletasking

Multitasking is a myth, but there is a better way<p>Multitasking doesn’t work. In fact, it decreases your productivity by as much as 40%. In addition to …

Time Management

Your Three Cheapest Weeks For Summer Vacation

<i>By the editors of the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Summer's always an ideal time to travel: School's out, great weather finally takes over just about every corner of the country, and wanderlust is in full swing. In fact, a March survey conducted by Orbitz and the University of Wisconsin shows 68% of people …

10 charts that illustrate America's energy boom

America became the world's largest oil producer in 2014.<p>In a recent note to clients, Joseph Quinlan, chief market strategist, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management highlighted three ways this became possible:<p>"It was (1) <b>pro-market policies</b> at the state and local level, combined with …

Oil

World's Most Romantic Honeymoon Treats

You're planning your honeymoon and you feel like you deserve some VIP treatment. Just how extravagant can things get?<p>Check out my slideshow to discover the most romantic add-ons to make your special trip just that little bit more special.<p>You can find more ideas at 101 Honeymoons.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Most …

10 Mistakes You Make When Booking Airfare

If you're wondering why you never manage to bag a flight for quite as cheap as the next guy, or you're pining for a getaway but really need to keep the cost down, or you're simply super-interested in all the intricacies of airfare pricing (OK, well, at Hopper, we are!), then this list of 10 …

Researchers Have Created Google Maps For The Human Body

Take a Street View tour of your cells.<p>Engineers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have unveiled world-first technology that …

Google Maps