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Oil Production 2017: Nigeria Beats Angola, Reclaims Position As Africa’s Top Oil Producer

Nigeria may have just reclaimed its position as Africa’s top oil producer beating Angola. Angola had led the African oil producing countries with its …

The Best of the North American International Auto Show 2017

This year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit was a mix of announcements and reveals ranging from jaw-dropping to just meh. The …

Roadsters

Gold Futures Rally To 7-week High Near $1,200 An Ounce

Gold futures rallied Wednesday, with the price climb gaining steam in the last hour before the settlement. The metal found support as the U.S. Dollar Index turned lower and the stock market saw some pressure in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's news conference. Trump's press conference …

Stock Markets

Tesla "Ludicrous+" Update Gives Model S P100D a 0-60 of 2.4 Seconds

The latest over-the-air update seems to be aimed at stealing back the acceleration crown from Faraday Future.<p>The electric car acceleration wars continue apace. Just a week after Faraday Future demonstrated its FF 91 prototype rocketing from 0-60 in 2.4 seconds, Tesla seems to have released a new …

Alastair Cook ready to step down from England captaincy as player prepares to meet with Andrew Strauss

Alastair Cook is set to discuss his future as Test captain with Andrew Strauss, England’s director of cricket, on Friday.<p>Cook is believed to be …

Somfy One steps out from smart shades to tackle home security

The shade maker has joined forces with Myfox to bring you a new all-in-one security system.<p>Motorized shade company Somfy has decided to enter the DIY home security fray with an all-in-one device dubbed the Somfy One. Somfy's inaugural home security product follows the company's 2016 acquisition of …

Home Security

Quantum computers ready to leap out of the lab in 2017

Google, Microsoft and a host of labs and start-ups are racing to turn scientific curiosities into working machines.<p>Quantum computing has long seemed …

Solar could beat coal to be the cheapest power on Earth | Bloomberg Professional Services

<i>This article was written by Jessica Shankleman and Chris Martin for Bloomberg News. It appeared first on the Bloomberg Terminal.</i><p>Solar power is now …

Crude oil has lost its overnight surge

Crude oil futures rallied to their strongest level in 18 months on Tuesday, then gave up most of the gains on no obvious news. The major US stock-market indexes also fell before recovering later in the afternoon.<p>An agreement between the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and some …

Breakthrough technology turns coal plant CO2 into baking powder

When it comes to mitigating the impact of modern civilization on our planet’s environment, many scientists and engineers have been focused on ways to …

Fossil Fuels

Those $69 Flights to Europe Are Coming in June

Norwegian Airlines has been teasing $69 flights to Europe from select spots in the United States for almost a full year now.<p>And while they promised …

Air Travel

CES 2017 Las Vegas: We can't wait to see these cool gadgets at the show

After reading this, you will share the same enthusiasm.<p>As we get closer to stepping into 2017, there is a lot waiting for us on the other end, …

Year in Review: Best photos from around the world in 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, Global News takes a look back at some of the most compelling images that captivated our audience this year.<p><b>News and Politics</b><p>…

Terrifying Christmas Monsters Who Spread Yuletide Fear

(Image Link)<p>Some little kids see Santa as a scary monster, which is understandable since he's typically played by a large man wearing a fake beard, …

Norad Santa tracker follows Kris Kringle's sleigh as he delivers gifts around the world

Santa Claus is coming to town.<p>The jolly happy soul packed up his sleigh and started his route around the world around 1 a.m. ET Saturday, according …

Map of the entire visible universe released to the public

In 2010, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) was fired up and pointed towards the heavens. Equipped with the …

Imperial Oil, BP in Limbo After Canada Freezes Arctic Drilling

Energy firms including Imperial Oil Ltd. and BP Plc will get a year of consultations to hash out the fate of their rights in Canada’s Arctic after …

Watch how far Tesla’s Gigafactory has come in new drone footage

Tesla’s first Gigafactory officially opened on July 29 of this year, but it’s far from finished – only three of the planned total 21 Gigafactory “blocks” were ready to go then, and Tesla has been busy building more of those blocks since, with a target final physical footprint that will dwarf all …

Tax lessons from Santa Claus, Frosty and Scrooge

If you visit any bookstore or search an online book retailer, you'll discover many books on how to be Santa. There's <i>How to be Santa Claus</i>, and <i>Santa and the Business of Being Santa</i>, among other titles. But I didn't see one called <i>Santa and the Taxman</i>. Nor did I find anything related to taxes and …

Flying

China Nov crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia rise nearly 30 percent on year | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s November crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia jumped nearly 30 percent from the year before, customs data showed on Thursday, with the kingdom overtaking Russia to become the largest crude supplier to the world’s No.2 economy.<p>An oil tanker is pictured at a port in …

Oil

1,000 unionized oilsands camp jobs lost and more to come: Trade union

Oilsands companies have recently cut about 1,000 jobs, and 170 workers at a lodge just north of Fort McMurray will lose their positions the day after …

All the Strange Ways Europeans Celebrate Christmas

VICE's European editors write about the craziest ways their countries celebrate the dark days of December.<p>Coca Cola may have invented Santa in his current big-bellied, red-nosed, and pretty harmless form, but Coca Cola certainly did not invent the way we celebrate Christmas around the world. In …

Christmas Eve

Alberta man driving a Zamboni through Tim Hortons drive-thru is peak Canadiana

In what is surely the most Canadian thing to ever happen, an Alberta man drove his Zamboni home from work earlier this week and stopped into Tim Hortons for a little pick-me-up for the drive.<p>According to <i>CBC</i>, Jesse Myshak was working on his recently purchased Zamboni at his workplace in Stony Plain, …

One Oil Giant is Betting Big on Wind Energy

Oil and gas giants are starting to take a lot more interest in renewable energy than they have for decades, and it could mean a huge shift in direction for the industry. The latest sign of change was <b>Statoil</b> (NYSE: STO), the $59 billion oil giant, selling its Kai Kos Dehseh (KKD) assets in Alberta's …

Renewable Energy

Six Unique Winter Experiences in Alberta, Canada

Alberta is a wonderland for travelers looking to experience the joys of winter activities. Here are six one-of-a-kind Canadian adventures.<p>They don’t call it the “Alberta advantage” for nothing. This western Canadian province offers outdoor adventures that rival some of the world’s most iconic …

National Parks

Diesel Partners With Mumbai Indians Cricket Team

The collaboration marks an important step in Diesel’s growing presence in India.<p>Italian fashion and lifestyle brand Diesel has partnered with the …

Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study

Most human misery can be blamed on failed relationships and physical and mental illness rather than money problems and poverty, according to a landmark study by a team of researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE).<p>Eliminating depression and anxiety would reduce misery by 20% compared to …

Mental Health

Methane emissions are racing toward nightmare status.

Concentrations of the potent greenhouse gas rose faster and faster in the last decade, and particularly in the last two years, according to two new …

Methane

Municipal Transit Service Releases Service Updates Effective December 12

Arts and Culture<p>Beautification<p>Amazing Waste Race<p>Amazing Waste Race Registration<p>Anti-Litter Campaign<p>Community Cleanup<p>Community Cleanup …

Cannabis Legalization