Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead. The 17-time Grand
He was the man with "the nose of a blood hound," as one wine critic once put it. Rudy Kurniawan was once the toast of the fine-wine world, renowned for his ability to find some of the rarest — and priciest
Findings 'consistent with scientific misconduct,' according to head of Intellectual Ventures Dr. Nathan P. Myhrvold has an eclectic range of interests. The ex-Microsoft CTO is a physicist, a proponent
By some estimates, we Americans throw away about 40 percent of our food, from the cabbage that's wilting in our refrigerators, to the fruit that's falling off the orange tree in our neighbor's backyard.
"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists
Number of executions in 2013 dropped to below 40 for the second time in nearly two decades, according to new report The number of executions declined in the US this year amid drug shortages and growing
A bioethicist suggests that neuroscience challenges how we view ourselves. Advances in our understanding of the brain have turned neuroscience into one of the hottest frontiers in research, and in ethics.
Scientists say they have discovered a key process by which the AIDS virus kills key immune cells: It triggers a preprogrammed self-destruct sequence within the cell that is intended to alert fellow immune
GPs should start anonymously tracking patients addicted to prescription drugs in the face of estimates that there are as many as 1.5 million people dependent on tranquillisers, MPs have said. The Commons
On Dec. 21, 100 years ago, a paper in New York published the first crossword. It quickly became known as a game for the intelligent — even helping Britain recruit code-breakers during WWII. But there much
Babies can be mysterious creatures -- what exactly is going on in that little noggin? Fortunately, over the years, scientists have developed some creative ways to find out what makes babies tick. Here
Australian and US researchers hope an anti-ageing compound could be trialled on humans as early as next year, following a key breakthrough that saw the ageing process reversed in mice. The study, involving
When it comes to governments in this country, agreeing to disagree is about as Canadian as maple syrup and hockey. The latest bickering revolves around an issue that is certain to gain attention in the
Most Canadians believe they are knowledgeable about tax-free savings accounts, but 89 per cent don't know what can go in the accounts and 81 per cent are unaware of the annual contribution limit, according
LONDON -- Paper or plastic? No, not what kind of bag do you want your purchases in; it's what kind of money you'll use to pay for them, at least in Britain. The Bank of England announced Wednesday that,
Maybe just half a drink more... It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just about