Michael Remillard

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Where your tax dollar goes

Think it's health care or provincial transfers? Think again<p>As we prepare for next week's federal budget, here's an interesting exercise: How much …

Canada

What do North Koreans know about Canada? A 62-part propaganda film offers clues

'I never expected Canada is near the United States,' North Korean defector said<p>In ultra-secretive North Korea, where many people have never laid eyes …

North Korea

Best Friends Really do Share Brain Patterns, Neuroscientists Reveal

"Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways."<p>Whenever my best friends and I say the same thing in a …

The Brain

Weird: Naked mole rats don't die of old age

Just when it seemed the naked mole rat couldn't get any weirder, it turns out the buck-toothed, bare-skinned rodents don't even age.<p>Unlike literally every other mammal, naked mole rats don't become more likely to die as they get up there in years. In humans, for example, with all else being equal …

Biology

New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly causes it, and why did we evolve to experience …

Physics

Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease

It’s been one of the vexing questions in medicine: Why is it that most people who have heart attacks or strokes have few or no conventional risk factors?<p>These are patients with normal levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, no history of smoking or diabetes, and no family history of …

Medical Research

Like 'flipping a coin': Why it's so hard to test drivers for pot

Federal government warned not to waste millions on testing experts say is flawed<p>The federal government plans to invest $81 million to train police …

Canada

Officials warn ‘don’t mix chemicals’ after building evacuation in Kingston

A large office building at the Royal Block in downtown Kingston was evacuated on Wednesday afternoon after a chemical mix-up spread noxious fumes …

Seven apps and tools to organize your life

Restore order to your days.<p>Between work, activities, appointments, and ever-growing to-do lists, many of us constantly feel rushed and anxious. And all too often, the distractions of our smartphones only make this busy pace more hectic. But phones can also simplify your life—it all depends on how …

Apps