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Urban Death Project: A case for composting your dead body

Traditional burials and cremation are hard on the environment, but urban dwellers could soon have a new option for their bodies when they die – …

San Francisco

American Indian actors quit Adam Sandler movie, The Ridiculous Six, over offensive stereotypes

A group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week over complaints about stereotypes, offensive names and scenes …

Adam Sandler

This Simple Strategy Can Help You Build a Successful Retirement Plan

Should you be smart as a fox or wise as a hedgehog in your retirement planning?<p>No, it’s not a trick question. Nor a trivial one. Indeed, knowing …

Retirement

Trudeau might be open to forming coalition with NDP, but not with Mulcair as leader

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau attend a panel discussion at the "iVote - jeVote" event in Ottawa, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. …

Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables

The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, …

Renewable Energy

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Psychology

Nigeria: Abducted women and girls forced to join Boko Haram attacks

<i>Picture: Private.</i><p>At least 2,000 women and girls have been abducted by Boko Haram since the start of 2014 and many have been forced into sexual …

The Hacker's Guide To Smart Homes

How to make your house intelligent, efficient, and way more fun<p>Sure, we’ve heard a lot about smart homes and how they’re the wave of the future. Yet that future has always seemed just over the horizon. But now several home-automation platforms have emerged that give Internet-connected …

Premiers told to rethink pipelines as they meet on climate

The Pembina Institute is warning premiers and territorial leaders they need to think about the effects of pipelines on Canada's carbon emissions …

Canada

Wave of threats prompts creation of Edmonton counterterrorism unit

The Edmonton police will be setting up a counterterrorism unit as law enforcement across Alberta struggles to investigate an unprecedented number of terror suspects and threats.<p>Edmonton police Chief Rod Knecht, once the second-in-command at the RCMP, says federal and local resources are stretched …

Canada

Instead Of A Plastic Toothbrush, Now You Can Brush Your Teeth With… A Twig?

An old tradition is being repackaged as a sleek new startup product. We might stick with our trusty Oral-B, thank you very much.<p>Before the modern toothbrush existed, people cleaned their teeth by chewing on twigs–and in some parts of the world, the practice is still common. Now, a startup is trying …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

Chelsea Manning décrit pour la première fois sa vie carcérale

<b>Chelsea Manning, l’ancienne taupe de WikiLeaks anciennement connue sous le nom de Bradley Manning, décrit pour la première fois son quotidien en</b> …

Chelsea

Officials seek answers after toxic spill in Vancouver's English Bay

A toxic spill that prompted the City of Vancouver to warn residents away from the water and beaches and sparked fears of lasting damage to picturesque English Bay was not massive and was expected to be largely cleaned up by Thursday night, the coast guard said.<p>But questions about the cause of the …

Western Canada

Birds struggling to survive the Maritimes' snow-covered spring

Atlantic Canadians endured record-breaking amounts of snowfall this winter that is refusing to melt away. Now, it's migratory birds that are …

Russia

Iran calls for halt to Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen

Shia rebels and allied military units in Yemen defied Saudi-led airstrikes to seize a provincial capital in a heavily Sunni tribal area on Thursday …

Wind turbine noise linked to only 1 health issue – annoyance

Being exposed to noise from wind turbines is only scientifically linked to one adverse health effect: chronic annoyance, a survey of research …

Renewable Energy

How 2 Guys, A Lobster Boat, And A District Attorney Just Made Climate History

On Monday, outside of the Fall River Justice Center near the border of Rhode Island, Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter addressed a gaggle …

September snowfall impacts some Calgary schools and businesses

The heavy snowfall in the city is creating power problems for a number of areas but schools in both systems are weathering the storm and staying open …

4 ways Luka Magnotta’s trial could be a challenge for court

As jury selection begins, a defence lawyer’s view on ensuring a fair trial<p>Jury selection starts today in the Luka Magnotta case, with the court …

Mike Tyson throws tantrum on live TV after Toronto reporter asks about rape conviction

Mike Tyson lost his cool on live TV in Toronto Wednesday after a reporter asked about the former boxer’s rape conviction.<p>No ill will toward Mike …

Ukraine crisis: EU formally adopts new sanctions against Russia

The European Council on Monday formally adopted a package of further sanctions against Russia over its actions in eastern Ukraine, but is delaying …

Mulcair predicts three-way election fight

OTTAWA - Tom Mulcair predicts the next federal election will be an historic first: a three-way battle for power among Conservatives, New Democrats …

America’s Donald Trump complex: We’re addicted to consumption — and it’s destroying us

Americans have been conditioned to believe we need to spend to live, a culturally and ecologically destructive lie<p>How many times have you sat in a cafe, waiting for a friend, and found yourself unable to look away from your phone? You just had to sip your coffee and smoke a cigarette? Or flip …

China just got serious about global warming. Now we’re really out of excuses.

Over the weekend, China announced it was moving forward with plans for a massive, nationwide cap-and-trade program intended to help combat global …