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Outlaw e-bike draws inspiration from Porsche 356

Channeling luxurious design in an e-bike is nothing new: there are plenty of designs that would look at home in mid-1900s France with their leather, …

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School trustees have lost public trust — and outlived their role: Cohn | The Star

Schools teach children life skills: how to think critically, behave respectfully, act ethically, assume responsibility.<p>Choose your own checklist. No …

School Administration

Modern Wooden Houses With No Glue Or Nails

Depending where you are in the world, the techniques used to build houses can sometimes seem to be stuck in another century. Bricks and mortar, for …

Daughter of detained Hong Kong bookseller fears for safety in UK after 'scary' incident

The daughter of a Hong Kong bookseller being detained by Chinese authorities says she does not feel safe in Britain and fears she is being monitored.<p>Angela Gui, a swede who is a student at the University of Warwick, said she had begun to feel “nervous” since a mysterious incident when she was …

Hong Kong

Jury convicts men who drained 3,000 tonnes — or $18.7M worth — of maple syrup from Quebec warehouse

MONTREAL – They styled themselves as free-market warriors, but a jury decided Saturday that three men who worked to drain $18.7-million worth of …

On gas mileage, automakers now victims of own success

Since embracing tough new fuel economy standards in 2012, automakers have spent billions to develop more fuel efficient vehicles and have been so successful at meeting tougher regulations they've become victims of their own success.<p>Over the past four years, automakers deployed new cars and trucks …

Automotive Industry

Inflatable uLites emergency shelter with built-in solar sets up in just 30 minutes

When disaster strikes, providing shelter for displaced residents or to set up an emergency hospital is often one of the first things needed, and the …

These prefabricated mnmMOD wall panels could revolutionize the way we build

Imagine a building material that isn't only beautiful, but promotes energy efficiency, so you save money heating and cooling your home. Now imagine …

Santa Monica

Fifty years ago, Pet Sounds, Revolver and Blonde on Blonde made the LP supreme and launched an era of unparalleled creativity. Three writers reflect on what these albums mean to them<p>Shimmering at the centre was God Only Knows – a pop hymn that still sounds akin to wings ripped from an angel<p>All the …

George Harrison

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

These seven 2015 Jeep concepts are headed to Moab

The annual Easter Safari always brings out the best from Jeep's engineers, and the 2015 concepts are no exception.<p>The annual Easter Safari always brings out the best from Jeep's engineers, and the 2015 concepts are no exception.

Rolls-Royce to launch SUV-like model

Rolls-Royce will build a "high-bodied" vehicle capable of crossing "any terrain" -- but don't call it an SUV.<p>The super-luxury sedan maker chooses to call it a car, one capable of living up to the adventurous spirit of the company's two founders, Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce.<p>"I am proud to …

Super Bowl commercials 2015: This year's top 10 best ads

It’s not by chance that the Super Bowl always manages to attract more viewers than any other game during the regular NFL regular season (or any other …

Russian Teen Yulia Lipnitskaya Steals Show in Olympic Figure Skating Team Trophy

The Russians knew what to expect.<p>Many were standing even before Yulia Lipnitskaya knelt to start, bent her head low and put her hands down on the ice.<p>The Russian team was already safely into the top five of the mixed-team figure skating competition. They were going to be in the finals and make it …

Los Angeles

Yet another reason why the Olympics should never have been held in Sochi: It’s currently 61 degrees there

The snow is melting at the Winter Olympics<p>Researchers in Canada and Austria made headlines last week with their report that, thanks to climate change, close to half of previous host cities could be too warm to reliably hold the Winter Olympics in just 50 years’ time. Which makes it all the more …

Hackers aren't the problem at Sochi; surveillance is

It was a story too good to check. Olympics-bound NBC News reporter Richard Engel gets off the plane in Sochi and steps into a fog of malware, Wi-Fi honeypots and sinister auto-downloads. Within minutes, his phone is compromised. Rushing to turn off his Wi-Fi and freeze his banking apps, he barely …

Ray Manzarek, founding member of The Doors, dies at 74

Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy …

Los Angeles

Mars One Project: 35 Canadians Apply For 1-Way Trip To Red Planet (VIDEO)

MONTREAL - Andrew Rader has always wanted to be an astronaut and he's ready to do anything to get into space — even spend the rest of his life on …

Rex Murphy: What happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas (and other reasons Toronto doesn't need a casino) http://natpo.st/10Ip0zD

Renault Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept

Improbable and spectacular!<p>Examples of weird, bizarre automotive nonsense cross our desks on a fairly consistent basis. Just recently, we’ve covered the ridiculousness of Smart’s Fortwo Edition by Jeremy Scott and Toyota Europe’s ME.WE concept. But sometimes the oddball stuff is actually cool, as …

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray priced from $51,995*

After months of speculation, Chevrolet has finally revealed the official starting price of the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The base MSRP for the 450-horsepower Stingray Coupe will be $51,995, while the Stingray Convertible will go for $56,995 (*both prices include a $995 destination fee). This means …

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jean-marie massaud: ME.WE electric car concept for toyota made with bamboo and interchangeable panels, the electric vehicle can transform from two to all-wheel drive, easily seating a full car of passengers or cargo. see more: http://www.designboom.com/technology/jean-marie-massaud-me-we-electric-car-concept-for-toyota/

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Graphic Designer Dad Illustrates His Kids’ Lunch Bags Almost Every Day Since 2008 | Colossal

<p>Graphic designer and competitor for Best Dad Ever David LaFerriere has been drawing illustrations on his children’s sandwich bags since 2008. Lucky …

Testicles Squeezed To Death? Chinese Man Dies Of Shock

A shopkeeper in the Chinese city of Haikou reportedly died of shock after having his family jewels locked in a vice-like grip by an irate woman.<p>And …

Nasa Mars Rover Accidentally Draws Penis On Red Planet

Nasa's $800m Mars Exploration Rovers have accidentally drawn a penis.<p>The twin exploration vehicles Spirit and Opportunity were launched nine years …