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People Are Masterfully Transforming School Buses into Mobile Tiny Homes

Brick and mortar homes are the norm, but that doesn't mean they’re the only choice when it comes to living space. We've seen before how industrial shipping containers can completely transform into a cozy abode. Similarly, the iconic yellow school bus lends itself to being an unconventional—but …

U.S. denies visas for Afghanistan’s all-girl robotics team

It's not easy to get robotics equipment through customs in Afghanistan, but that didn't deter this plucky bunch.<p>For months, a team of six teenage girls has been scrambling to build a ball-sorting robot that will compete in an international competition. Other teams received their raw materials in …

Immigration

Facts | DVT/PE | NCBDDD

Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (DVT/PE) are often underdiagnosed and serious, but preventable medical conditions.<p>Deep vein thrombosis …

Leo Varadkar May Become Ireland’s First Gay Prime Minister

Just 24 years after Ireland decriminalized homosexuality, it is set to anoint a 38-year-old gay man as its PM. How did this Catholic country become a …

The public flogging of two gay men and what it says about Indonesia's future

Islamism is rising across Indonesia, where a toxic mix of religion and political opportunism has been percolating for some time<p>It was the young who came first to Indonesia’s public caning of gay men. They arrived on motorbikes and on foot, from nearby boarding houses and two universities, some …

'We haven't fully dodged this bullet': Cyberattack havoc could grow as work week begins

Cybersecurity expert tells CBC News some Canadian organizations have been affected<p>An unprecedented "ransomware" cyberattack that has already hit tens …

Under Texas bill, adoption agencies could reject Jews, gays, Muslims

Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or …

Texas

There's A Japanese Word For People Who Buy More Books Than They Can Actually Read

Hello, fellow book hoarders.<p>Book hoarding is a well-documented habit.<p>In fact, most literary types are pretty proud of the practice, steadfast in their desire to stuff shelves to maximum capacity. They’re not looking to stop hoarding, because parting with pieces of carefully curated piles is hard …

Malala Yousafzai selected to be a UN messenger of peace

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai to be a UN messenger of peace, the highest honour bestowed by the UN chief on a global citizen.<p>UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced Friday that she will focus on promoting girls' education worldwide and …

When A Thirsty Baby Elephant Appeared Out Of Nowhere, These Truck Drivers Stopped To Help Him

Some truck drivers were making their way through Botswana when a baby elephant suddenly appeared out of the bushes by the side of the road. The …

Speaking Mandarin may offer kids a musical edge

Kids who speak Mandarin, the primary language in China, may outperform kids who speak English in at least one aspect of musical ability — perceiving …

Language Learning

Gay Man Aims To Balance His Faith And Desires In This Short Film

Don't miss the harrowing "Abid."<p>A young gay man struggles to reconcile his sexuality with his religious faith in “Abid,” an experimental short film produced in Indonesia.<p>Director Fachri Al Jupri said he drew from his own experiences in creating the film, which follows the introverted Farhan as he …

Terrible Drivers of Vancouver—the snow edition

With another snowfall in Vancouver, I thought it might be be a useful reminder to pull a gem from the YouTube vault.<p>Below, you can watch the <i>Terrible</i> …

Western Canada

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Kit Kat sushi will be big in Japan

٩(♡ε♡)۶ @<b>KITKATJapan</b> released sushi KitKats! Flavors include white chocolate raspberry & pumpkin pudding! http://bit.ly/2k9Ek4b …

In photos: Protests against Trump's new immigration ban spread across the U.S.

Thousands gathered in cities and airports to denounce a ban on accepting Syrian refugees and travellers from six other Muslim-majority nations

Women's Marches Go Global: Postcards From Protests Around The World

<b>Updated at 6:10 p.m. ET</b><p>As the Women's March on Washington has swelled in support, attracting attention and supporters in the lead-up to Saturday's demonstrations, its name has become something of a misnomer.<p>Sister marches have been organized in all 50 states, several U.S. territories and countries …

Rights & Freedoms

The Latest in Robots from Japan: Pictures

Robotics

Farewell to Barack Obama: A humane, intelligent and (mostly) effective leader

It's a cliché that definitive judgments of a presidency take time to develop. Presidents praised in their own era — think of John F. Kennedy — are often subject to revisionist reappraisals by later historians, and the process also works in reverse.<p>Yet as<p>Barack Obamaprepares to vacate the White …

Barack Obama

Human Rights Watch lists Trump as threat to human rights

Human Rights Watch is listing President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMelania Trump didn't want to be first lady: report Former intel chief …

Meryl Streep's Trump broadside tops memorable Golden Globes moments

'Disrespect invites disrespect,' Streep blasts president-elect without mentioning him by name<p>Though the free-flowing booze and weird crowd shots …

CNN

Been to Vietnam and missing Pho? - Here's how you can make it yourself.

Creating food that creates memories<p>Vietnam is known for pho. Beef or chicken, it’s the way that many Vietnamese start their day. Hanoi is widely …

Recipes

America's flawed democracy

There is nothing in the constitution that grants American voters the right to choose their president.<p>One of the basic principles of democracy is "one person, one vote". Other criteria for an efficient and robust model of democracy include an informed and critically inclined citizenry and the …

'Light-Years Ahead.' When George Michael Toured China With Wham!

At a time when “Careless Whisper” is standard karaoke fodder right across China, it is difficult to imagine when the sound of it was utterly and …

North Carolina’s Democracy Ranked On Par With Cuba

The state barely counts as a real democracy anymore, says an electoral integrity report.<p>North Carolina politics have been messy, to say the least. Capping off a year of power struggles, the narrow defeat of Gov. Pat McCrory (R) led to a legislative backlash that drew widespread criticism for …

'All I Want for Christmas' Carpool Karaoke

Carpool Karaoke