Louise Sharman

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The Invisible Struggle Of Living With High-Functioning Depression

It’s Monday morning when I arrive early at my full-time office job in Toronto’s financial district — looking put together and well rested for the day …

Mental Health

Scientists Have Discovered The Brain Region Involved in Spiritual Experiences

This is where the magic happens.<p>Whether we think of ourselves as religious or not, lots of people experience moments in life that can be considered …

The Brain

India’s big AI dreams just got a reality check—from the government itself

Three months after India announced a major mission to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) for its development programmes, the Narendra Modi government has realised that things are easier said than done.<p>In a discussion paper (pdf) released on June 04, the government’s think-tank Niti Aayog outlined …

Artificial Intelligence

Qatar Airways chief says only a man could do his job

The chief executive of Qatar Airways, who sits on the board of Heathrow, has inflamed a row over sexism in the industry by saying only a man could do his challenging job.<p>Akbar Al Baker made the comments moments after becoming chair of the aviation industry body’s board of governors for a one-year …

Qatar Airways

President Trump says he can pardon himself. I asked 15 experts if that's legal.

“The fact that we're even talking about it is a measure of how far we've fallen under Trump."<p>Can presidents pardon themselves?<p>The answer, surprisingly enough, is not that clear. But since President Trump just tweeted that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself, the question is suddenly …

Donald Trump

Australia's large fish species declined 30% in past decade, study says

The number of large fish species in Australian waters has declined by 30% in the past decade, mostly due to excessive fishing, a new study says.<p>Marine ecology experts are calling for changes to fisheries management after publication of the study by scientists from the University of Tasmania and the …

Conservation

Dallas woman killed husband as he beat their cat, police say

Dallas Woman Killed Husband As He Beat Their Cat<p>By:<p>DALLAS - A Texas woman is accused of killing her husband Saturday as he was beating the family cat …

Donald Trump

Insistent Elephant Urges Her Caretaker Away From Visitors to Come Sing a Lullaby to a Baby Elephant

We previously wrote about Lek Chailert, a caretaker at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand who is able to sing her beloved pachyderms to …

Aviation

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.<p><i>Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data.</i><p>A couple years ago, something strange happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in …

Privacy

A New Threat to Your Finances: Cell-Phone Account Fraud

Consumers have a new privacy threat to worry about. It’s known as cell-phone account fraud, where crooks open up a phony cell-phone account in your …

Identity Theft

Man run down, 50 years after killing girl in hit-and-run

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A woman with a history of drunken driving convictions drove her car onto a baseball field in Maine during a game, striking and killing a Vietnam War veteran who confessed five years ago to killing a 4-year-old girl in an alcohol-fueled 1968 hit-and-run, police said.<p>Screaming …

Crime

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Privacy

How Jesus Died: Rare Evidence of Roman Crucifixion Found

The body of a man buried in northern Italy 2,000 years ago shows signs that he died after being nailed to a wooden cross, the method used for the …

Archaeology

The Surprising Beauty of a Brightly Colored Mantis Shrimp With Incredible All Seeing Compound Eyes

A wordless clip from the Monterey Bay Aquarium showcases the surprising beauty of a mantis shrimp, whose purple eyes boast an elaborate compound …

Nature

Trump’s Lawyers Argue That He Cannot Be Impeached Because He Was Never Actually Elected

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In what they believe is a legal masterstroke, lawyers for Donald J. Trump are now claiming that he cannot be impeached because he was never actually elected.<p>In a lengthy memo sent to the special counsel, Robert Mueller, the lawyers pushed back vehemently against any …

Donald Trump

Recipe: Easy Blender Lemon Curd — Recipes from The Kitchn

Ridiculously creamy, light-bodied lemon curd that comes from a high-speed blender seems too good to be true, right? Since this custard-like curd is …

Afternoon Tea

Canada: anguished drivers say plane to blame for poo that fell from sky

Susan Allen and her son were just driving home from lunch with her mother in the city of Kelowna, British Columbia, when she pulled up at a red light.<p>It was a cloudless summer afternoon, so the car’s windows were down and sunroof open when it was abruptly deluged with what Allan described as a …

Canada

Rescue Dog’s Best Friend In The Whole World Is A Brick

They're growing up together 😂❤️<p>Ariana Smoak was driving home from work one day when she saw a dog standing on the side of the street. She quickly …

Pets

Blue-Eyed Coyote Could Be One in a Million

Point Reyes National Seashore, California<p>A wildlife guide recently spotted the unusual canine in California's Point Reyes National Seashore.<p>“Coyote!” Wildlife photographer and guide Daniel Dietrich slams down the binoculars and puts pedal to the metal.<p>Nearly half a mile away, a coyote is waking up …

Wildlife

5.5-Magnitude Earthquake Near Kilauea Volcano May Be Just the Beginning

More aftershocks could be coming after 500 quakes hit the summit area over the weekend.<p>The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency reported a magnitude …

Natural Disasters

Sir David Attenborough's Tasmania: Film crew ordeal pays off with wildlife documentary success

For most wildlife filmmakers, having documentary legend Sir David Attenborough add his esteemed narration to the work would be the ultimate career …

Special Forces

Earthquakes rock Kilauea's summit, lava covers nearly 5,000 acres

<b>(CNN) —</b> Earthquakes are still rattling the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, after a magnitude 5.5 quake rocked the area Sunday, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense officials.<p>Sunday's quake sent an ash plume 8,000 feet into the sky, but did not cause a tsunami threat, according to the …

Natural Disasters

Fourth-grader's talent show cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' goes viral

A 10-year-old's rendition of John Lennon's <i>Imagine</i> left the audience at Lakeside Elementary School, and then millions, SHOOK.<p>As a mom of two performing arts students who's seen her share of elementary school talent shows, I understand every performance is sweet and tender. Some are even great for …

Social Media

Family of Moors Murder victim stunned to learn police kept her clothes for 31 years after body found in shallow grave

The family of the first Moors Murders victim have had a huge shock after being told items they thought were lost can now be returned to …

Crime

'I thought if I was fat nobody could see that I was evil'

<b>Girls who are sexually abused in childhood are more likely to become obese when they grow up. Like many women, Pauline Sharp used binge-eating as a coping strategy, wearing her 24-stone weight as a "mask, providing padding from the outside world".</b><p>I can barely remember the taste of anything I ate as …

Mental Health

Two ‘Alien’ Beings Can Be Seen Inside A UFO – From Footage Verified By The Turkish Government

I know, reading the title would instantly have a ‘non believer’ click the X button on the top righthand corner of the screen, and that’s fine, but …

A new laser eye surgery fixes your vision without any gnarly eyeball slicing

As someone who wears glasses, the idea of corrective laser eye surgery is certainly tempting. But then you start reading about how the invasive …

Columbia University

There’s something wrong with these eggs

A picture of two cartons of Sunny Queen Farms free range eggs were posted to reddit after the disgruntled customer spotted the misleading marketing …

Eggs

#Tankman2018: hero of Tiananmen protest remembered across globe

Chinese citizens around the world are remembering the lone man, armed with nothing more than two shopping bags, who stepped in front of a row of tanks moving down the streets of Beijing in 1989.<p>Better known as “Tank Man”, he is one of the most enduring images of China’s violent military crackdown …

China

Police Can Be Disciplined for Racist, Homophobic Texts, Court Rules

A California appeals court cleared the way for disciplinary proceedings against San Francisco police officers for sending homophobic and racist text …

Homophobia