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WADA decision to reinstate Russia clear 'conflict of interest'

Beyond those associated with Russian sport, it was hard to find anybody in the global athletic community pleased with World-Anti Doping Agency's …

Wada

Solar panels replaced tarmac on a motorway -- here are the results

Four years ago a viral campaign wooed the world with a promise of fighting climate change and jump-starting the economy by replacing tarmac on the …

Solar Panels

How Puberty Kills Girls’ Confidence

In their tween and teenage years, girls become dramatically less self-assured—a feeling that often lasts through adulthood.<p>The change can be baffling to many parents: Their young girls are masters of the universe, full of gutsy fire. But as puberty sets in, their confidence nose-dives, and those …

Polling

Infographic: Pro tips for creating a top-notch presentation

Speaking to a crowd can be terrifying.That shouldn’t stop you from delivering an incredible performance, though.Preparation goes a long way in easing …

Public Speaking

Machine Learning Confronts the Elephant in the Room

A visual prank exposes an Achilles’ heel of computer vision systems: Unlike humans, they can’t do a double take.<p>Score one for the human brain. In a …

Machine Learning

Macron puts the boot in after May's Brexit breakfast blunder

The spin from Downing Street had been that Theresa May’s meeting with her Irish counterpart, Leo Varadkar, shortly after breakfast in the margins of an EU summit in Austria, had been “relatively warm”, albeit “frank”. The dawning truth later that evening was that, in a premiership littered with …

Leo Varadkar

Dozens of birds fall out of the sky in mysterious 'mortality event'

The Canadian Wildlife Service is investigating a "mortality event" in which dozens of birds literally fell from the sky on a road near Tsawwassen, …

Birds

Octopuses Rolling on MDMA Reveal Unexpected Link to Humans

“They just embraced with multiple arms.”<p>When the California two-spot octopus isn’t attempting to bring more eight-legged cephalopods into this world, …

Ecstasy (Drug)

Canada seeks tariff protections, assurances from U.S. in NAFTA talks

The window for Canada and the U.S. to land a NAFTA breakthrough this week is getting smaller, as officials sit down in Washington, D.C., today for …

Tariffs

Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan named finalist for Man Booker Prize

LONDON - Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan has been named a finalist for the Man Booker Prize for fiction.<p>Three U.K. authors and two Americans were also …

Man Booker Prize

'Not just in the US': amateur historian highlights Canada's forgotten racism

An amateur historian in Canada has highlighted a forgotten story of racial injustice, and one of the country’s earliest segregation lawsuits, in hopes of bringing recognition to civil rights pioneers.<p>In 1914, Charles Daniels bought a pair of tickets to see King Learat Calgary’s Sherman Grand …

Civil Rights

Democrats outperformed Republicans in House primary turnout for the first time since 2008

Riding a surge of enthusiasm in opposition to President Trump, more Democrats turned out in the primaries for House elections than Republicans this …

Donald Trump

10 Gadgets to Take Your Home to the Next Level

Be smart and get a smart home.<p>Having a smart home isn’t all getting the news from your washer-dryer or yelling at your fridge to make a dentist …

Gear & Gadgets

Oxford English Dictionary asks teenagers to explain modern slang

The venerable Oxford English Dictionary has launched an appeal to teenagers, hoping they can help it get to grips with slippery teenage slang such as “hench” and “dank”.<p>Citing its aim to “record all distinctive words that shape the language, old and new, formal and informal”, the OED said that …

Vocabulary

Woman's deadly cannabis allergy highlights complexity of condo living

A condominium corporation in Mississauga, Ont., is puzzling over how it can accommodate the conflicting medical needs of some residents as marijuana …

Human Rights

Why Trump's Moves to Unchain Methane Terrify Climate Scientists

For as long as people have been drilling for oil, they have been releasing methane into the atmosphere.<p>Methane is often found in the same place as …

Natural Gas

Building A Great Brand With The Stroke Of A Pen

Picture a CEO of an innovative startup that has won countless awards for its products, developed a legion of devoted fans, and is poised to redefine the industry in which it operates. What should the CEO’s next step be?<p>In the case of Gunner Winston, CEO of dosist, the leading disposable vaporizer …

Hedge Funds

Scientists create multi-million pound 'golden eggs' to treat cancer and hepatitis

Japanese scientists have created hens that can lay multi-million pound “golden eggs” containing an expensive protein used to treat serious diseases such as cancer and hepatitis.<p>The creation of the so-called “golden eggs” was masterminded by scientists at Japan’s Biomedical Research Institute at the …

Viruses

What author Merve Emre uncovered about the origins of the Myers-Briggs personality test

Chances are you’ve heard of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The popular questionnaire, which sorts people into four-letter personality categories such as ESTJ (Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging) or INFP (Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving) is used everywhere from corporate …

Lifestyle (Canada)

A tale of five squirrels: vets untangle 'Gordian Knot' of rodents

It was the worst of times for five juvenile grey squirrel siblings in the US state of Wisconsin when their tails became potentially fatally entangled with grass, plastic and each other.<p>The rodents became trapped in the nest their mother had built, after their tails worked themselves into a giant …

Siblings

China accuses Sweden of violating human rights over treatment of tourists

A disagreement between Chinese tourists and a hostel in Stockholm over check-in time has turned into a diplomatic spat between China and Sweden, after Beijing criticised Sweden for violating the human rights of Chinese citizens.<p>China has demanded an apology from Sweden and issued a safety alert for …

Human Rights

How a Victorian cook at a stately home became 2018's most unlikely YouTube star

A Victorian cook working behind the scenes in a stately home might just be this year’s most unlikely YouTube star. The recipes of Mrs Avis ­Crocombe, cook to the 3rd Lord and Lady Braybrooke at Audley End House in Saffron Walden in Essex from 1881 to 1884, have now ­garnered more than 12 million …

Ice Cream

One university’s secret list to judge applicants by their high schools – not just their marks

Rebecca Judd, now 19, found her first term at the University of Ottawa last fall a cold shock. Her Grimsby, Ont., high school could have done much …

Canadian News

Britons 'duped' by new passport renewal policy

The Government has been accused of short-changing millions of British travellers with an unannounced change to its passport renewal policy.<p>Until this month a Briton renewing their passport would have had any time left over on their old document, up to a maximum of nine months, added to their new …

Sri Lanka

Why Canada and Mexico don't see eye to eye on NAFTA dispute settlement

When it comes to trade dispute settlement mechanisms, Canada and Mexico agree that NAFTA needs one. They just don't agree on which one is most worth …

Free Trade

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Technologie

Surreal Photos of Life in a Mystical 'Moonland'

Travel<p>This photographer documents the many contrasts in the remote region of Ladakh, India.<p>Travel<p>In a far-flung corner of northern India, the region of Ladakh envelops a mystical “Moonland” of barren alpine desert, where Tibetan Buddhist monasteries hide among some of the world’s most impressive …

Ladakh

The forest beekeepers of Zanzibar

<b>Photographer Jurre Rompa spent the first three months of 2018 exploring the tropical forests of the Zanzibar archipelago.</b><p>While travelling across Zanzibar and Pemba and with the help of NGO's including Community Forests International and Barefoot, Mr Rompa photographed a group of local beekeepers …

Russia’s Military Intelligence Agency Isn’t Stupid

Don’t let the reporting on the suspected Skripal attackers fool you: Moscow got what it wanted.<p>Six months after the attempted assassination of Sergei …

Russia

If You Think The Customer Journey Is Linear Or A Funnel, New Research Suggests You Are Wrong

Customer journey mapping has been a hot topic for some time. Trying to understand how the customer interacts with the brand or company—the touchpoints—can ideally help marketers better understand opportunities to strengthen the customer’s experience. At another level, especially for B2B firms, the …

Entrepreneurship