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Elon Musk and Rainn Wilson discuss colonizing Mars, global warming, and the fear of failure

PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX founder Elon Musk recently appeared on <i>Metaphysical Milkshake</i>, the fast-paced talkshow produced for Rainn Wilson's "big questions" site <i>SoulPancake</i>. On the show, Musk and Wilson discuss how Mars could be terraformed and colonized, and why we should be pursuing such a goal. …

Tiger's schedule easy to predict

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Even before Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the eighth time, he was asked on several occasions what it was about …

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Hassan Trophy: Rafael Cabrera-Bello one of five looking for Masters spots in Morocco

Rafael Cabrera-Bello is one of five men who can book a late ticket to the Masters by winning the Hassan II Trophy.<p>Rafael Cabrera-Bello: Chasing a …

Golf

Jarome Iginla Derby: Boston Bruins in driver’s seat as trade deadline nears

Like the rest of us, Jarome Iginla seems to be counting down the days until his fate with the Calgary Flames is decided.<p>"As far as the rumors and …

NHL

Economic potential of crowdfunding is underrated

Crowdfunding first became popular on micro-financing sites such as Kiva.org, where the "crowd" has now lent more than $416-million to small borrowers all over the world. The loans have helped launch small businesses in developing countries with projects ranging from general stores to a herd of …

Startups

Android-Specific Humble Bundle Offers Plants Vs. Zombies, Metal Slug 3 and Others At A Discount

The Humble Bundle is not getting any more modest. In fact, its offerings are becoming more mainstream every time we revisit it. This is likely …

Top court ruling upholds privacy of e-mail, texts

The Supreme Court of Canada has moved decisively to prevent police from snooping into e-mail, text messages and future forms of communication as yet undreamed of.<p>Citing the rapid development of unforeseen technologies, the court majority sought Wednesday to forestall an Orwellian world in which …

Mountain pine beetle's genome decoded

The genome of the mountain pine beetle, shown in a handout photo, has been decoded by Scientists at the University of British Columbia and the …

Waterloo-based Fongo makes a bid for WIND Mobile

Things are getting interesting now. Last week it was revealed that VimpelCom, WIND Mobile’s parent-company, was seeking a buyer for the carrier. …

Twitter IPO mooted as $1-billion mobile revenue projected for 2014

Twitter will generate nearly $1-billion in ad revenue next year due to a surge in mobile advertising on its Web microblogging service, according to a report released on Wednesday.<p>Mobile ads will account for roughly half of Twitter's advertising revenue this year and will make up more than 60 per …

Advertising

Popularity helps buffer Apple from Chinese state-media attacks

Chinese Internet users are crying foul over the perceived unfair treatment doled out to Apple Inc. by state-run media which has actively criticized the smartphone maker for the past two weeks over its warranty policy.<p>Apple and Volkswagen AG were singled out on March 15 by state-run China Central …

China