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The Week in Review: Apple Watch Revealed

Apple unveiled details of the long-awaited Apple Watch, along with other product announcements and updates, during an event on Monday.<p>The watch, which will ship on April 24, will come in three different versions. The Apple Watch Sport is the least expensive and comes with a plastic band, while the …

Smartwatches

The most alarming thing about Canada’s housing market is routinely ignored

So Royal Bank of Canada chief executive David McKay thinks Canada's housing market is just fine. That's reassuring, to a point. It would be more so if Canada had a public authority in place to verify Mr. McKay's confidence. The fact there is no such entity undermines Ottawa's belief that it has …

Is early retirement for this couple really in the cards?

With the mortgage on their Southern Ontario home paid off, Judy and Jasper can see the day when they will be debt free. All that's left is their car loans. They are about to shift to the saving stage.<p>He is 48, she is 43. They have two children, ages 5 and 7. After staying home with the children for …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Canada's monopoly health-care system is financially unsustainable

Here's a little thought quiz to start your week. Which of the following characteristics come to mind when you hear the term <i>monopoly service</i>: efficient, customer-oriented, innovative, high quality, low cost? If you answered "none of the above," you probably recall the days when hooking up your …

NASA Is Making Parking Spots On The Space Station For Commercial Taxis

It's so hard to find a decent place to dock in low Earth orbit<p>The International Space Station is getting a makeover starting this week. On Friday, astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Terry Virts will conduct the first of a series of spacewalks to reconfigure the outside of the station to create …

Driverless Car Race From Paris To Beijing 'Would Be Close To Impossible'

But hey, Sony, an autonomous driving expert thinks the movie concept is cool<p>Whenever a radical new technology promises to change our way of life, it's only a matter of time before Hollywood finds a way to turn it into a comedic farce. Case in point: cars that drive you to your destination.<p>This …

In-depth research and a sense of narrative sweeten Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat

Science has almost always considered taste the bastard child of the sensory phenomena – too wily and unpredictable for serious inquiry, and not worth the trouble in any case. While the other senses underwent centuries of research, taste and flavour got casual disinterest and misinformation, …

Scientists Slow Down The Speed Of Light As It Travels Through Air

"Faster than the speed of light” might be more of a relative statement now<p>Light passes through air at about 299,000,000 meters per second, an accepted constant that hasn’t been challenged—until now. By manipulating a single particle of light as it passed through free space, researchers have found a …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

Photographer Suing Nike for Ripping Off His Photo for Its Iconic Jordan ‘Jumpman’ Logo

A photographer has filed a copyright lawsuit against Nike, accusing the global athletic brand of ripping off his photograph of Michael Jordan to …

Shoes

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

How to Cook for a Large Group on a Budget

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Cook for a group and maintain your sanity.</i><p>More and more, …

Creative Perspective Turns the Side of a Building Into a Stage for Dancers

If an art director approached you and said, “we want to capture two people dancing on the side of city hall,” you might think he was crazy. Then …

Design Debate: Is A Digital Camera Without A Screen A Good Idea?

Leica’s newest camera has no screen. So is it brilliant or absurd?<p>Whether you’re a fan of photography or just MTV’s <i>Catfish</i>, you’ve heard of Leica’s M line of cameras. These 35mm rangefinders have been in production for 60 years, survived through the industry’s transition from film to digital thanks …

Moment Drawing

Project info<p>‘Moment Drawing’ series captures forms of the formless. Smoke is a collection of countless small particles that continuously move, making their way into the air. Their movement creates various momentary shapes, forms and patterns before they disappear into the air. ‘Moment Drawing’ …

Waiting

Project info<p>Young Russian couples, inhabitants of Saint-Petersburg and Moscow, are sleeping in their bedrooms early in the morning, the time when people don’t really care about their appearance, being natural. They are preparing to become parents in few months, and the project investigates not only …

A Trick for Better Lunch Sandwiches

<i>As a defiant respone to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: The trick to better lunch sandwiches is hiding in your office vending machine.</i><p>A week's …

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

5,000-HP, 348-MPH Devel Sixteen spotted in the wild

While there’s plenty of reason to doubt the factuality of the Devel Sixteen’s claims of 5,000 horsepower, we now know, at the least, that it’s not …

World's largest aquatic insect specimen found in China

The world's largest flying aquatic insect, with huge, nightmarish pincers, has been discovered in China's Sichuan province, experts say.<p>According to the Insect Museum of West China, local villagers in the outskirts of Chengdu handed over "weird insects that resemble giant dragonflies with long …

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Fund a hoverbike, get a quadcopter

Three years ago, engineer Chris Malloy unveiled his Hoverbike: a twin-bladed 'copter that, he claimed, could reach speeds of 173mph (278.4kph) and was built to withstand altitudes of 10,000ft (3km). Understandably, this has been taking quite some time to refine for the consumer market; but Malloy …

Drones

Technology bridges gap between brain and muscles for victim of paralysis

First they screwed the end of the grey cord into the metal silo rising out of Ian Burkhart's skull. Later they laid his right forearm across two foam cylinders, and they wrapped it with thin strips that looked like film from an old home-movie camera. They ran him through some practice drills, and …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Beaches

Roll Like A Superhero With The Black Beauty From Seth Rogan's 'Green Hornet' Movie

Have you ever longed for a car that could clear the road of traffic while driving, yet draw throngs of admirers when parked? Check out Black Beauty.<p>The hero car from the 2011 “Green Hornet” movie starring Seth Rogan has enough weaponry to make the U.S. military envious.<p>The car, which had been up …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait | Colossal

<p>For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children …

Meet the hardware, software and science projects bound for the International Space Station this month

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>After problems forced a delay from a scheduled launch this weekend, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to take off later …

The Blood Harvest

Each year, half a million horseshoe crabs are captured and bled alive to create an unparalleled biomedical technology.<p>The thing about the blood that everyone notices first: It's blue, baby blue.<p>The marvelous thing about horseshoe crab blood, though, isn't the color. It's a chemical found only in …