Emily Knapp

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Mobilicity’s battle over debt deal still in limbo

The legal battle between small wireless carrier Mobilicity and one of Canada's most prominent distressed-debt investors will remain in limbo until a judge issues a key decision in the case.<p>Judge Ruth Mesbur of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Tuesday reserved her decision on whether …

Drink milk to increase child's IQ, pregnant women told

Women who are pregnant or planning to have children should ensure they consume the right amount of iodine, which is found in milk, or risk their child having a low IQ, according to researchers.<p>A study of more than 1,000 pregnant women found those who consumed lower amounts of iodine, which is …

Facebook’s “like” is on trial, so think twice before liking this article

There are many perils associated with Facebook faux pas (for example, “liking” an ex-girlfriend’s bikini photo or unfriending a former boss), but some are becoming more serious than others—and ending in legal battles. Turns out, seemingly innocuous Facebook clicks have deeper meanings.<p>In the <b>United</b> …

Social Media

The first GIFs? Prehistoric rock carvings become 'animated' under sunlight

Prehistoric human artwork is simple but breathtaking, as anyone who has seen some up close or in movies such as Werner Herzog's 2011 documentary <i>Cave of Forgotten Dreams</i> can attest. But now archaeologists say that there is more to it than meets the eye: a group of rock carvings in the Italian Alps …

E.W. Jackson, Virginia Lieutenant Governor Candidate, Compared Planned Parenthood To KKK

E.W. Jackson, the conservative minister nominated to run for lieutenant governor by the Virginia Republican Party, once compared Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan, Politico reported Sunday.<p>In a video posted to YouTube last September, the minister and activist urged black Christians to reject …

This 18-Year-Old's Invention Could Make Your Future Phone Instacharge

While you are hanging out on the Internet (in your underwear, maybe?) on a Saturday, kids that are smarter than either of us are out there getting …

Batteries

What Modern Humans Can Learn From The Neanderthals' Extinction

It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?<p>Neanderthals were humans who went extinct between 20,000 and 30,000 years ago. Though there is some debate about who these people were, there is no …

FYI: Which Emotion Is The Hardest To Fake?

Unlike the commonly deployed social smile, distressed expressions–anger, fear, sadness, and occasionally surprise–prove much more difficult to display on command.<p>We've all done our fair share of faking it. Whether it's a canned excited response when that one particularly eccentric aunt gives you a …

Chats with mom may keep students healthy

<b>PENN STATE (US) —</b> College students eat better and get more exercise on days when they communicate more with their parents, according to …

Massive Cascadia quake on the horizon?

<b>U. PENNSYLVANIA (US) —</b> Tiny fossils offer clues to a 1700 earthquake in the Pacific Northwest that was strong enough to cause a tsunami as far away …

The aliens are already here – share your pictures and videos

The hunt for alien life has suffered a setback as Nasa's Kepler space telescope has broken down. The search goes on, with more missions to hunt for …

UK science is falling behind in the global race

When it comes to Olympic sport, the UK is a small nation making a big impact. Last year's games saw us finish third in the medals table, behind only …

Royal Society Young People's Book Prize shortlist announced

Are you a scientist who was inspired to pursue your passion after reading a children's book?<p>As a member of this year's panel of judges, I freely …

Updated: Italy reins in rogue stem-cell therapy : News blog

<i>Posted on behalf of Alison Abbott.</i><p>A controversial decree allowing severely ill patients to continue treatment with an unproven, and possibly unsafe, …

To let graphene boost batteries, add boron

<b>RICE (US) —</b> Calculations show that a graphene/boron anode should be able to hold lots of lithium and perform at the right voltage for use in …

20 Photography Tips Every Travel Photographer Must Know

1. Get up Early The best light to capture most kinds of subjects is in the golden hours- one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset (depend …

Feeling Appreciated? Why It Can Make All The Difference

Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, once said “Appreciate everything your associates do. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.” Likewise, Donald Peterson, former chairman of Ford Motor Company, said …

Brain-controlling magnets: how do they work?

If you were to tell people that the technology exists to manipulate the workings of people's brains, they may not believe you. That sort of thing is …

Why bullies succeed on the job

<b>U. BUFFALO (US) —</b> Social skills may explain why bullies often achieve high levels of career success.<p>They use those skills to strategically abuse …

The Biggest Obama Scandals Are Proven and Ignored

There is clear evidence that he has broken the law on multiple occasions. And not even Republicans seem to care.<p>Reuters<p>Prompted by Peggy Noonan's claim in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> that "we are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate," Andrew Sullivan steps forward to defend Pres. …

Chinese tourists can be 'uncivilised', says official

The dire manners and "uncivilised behaviour" of some Chinese tourists abroad are harming the country's image, said a top official who lamented their poor "quality and breeding", according to state-run media.<p>Wang Yang, one of China's four vice premiers, singled out for condemnation "talking loudly …

China

Back on Earth, Chris Hadfield ‘tottering around like an old man'

He now feels like an old man, his arteries stiffer, his bones more porous and his body so weak he's forced to sit down when he showers.<p>After nearly five months in orbit, Chris Hadfield is re-adapting to gravity, getting used to the weight of his tongue in his mouth, being poked and prodded in a …

Three top ETF picks from Horizons’ Brooke Thackray

<i>Brooke Thackray is research analyst at Horizons ETFs (Canada) Inc. His focus is technical analysis and seasonal investing.</i><p><b>Top Picks:</b><p><b>Horizons NYMEX Natural Gas ETF (HUN.TO)</b><i><br>Purchased on Sept 1 at $8.19</i><p>Natural gas has a strong seasonal period that lasts from September 5 to December 21. In this time …

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Won't Apologize For Saying He Only Wants Cool Thin People To Wear His Clothes

In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, Jeffries said that his "choice of words was interpreted in a manner that has caused offense."<p>Jeffries said that his "7-year-old, resurrected quote has been taken out of context," but did admit that the brand "targets its marketing at a particular segment of …

Abercrombie & Fitch

Boston invites stopped runners back

BOSTON -- Boston Marathon runners who were stopped on the course when bombs went off at the finish line will have a chance to come back and run again …

Marathons

David Beckham to retire from professional soccer

LONDON (AP) - David Beckham is retiring from soccer, ending a career in which he became a global superstar who transcended the sport.<p>The 38-year-old Beckham, who recently won a league title in a fourth country with Paris Saint-Germain, said Thursday he will retire after the season.<p>"I'm thankful to …

Greece’s 200% increase in HIV shows how disastrous austerity can be for public health

One day in late March, European finance and health ministry officials met at the OECD’s Paris office to discuss how healthcare systems are faring in times of austerity.<p>On the second day of the two-day conference, Greek finance ministry official Evdoxia Andrianopoulou read from a series of …

Public Health