Nikhil Dhupar

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Canadians should worry about U.S. border searches of cell phones, electronics: privacy czar

Canadians should be "very concerned" about their cell phones, computers and other electronic devices being searched by U.S. border agents, the federal privacy czar says.<p>Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien told a House of Commons committee Monday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers can …

The 'Blackwater 2.0' Plan for Afghanistan

Private military contractors have spotted an opportunity as America’s longest war grinds on.<p>Here’s a crazy idea floating around Washington these days, outlandish even by today’s outlandish standards: The United States should hire a mercenary army to “fix” Afghanistan, a country where we’ve been at …

Black Nova Scotia: Touring a community that's been here longer than 150 years

Canada's sesquicentennial is a chance to reflect on the country's lost and suppressed stories – as Denise Balkissoon writes, those include the Black Loyalists of 1783, and the bulldozed Halifax neighbourhood of Africville<p>I don't remember when I learned that there once was a place called Africville …

Our unelected Senate has no business rewriting federal budgets

At time of writing, Bill C-44, legislation enacting the federal budget, had yet to come to a vote in the House of Commons. Its passage was …

Federal Budget

The truth behind Trump’s “trade war” with Canada

Trump didn't start the fight over Canadian softwood lumber<p>For 35 years, the US and Canada have been locked in an endless fight about imported lumber — a cycle of tariffs and truces that has repeated itself under every president since Ronald Reagan.<p>President Donald Trump, though, has found a way to …

'But what about the railways ...?' ​​The myth of Britain's gifts to India

Apologists for empire like to claim that the British brought democracy, the rule of law and trains to India. Isn’t it a bit rich to oppress, torture and imprison a people for 200 years, then take credit for benefits that were entirely accidental?<p>Many modern apologists for British colonial rule in …

India

Inside the brutal transformation of Tim Hortons

Since taking over the iconic chain in 2014, its new Brazilian owner, 3G Capital, has purged head office, slashed costs and squeezed suppliers. Shareholders are happy, but is 3G tearing the heart out of Timmy's?<p>It took less than a year for Tim Hortons' new Brazilian owner, 3G Capital, to erase more …

Orangutan squeaks reveal language evolution, says study

<b>Scientists who spent years listening to the communication calls of one of our closest ape relatives say their eavesdropping has shed light on the origin of human language.</b><p>Dr Adriano Reis e Lameira from Durham University recorded and analysed almost 5,000 orangutan "kiss squeaks".<p>He found that the …

'Hundreds die' in India police custody, says rights group report

<b>Nearly 600 people died in police custody in India between 2010 and 2015, says the US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a new report.</b><p>The rights group said no policeman was convicted for a prisoner's death in custody during this period.<p>India's police routinely attributes deaths in custody to illness, …

Arrested Development: How a high school student helped block Quebec’s uranium industry

<i>Resistance to infrastructure projects — whether they be pipelines, hydro dams, mines or wind turbines — has become commonplace in Canada. But it’s</i> …

Canada

No country with a McDonald’s can remain a democracy

A wave of revulsion rolls around the world. Approval ratings for incumbent leaders are everywhere collapsing. Symbols, slogans and sensation trump facts and nuanced argument. One in six Americans now believe that military rule would be a good idea. From all this I draw the following, peculiar …

McDonald's

The rise of GOP mega-donor Rebekah Mercer

Mitt Romney had just lost the 2012 presidential election, and a group of wealthy donors assembled in New York’s University Club was trying to figure out what had gone wrong. Suddenly, a young woman stood up before the largely male crowd and delivered an unsparing critique of the Republican’s …

Breitbart News

Rio Olympics Day 14: Team Canada, De Grasse get bronze in men's 4x100-metre relay

Track and Field<p>All-time Canadian Athletics medals<p>Canada has won 54 medals in athletic events. Select a medal for more details.<p>Canada got more hardware at the track at the men’s 4x100-metre relay, winning a bronze medal after the American team was disqualified. Star sprinter Andre De Grasse, along …

Marijuana compounds brewed using yeast by Canadian biotech firms

Yeast fermentation technique allows researchers to isolate cannabinoids for treatment of different diseases<p>New medical marijuana products produced by …

Goths vs. Greeks: Text Reveals Epic Ancient Battle

Fragments of an ancient Greek text telling of an invasion of Greece by the Goths during the third century A.D. have been discovered.

Greece

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Justice Scalia spent his last hours with members of this secretive society of elite hunters

When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died 12 days ago at a West Texas ranch, he was among high-ranking members of an exclusive fraternity for hunters called the International Order of St. Hubertus, an Austrian society that dates back to the 1600s.<p>After Scalia’s death Feb. 13, the names of the …

Antonin Scalia

Mystery 'hobbits' not humans like us, study finds

Homo floresiensis 'were not Homo sapiens' according to researchers<p>Diminutive humans that died out on an Indonesian island some 15,000 years ago were not Homo sapiens but a different species, according to a study published Monday that dives into a fierce anthropological debate.<p>Fossils of Homo …

Anthropology

Conrad Black: Canada’s planned defence review is an opportunity for our nation to take a giant stride

The defence review that the federal government has promised by the end of 2016 will be the first in more than 20 years. Given the amounts of money …

Canada

Scientists have used groundbreaking technology to figure out how the Earth looked a billion years ago

By the time Dietmar Mueller arrived at the University of Texas as a graduate student in the mid-1980s, scientists had already long embraced a once-astonishing idea: that the continents on which all human history has unfolded, rather than fixtures of constancy, were orphans of a former grand …

Earth Science

How STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH Should Have Ended

No place like home? Investigating Ontario’s home-care shortcomings

Globe and Mail reporters Kelly Grant and Elizabeth Church have spent the past three months researching the often confusing and little-understood home-care system in Ontario. Their work was prompted by news that clients were being cut off by local community care access centres, and by the increased …

Dispute erupts over credit for finding Franklin flagship

It was billed as a moment of triumph for modern Canadian science and a keystone of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Arctic sovereignty legacy.<p>But less than one year after the discovery of the HMS Erebus in its watery Arctic grave, the public-private partnership formed to locate John Franklin's …

Trudeau vows to repeal parts of Bill C-51

Justin Trudeau's pledge to "repeal" the parts of the government's new anti-terrorism legislation doesn't mean unravelling all those new police and spy powers – he says he'd repeal, but he's proposed tinkering.<p>And Bill Blair, the former Toronto police chief who has joined the Liberals as a star …

Is 15 June 1215 the true date of Magna Carta?

On 15 June 2015, the queen will visit Runnymede to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. But are we commemorating the sealing of the …

Tony Blair accused of trying to 'erase' his role in rise of Isil

An article about the rise of Isil on the website of Tony Blair's Faith Foundation makes little mention of Britain's role in the Iraq War<p>Tony Blair has been accused of trying to "erase" his role from history after an article published on his charitable foundation's website about the rise of Isil …

The Interview: Scientist Giulia Enders on the gut’s power

Scientist Giulia Enders on her surprising bestseller on the gut’s power to alter our immune system, weight, moods and memory<p>Giulia Enders is a …

Medical Research

The Homer Simpson effect: forgetting to remember

Homer Simpson wasn’t a neuroscientist, but he evidently had some insight into how the brain works. In one episode of the long-running series, he explains why education is wasted on him: “Every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain,” he tells Marge. “Remember when I …

The Brain

Half a century of terrifying Canada: Before jihadists, other extremists carried out hundreds of attacks

The Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia shot a Turkish diplomat in Ottawa in 1982. Neo-Nazi skinheads beat a man to death with …

Canada

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Exoplanets