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How the Feds Will Use DNA To Track Legal Weed

A new technology allows law enforcement to track legal marijuana using DNA.<p>Pot may be legal in Colorado, but that doesn’t mean the state has no illegal pot. Legal growers have illegally sold cannabis across state lines, and illegal growers can forge a paper trail to enter the legal market. It’s a …

Cannabis

Why parts of Earth have barely changed in 3 billion years

There is a mystery in Earth's ancient past, and the clues lie in the desert rocks of Australia and other ancient places.

Earth Science

Your DNA determines whether you're an introvert or an extrovert — here's how to tell which one you are

At some point in your life, you've probably been described as an extrovert or an introvert. It's true that many of us place ourselves in one of those two categories — or somewhere in the middle if you're an ambivert.<p>These labels were coined in the 1920s by the psychologist Carl Jung. He said the …

Psychology

Full transcript: BlackBerry CEO John Chen on Recode Decode

“I believe data — your own data — is yours.”<p>On this episode of <b>Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher</b>, BlackBerry CEO John Chen talks about how the once-pioneering mobile phone company has happily pivoted into a new business model, focusing on enterprise security and embedded technology for connected …

Mitch McConnell

The Superb Huawei P20 Pro strikes the perfect balance of camera hardware and AI

The Huawei P20 Pro is perhaps the best Android phone on the market right now. A big part of what makes it so special is its bonkers three-lens camera, created in partnership with iconic German photography firm, Leica.<p>From the minute you pick up the Huawei P20, you can tell that this is special. …

Mobile Photography

Ending Taxes On Menstrual Products And 5 Other Issues Liberals Want To Debate

One wing of the party called the tariffs an example of "gender-based discrimination."<p>HALIFAX — The glass doors of the Halifax Convention Centre …

The first "cell-free" CRISPR tech is here to personalize cancer treatment

A single technology can help kill superbugs, slow cancer’s growth, and potentially help us end world hunger. No, it’s not magic. It’s science — …

Google’s Grasshopper app teaches you how to code

Google's incubator for employees' "20 percent time" side projects, Area 120, typically produces fun things like an app to make YouTube more social and expanding Smart Replies. Now the workshop has released an app to help beginners learn to code in Javascript, which could be helpful for novices who …

Apple Store

Calgary’s ban on public weed-smoking has a racial impact

Thousands of Canadians across the country are attending 4-20 events this year, even though cannabis consumption in Canada will soon be legal. But in …

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

Want a job in the budding Canadian marijuana industry? These schools have courses for you | The Star

Durham College recently began offering a two-day course that provides an introduction to all things marijuana.<p>The first sessions were well attended, …

Cannabis

What Algorithms Can Learn from Journalism

<i>This post was originally published in AdWeek and is based on a talk Flipboard co-founder and CEO Mike McCue gave at Web Summit in Lisbon in November 2017.</i><p>There’s no doubt that people, companies and even governments are weaponizing social media platforms by paying to game the system: the algorithms …

Social Media

Yes, Canadians can cross the border, shop on Amazon during a U.S. government shutdown

If you’re planning to cross the border in the next few days, or you’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of your latest Amazon order, you can rest easy. …

Alan Cross: Squinting to peek through that opaque box office window

<i>* This is Part 2 of a three-part column. Come back next Sunday for Part 3.</i><p>Your favourite band has just announced a concert date for your city in a …

Box Office

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Recycle Waste CO2 Back Into... Plastic

This just might work.<p>It's been clear for a while now that there's too much carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, heavily contributing to a warming …

This New Brain Study Shows Why Some People Are More Creative Than Others

Mapping the creative network in the brain.<p>Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can …

Creativity

Millennials set for inheritance boom, but only once they're pensioners

Half of millennials will be pensioner age before they inherit from their parents, analysis shows, although the tax burden on their windfall could be halved.<p>People in their twenties and early thirties are set to enjoy the largest and most wide-reaching "inheritance boom" of any post-war generation, …

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.<p>Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and their …

Nuclear Energy

Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public.<p>The CDPH asks …

UC Berkeley

Some people seem to 'click' with everyone they meet — and a psychologist says there are a few reasons why

If you've been on even a single date, then you've likely taken part in some post-date analysis. <i>Was she cute? Was he smart? Was there a spark? Did you have —</i> as if anyone even knows what this means <i>— chemistry?</i><p>Platonic meet-ups rarely get analyzed in as much excruciating detail — in real life or in …

Security robots are being used to ward off San Francisco’s homeless population

Is it worse if a robot instead of a human is used to deter the homeless from setting up camp outside places of business?<p>One such bot cop recently took over the outside of the San Francisco SPCA, an animal advocacy and pet adoption clinic in the city’s Mission district, to deter homeless people from …

New Evidence Is Forcing Scientists to Rewrite The History of Human Migration 'Out of Africa'

We may find our answer in Australasia.<p>Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straightforward.<p>But now we see …