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The story of how sf writer and editor Judith Merril founded Toronto's astounding sf reference library and changed the city

My middle-school used to take us on field trips to the Spaced Out Library, the Toronto Public Library's science fiction reference collection founded …

How self-made millionaires get rich working for others

If you never thought that you could become a millionaire by working for someone else, think again.<p>Tom Corley, the author of "Rich Habits," explains what executives do to set themselves apart.<p><i>Following is a transcript of the video.</i><p><b>Tom Corley:</b> There are really three groups of millionaires.<p>Hi, this is …

Self-improvement

NASA’s Voyager Golden Record gets reissued on vinyl and CD; presumably due to high extra-terrestrial-hipster demand

Hey, Americans in particular: has cynicism been invading your personality like the Tripods of War of the Worlds lately? Are you more likely now to go …

Space Exploration

The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016

Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind<p>We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a …

Why Silicon Valley Recruiters Are Flocking to Ontario

University of Waterloo has become a magnet for tech-company recruiters like Google, Amazon<p>To find Silicon Valley’s latest hunting ground for engineering talent, start at Stanford University—then drive northeast for about 40 hours.<p>The University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario, has become a magnet …

Do Men Still Crave Status Watches?

Even in an age of smartwatches, iPhones and new ideas about luxury, some guys are still investing big time in impressive timepieces. Others are opting out. Where do you stand?<p>By<p>Kevin Gray<p><b>FRANK SCHILLING HAS</b> always liked watches. In high school, he bought a TAG Heuer (“the poor man’s Rolex,” he …

NASA’s Futuristic Fuel Free ‘EmDrive’ Will Help Spacecraft Reach the Moon in Just FOUR Hours

Scientists at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas have successfully tested a revolutionary power source that will enable spaceships to cut …

How Siri is about to get wildly better

Siri is about to take a much more active role in iPhone users’ lives.<p>According to 9to5Mac, Apple is making a new tool for iOS that will use Siri, …

Chemists discover key reaction mechanism behind the highly touted sodium-oxygen battery

Chemists at the University of Waterloo have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries that could pave the way for …

Before Apple Watch: the timely history of the smartwatch

History of the smartwatch: past times<p>Smartwatches have been the next big thing since 1982. But now the Apple Watch is in the world, it's going to …

Smartwatches

Coin, the universal credit card, finally ships

When Coin debuted two years ago, it promised to streamline your wallet by putting all of your credit cards, debit cards and gift cards on a single …

Grovemade Desk Collection

Most of us have things like monitors, keyboards, pen cups, and lamps on our desk. The trouble is, unless you purchased them all at once or a terrific …