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Prosecutor hunting Sicily’s top Mafiosi lives under lockdown

Italian state prosecutor Teresa Principato has devoted her career to hunting down the Sicilian Mafia and has paid a terrible price for it. She has lost her freedom.<p>Her latest quarry is Matteo Messina Denaro, the last of the Cosa Nostra godfathers, a killer of monstrous brutality and one of the …

Mind-Blowing But True Things Science Just Found Out

If school taught us anything about science it was that there were a lot of long, weird words we couldn't spell and that the teachers really liked …

10 tasks for Twitter’s new VR and AR team

Last week, UploadVR broke the news that Twitter has started an AR and VR team and pegged ex-Apple designer, Alessandro Sabatelli, as its director of VR and AR to “[empower] us all in the spatial computing revolution.” Beyond that, Twitter is remaining mum on where it is going with the new medium — …

Google is building casting features right into Chrome

Google Chrome is about to learn a new trick.<p>The browser is set to be updated with a new feature that allows you to take advantage of Google Cast …

Emerging markets’ challenge to Silicon Valley

Keith Jones Contributor<p>Keith Jones is a co-founder of South African-based accelerator Sw7.<p>Odette Jones Contributor<p>Odette Jones is a co-founder of South African-based accelerator Sw7.<p>Silicon Valley leads the global technology innovation markets with the credentials and an ecosystem that is second to …

Provincial trade deal hits obstacle as Alberta seeks exemption

Ottawa and the provinces are expected to reach a long-promised deal on internal trade at this month's premiers summit in Whitehorse, but a major hurdle remains over whether governments should be able to protect some contracts from going to out-of-province companies.<p>Ontario, British Columbia, …

What does Queen Elizabeth II think about Brexit?

It’s a fair bet that the U.K.’s head of state is mortified by the result<p>Queen Elizabeth II couldn’t vote in the British referendum—the head of state …

Great Britain

Scientists have discovered exactly 237 reasons people have sex

Psychologists Cindy Messon and David Buss didn't think that was very realistic.<p>So they gathered 444 people between 17 and 52 years old and asked them to list as many reasons they could think of why they or people they knew had chosen to have sex.<p>Then Messon and Buss went through the 715 responses, …

Panama Canal makes a troubled bet on its future

PANAMA CITY — On July 8, 2009, the Champagne finally flowed.<p>After an intense two-year competition, a consortium led by a Spanish company in severe …

Former MP Robin Richardson fighting for Vancouver Island’s separation

Robin Richardson has cast a covetous eye on the province's grand parliament buildings.<p>The founder of the new Vancouver Island Party says the island should separate from the mainland of British Columbia to become Canada's 11th province. Those mainlanders can build a new seat of government somewhere …

British scientists are freaking out about 'Brexit' too

Britain’s decision to exit the<p>European Unionhas affected all aspects of British society – even science.<p>On Friday, the Royal Astronomical Society, which works to advance science research, took a break from promoting new findings in astronomy and geophysics to weigh in on the results of the …

Scientists learned that the San Andreas fault can move up and down, which makes it even more dangerous

The San Andreas fault line, one of the longest and most heavily populated earthquake-prone rifts in the US, is even more volatile than previously thought.<p>A new study in Nature Geoscience has found the fault line, which runs along the West Coast of the US, isn't just two tectonic plates grinding …

Bernie Sanders Says He'll Vote For Clinton (Still No Endorsement, Though)

Bernie Sanders said he'll vote for Hillary Clinton in November — but more than two weeks after she became the presumptive Democratic nominee, Sanders remains in the race.<p>Sanders was on MSNBC when Nicolle Wallace, a former Republican aide and now network political analyst, asked Sanders, "Are you …

New Thunderbolt Display With Integrated GPU Still in the Works

Apple yesterday announced plans to discontinue the 5-year-old Thunderbolt Display, leaving it unclear if Apple's display business is coming to an end or if another model is in the works for a future release. According to <i>BuzzFeed</i>'s John Paczkowski, Apple isn't done with Thunderbolt displays.<p>In a …

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Chrome browser bug makes movie piracy even easier

A worrying flaw uncovered in Google Chrome makes it even easier for pirates to download movies and TV shows from the web. Google was made aware of the issue a month ago, but the company is yet to release an update that fixes it.<p>As studios find new ways to protect their content from pirates with …

Scientists solve the mystery of where feathers, fur and scales come from

Michel Milinkovitch only bought the naked bearded dragon because he was curious.<p>He had stumbled upon the unfortunate, odd-looking creature while visiting a reptile breeder. It was utterly scale-less, covered only in leathery, wrinkled skin, and it lacked the spiked neck frill characteristic of its …

FBI moves to keep its Tor hacking tool secret

In the legal back-and-forth surrounding the FBI's hack and subsequent arrest of 1,500 users of a dark web child pornography site called Playpen, the FBI has now moved to classify the Tor Browser exploit they used, <i>Motherboard</i> reports, citing reasons of national security. Last month, Mozilla -- whose …

Obama warns U.K. focus on trade talks will be with EU

In a seemingly effortless shift, President Barack Obama voiced his respect Friday for Britons' decision to quit the European Union – a choice the U.S. President had warned against in an unusually blunt intervention into another nation's affairs barely two months ago.<p>Then, Mr. Obama, in a …

Why Brazil's New President Has Scientists Really Worried

Michel Temer is not giving scientists the support they’ve been waiting for.<p>Brazil, as you might know, has a lot going on. The country is battling the Zika virus, preparing for the summer Olympics, and adjusting to interim President Michel Temer, who replaced former President Dilma Rousseff earlier …

Australian police to auction $13m in confiscated bitcoins

Victorian police confiscated the bitcoins as proceeds of crime, although only registered bidders will find out who from<p>About $13m in bitcoins will be auctioned in Sydney in June after Victorian police confiscated the digital currency as proceeds of crime.<p>Ernst & Young is running the process, which …

This Crazy Sponge-Filled Injection Just Saved Its First Life on The Battlefield

Technology FTW!<p>Those of you who've been following us for a while might remember that, last year, we reported on the development of an awesome …

Hunting for the brain's opioid addiction switch

New research by Steven Laviolette’s research team at Western University is contributing to a better understanding of the ways opiate-class drugs …

In this changing global landscape, OPEC’s very existence is under threat

<i>Rashid Husain Syed is a journalist, energy analyst and consultant based in Toronto. For almost 25 years, he served as vice-president of a leading Saudi trading and consulting house.</i><p>As oil ministers prepare to sit down in Vienna this week to discuss energy markets, there is a stream of speculation …

OPEC, the oil shock and ‘casualties of war’

This may well be a “year of reckoning” for the frail countries of the OPEC cartel, as Royal Bank of Canada puts it.<p>Indeed, it will be a troubled group that meets in Vienna tomorrow.<p>Like Canada and others, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has been shocked by the resource …

CPP reform should target middle-income Canadians, coalition argues

A coalition of business groups and youth advocates is calling for an expanded Canada Pension Plan – but only if it is targeted at middle-income levels.<p>In a joint letter sent to finance ministers across the country, the coalition argues that higher premiums to pay for more generous retirement …

Ancient anti-inflammatory drug salicylic acid has cancer-fighting properties: Diflunisal -- a cousin of aspirin -- blocks a key protein that causes tumor formation in leukemia

Diflunisal -- a cousin of aspirin -- blocks a key protein that causes tumor formation in leukemia<p>Scientists have identified a new pathway by which …

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Why is Mount Everest so deadly?

In April, climbing season for Mount Everest opened after two years of disasters shuttered the mountain earlier than usual. In that time, there have already been four confirmed deaths. Two more climbers are missing and are unlikely to be found, experts say. One worker died while fixing a route near …

Switzerland celebrates completion of $16B rail tunnel through the Alps — the world’s longest

GENEVA — It’s taken 17 years and cost 12.2 billion Swiss francs (about $16 billion) but Switzerland is finally ready to inaugurate the world’s …