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Who are Canada's 10 most-Googled politicians of 2013?

FRED LUM/THE GLOBE AND MAIL<p>10. Thomas Mulcair<p><i>Down from No. 4 in 2012</i><br>Search interest in Mr. Mulcair fell significantly in 2013, down from the massive spike in March, 2012, when he took over as Leader of the NDP. The party has taken to referring to him as “Tom” in English media and “Thomas” in …

Make An LED Holiday Light Out Of Pennies

And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.<p>Skip the tangled strings of holiday lights this year and go wireless using a few copper-coated cents. U.S. pennies minted since 1982 conceal a zinc core. If exposed to acid, the zinc dissolves and frees electrons for use in a circuit. The …

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Best and worst Internet trends from 2013

Journalist Ivor Tossell joins Hannah Sung to discuss the best and worst of what the Internet gave us in 2013.

The Morrison mine mystery may finally be solved in court

The B.C. Supreme Court is expected to render a verdict soon on a dispute over the province's rejection of a copper-gold mine proposal. The judgment might finally solve a cold-case mystery – why the B.C. Liberal government, in a high-profile campaign to open new mines, axed the Morrison mine after …

Environmentalists, B.C. at loggerheads over Douglas fir

When commercial logging began in B.C. about 150 years ago, stands of coastal Douglas fir covered 135,000 hectares of land along the Georgia Strait on the mainland coast, on southeast Vancouver Island and on the Gulf Island.<p>Today almost all of that towering forest has been logged.<p>"We are down to the …

It Doesn't Get Much More Canadian Than This (EXPLICIT VIDEO)

First came hosers Bob and Doug, then Trailer Park Boys, now this.<p>B Rich, of Rap group Shark Tank, delivers a new anthem of small town Canada in "Out …

Midnight Sabotage with Transylvania's Anti-Fracking Activists

Farmers, peasants, and eco-warriors are leading the fight against Romania's gas giants, who, they claim, are illegally seizing land and conducting seismic testing. I spent time with some of the more radical anti-frackers one recent night in...<p><i>They even make this pun in Romania.</i><p>“Do you think they're …

The Moves You Should Be Doing For a Perkier Butt

Need to shape up your backside? Look no further — we've got over 30 of the most effective exercises to perk up your backside fast. Read on to learn …

9 Pilates Moves For A Flatter Stomach

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted waistline<p>Pretty much every move in Pilates targets your core, but if flat abs are your goal then there’s definitely a way to step things up. Case in point: These 9 belly-sculpting exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>. Learn the …

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GMO salmon firm clears one hurdle but still waits for key OKs

What seemed like a step towards approving the world's first genetically modified (GM) creature for human consumption a few days ago actually "doesn't …

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Pursuing and Achieving Sustainable Solutions for Plastics

Plastic is everywhere—in our wallets, our homes and our schools. Unfortunately it also often ends up on the sides of our roads and in our oceans.<p>So …

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5 Winners and Losers on New “Red List” of World’s Rarest Species

From sea turtles to forest giraffes, surprises abound in IUCN Red List.<p>There’s good news and bad news from the world's leading scientists who study endangered species.<p>In the good news department: Leatherback sea turtles are showing significant population gains, especially in the Atlantic Ocean.<p>In …