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Canada's middle class 'mortgaging its future' with debt

Canadian dream 'a myth more than a reality,' internal government report says<p>Canada's middle-class is mortgaging its future to stay afloat, making the …

Watch A Crow Solve A Complex Puzzle

How smart are crows? They are so smart!<p>Crows are smarter than great apes and about on par with a 5-year-old child. We know they (and similar birds) can already complete complicated tasks, like putting a stick through a tube to finagle out food. But in this BBC video, the crow, after thinking it …

Sports drinks unnecessary, counterproductive for most people

If you’re grabbing a sports drink to replenish your electrolytes after exercise, you could actually be working against your workout.<p>A CBC <i>Marketplace</i> …

Learning and Innovation

High school is one of the most challenging stages for a student. He or she goes from being a child enjoying life to a student being prepared for the …

The Week In Numbers: New Dinosaur Discovered, The World's Largest Virus, And More

<b>2014</b>: the year this aerodynamic, flying saucer-like research station is set to open in Antarctica<p><b>15 feet</b>: the length of a new cow-like dinosaur discovered in Utah<p><b>1 week</b>: the time it would take Earth's average global surface temperature to drop below 0 degrees Fahrenheit if the sun went out<p><b>$1,350</b>: …

25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers

You'll be the talk of the teacher's lounge with these smart classroom ideas.

Family House with a Secret Room

This house on Lake Wenatchee in Washington was designed to be "cozy for two and comfortable for a crowd," as architect John DeForest puts it—thanks in part to a hidden media room.<p>The owners of the house, empty-nesters who have three kids in college, "asked for a small and rustic modern cabin that …

Collaborate… or Don’t!

Designer Seth Moczydlowski had students in mind when designing the Synthesis Collaborative Desk, but there is serious potential here for creative …

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This 3-D Printed Bioplastic Windpipe Saved A Baby's Life

The infant's 3-D printed trachea will fully absorb into his body in two to three years.<p>We've seen plenty of 3-D printed medical implants for patients that require replacement tissues, but this use of 3-D printed biopolymer to augment and correct an existing tissue highlights just how amazing the …

The 13 Best Hiking Trails in the World (Photos)

Trail Guide<p>Summer is finally here! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and hike one of the world’s best trails.<p>06.02.13 4:45 AM ET

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (written by kids)

A group of young kids were asked how do you decide who to marry and here are the results which are very funny.<p>While there are some creepy things kids …

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Processed Meats: Dangerous for Human Consumption

The World Cancer Research Fund recently completed a detailed review of 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Upon conclusion …

Chris Hadfield sings Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in ISS farewell

In one of the coolest zero-g cover songs ever recorded, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield does a heartfelt rendition of David Bowie's classic before returning to Earth.<p>How do you top months of amazing photos, demos, and tunes done aboard the International Space Station? If you're Chris Hadfield, …

Apply Now For A One-Way Trip To Mars

Mars One has begun accepting video applications for a mission to colonize the red planet in 2023.<p>Want to live and die on Mars? Mars One has officially begun its worldwide search for astronauts who will fly to Mars in 2023—and never come back.<p>The first humans on Mars may be reality TV stars.<p>The …