Stephen McCann

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How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

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Watch Mercury transit the Sun in glorious 4K

On May 9, Mercury made its first transit of the sun since 2006.<p>Here's gorgeous video of the event.<p>The next transit is in 2019 and will be the fourth …

Gazans Turn Their Rage on the Arab Leaders Who Watched Them Die

Egyptian strongman al Sisi may be more intent on obliterating Hamas than the Israelis are.<p>RAFAH, Gaza — The Palestinians I met Wednesday amid the …

Repetition Doesn’t Work: Better Ways to Train Your Memory

A team of scientists recently discovered that repetition is a terrible way to memorize information—and their findings highlight much better …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

How to Really Rein In the Super Rich

Thomas Piketty is right—inequality is on the rise. But until Wall Street gets out of Washington, neither the French economist nor regular Americans …

It’s critical that Toronto now says no to Porter: Hume | The Star

True, we rely on the airport as we do the expressway, though both are incomplete, unintended and bottomless pits of congestion, pollution and …

Tutorial: How to Easily Replicate a Photo’s ‘Look’ Using Curves

It’s happened to all of us: we’re browsing through someone’s portfolio or even just through Flickr or 500px and we come across a photograph or series …

The ‘Realists’ Misjudged Ukraine

The paradox at the heart of foreign policy realism, is that the same, all-powerful West which is capable of overthrowing governments with the flip of …

The Fair Elections Act doesn’t address the real problems with voting

The Conservative government's proposed "Fair Elections Act" aims to "protect the fairness of federal elections."<p>Yet, rather than effectively address issues like the 2011 robocall fraud, the Act attempts to tackle supposed individual voter fraud by prohibiting the use of "Voter Information Cards" …

Ignorance, Inc: When science is not so cool anymore

For around four hundred years, scientists and students have relished the impact that early scientists like Galileo had on learning, knowledge and our …

Soknacki grabs attention with a risky move: James | The Star

Context is everything here. Transit City envisioned replacing the current Scarborough RT with an LRT system that would be part of a network of sleek, …

Is the Conservatives' Canada 150 roadmap out of step with the public?

During last week's West Coast tour, the prime minister took part in a roundtable discussion in Langley, B.C., on how citizens there wanted to …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Obamacare, Impeachment, Iran, and More Political Predictions for 2014

Sure, budget brinksmanship and Hillary presidential hints are a given. But millions more sign-ups for health-care coverage and the ousting of Mitch …

The Strangest and Most Surprising Recordings of 2013

From the funniest album of the year to best album by a pop star in their ‘70s, here is music critic Ted Gioia’s idiosyncratic choices for best music …

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IT IS everywhere. Some 380m people speak it as their first language and perhaps two-thirds as many again as their second. A billion are learning it, …

Nelson Mandela Demanded Justice Before Forgiving White South Africans

Why, in the days since the South African leader’s death, has the American media been so obsessed with his capacity for forgiveness? Instead let’s …

Conservatives dismantling social programs built over generations | The Star

Dozens of groups dedicated to improving human rights or the well-being of the most vulnerable citizens have also seen their funding reduced or …

Minimum Wage Was Once Enough To Keep a Family of 3 Out of Poverty

The cheque is in the mail

WHAT if America were to scrap all its anti-poverty programmes—welfare, food stamps, unemployment benefits, the works—and replace them with an …

28 Rules for Fathers of Sons

Every once in a while I come across a real gem on someone else’s blog that I fall in love with. Yesterday I somehow wandered onto a blog post called</i> …

RCMP probe into Wright-Duffy affair reveals 5 new threads

The RCMP have expanded their probe into the $90,000 the prime minister's chief of staff Nigel Wright gave to Senator Mike Duffy to include the Prime …

Rob Ford: Look at Ford Nation, Ford Haters and the rest: James | The Star

In other words, Ford Nation goes far beyond the traditional bounds of Conservative, Liberal, NDP politics. It’s more than the left-right divide. It’s …

Is the Rebound Box Jump Suitable for Everyone?

The rebound box jump is popular among CrossFit competitors due to its speed and efficiency<b>.</b> <b>Box jumps are a fascinating movement that can be an</b> …