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Coinbase Doubles Down on the Future of Digital Identity

Earlier this year, the executors of #DeleteFacebook engaged in a form of decentralized group therapy. Catharsis came in a zip file downloaded before …

Personal Data

How do I quick pickle vegetables?

Thirty years ago, my mother made her superb zucchini pickles using a quick pickling method, which no one else bought into back then. Real pickling was (and is) a labour-intensive process – sterilizing jars, canning in water and keeping the finished product for a year on the shelf – but Mum just …

Food Preservation

Plugo tablet toys make screen-time more educational and hands-on

Managing the kids' screen-time is a concern most parents experience, but if they're going to be staring at a tablet you might as well make sure …

Kids

How big could a black hole get?

These cosmic sinkholes can swell to the mass of billions of suns, but something seems to stop them there...<p>There is no theoretical upper limit to the …

Black Holes

Depression Linked to Shortage of a Single Naturally Occurring Chemical

But don't go trying to treat it with supplements.<p>Approximately one-third of people with major depression don’t experience relief from existing …

National Academy of Sciences

Simple robots form a chain gang to solve complex problems

A swarm of bees or a colony of ants works together to complete tasks that would be impossible for individuals to carry out. Researchers in Belgium …

Robotics

This ‘flow battery’ could power green homes when the sun goes down and the wind stops blowing

With solar and wind electricity prices plunging, the hunt is on for cheap batteries to store all this power for use around the clock. Now, …

Clean Energy

Soft serve ice cream’s Instagram-friendly new look

With all its ruffles and twists and come-hither tip, soft serve has always had an aesthetic appeal despite its position in the realm of pre-fab fast food. Though it hasn’t changed much over the years – soft serve is more or less the same everywhere you go, typically made with a mass-produced base …

SoftServe

New map reveals just 13% of the world’s oceans are still ‘wild’

“Wilderness” might bring to mind sprawling forests in national parks like Yosemite and Yellowstone, but there is a second wilderness—the world’s …

Biodiversity

Star’s black hole encounter puts Einstein’s theory of gravity to the test

For more than 20 years, a team of astronomers has tracked a single star whipping around the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy at up …

Black Holes

The Edge of Space Just Crept 12 Miles Closer to Earth

Did you feel that? Does it suddenly feel a little bit <i>stuffier</i> in here to you? Does it feel like, I don't know… outer space just got 12 miles (20 …

Space Exploration

Spicy cheese Syrian fatayer a savoury sample of Islamic world cuisine

This cookbook is an epic volume, 300 recipes spread out over 500 pages, covering the cuisine and culinary culture of a quarter of the world's …

Middle East

Soldiers find skeleton of Saxon warrior on Salisbury Plain

On the last day of an excavation by soldiers within the military training lands on Salisbury Plain, they found a comrade in arms: the grave of a 6th century Saxon warrior, buried with his spear by his side and his sword in his arms.<p>His bones and possessions, which included a handsome belt buckle, a …

Archaeology

Australia’s Endangered Quolls Get Genetic Boost From Scientists

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia’s northern quolls are small animals with big appetites — and they are eating themselves to death.<p>Nocturnal marsupials, about the size of squirrels, quolls once roamed all of Northern Australia. But a disposition to eat just about any animals smaller than themselves led …

Great Barrier Reef

Misreporting on Cannabis Study Suggests Drug Is Harmful to the Brain

Don't always trust the headlines.<p>A new study on marijuana is getting attention in the press, but the headlines about it may be misleading because the …

Cannabis

Pieces of mantle found rising under north and south ends of Cascadia fault

With four years of data from 268 seismometers on the ocean floor and several hundred on land, researchers have found anomalies in the upper mantle …

Geology

Liquid water spied deep below polar ice cap on Mars

Far beneath the deeply frozen ice cap at Mars’s south pole lies a lake of liquid water—the first to be found on the Red Planet. Detected from orbit …

Mars Express

Canada Brewed a Cannabis Beer That Gets You Really High

Last month, Canada approved recreational marijuana, a measure that goes into effect on October 17. As if you needed more of a reason to book a ticket …

Cannabis

Ava DuVernay's powerful message about finding your passion later in life is a must-read.

Ava DuVernay is the Oscar-nominated director of the harrowing documentary "The 13th" and has made other notable films such as "A Wrinkle in Time," …

Adventures in vegan eating, a Canadian bucket list and more

A variety of reports show veganism is on the rise around the world, and Baum + Whiteman, a food and restaurant consultancy in New York, says plant-based foods are the trend of 2018. Intrepid Travel is jumping on the vegan wagon by offering three new trips for 2019 dubbed Vegan Food Adventures. The …

Cape Breton voted No. 1 again

SYDNEY — According to readers of a major travel magazine, Cape Breton is a place that you “must visit.”<p>Cape Breton Island named was named the No. 1 …

Turning water into oxygen in zero gravity could mean easier trips to Mars

A real breath of fresh air.<p>Space agencies and private companies already have advanced plans to send humans to Mars in the next few years—ultimately establishing settlements there. And with a growing number of discoveries of Earth-like planets around nearby stars, long-distance space travel has …

How your split ends can help clean oil spills

Hair isn’t just for top knots; it can protect the ocean too.<p>The prevalent methods to clean up oil spills rely on synthetic materials and dangerous chemicals. But there is a natural, environmentally sustainable alternative: human hair.<p>Hair is hydrophobic and biosorbent, which means it repels water …

Brewers in 2 provinces make 'Gerard Comeau IPA' to highlight trade laws

An Ontario brewery and a Quebec brewery have teamed up to create a new beer that they hope will highlight what they see as unreasonable …

What to watch on Netflix, CraveTV, Amazon Prime Video in May

Bittersweet or Sweetbitter? Take your pick.<p>If you caught Michelle Wolf’s hilarious takedown of the Trump administration at the weekend’s White House …

Probiotic bacteria spray eases severe eczema safely in small study

I lived with the painful skin condition for years. But when my daughter began tearing at her hands during eczema flare ups, I signed us up for a clinical trial.<p>Her hands were bloodied and oozing, yet she was compelled to dig her fingernails in deeper — the pain worth it, if it would quell the urge …

University of California

Time’s Arrow

<b>While surveying ice patches</b> in Canada’s southern Yukon, researchers have come across a barbed arrow point made of antler, with a copper end blade, …

These Are the Best-Selling Beauty Products on Amazon

The reviews are in! From a perfect hair mask for bleached blondes, to a cult-favourite highlighter that’ll make your cheekbones shine, these are the …

Top 10

Crime of Passion: $500K of Beer and Pepperoni Stolen in Canada

/ @VinePair<br>Updated on2018-04-05<p>It was a bad day for a warehouse in Quebec’s Boucherville district on March 12, when bandits swiftly stole nearly …

Selling

Meet Lumi, the Los Angeles startup that just raised $9 million for a packaging business

It’s not every chief executive who wakes up in the morning to a view of their office door across the parking lot from the Airstream trailer they call home, but Jesse Genet isn’t every CEO.<p>Genet is the co-founder and chief executive of Lumi, a Los Angeles-based startup that supplies the packaging …