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Doug Ford’s first acts as Ontario premier are worrisome | The Star

So Doug Ford has wasted no time delivering on some of his campaign promises — and so much more — since he became Ontario’s premier just over a week …

Canada

Ice Age Human Footprints in Canada Reveal a Walk on the Beach Taken 13,000 Years Ago

Calvert Island<p>Calvert Island<p>The prehistoric mariners rowed their canoe into a secluded channel and then onto the island's sandy beach, just above the …

Anthropology

Rejecting the Solutrean hypothesis: the first peoples in the Americas were not from Europe

Last month’s release of The Ice Bridge, an episode in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Nature of Things has once again revived public discussion of a controversial idea about how the Americas were peopled known as the “Solutrean hypothesis”. This idea suggests a European origin for …

Anthropology

When Justin Trudeau was in opposition, he voted for Canada's PATRIOT Act but promised to fix it; instead he's making it much, much worse

Back in 2015, Canada's failing, doomed Conservative government introduced Bill C-51, a far-reaching mass surveillance bill that read like PATRIOT Act …

Opinion: Dismantling the Indian Act and modernizing treaties is possible—and necessary

<i>Ross Holden has worked with Indigenous communities and organizations for close to 20 years, as a policy advisor for the Government of Canada, an</i> …

Legalization is looming, but there’s not enough marijuana to go around — not even close

The prospect of empty shelves at government pot retailers this July has everybody from producers to regulators scrambling — and that’s dangerous …

Cannabis

The Multiverse Is Inevitable, And We're Living In It

Imagine that the Universe we observe, from end-to-end, is just a drop in the cosmic ocean. That beyond what we can see, there’s more space, more stars, more galaxies, and more everything, for perhaps countless billions of light years farther than we’ll ever be able to access. And that as large as …

Dark Matter

Astronomers find half of the missing matter in the universe

It is one of cosmology’s more perplexing problems: that up to 90% of the ordinary matter in the universe appears to have gone missing.<p>Now astronomers have detected about half of this missing content for the first time, in a discovery that could resolve a long-standing paradox.<p>The conundrum first …

Universe

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Shown to Help Teeth Repair Cavities Naturally

No fillings, no drills.<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

Found: One of the Oldest North American Settlements

The oral history of the Heiltsuk Nation, an Aboriginal group based on the Central Coast of British Columbia, tells of a coastal strip of land that …

Anthropology

3 Scientifically-Proven Ways to Spot Liars in Your Emails

Turns out every liar has a tell.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the April 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Here’s a scary number: Social psychology expert Jerald Jellison estimates that we are lied to as many as 200 times per day. …

Psychology

Canada is the world’s newest tax haven | Toronto Star

Canada is quietly emerging as a popular tax haven for the global elite, who create shell companies with figurehead directors to evade or avoid taxes, …

Canada

Is Weed Lube a Healthy Alternative to Poppers?

New, adulterated popper formulas are causing eye damage in users (and worse.) Can cannabis oil be the wonder drug that revolutionizes gay sex?<p>I have a nice ass. Guys like it, and I like it, too. But while it's led gaggles of daddies to harass me on Scruff, I've always had difficulty bottoming. When …

Cannabis

Q & A with the CEO and president of Whistler Sport Legacies

It was only six years ago that the eyes of the world were on Whistler and Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.<p>Over a half a decade on, …

Why our roboticists are working for the 99 percent

Robots are taking over the world -- well, the front pages -- and are being blamed for the pre-crime of creating a dystopian world that may see huge …

Sugar May Be as Damaging to The Brain as Extreme Stress or Abuse

Yikes.<p><i>This article was written by Jayanthi Maniam and Margaret Morris from UNSW Australia, and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>We all …

Hackers are sad because video games are too hard to crack

"In two years time I’m afraid there will be no free games to play in the world."<p>Let the crocodile tears flow. Hackers that are in the business of …

How to Craft the Perfect Playlist for Productivity

Nothing has more of a negative impact on my workday than forgetting my headphones. Like most people, music is a huge part of my life. I listen to the …

Stephen King

STAR WARS Fan Theory Pegs Jar Jar Binks as The Most Evil Mastermind in The Galaxy

Marijuana ‘infinitely worse’ than tobacco, should be discouraged: Harper

Marijuana is "infinitely worse" than tobacco and its use should be widely discouraged in Canada, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says.<p>The remarks come the morning after the federal leaders' French-language debate, in which Harper's clash with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau over the issue of …

The sinking of the Canadian Navy

A maritime nation has let its naval fleet fall apart. Here’s how a once-proud force fell into such an embarrassing state of disrepair<p>This October, …

Spurred by anger, Aboriginals may cast decisive vote in Canada election

WINNIPEG (Reuters) - Canada's Aboriginal people, less than half of whom usually vote because many do not recognize the government's sovereignty, could help decide the outcome of an unusually tight three-way federal election race in October.<p>Spurred by anger over disproportionately high rates of …