Technology

When it comes to climate change not all opinions are valid, scientists say

When a panel of climate change skeptics held court at Ideacity, a TED Talk-like conference produced by Zoomer Media’s Moses Znaimer, some took aim at the ideological conference for giving fringe views a stage and a spotlight. About 97 per cent of climate scientists agree that humans caused global warming, also known as anthropogenic climate […]

Technology

Cat clings to wing of plane during flight

A curious cat got the joyride of her life when she stowed away on a small plane. Romain Jantot from Kourou, French Guiana, the plane’s pilot, posted a video on YouTube of the scared-y cat clutching the plane’s wing for her dear nine lives high up in the air. The video has been viewed more […]

Health

Treating a cellphone addiction: Can we crowdsource more solutions?

A few weeks ago I wrote an article in the Toronto Star on reducing cellphone addiction. I shared how I was addicted to this tiny little rectangle glued to my leg and a few ways I’m combating the disease. Well, that article ended up getting more responses than any article I have written for The […]

World

Canada to join Mexico, Japan, South Korea, EU in Geneva to talk auto tariffs

By The Canadian Press Sun., July 29, 2018 OTTAWA—Canada will join Mexico and other European and Asian auto-producing countries this week to plot strategy ahead of the potential imposition of tariffs on vehicles and auto parts exported to the United States. Japan and the European Union organized the meeting for Tuesday in Geneva, where vice […]

Sport

Former Canadian ’keeper Karina LeBlanc has bigger goals in mind

Former Canadian women’s national team goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc laughs when asked how it is that she retired from professional soccer three years ago but seems more involved in the game than ever. “It’s been crazy,” she said. “It’s been about reinventing who I am. I knew myself as Karina LeBlanc the soccer player, but what […]

Entertainment

There’s more to the real Anna, says descendant of woman who inspired The King and I

What most theatregoers saw Sunday night when they watched an English governess and the King of Siam dance across the stage is a tale of romance and culture clash — but in the audience, Newmarket’s Peter Saegert was one of a few who know the real story of Anna Leonowens. Peter Saegert is a descendant […]

World

Second firefighter killed battling blaze near California’s Yosemite National Park

REDDING, CALIF.—Authorities say a second firefighter has died fighting a huge blaze near California’s Yosemite National Park. Mike Theune, a spokesman for the so-called Ferguson Fire, says the firefighter was treated for injuries at the scene Sunday but died before he could be hospitalized. Theune says the firefighter was part of a crew removing brush […]

Health

Grounding — walking on grass barefoot — has health benefits, research says

By Carrie DennettThe Washington Post Mon., July 16, 2018 It is no secret that spending time in nature is good for you. For years, researchers have been detailing how people who live near green spaces — parks, greenbelts, tree-lined streets, rural landscapes — have better physical and mental health, and practices such as Japanese forest […]

Technology

10 words that just got added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary

By thestar.com Tues., May 26, 2015 Merriam-Webster is getting a little thicker. The dictionary has added more than 1,700 entries, with words describing everything from emerging technology to Mexican delicacies gone mainstream. Here are 10 of the best new additions to the lexicon. Chilaquiles, a Mexican dish, has been added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. 1. […]