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Welcome to the neighbourhood. Have you read the terms of service?

Welcome to the neighbourhood. Have you read the terms of service?

The L-shaped parcel of land on Toronto’s eastern waterfront known as Quayside isn’t much to look at. There’s a sprawling parking lot for dry-docked boats opposite aging post-industrial space, where…

The hottest thing in technology is your voice

The hottest thing in technology is your voice

Among the myriad wonders at the world’s biggest electronics expo: robotic maids, flying iPhones, and glasses that allow the blind to see. But the real symbol of where we’re headed is spinning…

Former Google engineer sues company after being fired for circulating stereotype memo

Former Google engineer sues company after being fired for circulating stereotype memo

Chief executive Sundar Pichai fired James Damore for violating code of conduct last August Thomson Reuters Posted: Jan 08, 2018 3:23 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 08, 2018 3:23 PM…

The device you’re using right now has a big security flaw — but you don’t have to panic

The device you’re using right now has a big security flaw — but you don’t have to panic

There’s almost certainly a critical security flaw or two in the device you’re using to read this story — but you don’t have to panic. To varying degrees, the flaws…

25% of Earth will be drier even if Paris climate targets met, study predicts

25% of Earth will be drier even if Paris climate targets met, study predicts

At least a quarter of the land surface of the Earth will become “considerably” drier even if global warming is kept below the upper international target of two degrees Celsius,…

Beyond bitcoin: How cryptocurrency is changing the world

Beyond bitcoin: How cryptocurrency is changing the world

“It’s a beautiful, beautiful sunny day here as it typically is,” says Ethan Erkiletian from Nassau, Bahamas. Half a year ago, Erkiletian moved to the Island of New Providence, a…

Star Trek’s secret weapon: a scientist with a mushroom fetish bent on saving the planet

Star Trek’s secret weapon: a scientist with a mushroom fetish bent on saving the planet

On Star Trek: Discovery, the character Lieutenant Paul Stamets is an “astromycologist” — a mushroom expert in outer space who is passionate about the power of fungi. Stamets is actually…

Ancient spider cousin had 5 sets of jaws for crushing its prey

Ancient spider cousin had 5 sets of jaws for crushing its prey

Back when the ancient seas teemed with trilobites, the little ones may have had nightmares about this fearsome predator. It now appears that Habelia optata, which lived about 508 million…

High Arctic fossils reveal ancient bear’s weakness for sweets

High Arctic fossils reveal ancient bear’s weakness for sweets

Two bears living in a boreal forest in Canada’s High Arctic millions of years ago munched on too many sweets and didn’t brush their teeth, fossil evidence suggests. As you…

FCC votes to roll back U.S. net neutrality protections

FCC votes to roll back U.S. net neutrality protections

The Federal Communications Commission voted to roll back U.S. laws designed to ensure a free and open internet, a controversial but expected decision that critics say hands control of web…

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