Black holes: What you need to know

Black holes: What you need to know

The first photograph of a black hole is set to be revealed by scientists on Wednesday. And that may leave you with some deep, dark questions about black holes. Here are some answers. What is a black hole? A black hole is an object in space that is so dense and has such strong gravity […]

What’s the deal with all the black food and drink?

What’s the deal with all the black food and drink?

Is our food going over to the dark side? This month, Starbucks released the Teavana black sesame tea latté (made from black sesame sauce), the latest addition to a slew of sensational black foods, including pizza crusts and cold-pressed juices (coloured with activated charcoal) and a black vodka called “Hounds,” rendered dark by the addition […]

Rare black leopard caught on camera

Rare black leopard caught on camera

Images of a rare African black leopard have been captured in Kenya, the first verifiable record of the animal for nearly 100 years, researchers said. British wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas set up motion-sensitive cameras to capture the largely nocturnal cat in Laikipia Wilderness Camp in January. “I’m able to set up a kind of studio-like lighting and […]

Toronto dance theater offers tribute performance to founder, perseverance and strength in Black community

Toronto dance theater offers tribute performance to founder, perseverance and strength in Black community

Iconic American choreographer Alvin Ailey founded his now world-travelled dance company in 1958. It was a turbulent period in his nation’s history. African-Americans were waging a long, hard campaign for civil rights. In celebrating the Black experience through dance, Ailey offered an affirmation of his community’s rightful place in American society and a powerful beacon […]

Black Panther’s inspiring $192M weekend — in more ways than one

Black Panther’s inspiring $192M weekend — in more ways than one

Black Panther has not only taken the box office by storm during its opening weekend, but is inspiring movements in fashion, voting and even random acts of kindness. The Marvel film, directed by Fruitvale Station and Creed filmmaker Ryan Coogler, hit $ 192 million US in ticket sales in North America over the weekend. The number, which is a […]

Cutting into Amazon’s dominance, U.S. retailers see victory on Black Friday

Cutting into Amazon’s dominance, U.S. retailers see victory on Black Friday

Brick-and-mortar retailers did enough things right on Black Friday to consider the event a success, even if the crowds of past years haven’t returned. Chains simplified promotions this year and took a keener eye to managing their inventory. At Wal-Mart Stores Inc., colour-coded maps helped shoppers navigate the aisles. Retailers also made headway with their […]

Will Canadian invention set a Black Friday record?

Will Canadian invention set a Black Friday record?

A Canadian innovation is poised to be the top-selling product on Amazon — both in Canada and the U.S. — during this week’s Black Friday sales event. The Instant Pot “smart cooker” — a high-tech pressure cooker that promises to help you make tasty, homemade meals fast — was already the biggest seller on Amazon’s Prime […]