Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth

Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth

There’s a black hole lurking nearby, apparently, but you can breathe easy: It’s not a threat to Earth.  Astronomers believe they have found the closest black hole to our solar system, just 1,000 light years away, which in astronomical terms is right in our neighbourhood. The black hole — which is roughly four times the mass of […]

Does your bank offer ethical investments? Corporate Knights visited branches of the Big Five to find out

Does your bank offer ethical investments? Corporate Knights visited branches of the Big Five to find out

From millennials looking to stash their retirement savings in line with their ethics all the way up the corporate ladder to the world’s largest investment houses vowing to put climate action at the heart of investment decisions, responsible investing is quickly gaining traction. According to Ipsos polling released by RBC Global Asset Management last month, […]

How fitness influencers in eating disorder recovery find balance

How fitness influencers in eating disorder recovery find balance

Take one look at Cheyenne Lindsay’s Instagram feed and you get what she’s about: mirror-flexing after “upper body day,” moving through a yoga flow in the Guatemalan jungle, beaming at the finish line of her first marathon, sharing her recipe for high-protein, blueberry-chocolate-chip pancakes. The Edmonton-based nursing student has all the makings of your typical […]

Is your credit score hurting you? Here’s how to find out

Is your credit score hurting you? Here’s how to find out

During the eight years Richard Moxley spent working as a mortgage broker for a high-volume brokerage, he spent hours reviewing the credit reports of clients who thought they were handling credit well, but were shocked to see their mortgage applications turned down. Moxley, author of “The Credit Game: Rules Every Canadian Must Know to Win,” […]

Find your perfect home with the right help: Ask Joe

Find your perfect home with the right help: Ask Joe

I’m planning to buy my first home this year, and am looking for a brokerage and salesperson to help me. How do I know if they are registered? Congratulations! Purchasing a home is an exciting milestone. With so many things to consider, recruiting a registered brokerage and real estate rep is a good first step. […]

Bus stop much easier to find after TTC pole is replaced

Bus stop much easier to find after TTC pole is replaced

Catching the Jones Avenue bus at Queen Street is no longer a guessing game, since the TTC replaced the bus stop marker pole there. Last month I reported on the absence of the familiar, red-and-white pole at a TTC bus stop on the east side of Jones, just north of Queen, which left TTC riders […]

Unmarked TTC bus stop on Jones Avenue is hard to find

Unmarked TTC bus stop on Jones Avenue is hard to find

Catching the bus on city streets should be as easy as spotting a sign that marks a TTC stop, but it’s guesswork at a stop on Jones Avenue. Most people who regularly ride a TTC bus know exactly where to hop on and off in their neighbourhood, or in places they go to regularly. They’d […]

Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans

Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans

Scientists who resurrected a 50,000-year-old gene sequence have analyzed it to figure out how the world’s deadliest malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans — giving insight into the origins of one of human history’s biggest killers. The researchers said their work also deepens understanding of a process known as zoonosis — when a pathogen that can […]

Canadian astronomers find 8 more mysterious repeating fast radio bursts from space

Canadian astronomers find 8 more mysterious repeating fast radio bursts from space

They’re called fast radio bursts, or FRBs, and these odd, fleeting signals from space are shrouded in mystery. But thanks to Canada’s largest radio telescope, astrophysicists are discovering more of them in their search to learn what makes these objects tick. The first FRB was discovered in 2007 by an astrophysicist and his student while going through […]