Did this Canadian man predict space travel in 1861?

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There are futurists and then there are futurists. More than four decades before the Wright Brothers got an airplane off the ground at Kitty Hawk, a Canadian man predicted rocket-based space space flight, says one historian. In a new study published in the The First Scientific Concept of Rockets for Space Travel, space historian Robert […]

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out exhibit arrives in Vancouver

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The successful traveling exhibition, Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out debuts in Vancouver today. The exhibition use a process called plastination to reveal the biology of approximately 50 animals, including cows, giraffes, goats and ostriches. The process, which was invented by Body Worlds creator, anatomist Dr. Gunther Von Hagens, replaces water and fat with plastics. The […]

Amaya surges as Poker Stars, Full Tilt Poker get regulatory approval in New Jersey

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Shares of Amaya (TSX:AYA, Nasdaq:AYA) are up today after the company announced the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has it to operate the PokerStars and Full Tilt brands in New Jersey. Amaya says the Division of Gaming Enforcement’s review of PokerStars was a detailed one, and included sworn interviews with more than 70 individuals […]

Canadian businesses lag global peers in mobile app use, says report


Canadian businesses risk falling behind because they aren’t taking advantage of mobile apps that may have a link to increased profitability, says a new report from Accenture. The report, called “Growing the Digital Business: Spotlight on Mobile Apps” is based on a combination of online and telephone interviews, conducted in December 2014 and January 2015, […]

PI Financial gets a new tech analyst in David Kwan

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Western Canada now has two tech analysts. Earlier this month, Pardeep Sangha, for a long time Canada’s only technology analyst not based in Toronto when has was with PI, left to join Haywood. Now, his replacement, David Kwan, has become the second technology analyst to be based in Vancouver. The move is a return to […]

Canadian mining linked to violence and repression in Latin America, says report


Canadian mining companies have become an increasingly negative factor in the lives of many Latin Americans, says a new report. The report, produced by MiningWatch Canada and the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group is called “In the National Interest? Criminalization of Land and Environment Defenders in the Americas”. It claims an extractivist mining model that […]