39% of Small Businesses Have Never Heard of Alternative Financing (INFOGRAPHIC)

One of the biggest obstacles to growth for small businesses is access to capital. But with so many options, more than two thirds or 39 percent of small businesses have never heard of alternative...

Fatbergs to fuel: London's blockage-busting battle in the sewers

In London's 19th-century sewers, crews in coveralls are waging a 21st-century battle. They're blasting away a monster that feeds on grease and garbage, and its name reflects the beast's potency for revulsion: Fatberg....

Firestorm: Fort McMurray wildfire is a warning, book claims

The wildfire that enveloped Fort McMurray in the spring of 2016 is a harbinger of things to come, Edmonton journalist Ed Struzik concludes in his new book, Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape our...

Astronomers unveil secrets of interstellar visitor

Astronomers say they've learned more about the first known object to enter our solar system from deep space, including its size and colour.  New data from the European Southern Observatory's telescopes and others around...

Arctic climate change being felt farther south, scientists say

An international summary of five year's worth of research on Arctic climate change concludes the top of the world is getting warmer faster than anyone thought. And if it all sounds interesting but...

20 Canadian ideas to improve child health win support from Grand Challenges

An Uber-like connection that can help get pregnant women in Kenya to health care; a 3D printer project to provide orthotic devices for Nepali children with clubfoot and scoliosis; and a microchip that can...

Retailers Continue to See Slow Growth in October

The holiday shopping season couldn’t come soon enough for brick-and-mortar retailers in the US. There may be an economic upturn coming, but small retail businesses in the U.S . have yet to sit RetailNext Retail...

'Very dire situation': Disappearance of Alberta's caribou threatens centuries-old way of life

Brian Grandbois remembers the northern lights flickering across the sky over his childhood home. When he looks up now, he sees the glow of light trapped under an umbrella of steam and smoke,...

The Future of Happiness: Keeping Your Balance During Technological Change

Usefulness Content Freshness Technology is supposed to make us more productive. Why isn’t it making us happier? That is the subject of “The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being in the Digital...

Six Nations school launches app that teaches people to speak Mohawk

A Six Nations school is doing its part to keep Indigenous languages alive in the most modern of ways — with an app.  'Our languages all have a beauty to...