Astronomers discover pitch-black planet orbiting distant star

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that a planet orbiting a star 1,400 light-years away reflects almost no light. The planet, WASP-12b, is orbiting a star similar to our own sun. In...

If you're blind, this technology will help you find the checkout line

If you were blind and walked into a coffee shop, how would you find the counter so you could order? That's easy for Susan Vaile at 9 Bars Coffee in Toronto — she...

4 Steps to Avoid an Online Reputation Crisis in Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you know it takes months — and even years — to earn the trust of your customers. Losing credibility, however, takes very little time — and its impact is...

Global warming speeds up due to Pacific 'flip'

After slightly slowing for the past 15 years, global warming is once again rising more quickly due to a decade-long weather pattern that warms and cools the Pacific, Britain's meteorological office said Monday. The Met Office said...

Omni-Channel Retail Report Shows Results of Bigcommerce Study (INFOGRAPHIC)

Business owners who understand the different touch-points their customers interact with will be successful. Because shopping channels are not siloed and consumers shop wherever it is most convenient. This is the conclusion of the...

Canada to study how solar storms impact power grids, banks, satellites

Solar storms may sound like a piece of science fiction, but it's a threat Canada is taking more serioulsy.  The most powerful one was recorded on Earth 158 years ago.   Catalogued in history as the Carrington...

50 Business Ideas Using Google AdSense

It’s easier than ever to start a website. And advertising platforms like Google AdSense can make earning an income from those websites easy as well. But not all websites are created equal. There are certain...

Right whale rescuers wary in wake of death, anxious for work to resume

After an unprecedented number of deaths this summer, CBC News is bringing you an in-depth look at the endangered North Atlantic right whale. This week, in a series called "Deep Trouble," CBC explores the...

What Is a Bing Business Bot and How Does Your Small Business Get One?

Small businesses rely on each employee to wear several hats, but being a jack-of-all-trades also takes time away from employees to do their job and do it well. Small business owners need as much...