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Sunday June 25, 2017


7 things to know about the longest day of the year

The summer solstice is upon us: June 20th and the 21st were the longest days of 2017 for anyone living north of the equator. Technically speaking, the summer solstice occurs when the sun is directly overhead the Tropic of Cancer, or 23.5° north latitude. 

Weight-related deaths can affect non-obese too

Of the 4 million deaths attributed to being overweight in 2015, nearly 40% were not considered clinically obese. "People who shrug off weight gain do so at their own risk - risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and other life-threatening conditions,"  

The World’s Most Powerful Women and What They Studied

As America’s first female Presidential nominee from a major political party, Hillary Clinton has helped pave the way for women in the United States and around the globe. 

Meet SoeriantoYuma, the 10-year-old Australian app developer who met Tim Cook

Yuma Soerianto, a 10-year-old app developer from Melbourne, Australia, was the youngest attendee at Apple's developers' conference this week. He has created five apps currently in the App Store, and runs his own YouTube channel to teach coding. 

Why a Good Business Idea Is Never Enough to Succeed

Often when companies try to solve problems they identify the problem and look to solve it with one of their known solutions. Rather than going from point A to point B, we approach this situation differently. 

A world first - This giant machine sucks CO2 directly from air

For the first time in the world, Climeworks, a Swiss company, has developed a commercial plant that captures atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the air and then uses it to grow vegetables. 

The Absolute Towers, the first nicknamed the “Marilyn Monroe,” were awarded the prize of best tall buildings in the Americas.

The burgeoning city of Mississauga, Canada, just unveiled a pair of curvaceous towers. Chinese firm MAD saw a unique opportunity in Mississauga's up-and-coming status to create a new kind of skyscraper, setting the creative tone for further urban development in the area. 

Zaha Hadid became the first female to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize

Zaha Hadid, a very controversial architect whom designs are seen by some as creative beyond all competition, while others find nothing special about them, just for the sake of refusing them, or perhaps because she is a woman. 

Canada has one of the best education systems in the world.

The Canadian education system is ranked among the best in the world, with our nation’s students coming seventh overall in a new international study of school systems — but despite the largely good news, Tuesday’s report has once again ignited the debate over how we teach math. 

Why You Should Study Urbanism

Urbanism is the study of the characteristic ways of interaction of inhabitants of towns and cities with the built environment. It is a direct component of disciplines such as urban planning and urban sociology .