Opinion: Is Mark Zuckerberg taking the first step toward turning Facebook into Yahoo 2.0?

Opinion: Is Mark Zuckerberg taking the first step toward turning Facebook into Yahoo 2.0?

Yahoo was once the most popular website on the planet, the only place that everyone on the internet seemed to touch at least once an online session. After an ignominious slide, however, Yahoo is just another site that has some fans in certain parts of Asia and offers some niche products. Has Mark Zuckerberg launched … Read more

It seems certain Dubois wants to bail on Jets

It seems certain Dubois wants to bail on Jets

Opinion It is starting to appear inevitable that the Winnipeg Jets and restricted free agent Pierre-Luc Dubois are heading for a divorce. Now the question is how quickly the union ends — and how messy the split might be. Any hopes of a long-term partnership were pretty much snuffed out the other day when Dubois’ … Read more

Scientists Uncover Oldest Groundwaters in South Africa

Scientists Uncover Oldest Groundwaters in South Africa

An international team led by the University of Toronto researchers have discovered 1.2-billion-year-old groundwater in South Africa, shedding more light on how life is sustained below the Earth’s surface and how it may thrive on other planets. The same team previously discovered one-billion-year-old groundwaters in a mine, in Ontario, Canada, but the newly discovered waters … Read more

Why selling our Toronto home to be mortgage free didn’t work

Why selling our Toronto home to be mortgage free didn’t work

Real estate is emotional. Why? Because a home is more than walls and a roof, it’s a container for our lives, our families, our communities. As part of an occasional series, we’ve asked local writers to share their stories on real estate and housing. It was spring 2021 and houses in our East York area … Read more

How the US Supreme Court is remaking America’s legal landscape

How the US Supreme Court is remaking America’s legal landscape

Abortion-rights activists chant during a rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on June 23.Nathan Howard/Getty Images The conservative justices that now dominate the US Supreme Court have knocked down a 111-year-old New York gun law, ruled in favor of public funds for religious schooling and appear poised to overturn a half-century of … Read more

Trotz talk heating up in Winnipeg

Trotz talk heating up in Winnipeg

It’s not a done deal, yet. But the Winnipeg Jets and Barry Trotz are inching closer to a union that would appear to be a match made in hockey heaven. Additional talks between the parties to take on the head coaching role are ongoing, with two independent sources telling the FreePress on Thursday the next … Read more

NASA to Design New Suits for Astronauts

NASA to Design New Suits for Astronauts

NASA has selected two companies, Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace, to make spacesuits for its moon program and future International Space Station (ISS) missions. They will replace the current suits that were made 40 years ago, reported Agence France Press (AFP). “History will be made with the suits when we get to the Moon. We … Read more

Opinion: Warren Buffett’s investing progress will go on forever after researchers cracked his investing code

Opinion: Warren Buffett’s investing progress will go on forever after researchers cracked his investing code

If you’re an investor in Berkshire Hathaway Inc., your performance need not suffer when Warren Buffett stops running the company. That’s according to researchers who claim to have created a stock-picking algorithm that, in back tests, performed just as well as Berkshire Hathaway. The existence of this algorithm is important for at least two reasons. … Read more