CNN - Top Stories : Comic-Con cosplay: Who wore it best?

Date: 2014-07-25
The annual San Diego Comic-Con, mecca of all things pop culture, began on Wednesday night and runs through Sunday, July 27. The massive convention -- known for giving fans a first look at the latest "geek-friendly" TV, film and of course, comics -- is also a major gathering for cosplayers (that is, fans who wear costumes of their favorite characters).

Wired : All You Need To Know About the 10% Brain Myth, in 60 Seconds

Date: 2014-07-24
The new Luc Besson movie Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson, opens in theatres countrywide tomorrow. It’s based on the immortal myth that we use only 10 percent of our brains. Johansson’s character is injected with drugs that allow her to access 100 percent of her brain capacity. She gains the ability to learn Chinese in an instant, […]






Edmonton Journal - Edmonton News : Simons: Thirty-minute speed trials one part of major changes for provincial court system

Date: 2014-07-21
Provincial Justice Minister Jonathan Denis has announced a series of changes, meant to unclog both the Court of Queen’s Bench and the provincial court system. Suppose you get into a dispute with an employer about the wages you’re owed, or into an argument with your business partner or your former brother-in-law about a loan that wasn’t paid back. Right now, if your claim is worth less than $25,000, you can go into provincial “small claims” court to have your case heard. If the lawsuit involves more than $25,000, you have no choice but to head for the much more formal, and potentially expensive, superior Court of Queen’s Bench, where you’re more likely to pay a lawyer a major retainer to proceed.
By: Grisham, John