Illegal wildlife trade thrives on the 'dark web'

Categories: Community, Science & Technology, World

si_deepweb.jpgAccording to Interpol, endangered species are now the third-most illegally traded commodity in the world after drugs and weapons -- thanks in part to a thriving online trade market for exotic pets and animal body parts.

Stanford students seek bone marrow match for beloved professor

Categories: Community, Health, World

si-220-nalini-daughters.jpgStanford University professor Nalini Ambady is a trailblazer in her field, a mother of two, and a cancer patient in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.

The campaign to find a match that is South Asian  - a community largely underrepresented in donor banks - will make its first Canadian stop Wednesday.

Google Glass user's shower photo freaks out internet

Categories: Community, Science & Technology

scoble-google-glass-220.jpgA blogger who wanted to prove his hunch that the Google Glass wearable computer is water-resistant posted a photo of himself showering while wearing the device. 

And the internet is still trying to get over it.

Canada's new polymer notes get orbital boost

Categories: Canada, Community

new-5-polyment-220.jpgThe Bank of Canada has unveiled the last of the new polymer bank notes: the new $5 and $10 bills. 

And because the new fivers show the Canadarm 2, astronaut Chris Hadfield helped with the announcement. 

Inmates use Yelp to review prison conditions

Categories: Community

Yelp is best known as a hub for local service recommendations -- more of a place to find a good pizza joint than to sound off on human rights issues. And yet, that's exactly what's happening among inmates in U.S. prisons.

Canadians react to foreign worker program changes

Categories: Canada, Community, Politics

si-220-jason-kenney.jpgCitizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced several changes to the controversial temporary foreign worker program on Monday. 

The reaction from Canadians was fast and largely skeptical, as observers tweeted disparaging remarks in real time during the announcement.

VOTE: April Photo Contest Finalists

Categories: Canada, Community

si_vote_photocontest_march.jpgIt's time once again for us to decide upon our monthly photo contest winner -- and we need your help. Which photo represented our "April Angles" photo contest theme the best?

Alberta public employees, government tweet across the picket line

Categories: Canada, Community

edm-lukaszuk-220.jpgAlberta courtroom sheriffs, court workers and social workers were among those joining striking jail guards on the picket line this morning. 

 Pickets, their supporters and journalists posted photos from the lines through the weekend, and the government has taken to Twitter, too.

Fashion-savvy seniors flaunt 'Advanced Style'

Categories: Community, World

Ari Seth Cohen, a 31-year-old photographer in New York City, spends his days searching for muses old enough to be his grandparents. 

His popular blog, book, and forthcoming documentary all pay homage to the "Advanced Style" of  "stylish and creative older folks." 

Praise rolls in for gay NBA player Jason Collins

Categories: Community, Sports

si_jason_collins_gay.jpgNBA center Jason Collins has announced himself as the first ever openly gay male athlete actively playing in a professional U.S. sports league -- news that is receiving much fanfare, but also some criticism from observers who say this isn't quite precedent setting.