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Gadget taps your brain waves to make you a better driver

Might the car of the future be able to read your mind?

At CES, the big tech trade show, cars dominated much of the conversation. But one experience stood out because it was so far-out: I donned an experimental cap from Nissan that interpreted signals from my brain with the goal of making me a better driver.

Brainwave, as it’s called, looked (and felt) pretty odd, with wires poking into my scalp. But it’s an intriguing idea of how tech might make the driving experience more enjoyable, instead of just making it disappear.

Racist, discriminatory incidents on the rise in Halifax-area schools

The number of reported incidents of racist and discriminatory behaviour at schools in the Halifax Regional School Board increased last year, a new report shows.
In 2016-2017, 360 such incidents were reported, up from 327 the year before. But no one is sure why.

“I think even if the numbers were lower, it would have been a shock because it’s 2017,” the board’s African-Nova Scotian representative Archy Beals said in an interview Wednesday.

Doctors, Laundry Detergent Manufacturers Beg Americans To Stop Eating Laundry Pods

After a bizarre meme encouraging adults to eat laundry detergent pods took the internet by storm last week, doctors and laundry detergent manufacturers are begging Americans to please stop eating laundry pods.

But the assumption always has been that children, and not adults, were attracted to the pods, and legislative efforts have focused on placing warning labels on bags and instructing parents to keep the pods out of reach of small children who could mistake them for candy.

Khadr can’t avoid civil judgment by recanting guilty plea, lawyers argue

Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr cannot avoid a huge civil judgment against him by recanting the confession and guilty plea he made before an American military commission, lawyers acting for the widow of a U.S. special forces soldier argue in new court filings.

Canadian courts must accept the agreed statement of facts that underpinned Khadr’s war-crimes conviction in 2010, they argue, regardless of whether he lied under oath when he admitted to tossing a hand grenade that killed the soldier eight years earlier.

The biggest Hillary Clinton scandal no one’s talking about

You’ve heard of Benghazi and Uranium One. But more than a year after Hillary Clinton’s resounding loss to President Trump, she must now grapple with a new scandal: An ongoing Federal Election Commission investigation into an alleged $84 million money laundering scheme orchestrated by the Hillary Victory Fund — the $500 million joint fundraising committee between the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and Democratic state parties.