Vertical Forest

Can skyscraper condos be turned into lush green spaces?

Uberization

Companies such as Uber are disrupting entire industries, but this is good for the economy overall, says an economics prof

The 6ix

Toronto’s new nickname popularized by rap star Drake

Lingo: Hyperpalatable

Some foods are engineered to be so tasty they’re difficult to resist, says nutritional scientist Venket Rao

Cisgender

Applies to someone who is not transgender, and is often used to signal awareness of gender politics

Homophily

The like-attracts-like nature of social media could be bad for democracy

Biochar

Agriculture scientists have become interested in this potential environmental champion

The Business Unicorn

Companies that attain a $1-billion market valuation before their 10th year are vanishingly rare

Honest Lying

Brain dysfunction can cause us to make false statements that we believe to be true

Hot Tubbing

In the world of law, hot tubbing is a common practice

Nudging

Adults more likely to behave in socially beneficial ways when prompted

Nanofacturing

From making golf clubs stronger to designing water repellant garments

K-Pop

Will “Gangnam Style” open the doors for other South Korean artists?

Hairball

There’s nothing fluffy about this

Cash Mob

Cash Mob

It’s like a flash mob, but motivated to buy

Elderburbia

A term for Canada’s growing population of senior citizens

Cybrarian

Why did the term “cybrarian” go out of style?

Hint Fiction

What can you write in less than 25 words?

Funemployment

Sometimes, being unemployed can be positive – it depends on who you ask

Mumblecore

What kind of films are part of the “mumblecore” movement?

VB6

Converts say that VB6 can do wonders for you

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Idaho Stop

Idaho lingo for slow down and yield

Third-hand smoke

Toronto Star reported in January that the alarm is sounding over “third-hand smoke”

Wii-hab

Jo-Anne Marcuz is using Nintendo’s Wii video game system to help kids in recovery

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