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Dark Data

The usefulness of “steps per day” and other information our devices help us track

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Antifa

An anti-fascist movement that started in 1930s Europe is making headlines again

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Astroturfing

The practice of faking a grassroots movement gets an update in the age of social media

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Woke

The term emerges from African-American vernacular as a call to action, says U of T prof Cassandra Lord

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Post-Truth Politics

When lying becomes an acceptable political strategy

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Vertical Forest

Can skyscraper condos be turned into lush green spaces?

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Uberization

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

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The 6ix

Toronto’s new nickname popularized by rap star Drake

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Lingo: Hyperpalatable

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

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Cisgender

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

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Homophily

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

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Biochar

Agriculture scientists have become interested in this potential environmental champion

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The Business Unicorn

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

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Honest Lying

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

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Hot Tubbing

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

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Nudging

Adults more likely to behave in socially beneficial ways when prompted

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Nanofacturing

From making golf clubs stronger to designing water repellant garments

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K-Pop

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

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Hairball

There’s nothing fluffy about this

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Cash Mob

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

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Elderburbia

A term for Canada’s growing population of senior citizens

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Cybrarian

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

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Hint Fiction

What can you write in less than 25 words?

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Funemployment

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

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Mumblecore

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

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VB6

Converts say that VB6 can do wonders for you

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Idaho Stop

Idaho lingo for slow down and yield

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Third-hand smoke

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

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Wii-hab

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

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Dark Data

The usefulness of “steps per day” and other information our devices help us track

recent post image

Idaho Stop

Idaho lingo for slow down and yield

recent post image

Cash Mob

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

recent post image

Hairball

There’s nothing fluffy about this

recent post image

K-Pop

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

recent post image

Cybrarian

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

recent post image

Hot Tubbing

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

recent post image

Hint Fiction

What can you write in less than 25 words?

recent post image

Third-hand smoke

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

recent post image

Nanofacturing

From making golf clubs stronger to designing water repellant garments

recent post image

Funemployment

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

recent post image

VB6

Converts say that VB6 can do wonders for you

recent post image

Nudging

Adults more likely to behave in socially beneficial ways when prompted

recent post image

Wii-hab

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

recent post image

Elderburbia

A term for Canada’s growing population of senior citizens

recent post image

The Business Unicorn

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

recent post image

Mumblecore

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

recent post image

Honest Lying

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

recent post image

Homophily

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

recent post image

The 6ix

Toronto’s new nickname popularized by rap star Drake

recent post image

Biochar

Agriculture scientists have become interested in this potential environmental champion

recent post image

Cisgender

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

recent post image

Lingo: Hyperpalatable

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

recent post image

Uberization

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

recent post image

Vertical Forest

Can skyscraper condos be turned into lush green spaces?

recent post image

Post-Truth Politics

When lying becomes an acceptable political strategy

recent post image

Woke

The term emerges from African-American vernacular as a call to action, says U of T prof Cassandra Lord

recent post image

Astroturfing

The practice of faking a grassroots movement gets an update in the age of social media

recent post image

Antifa

An anti-fascist movement that started in 1930s Europe is making headlines again

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