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Rising seas to cost the world $14 trillion annually by 2100

In 80 years the rising seas’ cost could be $14 trillion a year globally, with the oceans possibly nearing two meters (6.5 feet) above their present levels, according to new research.

Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is the film version you didn’t know you’d like Special

‘Ready Player One’ is not an exact adaptation, but it is an incredibly enjoyable movie that understands what fans loved about the book.

Review: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ gets somewhat lost in the folds Special

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ is an ambitious adaptation that wields an impressive cast and delightful imagery, but falls somewhat short in the storytelling department.

Review: ‘The Dark Tower’ is on another path Special

‘The Dark Tower’ movie is the remix version of Stephen King’s series, which is a passable action movie but is far from anything that could be considered an adaptation.

Cats adopted humans, according to new study

Leuven - New research looking at the genomes of cats has come up with something interesting: the domestic cats of today are genetically equivalent to ancient cats. Cats did not genetically adapt to become domesticated, they chose to.

Review: ‘Captain Underpants’ wears a cape of silliness Special

‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’ is a fun picture that lets kids’ imaginations run wild with possibilities… and occasional toilet humour.

‘In This Corner of the World’ trailer blends war & natural beauty Special

‘In This Corner of the World’ is a crowdfunded animated adaptation by a Studio Ghibli alumnus, which follows a young woman trying to make the best of things during WWII in Hiroshima.

Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ makes the fairy tale a reality Special

Disney’s live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a faithful adaptation of the animated film that captures its magic via the spectacular visuals and memorable songs.

Review: ‘Inferno’ barely heats up the screen Special

‘Inferno’ is the third installment in the Robert Langdon film series, taking the scholar back to Italy but leaving his faculties elsewhere.

Review: TIFF 2016: ‘The Exception’ should be the rule in historical drama Special

‘The Exception’ is an incredibly engaging adaptation starring Christopher Plummer in a fictional account of the German Kaiser’s exile and re-acquaintance with the reigning powers during WWII.

Review: ‘High-Rise’ is a spectacular failed social experiment Special

‘High-Rise’ is an extremely stylized depiction of a total breakdown of society within the confines of a tower block that harkens back to dystopian pictures of the ‘70s.

Review: ‘The Jungle Book’ is a remake with stunning purpose Special

This live-action version of ‘The Jungle Book’ is a stunning adaptation that captures audience’s imaginations with a compelling story and engaging, albeit mostly CG, characters.

Review: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ focuses on one conventional tone Special

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is an almost effortless improvement on the book in some respects, but in others it completely misses the mark.

Chinook salmon in danger of being wiped out

A new climate change study conducted by the University of British Columbia scientists does not bode well for the West Coast's Chinook Salmon stocks. The question of the salmon's ability to adapt to warming waters was the basis of the study.

Review: ‘Gemma Bovery’ is an unremarkable affair Special

‘Gemma Bovery’ is a reworking of Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary” in which a woman’s behaviour imitates the title character’s as a curious neighbour scrutinizes her activities.

Developing world may need annual $500 bn for climate by 2050: UN

- Developing countries may need up to $500 billion per year by 2050 to adapt to the ravages of climate change, dwarfing previous estimates, a UN report said.

Op-Ed: Climate change will be solved by cities, not governments

More than half of the world's 7.2 billion people live in cities, and people living in cities are responsible for half of all greenhouse gas emissions. But tackling the challenge of these emissions is going to be done at the city level, and not by nations.

Paul Greengrass to direct adaptation of George Orwell’s ‘1984’

‘The Bourne Ultimatum’s Paul Greengrass will direct an adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian classic, ‘1984,’ which some may say parallels are own authoritarian future.

'Extreme Living' in high Andes occurred 12,000 years ago

Evidence of the very earliest and highest ice age settlement in the world has been unearthed in the Peruvian Andes recently. The site was found at an elevation almost 14,700 feet (4,500 meters) above sea level, and dates to 12,400 years ago.

Review: ‘Gone Girl’ is a simply masterful mystery Special

Director David Fincher’s enthralling adaptation of ‘Gone Girl,’ starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, is one of the best films of 2014.

Review: ‘City of Bones’ is meatier than expected Special

In ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,’ Clary Fray is swept into an alternate New York populated by demons and the warriors who hunt them.

Darwin's Theory Gets Scientific Backing, According To Canadian Study

A genesis study coming out of the Canada has substantiated, and possibly advanced the Origin of Species with its findings that altering a single factor within the environment could be the “start up” for speciation.

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A scene from  In This Corner of the World
A scene from 'In This Corner of the World'
Toronto  Canada is a leader in reducing emissions and adopting actions that  minimize or prevent the...
Toronto, Canada is a leader in reducing emissions and adopting actions that minimize or prevent the negative impacts of climate change.
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Tye Sheridan stars in  Ready Player One
Tye Sheridan stars in 'Ready Player One'
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Soulpepper Ensemble Creation members Ins Choi (L) and Mike Ross (R) in a scene from the stage adapta...
Soulpepper Ensemble Creation members Ins Choi (L) and Mike Ross (R) in a scene from the stage adaptation of Alligator Pie, on now at the Young Centre.
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Mowgli (Neel Sethi) and Bagheera (Ben Kingsley) in  The Jungle Book
Mowgli (Neel Sethi) and Bagheera (Ben Kingsley) in 'The Jungle Book'
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A scene from 'The Big Short'
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