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Here's What North America Would Look Like On Other Planets

You may think you have a good sense of exactly how big Earth is compared to the other planets in our solar system. But clever new illustrations by John Brady, founder of the website Astronomy Central, put the size of our planet in perspective in the starkest way possible.<p><b>(Story continues below</b> …

Why religion is not to blame

Book review: Karen Armstrong’s ‘Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence’<p><i>FIELDS OF BLOOD: RELIGION AND THE HISTORY OF VIOLENCE</i><p><i>By Karen</i> …

Religion

Flirting with disaster

After the Senate scandal, Stephen Harper faced the greatest test of his power yet. The story of his fight back.<p><i>A year before the 2015 election, Prime</i> …

Canada

Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago

In the early 1900s, Seattle-based photographer Edward S. Curtis embarked on a project of epic scale, to travel the western United States and document the lives of Native Americans still untouched by Western society. Curtis secured funding from J.P. Morgan, and visited more than 80 tribes over the …

These dads say long work hours are costing them a full family life – so they’re opting out

Toronto lawyer Michael Fenrick’s firm, Paliare Roland, has a progressive work culture that accommodates family life, allowing Fenrick to spend more time with his wife, Eden Kaill, and their daughter, Isadora. (Kevin Van Paassen for The Globe and Mail)<p>It’s the latest thing in corporate corner-office …

8 Truths About Violence Against Girls. Plus Who's Fighting It And What You Can Do

Saturday marks the third annual International Day of the Girl Child, and the UN is focusing this year's advocacy efforts on preventing acts of violence against girls.<p>The sensitivities around the issue make it such that we may not even know the true figures. Experts point out that girls are often …

Girls don't see themselves as having rights, global report finds

Young adolescent girls across the world do not see themselves as having rights or the power to make decisions about their own lives, according to a …

Canada

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …