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The Deuce: Porn, nostalgia and late capitalism

“Gritty” and “authentic” — these words of praise are now commonplace when discussing the television dramas of David Simon. And no less so with <i>The</i> …

TV

Carbon dioxide trapped by ice-age oceans raises questions for future

Over the past few decades, scientists have monitored the atmosphere and oceans using instruments, gauges and satellites. But modern climate …

Climate Change

Fierce debate roars to life over grizzly bear hunt

There’s no shortage of controversy surrounding the British Columbia government’s decision to stop the grizzly bear trophy hunt.<p>The province announced …

Wildlife

Children and sleep: How much do they really need?

How much sleep, and what type of sleep, do our children need to thrive?<p>In parenting, there aren’t often straightforward answers, and sleep tends to …

Wellness

Will China do the right thing about North Korea?

China’s master strategists are making sure the latest United Nations sanctions cannot extinguish the menace that North Korea poses to world …

North Korea

TIFF 2017: Movie magic from math and science

Math and science are hot topics with contemporary filmmakers. Think of the brilliant portrayal of African-American mathematicians and scientists in …

The Shape of Water

Pizza delivery by robot cars has arrived with big questions

People in Ann Arbor, Mich. are experiencing home food-delivery without a driver.<p>Domino’s Pizza and Ford have paired up in a pilot project that will …

Robots

This is why most teachers need Indigenous coaches

<i>“I hear a lot about this so-called ‘inequality’ when it comes to First Nations populations… The problem is the victim mentality… They have to stop</i> …

Indigenous Peoples

This is why non-Indigenous teachers need Indigenous coaches

<i>“I hear a lot about this so-called ‘inequality’ when it comes to First Nations populations… The problem is the victim mentality… They have to stop</i> …

Education

This is why mainstream teachers need Indigenous coaches

<i>“I hear a lot about this so-called ‘inequality’ when it comes to First Nations populations… The problem is the victim mentality… They have to stop</i> …

Indigenous Peoples

Legal weed: What your kids really need to know

Weed, pot, grass, marijuana — or cannabis to use the proper terminology — will be legal in Canada from July 1, 2018. Anyone over the age of 18 will …

Cannabis

When a squirrel dies: The rapid decline of local news

Once, when discussing our changing habits online, Mark Zuckerberg told his colleagues, “a squirrel dying in your front yard may be more relevant to …

Journalism

Is Canada's skills shortage real, or are businesses to blame?

Apparently Canada’s labour market has a problem.<p>Plebians, pundits and politicians alike say Canadian employers face a serious skills mismatch, or …

Education

How gamification can boost student success

In a perfect world, students would be self-motivated to focus during lectures and practice or study the material. Unfortunately, this is often not …

Education

Why we need First Nations Education Authorities

What changes might be ahead for the quality of education offered to Indigenous youth? We pose this question in the wake of Prime Minister Justin …

Education

Why insurers are wrong about Canada's genetic non-discrimination law

Most western European countries have banned insurance companies from accessing privately held genetic test results on individuals since or even …

Insurance

Five simple ways to improve health care

Up to 30 per cent of health care is unnecessary.<p>That’s according to a study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Alarmist in its …

Health Care

Five simple ways to improve Canadian health care

Up to 30 per cent of health care is unnecessary.<p>That’s according to a study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Alarmist in its …

Health Care

Why Canada fails to be an education superpower

Canada’s recent results in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have been celebrated widely. In August 2017, the BBC marked …

Education

Standing too much at work can double your risk of heart disease

There’s been a lot of interest in the harmful effects of prolonged sitting at work, from academics and the public alike. The attention being paid to …

Heart Disease

Science lesson: How anesthetics work, and why xenon's perfect

Common wisdom maintains that, because of the myriad effects on the brain, how anesthetic drugs work at the molecular level is a mystery.<p>On the …

Vital

Why Rod Stewart's gay ballad 'Georgie' was ahead of its time

Recently, Rod Stewart re-released a newly imagined version of his 1978 classic, “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy,” with multi-platinum group DNCE. They …

Equality

9/11 anniversary: Understanding extremist motives could stop further violence

Monday marks the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States that claimed 2,977 lives.<p>What’s changed since 9/11? How has …

Terrorism

A new way to reduce playground bullying

For some teachers, back-to-school excitement comes with jitters over how best to address new curriculum mandates. And for many parents, there are …

Education

Teen suicide is on the rise and this is why

Every 40 seconds, another human life is taken by suicide, according to World Health Organization data.<p>In Canada, a new report reveals that young …

Suicide

Worth reading: Tried and true manuals for success

<i>Editor’s note: The Conversation Canada asked our academic authors to share some recommended reading. In this instalment, Michael Armstrong, an</i> …

Employment

Dear white people, wake up: Canada is racist

Approximately 4,000 people gathered at Vancouver’s City Hall on Aug. 19 to protest an anti-immigration and anti-Muslim white nationalist rally. They …

Racism

Why universities must defend democracy

The march in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this summer by white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists illuminated the growing …

Racism

Why universities must fight the new wave of authoritarianism

The march in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this summer by white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists illuminated the growing …

Racism

How to avoid, recognize and treat concussion in sports

Recognize, remove, rest and recover before returning to sport. Those are key points about sport-related concussion stated in the 5th International …

Returning