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The secret to turtle hibernation: Butt-breathing

To breathe or not to breathe, that is the question.<p>What would happen if you were submerged in a pond where the water temperature hovered just above …

Metabolism

300 letters of outrage from Japanese Canadians who lost their homes

Three hundred protest letters written by Japanese Canadians in the 1940s were recovered from Canada’s vast national archives and have recently been …

Canada

Religious discrimination is a reason to fight Trump's travel ban

When President Donald Trump first signed the executive order that put into effect the country’s travel ban, he incited widespread outrage against …

Donald Trump

Surgeons and the opioid crisis: We need prescription guidelines

Of all the possible ways of alleviating the opioid crisis, one has so far garnered far less attention than it deserves: prescription guidelines for …

Pain

Myth of the genius solitary scientist is dangerous

Picture a scientist. Seriously, right now. I’m not going to discuss the nature of the person that you have in your mind (although I am going to …

Scientific Research

Nurses of the future must embrace high-tech

Picture someone who works in tech. They might fit a stereotype: Heavy-rimmed glasses, hoodie, T-shirt branded with a start-up’s logo, male. You …

Health Care

Why Canada is wary of online grocery shopping

Canadian grocery giant Loblaw recently announced it’s closing some stores and introducing home delivery of groceries in the Toronto market, while …

eCommerce

The Oasis brothers: Father's abuse explains feud, resilience could end it

Liam Gallagher is performing this week in Toronto, and as I prepare to take in the concert, it’s all coming back: The epic battles, still ongoing, …

Noel Gallagher

If 'indigenizing' education feels this good, we aren't doing it right

“Always indigenize!” was the rallying cry of an article written by Canadian academic Len Findlay nearly 20 years ago. It was seen by many at the time …

Education

How to grow cannabis: With modern science and technology

In Canada and around the world, legal cannabis producers face many challenges: varying government regulations, high security requirements and a lack …

Cannabis

Thank you for not driving: Climate change requires anti-smoking tactics

Just before the delegates for the annual Conference of the Parties on climate change started meeting in Bonn this month, the Lancet, the leading …

Climate

Edmonton Eskimos is a racial slur and it's time to stop using it

The Edmonton Eskimos have a big football game Sunday and thousands of people in my hometown will be cheering them on in the hope the team makes it to …

Inuit

How citizens are fighting climate change on the global stage

The United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany, is an enormous event with a complex agenda. But here, on the ground, we see that it is much …

Climate

What does it mean to be spiritual?

Spirituality has become a kind of buzzword in today’s culture, especially for the millennial generation. Increasingly, North Americans identify as …

Spirituality

Fourteen signs your daughter may have ADHD

When asked to describe a typical child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), most people would describe a young boy who climbs on …

ADHD

14 signs your daughter may have ADHD

When asked to describe a typical child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), most people would describe a young boy who climbs on …

ADHD

Why Canada should declare a national opioid emergency too

In the United States, President Donald Trump has formally declared the opioid overdose crisis to be a national public health emergency. The numbers …

Public Health

What your profile pic says about you in the Tinder age

While dating and personal ads have been around for decades, the way we meet the people we date has changed dramatically in the last five years. …

Relationships

It's time for companies to help employees experiencing domestic violence

Intimate partner violence causes an array of harm to women, children and society at large. Canadian employers lose $77.9 million annually due to the …

Domestic Violence

Migrants are dying in detention centres: When will Canada act?

Lucia Vega Jimenez, 42, Mexico.<p>Jan Szamko, 31, Czech Republic.<p>Melkioro Gahungu, 64, Burundi.<p>Abdurahman Hassan, 39, Somalia<p>And at least 11 …

Immigration

Canada’s impending refugee crisis and how midwives can save the day

There is no question there is a worldwide refugee crisis, with global border crossings at an all-time high. According to the UN, we currently have …

Health Care

My experience as an under-paid Ontario college instructor

Ontario’s 12,000 college faculty, represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), begin voting today on the latest contract offer …

Education

The debate over what constitutes terrorism

Earlier this month, a group of innocent people were praying in a small church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., when a gunman carrying a semiautomatic …

Terrorism

How the genomics health revolution is failing ethnic minorities

Statistics Canada recently released its 2016 census data, which depicts a Canada that is more diverse than ever before. Today, nearly a quarter of …

DNA

Science in the home boosts children's academic success

Did you know that children spend just 14 per cent of their waking time between Kindergarten and the end of Grade 12 in school?<p>Given this startling …

Education

Cannabis laws should allow branding

Recreational cannabis is a burning topic around the world, especially in Canada as Parliament puts the finishing touches on legalization legislation. …

Cannabis

'Where's the weed?' Branding is essential for cannabis companies

Recreational cannabis is a burning topic around the world, especially in Canada as Parliament puts the finishing touches on legalization legislation. …

Cannabis

Oculus and our troubles with (virtual) reality

Last month, Facebook-owned virtual reality company, Oculus, announced its new device, Oculus Go.<p>Go, the successor to Oculus Rift, is a cheaper …

Donald Trump

Loneliness could kill you

Independence is glorified in North American culture as a symbol of strength. As a society, we value individual achievement and extol self-reliance.<p>I …

Psychology

Gender parity and queer awareness needed in mathematics

Equity, diversity and inclusion — EDI - is a trending concept these days. Many institutions now have policies, initiatives and even vice-presidents …

LGBTQ