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Métis scholar advocates for decolonization of Canadian universities in wake of Mount St. Vincent debate

<b>Justin Brake</b> <b><br>APTN News</b><br>Universities interested in addressing the barriers and inequities Indigenous people face in accessing Canada’s post-secondary …

Why the Canadian music industry’s secret copyright protection plan is off key

<i>Michael Geist holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. He can be reached at</i> <i>mgeist@uottawa.ca</i> <i>or online at www.michaelgeist.ca.</i><p>The long-awaited Canadian copyright review is set to kick off hearings next week as a House of Commons …

A New Study Shows Meditation Has Long-Term Benefits of Up to 7 Years

Whether meditation is your thing or not, you can't deny all the benefits associated with the practice: better sleep, cognitive improvement, antianxiety aid, stress relief, and more. And now, a recent study that came out of the University of California, Davis further confirms the notion that …

#PhysRev125 1987 - Superconductivity is achieved at record-high temperatures

1893<p><i>The Physical Review</i> begins publication at Cornell University’s Franklin Hall in Ithaca, New York<p>1899<p>The American Physical Society is …

Spotify Is, For Now, The World's Most Valuable Music Company

Following its successful public listing yesterday, the music streaming service Spotify is now worth around $25 billion, making it the largest music company in the world — but when Spotify first débuted, back in 2008, it was reasonable to think it would fail. Headquartered in Sweden, a country whose …

iTunes

What If a Star Passes Through the Solar System?

We like to think of our Solar System as a stable, mostly quiet place. Sure, we'll find that the planets and other bodies in their orbits will kick …

What Is Gynecomastia? Essential Oils Linked to Male Breast Growth, Study Claims

More testing is still needed.<p>Lavender and tea tree oil have grown in popularity as “alternative medicines” for various ailments, but their use may …

LGBTQI

How Do You Stop A Panic Attack From Happening? Here’s How To Keep Yourself Grounded, According To Experts

Panic attacks can throw you for a loop (quite literally — they can make you dizzy), especially if you feel one coming on at school, at work, on a …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Neuroscience

Computers Can Now Tell What Songs You've Listened to Just by Using Brain Scans

What kind of wizardry is this.<p>It's not quite mind reading, but it's close: scientists have been able to identify songs people are listening to just …

The Brain

The Chef Tom Colicchio Quits a Food Policy Group He Started

The chef and television personality Tom Colicchio, who has become something of a prototype for the politically active chef, is leaving Food Policy Action, the organization he helped found in 2012.<p>He announced his departure from the group’s board on Thursday on Instagram and Twitter, saying his …

Canada’s agri-businesses will soar under the CPTPP

<i>Sylvain Charlebois is professor in food distribution and policy and dean of the faculty of management at Dalhousie University.</i><p>Even as the North American free-trade agreement talks continue, we've learned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is not dead after all. In fact, the trade deal among Pacific …

Revoice.me offers a simple way to let your blog and newsletter readers subscribe via Facebook Messenger

If you publish a newsletter or blog, you’ll know that it’s a continuous battle to vie for readers’ attention. Even for subscribers, open rates for email are shockingly low, and RSS never did quite go mainstream. Meanwhile, delivering content via Facebook Pages has become more of a crapshoot than …

‘Your thoughts and your prayers are insufficient’: Jimmy Kimmel tearfully calls for gun control

Jimmy Kimmel opened up on yet another episode of <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i> on Monday night, this time in reference to the mass shooting in Las Vegas (his …

A microbiologist explains why he hasn't slept without this on his bed in 25 years

New York University microbiologist Philip Tierno hasn't slept a night in 25 years without something on his mattress that few people even think of buying.<p>It's a super-thin, largely invisible cover that slips over the mattress. And it protects him from what he calls a "zoologic park" of bacteria and …

There's a Link Between Chronic Migraines And This Common Jaw Disorder

Here's what you need to know.<p>People who get chronic migraines might not think there's anything worse than the debilitating attacks – but it turns out …

Google brings its resources for founders and startups to a single site

Google launched “Startup with Google” today, a new site that brings together all the company’s resources for founders and their startups.<p>As the name implies, the focus here is on Google’s own tools, services and initiatives (think everything from Firebase and Android Studio to Analytics and …

Chips Off the Old Block: Computers Are Taking Design Cues From Human Brains

SAN FRANCISCO — We expect a lot from our computers these days. They should talk to us, recognize everything from faces to flowers, and maybe soon do the driving. All this artificial intelligence requires an enormous amount of computing power, stretching the limits of even the most modern …

Artificial Intelligence

Third-Hand Exposure to Cigarette Smoke Can Still Damage Your Organs

It just gets worse over time.<p>Links between disease and tobacco have been clear for half a century now, while the harmful effects of second-hand …

Scientist who claims playing the didgeridoo can stop snoring wins Ig Nobel award

Scientists taking on the deep questions of whether cats are liquid or solid, how holding a crocodile influences gambling and whether playing the didgeridoo can help cure snoring were honoured at the Ig Nobel Prize spoof awards.<p>The prizes are the brainchild of Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of …

Indigenous Australians

How Spotify's Argument in Copyright Lawsuit Could Upend the Music Industry's Newfound Recovery

In financial terms, Spotify is like a high-end mall that was just built on an earthquake fault line. Like other subscription streaming services, it’s …

This battery-free cellphone runs on light and radio waves

Who cares about an OLED and a notch when your phone can sip power from its surroundings, allowing you to make calls without ever having to charge your phone.<p>This wild cellphone is part of a Google Faculty Research program and received three U.S. National Science Foundation grants for total …

A New Skin Lightening Procedure Is Short on Evidence

Samantha Peters is trading in her foundation and concealer for an IV. For years, she’s had a daily makeup routine to cover dark blotches on her face and the discoloration and scarring on her arms that won’t go away — a common problem for those with darker skin tones.<p>Now she’s hoping a new …

Teacher fends off verbal attack from self-proclaimed Nazi in Manitoba

A teacher who came to Canada from Bangladesh eight years ago says a man who claimed to be a Nazi launched racist verbal attacks at her for wearing a hijab during a visit to Manitoba this summer.<p>Kaniz Fatima of Calgary posted video of the encounter on social media this week and says women who wear …

Protesters Remake Ludacris' 'Move B--ch' To Rally Against Donald Trump

Since then, Trump has made some questionable comments where he said that all of the men in these marches weren't bad. In fact, he went so far as to …

Public Editor: 'Alt-right' softens the vileness of a racist movement

Last November, I said the term alt-right should be avoided whenever possible and if it must be used, in a quote for example, "it should always be explained in transparent and blunt terms."<p>The term is deliberately misleading. It sounds harmless – almost trendy – when its real purpose is to make …

Breakthrough Peanut Allergy Treatment Still Amazingly Effective After 4 Years

This is a serious step forward.<p>If you're one of those people who can't even be in the same room with a deadly food allergen such as a peanut, you …

Hate speech online may soon carry the same penalties as real-world hate crimes

Hate crimes perpetrated online lead to real-world distress, says Alison Saunders<p>In a new directive, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will aim to …

Mysterious symptoms and medical marijuana: patients are looking for answers

In less than a year, the government will legalize recreational marijuana. But, as Grant Robertson reports, growers may already be pushing for profits at the expense of customers' health<p>Scott Wood had been losing weight for weeks, and it was starting to scare him. His skin developed strange …

Nebula Mars Portable Cinema review: Portable projector shoots for the moon - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Nebula Mars is a compact portable projector that delivers decent video quality for its size, and has built-in sound via dual 10W speakers and a rechargeable battery that delivers up to 3 hours of battery life. It's Android-powered and has apps such as Netflix and YouTube for streaming …