Joanna Tran

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Canadian scientists are unlocking the secrets of your mind-numbing, skull-melting boredom

The research subjects are asked to watch a video of two men hanging laundry. Or another on how to make concrete. They might be asked to transcribe …

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

Writing

What’s wrong with your running form? The devil’s in the details

For runners, the definition of folly is repeating exactly the same motion 10,000 times an hour and expecting not to get injured.<p>That's the thinking behind standard advice to vary the terrain you run on, alternate between different pairs of shoes and mix different forms of cross-training into your …

Biomechanics

CRTC's Wireless Code of Conduct comes into effect today

After six months of promises and pre-emptive changes to the way our telcos do business — not to mention the very fabric of <i>how</i> we purchase devices — …

Many teas contain enough lead to be dangerous for pregnant and nursing women: new Canadian study

It is often marketed as a naturally healthy food, with solid science behind some of those claims, but many teas also contain enough lead to actually …

Global warming to scorch past milestone in 2047, study predicts

Every year after 2047 to be hotter than record-setting 2005, scientists predict<p>Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be …

Climate Change

Apple iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor hacked

Starbug of Chaos Computer Club wins bounty worth thousands<p>A German hacker will collect a bounty worth thousands of dollars and several bitcoins after …

The Right Sleep Positions: Ease Back Pain, Heartburn and More

What's to blame? Not just too-few hours in the sack. The way you lie down is a major factor in the quality of your slumber. The wrong sleep position can cause muscle cramping, impair circulation, and leave you hurting come the a.m. And for the millions of women with preexisting aches (such as back …

Parasite visit permanently rewires mouse brain, makes unafraid of cats

Suggests symptoms of a disease can persist long after cause is eliminated<p>A mouse infected with the Toxoplasma parasite loses its fear of cats, …

Prosthetic 'wearable art' line designed by Canadian pair

Alleles Design Studio in Alberta set to launch prosthetic covers collection<p>A Canadian couple quit their jobs, sold their cars, moved across the …

Education and occupation of high­income Canadians

Education and occupation of high-income Canadians<p>Text Box 1: National Household Survey<p>This is the third release of data from the National Household …

Global warming slowdown complicates job of UN climate panel

IPCC, countries argue over how to communicate science behind recent trend<p>The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is under pressure to explain …

A few drinks while pregnant isn’t bad, but the new maternal puritanism is

Ironically, I didn’t even need caffeine before I was pregnant. Most mornings my mental cobwebs used to clear themselves within a half-hour without chemical help. So when, during my first appointment, my midwife asked how much caffeine I drank, I blithely replied, “oh, maybe a few cups a week.” This …