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A pair of North Atlantic right whales interact at the surface of Cape Cod Bay, in Massachusetts, in March, 2023. Global warming is rapidly acidifying the oceans with dire implications for marine life. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, NOAA permit #21371)

New electrochemical technology could de-acidify the oceans – and even remove carbon dioxide in the process

Global warming is making the oceans more acidic. Our work aims to design realistic systems to reduce this acidity, and remove carbon from the atmosphere in the process.
Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, leave Buckingham Palace to meet South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol during his state visit to the U.K. in November 2023. (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)

The PR silence around Princess Kate’s well-being fuels frenzy about photo mishap

Effective strategic communications about Kate Middleton’s condition would have helped the princess better protect her privacy, while building bridges of trust and transparency with the public.
La plupart des gens ne consomment que la moitié de la quantité de fibres alimentaires recommandée, ce qui peut avoir un effet négatif sur leur santé. (Shutterstock)

Les fibres alimentaires n’agissent pas seulement sur le côlon – le système immunitaire, le cerveau et la santé globale en bénéficient également

Les fibres ne sont pas seulement associées à la santé du côlon ; elles influencent aussi la santé globale et la santé du cerveau par l’axe intestin-cerveau. Mais toutes les fibres ne se valent pas.
Flares burn at the Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex in 2021, in Norco, La. Plants like this produce not only greenhouse gas emissions, but also excess heat. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Thermoelectric technologies can help power a zero-carbon future

Human societies produce huge amounts of excess heat. Turning it into electricity could play a key role in achieving a net-zero society.
Contrary to toxic myths and cliché, feminist women are enjoying pleasurable sex lives. (Shutterstock)

Do feminists have better sex? Yes, they do

Research shows that feminist women are more likely to have sex that is more loving and pleasurable.
Eden Hagos (right) the founder of Black Foodie, sits with fellow African content creator Yvonne Ben. (Black Foodie)

The diversity within Black Canada should be recognized and amplified

While “Black Canada” is a useful blanket term and important organizing identity, a closer look reveals a detailed tapestry of communities that also deserves visibility.
L’entraînement musculaire est à peu près aussi efficace que les exercices aérobiques pour tous les aspects importants de la santé, y compris la santé cardiovasculaire. (Shutterstock)

La musculation a des bienfaits insoupçonnés sur la santé, surtout avec l'âge

Les exercices aérobiques devraient partager la vedette avec l’haltérophilie en tant que forme d’exercice qui favorise la santé et qui peut être indispensable au fur et à mesure que nous vieillissons.
With Gaza’s health-care system crumbling amid Israel’s military assault, patients whose lives depend on dialysis are at risk with fewer and fewer facilities and resources. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)

The uncertain fate of patients needing life-saving dialysis treatment in Gaza

Patients with kidney failure need regular dialysis treatments to survive. However, the equipment, supplies and medical staff needed for dialysis have been largely destroyed by the assault on Gaza.
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem is seen during a news conference following an interest rate announcement in October 2023 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadians have serious trust issues when it comes to a central bank digital currency

Recent Bank of Canada findings that showed Canadians have misgivings about a central bank digital currency should serve as a wake-up call that policymakers must do more to bridge the trust deficit.


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