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Women lay flowers to pay last respects to Alexei Navalny at a monument in Moscow on Feb. 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Western leaders threaten to undermine Navalny’s legacy in Russia

Alexei Navalny’s successors — not western leaders — are best placed to carry on the fight for Russia’s future. But they’ll only succeed if Navalny’s cause isn’t seen as anchored to western ideals.
Chronic wasting disease has been detected in two deer samples in British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Chronic wasting disease has been detected in British Columbia deer, and we need to act now

B.C. has operated a surveillance program for over 20 years to detect chronic wasting disease, a fatal condition with no cure or vaccine. The disease has now been detected in deer in the province.
One of two digitally drawn murals that are part of the installation and exhibit ‘who claims abstraction?’ by Toronto-based Guatemalan artist Francisco-Fernando Granados. (Rachel Topham Photography)

How art can challenge election-time rhetoric about immigrants

2024 is expected to be a year of elections around the world, and as often happens, anti-immigrant rhetoric is on the rise. Art can play a critical role in challenging that rhetoric.
This image provided by the U.S. Navy shows an aircraft launching from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Red Sea on Jan. 22, 2024. American and British forces bombed targets in eight locations used by the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen, the second time the two allies have done so. (Kaitlin Watt/U.S. Navy via AP)

Western strikes against Houthis risk igniting a powderkeg in the Middle East

Since the outset of Israel’s invasion of Gaza, the West has aimed to prevent the conflict from escalating regionally. But strikes on the Houthis in Yemen by the U.S. and the U.K. may ensure it will.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during a news conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Dec. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukraine can still defeat Russia, but it needs the right tools to do it

Ukraine can still emerge victorious in its war with Russia despite a failed summer counteroffensive. But what’s required now is a realistic assessment of Ukraine’s position and what is achievable.
The reason for our holiday generosity is obvious to us as adults. For children, it can sometimes be less clear why, when and how they should show kindness to others. (Shutterstock)

3 ways to encourage kids to be more charitable and kind this holiday season

As we approach the season of giving, a child psychology researcher offers suggestions on how parents can teach their kids to be generous and kind.
Feet of a person with lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis. WHO

Patients’ beliefs about illness matter: the case of elephantiasis in rural Ghana

In rural Ghana, only 18% of patients believe elephantiasis is a disease. Some others think it is caused by curses or even rain. Only by understanding local beliefs can it be treated effectively.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks gather at center ice before an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, on Oct. 30, 2023, to honour former Penguin player Adam Johnson who died while playing in an English hockey league game. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Hockey’s wake-up call: Neck guards should be mandatory following Adam Johnson’s death

The death of hockey player Adam Johnson calls for improvements in player safety and protective gear design.
The modern workplace is no stranger to political tensions, differing viewpoints and interpersonal conflicts. (Shutterstock)

Workplace tensions: How and when bystanders can make a difference

The essence of bystander intervention is not just about stopping a negative act, but also about fostering an environment where respect, growth and collaboration thrive.

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