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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau on March 14, 2018. The same Russian online troll farm that meddled in the American presidential election has also taken swipes at Canadian targets. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang" caption="Prime Minister Justin Trud

Russian Twitter trolls stoke anti-immigrant lies ahead of Canadian election

An examination of the Twitter activity after the Québec mosque murders reveal that the majority showed sympathy towards the victims, but Russian trolls worked to spread antagonism and fake news.
Faire de l'exercice par temps chaud impose un stress au corps et comporte un risque d'épuisement dû à la chaleur. Shutterstock

Six conseils pour éviter le coup de chaleur en s'entraînant

Il y a moyen de rester en forme pendant les périodes de canicule, à condition de suivre quelques précautions simples.
Les plateformes de financement participatif pourraient offrir des occasions de s’attaquer aux causes des inégalités dans les soins de santé en facilitant des partenariats entre campagnes de financement individuelles et organismes philanthropiques. Shutterstock

Le sociofinancement médical favorise les riches et met la vie privée en danger. Voici comment le rendre plus éthique

Le sociofinancement médical recueille des milliards de dollars chaque année - surtout pour ceux qui ont déjà de bons emplois et sont propriétaires de leur propre maison.
De tout petits poissons jouent le rôle terrible mais crucial de nourrir la merveilleuse faune colorée que les récifs coralliens abritent. Tane Sinclair Taylor

Tels des M&M’s, ces petits poissons maintiennent la vie dans les récifs coralliens

Les récifs coralliens abritent quantité d’espèces alors même que la nourriture y est rare. L’explication ? La présence d’étonnants petits poissons, que la faune locale dévore comme des bonbons.
Crowdfunding platforms could create opportunities to partner individual campaigns with philanthropic organizations that address background causes of health-care gaps. (Shutterstock)

Medical crowdfunding supports the wealthy and endangers privacy – here’s how to make it more ethical

Medical crowdfunding raises billions of dollars annually -- mostly for those who already have good jobs and own their own homes.
Most species of tiny coral reef fish are overlooked because of their small size. Now, their importance for coral reef ecosystems has put these fish and their unique way of life in the limelight. Sinclair-Taylor Tane

Snack-sized ‘candy’ fish explain a coral mystery

New research reveals that miniature, brightly coloured fish play an outsized role in the marine food chain in coral reefs.
Fireworks explode over the Toronto skyline, during the opening ceremonies for the Pan Am Games in July 2015. Toronto is among several global cities that are driving trade in services among countries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Rebecca Blackwell

How global cities are changing international trade

Cities have not been central to public policy discussions on trade growth and diversification that are typically centred on trade pacts between countries. But cities are now driving a lot of trade.
Despite our differences, when it comes to babies, we communicate the same way all over the world. Chiến Phạm/Unsplash

Baby talk is similar all over the world

Research suggests that parents and babies communicate in remarkably similar ways despite striking variation in cultural practices.
Homeless camps like this one in downtown Nanaimo, B.C., photographed in 2018 can be seen all over North America. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

The aging face of homelessness in North American cities

The number of seniors experiencing homelessness in Vancouver has increased in recent years, according to the city’s Homeless Count.
Des enfants jouent sur une plage de Palau, dans l'océan Pacifique occidental. Le pays a été le premier à interdire totalement les écrans solaires pour protéger ses récifs. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Les lotions solaires bannis pour sauver les récifs de corail

Des pays interdisent les crèmes solaires pour protéger leurs récifs de corail. Mais la science ne corrobore pas nécessairement leurs craintes.
Artificial intelligence tutoring systems can engage students in dialogue. (Shutterstock)

AI in schools — here’s what we need to consider

Robots for tutoring? The desire to keep pace with technological change should not eclipse larger questions about how children's development is impacted.
Children play on a beach in Palau, in the western Pacific Ocean. The country was the first to place a sweeping ban on sunscreen to protect its reefs. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Beaches are banning sunscreens to save coral reefs

As the mid-winter break draws crowds to beaches, tourists may be wondering if their sunscreen is toxic to coral reefs.

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