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A virology lab researcher works to develop a test that will detect the P.1 variant of the coronavirus, in São Paulo, Brazil, in March 2021. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Why we need open-source science innovation — not patents and paywalls

In open-source endowed research positions, professors release all of their intellectual property. Surveys of academics in the U.S. and Canada find most like the idea.
Using electricity to manually delete emails can actually have a greater carbon impact than simply storing them. (Unsplash)

Can sending fewer emails or emptying your inbox really help fight climate change?

Digital activities, like sending emails, contribute marginally to the annual carbon footprint of information and communication technology users.
Many NFT creators come from a practice of 3D modelling, graphic design, animation or video game design. (Shutterstock)

NFTs in the art world: A revolution or ripoff?

Creators of NFT art are organizing themselves into new art scenes, but they are still searching for cultural legitimacy while museums remain skittish.
Elon Musk’s cold, impersonal approach to management treats employees like cogs in a machine instead of human beings. (Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP)

Elon Musk’s archaic management style prioritizes profit over people

If Elon Musk’s aggressive management style proves to be successful for Twitter, it could result in other business leaders following suit and turning to unhealthy leadership practices.
Journalists covering scientific research during the COVID-19 pandemic increased their reliance on preprints. (Shutterstock)

Journalists reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic relied on research that had yet to be peer reviewed

Preprints are often free to use, making them more accessible for journalists to report on. However, as they have yet to undergo peer review, science journalists take a gamble on their accuracy.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese President Xi Jinping participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok on Nov. 18, 2022, three days after their public confrontation at a G20 meeting in Indonesia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

5 ways for Canada to tackle Chinese interference after the Trudeau-Xi showdown

The federal government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are showing courage in standing up publicly to China. But words must be matched with serious action.
An artist’s impression of the Earth around 2.7 billion years ago in the Archean Eon. With green iron-rich seas, an orange methane-rich atmosphere and a surface dominated by oceans, the Archean Earth would have been a very different place. (Illustration by Andrey Atuchin)

Where did the Earth’s oxygen come from? New study hints at an unexpected source

Could tectonic processes in the early Earth have contributed to the rise of oxygen?

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