Would you drink beer made from wastewater?
To continue to sustain or grow populations — and economies — more is going to have to be done with the same amount of water, or even less.
This confocal microscope image shows the face of a week-old zebrafish.
Peter Fabian and Gage Crump
Recent studies using CRISPR to fast-track genetic studies into human disease genes appear flawed.
Self-driving cars are programmed to identify and avoid risk, but in the case of an accident, who is legally responsible?
As self-driving cars increase in popularity, the question of legal liability remains. The driver, automobile manufacturer and software designers all have a role to play.
Testing and exam proctoring methods that invade privacy and erode trust undermine the very integrity that institutions demand students uphold.
Equity and privacy problems with online proctoring reflect a larger issue: Students look to universities to set an example of integrity.
The risk of transmitting COVID-19 is much higher indoors due to proximity to other people and building ventilation systems.
Studying how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, travels through indoor air spaces can help reduce transmission risk.
People wearing masks walk in front of Pfizer’s headquarters in New York City. Pfizer and BioNtech are on track with a vaccine that is 90 per cent effective, say preliminary results, but they are not the only ones in the race.
AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
Canada has set aside a total of 414 million doses of different types of vaccine. Some exploit known mechanisms, others are based on previously untested approaches.
In lieu of in-person gatherings, holiday and end-of-year celebrations will be virtual because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The second (and third) wave of the pandemic continues as the end-of-year holiday season approaches. Here are strategies to fight Zoom fatigue while staying virtually close to your loved ones.
On Dec. 21, Jupiter and Saturn will be so close together they will almost appear to be touching.
From the birth of Jesus Christ to Newton's discovery of gravity, great conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn have many notable connections in human history.
Mars 2020 Perseverance space mission launches from Kennedy Space Center.
With a new president in the White House and NASA's chief administrator resigning we can expect changes to space policy.
Children participate in CodeSpark Academy, Dec. 4, 2017, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
(Mark Von Holden/AP Images for CodeSpark Academy)
Before leaning to code, children must learn spatial orientation, how to communicate and how to solve problems. These resources and games help teach the foundational knowledge needed for coding.
Sewage testing can be used for early detection of disease.
Identifying the emergence of a disease often relies on sick people seeking medical help. Wastewater monitoring can identify pathogens days or weeks earlier.
New DNA analysis revealed that Calvin Hoover killed Christine Jessop in 1984. Toronto Police Chief James Ramer sits next to a screen displaying photos of Calvin Hoover during a news conference on Oct. 15, 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Christine Jessop was murdered in 1984 and, 36 years later, DNA evidence finally identified her killer. But the police investigation's use of genetic genealogical databases raised questions about privacy.
Teaching researchers and scientists communication skills — including social media proficiency — will help inform the public about new discoveries and research.
Budget cuts and outsourcing content have affected the amount and quality of science journalism. Scientists should learn to communicate their own findings directly and clearly to the public.
Good governance is critical for growth. But Canadian startups haven’t yet got a handle on the importance of governance when seeking investors.
Good business requires good governance, and startups require a particular kind of governance to help them grow and prosper. That's why it's so important for startups to get governance right early on.
Farmers, cottagers and small business organizations are among the groups clamouring for better broadband in Ontario, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The need for much-improved internet connectivity exists across Canada. Will the Ontario government's recent announcement of $1 billion and the federal government's announcement of the Universal Broadband Fund of $1.75 billion for improved broadband be enough to make a difference?
Leishmaniosis — a parasitic infection that causes skin sores — has been found in kenneled American foxhounds.
Importing dogs into Canada has also introduced a flesh-eating parasite that is transmissible to humans. Veterinarians, researchers and public health officials should work together to curtail the disease.
We’ve learned much more about the novel coronavirus over the last few months, including that most spreading events occur inddoors.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, and the colder weather approaches, new mathematical models are needed to study changing social behaviours and indoor spaces.
Mathematical models can help figure out class sizes and configurations to minimize disruptions and school closures.
Schools reopening during the current coronavirus pandemic need to calculate class sizes to prevent the spread of disease and minimize disruptions.
The growing use of artificial intelligence in health care should be driven by careful consideration of what is important to members of the public.
The use of artificial intelligence in health care is on the rise, and the concerns of the public need to be considered in developing policy that regulates its application.
Cyborgs are people with additional technological hardware connected to their bodies.
An increasing number of people are choosing to implant themselves with microchips. But conspiracy theories about the practice exploit fears surrounding body autonomy.