Children wave American flags before an event with President-elect Joe Biden in November 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
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What happens over the next four years in Joe Biden/Kamala Harris administration could have a lasting impact on how childhood is understood and experienced in the United States and beyond.
The emoji has become a critical part of our online communications, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic when face-to-face contact is hard to come by.
In the absence of face-to-face interactions, people are using emojis to help express themselves. New research suggests that emoji use can drive engagement and make content more viral.
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.
Surrounded by army cadets, U.S. President Donald Trump watches the first half of the 121st Army-Navy Football Game at the United States Military Academy in New York City on Dec. 12, 2020.
The messianic language used in relationship to Donald Trump and QAnon conspiracy theories have their roots in Christian expectations of messianic deliverance.
Eco-labelling during the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be challenging for some businesses, particularly those in low-income countries.
Fairness issues should be a major concern for eco-labels in their efforts to remain credible during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
People wearing face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 walk past a window display at a store in downtown Vancouver on Dec. 13, 2020.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing has become more than a safety regulation for those working in retail — it's a sign of respect and an acknowledgement that they're people too.
Scientists have discovered that the gray mouse lemur has the ability to hibernate.
Gray mouse lemurs are more closely related to humans than mice. They also have the ability to hibernate, and researchers are hoping to learn how to transfer that ability to humans.
An artist’s rendering of the surface of Venus.
A severe climate change event on Venus may have transformed an Earth-like climate to the current uninhabitable-to-humans state.
Les victimes de violence conjugale regrettent parfois d'avoir appellé la police, car elle se sentent abusée une deuxième fois par les enquêteurs.
Les enquêtes policières en matière de violence conjugale font revivre un deuxième traumatisme aux femmes qui en sont victimes. L’État doit revoir les procédures judiciaires entourant ce type de crime.
Once domestic violence victims call police, they sometimes regret they did and feel retraumatized by investigators.
On Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, it's time to challenge the revictimization of victims of domestic violence by aggressive police action.
A lone cyclist rides past the University of Toronto campus during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on June 10, 2020.
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University students had high rates of mental health issues before the pandemic. The additional stressors of COVID-19 and social isolation will make them even more vulnerable over the winter.
Africa’s mainly informal economies are particularly vulnerable to the ravages of COVID-19.
The continued entrapment of African countries in the global circuit of capital and its proclivity to large scale accumulation imperils the ability of many to cope with the pandemic.
Adults need to pay attention to children’s voices and imagine a different future — not for children but with them.
World Children's Day is an opportunity to acknowledge children for who they are, the many things they know and what they are capable of right now.
Over 90 per cent of Canadian doctors see pharmaceutical sales representatives.
Patients have a stake in the relationship between doctors and pharmaceutical companies, so the CMA's current review of its guidelines for doctor/pharma interactions is everybody’s business.
U.S. President Donald Trump waves to supporters as he departs after playing golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling Va., on Nov. 8, 2020. Trump is refusing to concede the election, a common tactic of authoritarians.
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Trump is reminiscent of strongmen like Hungary's Viktor Orbán and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A good portion of the electorate like what he's selling anyway. That's a bitter pill for the U.S.
Dollarama worker Ze Carole Benedict, originally from Cameroon, addresses a demonstration in Montréal in August 2020 to join in calls for higher pay and better working conditions amid COVID-19.
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Urgent measures are necessary from various levels of government to develop support programs for immigrant women during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Witches have a long history dating back to Ancient Rome. This print from 1815 is by British engraver Edward Orme.
The role of witches in society relates directly to the role of women in society. And during times of social upheaval and changes, witches represent access to women's power.
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.
With more health resources devoted to COVID-19, non-COVID patients may have unmet health-care needs, which predict poorer health in the future.
With COVID-19 placing heavy demands on the health-care system, non-COVID patients may struggle to access care, putting women, people in poor health and those without a regular doctor at risk.
People display Qanon messages on cardboards during a political rally in Bucharest, Romania on Aug. 10, 2020.
The QAnon conspiracy movement is the latest in a long line of moral panics that emerge as a response to change. False theories are used to undermine claims to social justice raised by marginalized groups.