Two teenaged girls hand over flowers in Ajax, Ont., in March 2015 to a police officer in a show of sympathy for the victims of a triple slaying, a mother and her two children. The woman’s domestic partner was charged in the crime and goes to trial soon.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
Politicians who promise to reduce gender-based violence through tough-on-crime strategies are committing to strategies that haven’t been shown to actually prevent violence.
‘Dark Souls’ is set in Lordran, a fantasy version of a mythologized medieval Europe.
‘Dark Souls’ draws on the literary theme of the ‘last man’ that emerged from the work of French author Jean-Baptiste Cousin de Grainville and those inspired by him.
You can plant a seed from a delicious Honeycrisp apple from the grocery store — but the fruit that comes from that tree will not be Honeycrisp.
Apple breeders have created crisp, juicy and tasty fruits, but the limited varieties leave crops vulnerable to diseases, pests and climate change. Introducing new traits could improve crop resilience.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Marco Lambertini, director general of World Wildlife Fund International and Megan Leslie, president and CEO of World Wildlife Fund Canada in Montréal in 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Charities and non-profit organizations must make their voices heard this election. At the same time, Elections Canada and the CRA should reassure them their involvement is encouraged.
Residents in Kabul, Afghanistan walk past artists from the ArtLords organization as they paint a mural of journalists who were killed in 2018.
(AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
Afghanistan’s Artlords are using art on blast walls to advocate for social change and to stand in contrast to the country’s war lords, drug lords and corruption.
Des informations sur les vaccins COVID-19 incohérentes et difficiles à trouver pour les femmes enceintes ou allaitantes.
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
L’exclusion des essais cliniques, le manque de données et de cohérence des informations ont rendu difficile la prise de décision concernant les vaccins pour les femmes enceintes ou allaitantes.
Information on COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals has been inconsistent and hard to find.
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Exclusion from clinical trials, lack of data and inconsistent information made it difficult for pregnant and breastfeeding people to make decisions about COVID-19 vaccines early in the rollout.
Finances are a significant barrier to post-secondary education for people raised in care.
Education is a key to health, economic and social outcomes. So why don’t we make it easier for former youth in care to access post-secondary education?
Both sex and gender analysis are crucial to health research to enable access to appropriate health information, diagnoses and care for gender-diverse populations.
Sex is not gender but research continues to treat these as the same concept, with potentially damaging consequences for health studies, health policies and health programs.
Genetic therapies may treat previously uncurable conditions, like sickle cell disease.
Scientists have been eager to edit genomes to eliminate certain diseases. New WHO reports outlines ethical approaches to research and treatment.
Tipping, a popular cultural practice in Canada, can have hidden consequences for food service workers.
Tipping has often-overlooked consequences for food service workers. The industry should turn its attention to underlying issues if it wants to ensure a sustainable future.
Incels rank all racial groups by attractiveness. The most attractive white men and women are ‘Chads,’ ‘Stacys’ and ‘Beckys.’
Our research suggests that incel discussion boards are surprisingly diverse. Despite this diversity, we find that incels are united by their hatred of women.
Phil Mickleson uses a rangefinder at the PGA Championship golf tournament.
(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
How psychological factors may have influenced the opinions about the use of rangefinders during the 2021 PGA championships.
What is a ‘blue acceleration’ doing to our oceans?
Plus, why Brazilian women who lived through Zika are avoiding getting pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to episode 18 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Human embryo research is used to understand foetal development and its applications in treating or eliminating disease.
In most countries, scientific research that uses human embryos has to halt after the 14th day. New guidelines recommend the public’s input in extending the time period.
June bugs can be serious pests of ornamental and agricultural plants, lawns and golf courses, or they can be a crunchy snack for a bird — or human.
There is much more to these chunky beetles of early summer than what first meets the eye.
As for-profit corporations, should dating apps be taking care of us? Should they act as health authorities?
Dating apps were created to help people connect online, then meet in person… How have they responded to the pandemic? And what role do they play in helping people adjust to this new dating reality?
The dreams of a person without sight since birth can be just as vivid and imaginative as those of someone with normal vision.
A curious kid asks: what do blind people experience in their dreams?
Scientists are starting to use genetic information from bacteria to measure the health of vast areas of the ocean.
Waves pound the shore at Peggy’s Cove, N.S. in January 2018.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
The idea that Atlantic Canada’s pandemic success is due to a ‘collective ethic’ unique to the region is disingenuous. In fact, government decisions to prioritize human lives explain the success.