A protester holds up a placard with an image of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during an anti-coup rally in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Feb. 15, 2021.
Internet shutdowns and social media bans in Myanmar have helped the military retain control after the Feb. 1 coup. Here's why ISPs should develop clear policies around forced internet shutdowns.
Layering face masks has been suggested as a way to increase protection against COVID-19 variants that may be more transmissible.
Are two face masks better than one? Adding layers of filtration by double masking is a way of using the masks that we already have, possibly to better effect.
Older caregivers report unprecedented and unrelenting levels of responsibility, stress and isolation due to COVID-19 and pandemic-related protocols.
Older adults who are caregivers to someone with a health condition or disability report severe and unrelenting levels of stress and isolation during COVID-19 due to pandemic-related protocols.
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how non-profit organizations operate and how they’re funded. Whether it will be enough to help the non-profit sector address growing social problems remains to be seen.
The COVID-19 pandemic shone a light on how non-profit organizations operate and how they're funded. Is it enough to boost non-profit sector capacity to address social inequities post-pandemic?
Trump yells while visiting a portion of the border wall in Alamo, Tex. on Jan. 12, 2021.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Donald Trump has become the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. But the ignorance and lawlessness of Trumpism will have a dangerous afterlife even after Trump has left Washington.
Scent plays an important role in how birds choose their mates.
Birds use body odour to smell out potential mates, and partners who are genetically unrelated to them smell more attractive.
Face masks are seen in the window of a shop during the COVID-19 pandemic in Montréal in December 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Whether it's health-care workers, kids in school or people running errands, Canadians need face masks during COVID-19. There's no reason they shouldn't be made here at home.
The head of a monumental stone statue from Tiwanaku, Bolivia.
Polished metal monoliths recently appeared in remote locations around the world. In some ways, they're not unusual — standing stones have been important in many historical cultures of the world.
A Scottish Saltire flag hangs in the window of an apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland, next to the EU flag in August 2020. Scotland could vote to separate from the U.K. in 2021.
(AP Photo/David Cheskin)
Scotland's renewed push for independence is not only similar to Québec's — there are also lessons for Scottish politicians in Canadian law on the concept of separation.
A glasswing butterfly’s see-through wings help predators see right through them.
Transparency is an evolved characteristic of some species to help them survive, even when predators are staring directly at them.
Preparing food is an important ritual in providing care and comfort.
Biblical texts contain many references to food, reflecting the complex symbolism in the preparation and sharing of food.
North American deer mice pups have adapted to extreme cold conditions in an unusual way.
Mice pups living on mountain tops reserve their energy for growth rather than warmth. When they get too cold, they conserve energy by slowing down their metabolic processes.
Une nouvelle recommandation conseille d’utiliser une couche supplémentaire de tissu en polypropylène pour faire office de filtre dans les couvre-visages.
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Tout ce qu’il faut savoir sur le polypropylène non tissé, le tissu désormais recommandé pour servir de filtre dans les masques faciaux en tissu : ce que c’est, ce qu’il faut chercher et où le trouver.
Elderly users of public transit face complex challenges to their mobility.
Transportation planning for the elderly should consider their needs, including safe pathways and accessible vehicles.
To adapt to changing consumer habits during COVID-19, small retailers in Canada have offered services like home delivery and curbside pickup. They may need to continue those practices in the post-pandemic era.
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The COVID-19 pandemic offers small retailers an opportunity to engage customers who are changing their habits.
Protesters against the removal of President Martin Vizcarra gather in Plaza San Martin in Lima, Peru, on Nov. 12, 2020.
(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
The undermining of democracy across the Americas, especially in the U.S. and Peru, has been occurring via attempts to use laws solely for political gain.
Men standing with pile of buffalo skulls, Michigan Carbon Works, Rougeville MI, 1892.
(Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library)
Historical photographs of bison extermination are a window into a history of relationships between humans, bison and the environment.
L'inactivité, même de courte durée, peut nuire à la santé.
Nous connaissons tous les bienfaits de l'activité physique, mais sommes moins conscients des dommages que peut causer l'inactivité, même pour de courtes périodes, surtout chez les gens âgés.
Being inactive even for short periods of time can affect health.
Most people know the benefits of physical activity. However, we tend to be less aware of how damaging inactivity can be, even for short periods — especially for older adults.
New recommendation advise using an additional layer of polypropylene fabric in cloth masks to act as a filter.
(Sara Alas/Niko Apparel)
Everything you need to know about non-woven polypropylene, the fabric now recommended for use as a filter in cloth face masks: What it is, what to look for and where to find it.