A firefighter runs while trying to save a home near Lakeport, Calif. on July 31, 2018.
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Canada's boreal region faces bigger, hotter and more frequent wildfires that are increasingly unpredictable, but it lacks an investment in fire science that could help keep communities safe.
The data being stored by your smartphone could be used to determine your health risk, and it might be wrong.
Financial institutions and stores judge our credit-worthiness based on how we handle our money. But we should be cautious of letting others compile our health data into a "wellness report."
A top hit in 1975, Neil Sedaka’s song “The Immigrant,” proves its continuing relevance, with the rise in xenophobia in the United States. Here people on an Atlantic Liner arrive at what is probably Ellis Island, the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the U.S. from 1892 to 1954.
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Neil Sedaka's song “The Immigrant” was a top hit in 1975, but today it seems even more relevant, as debates rage in the United States over immigration, repatriation and racism.
U.S. President Donald Trump, seen on the South Lawn of the White House on July 27, 2018, is eroding American diplomacy with his penchant for what’s known as hard power over soft power.
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Donald Trump is eroding American diplomacy and what's known as soft power. Here's how that may result in a new world order.
In 2016, the Ontario government promised the province’s schools would teach all students about residential schools and add more Indigenous perspectives into the provincial curriculum. The newly elected Conservative government has scrapped those plans.
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Ontario's move to ignore the calls of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to add Indigenous content to its history and social studies curriculum is foolish and dangerous.
Gender tidak memberitahu kita tentang orientasi seksual.
Penelitian menunjukkan bahwa hasil kesehatan tidak sama untuk setiap jenis kelamin. Semua perempuan biologis tidak memiliki kerentanan yang sama terhadap penyakit. Begitu pula laki-laki biologis.
Aug. 12, 2017: white nationalist demonstrators use shields as they guard the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va.
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White supremacists push an agenda that have their followers believing they are in danger of extinction. But their 'race suicide' ideas are based on 100-year-old unscientific and racist research.
Research shows that the number of drug shortages in Canada are increasing, even though patients may not be aware of it.
The Canadian government must undertake regular analysis of the drug shortage problem, if we are ever to develop sustainable solutions.
There are now many gender categorizations, from the traditional ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ to ‘gender fluid’ and ‘undifferentiatied.’ Health researchers can work with these to gain a more accurate understanding of disease susceptibilities.
Bigender, gender fluid, cisgender? Emerging gender categorizations are important -- for your health.
Executive pay is an issue that often causes public uproar. But it’s not as greed-driven as we might think.
High CEO compensation angers the public, particularly when it doesn't seemed tied to performance. But as a whole, trends in executive compensation are consistent with fundamental economic forces.
The wilderness in Canada’s parks is shrinking due to encroaching business. Pictured here: the Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park is cantilevered 280 metres over the Sunwapta Valley floor.
Canada's national parks don't need more visitors. They could use more scientists, and better science, to help conserve the country's species.
A vaccine (toxoid) against diphtheria first became available in Toronto in 1926. Thanks to the work of the Toronto Diphtheria Committee, the city was diphtheria-free by 1940.
Toronto's fight against diptheria teaches us the powerful impact of public health campaigns -- in persuading parents to vaccinate their children.
Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni, during Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Houston. D'Antoni successfully resisted calls to change his team’s offensive strategy after losing Game 1.
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Research has shown that the most successful basketball coaches resist pressure to make changes during games. Choosing not to make a move is sometimes also the right call for business leaders.
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana addresses the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters in September 2017.
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Ghanaians respond positively to financial appeals from churches compared to how they respond to paying taxes. Here's how, and why, Ghana's government should learn from religious groups.
Many associate Christianity with views like those of United States Vice President Mike Pence. In this September 2016 file photo, Mike Pence speaks to supporters at a rally in Missouri.
The words "Christianity" and "progressive" don't seem like they belong in the same sentence anymore. But to many progressive Christians, their religion has always been about social justice.
Competition between neighbours, rather than between strangers living far apart, amplifies inequality. This can lead to homicide and civil war.
Competition between neighbours turns up the volume on inequality. Homicide and civil war may be the result.
‘Confessions of an English Opium-Eater’ was the first modern drug memoir and set the tone for opium use for decades. Here: Papaver somniferum (Opium poppy), a group of deep red flowers, buds and seed pods. Opium is extracted from the latex of the unripe seed pods. Ripe seeds are innocuous and widely used in baking.
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'Confessions of an English Opium-Eater' is considered the first modern drug memoir. Many believe it is responsible for our romantic ideas of opium-based drug use today.
Nearly every Canadian family has a wait time story. This is because our system is not designed to provide optimal care for patients with multiple chronic diseases.
To improve wait times for surgery, Canada needs to fix its health-care system. Developing a national seniors' strategy would be a good place to start.
An interactive documentary maps the lives of Palestinians in a Jerusalem neighbourhood.
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A documentary filmmaker discusses her work which looks at the erased history of Palestinians in a Jerusalem neighbourhood in order to point to the possibility of a shared Jewish/Arab future.
A group of asylum-seekers raise their hands as they approach RCMP officers while crossing the Canadian border in August 2017 in Champlain, N.Y.
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Rather than closing a loophole in a Canada-U.S. agreement that allows Canadian officials to turn back asylum-seekers from the U.S. at the border, the deal should be abolished outright.