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Homeless camps like this one in downtown Nanaimo, B.C., photographed in 2018 can be seen all over North America. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

The aging face of homelessness in North American cities

The number of seniors experiencing homelessness in Vancouver has increased in recent years, according to the city’s Homeless Count.
Des enfants jouent sur une plage de Palau, dans l'océan Pacifique occidental. Le pays a été le premier à interdire totalement les écrans solaires pour protéger ses récifs. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Les lotions solaires bannis pour sauver les récifs de corail

Des pays interdisent les crèmes solaires pour protéger leurs récifs de corail. Mais la science ne corrobore pas nécessairement leurs craintes.
Artificial intelligence tutoring systems can engage students in dialogue. (Shutterstock)

AI in schools — here’s what we need to consider

Robots for tutoring? The desire to keep pace with technological change should not eclipse larger questions about how children's development is impacted.
Children play on a beach in Palau, in the western Pacific Ocean. The country was the first to place a sweeping ban on sunscreen to protect its reefs. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Beaches are banning sunscreens to save coral reefs

As the mid-winter break draws crowds to beaches, tourists may be wondering if their sunscreen is toxic to coral reefs.
Architects see buildings as a possible solution to the climate crisis. NNECAPA Photo Library/flickr

Green buildings must do more to fix our climate emergency

Buildings are responsible for 40 per cent of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. Efforts to reduce emissions should no longer be voluntary.
The Gender Tracker Tool is used to see how well Canadian media is representing women’s voices. This stock photo depicts an example of journalists interviewing a female source. Shutterstock

Tracking the gender gap in Canadian media

The Gender Gap Tracker uses computational linguistics techniques to analyze how women are mentioned and quoted in Canadian media.
As U.S. President Donald Trump continues to cry ‘fake news’ and stir up distrust of the media, it’s time to embrace ‘solutions journalism’ that focuses on how to solve problems. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

How journalists can rebut Trump’s ‘fake news’ claims

"Solutions journalism" aims to give more prominence to solution-oriented narratives. It reports on responses to social problems by moving the solutions out of the footnotes.
As cannabis is legalized in Canada and parts of the United States, it’s worth looking back on the public health impact of the repeal of Prohibition laws in the United States. Grav/Unsplash

Legalizing once-illicit substances can have a public health impact

As cannabis is legalized in Canada and parts of the United States, it's worth looking back on the public health impact of the repeal of alcohol Prohibition in the U.S.
Penelitian menunjukkan pengunjung pria merespon lebih baik terhadap makanan di restoran jika mereka menganggap pelayan wanitanya menarik. www.shutterstock.com

Pelayan yang cantik dapat pengaruhi persepsi pengunjung restoran

Pengunjung pria yang heteroseksual dapat terpengaruh oleh pelayan restoran yang menarik. Makanan yang enak akan terasa lebih enak, sementara makanan yang tidak enak, rasanya akan menjadi lebih buruk ketika mereka berhadapan dengan pelayan perempuan yang menarik.
Clinical research has established exercise as a safe and effective intervention to counteract the adverse physical and psychological effects of cancer and its treatment. The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia is the first to recommend exercise as part of regular cancer care. (Unsplash/curtis macnewton)

Exercise is medicine, and doctors are starting to prescribe it

From weekend walks with your doctor to free gym memberships, there is a global movement afoot.

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