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Les personnes actives se déclarent plus satisfaites de leur relation de couple. Et c'est encore plus vrai pour celles qui font du sport en compagnie de leur conjoint. Shutterstock

Besoin de pimenter votre relation de couple ? Faites du sport ensemble !

C'est connu, l'activité physique a de nombreux avantages pour la santé. Mais elle peut aussi améliorer nos relations amoureuses. Les couples actifs se déclarent plus satisfaits de leur relation.
Research suggests that couples who exercise together, stay together. (Shutterstock)

Exercise your way to a better relationship

In addition to its health and fitness benefits, exercise can also give your relationship a boost – especially if you exercise together.
Residents of St. John’s, NL dig out after a major storm in January 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Snow shovelling: Healthy exercise or deadly activity?

Shovelling snow is excellent exercise that works the upper and lower body. However, it's important to remember that digging out from a storm pushes many people to their maximal fitness capacity.
L’aras de Spix est maintenant éteint à l’état sauvage. Des programmes de conservation au Brésil s’occupent des quelque 70 derniers individus de cette espèce. Shutterstock

Des espèces d'oiseaux font face à l'extinction cent fois plus vite que prévu !

Le taux d’extinction des oiseaux pourrait être beaucoup plus élevé que ce qui a été estimé précédemment. Si l’on souhaite conserver certaines espèces, il vaut mieux les cibler le plus tôt possible.
The keeper of hundreds of Kwakwaka’wakw songs, Kwaksistalla Wathl’thla (Clan Chief Adam Dick), chanting at a feast (qui’las) with Mayanilh (Dr. Daisy Sewid-Smith). (Bert Crowfoot)

Indigenous song keepers reveal traditional ecological knowledge in music

Ancestral Indigenous songs often encode territorial responsibilities and rights, such as in relationship with 'lokiwey' (coastal clam gardens) on the Pacific Northwest Coast.
Who is responsible for protecting consumer data? Data breaches are now a regular occurrence, and governments are stepping in. (Shutterstock)

Growth in data breaches shows need for government regulations

Failure of corporations to protect data means that government regulation is required to ensure corporation compliance.
Working out where Aboriginal remains came from will in take researchers from several disciplines working together. Michael Westaway

Returning to country: we should use genetics, geology and more to repatriate Aboriginal remains

It's not always easy to work out where Aboriginal remains came from, but science can help.
Santé Canada impose des normes parmi les plus restrictives au monde sur le plomb, mais elles sont inefficaces sans procédures de tests et un programme de remplacement des canalisations. Shutterstock

Eau contaminée au plomb : comment s’assurer que nos maisons, nos écoles et nos lieux de travail soient sécuritaires

Une enquête a montré que les niveaux de plomb dans l’eau de cinq villes canadiennes étaient comparables à ceux de Flint, au Michigan, au pire du scandale de l'eau contaminée.
Health Canada has some of the strongest limits on lead in the world, but they can’t be effective without testing and a plan to replace pipes. (Shutterstock)

Lead-tainted water: How to keep homes, schools, daycares and workplaces safe

An investigation showed that five Canadian cities had lead levels in their water on par with those in Flint, Mich. during its peak period of water contamination.
The U.S. incarcerates more people than any other place in the world. Warehousing people in prison is costly and unsustainable. Shutterstock

Prisons are not the answer to preventing crime

Putting more people in prison is not the answer to reducing crime. New fair and bias free assessment tools may help.
La nouvelle étude révèle toujours que la réduction de la consommation de viande rouge non transformée de trois portions par semaine est associée à une réduction d'environ huit pour cent du risque à vie de maladies cardiaques, de cancer et de décès précoce. Shutterstock

Dois-je manger de la viande rouge ? Des études sèment la confusion et minent la confiance dans la science de la nutrition

De nouvelles études affirment que les gens n'ont pas besoin de réduire leur consommation de viande rouge ou transformée, ce qui en dit plus sur la recherche que sur la viande bovine.
The new study still finds that reducing unprocessed red meat consumption by three servings in a week is associated with an an approximately eight per cent lower lifetime risk of heart disease, cancer and early death. (Shutterstock)

Should I eat red meat? Confusing studies diminish trust in nutrition science

New research claiming that people do not need to reduce their consumption of red and processed meat says more about the conduct and evaluation of research than it does about beef.

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