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A farmer who installed solar panels to power his irrigation systems on the family farm walks by the panels near Claresholm, Alta., in June 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Drop the doom and gloom: Climate journalism is about empowerment

Climate journalism can play an important role in painting the picture of a post-carbon economy. It should start by encouraging collective action and a sense of empowerment for everyday people.
The choice of flavor may be up to you, but the number of scoops will depend on what your companion gets. Rasanya terserah Anda, tapi jumlah sendoknya tergantung berapa yang teman Anda dapat Zamurovic Photography/

Bagaimana dan mengapa kita meniru pilihan orang lain?

Penelitian baru tentang perilaku konsumen menunjukkan bahwa kita cenderung meniru pilihan orang di sekitar kita.
La recherche montre qu'aussi peu que 20 minutes de marche rapide par jour peuvent entraîner une réduction de 20 pour cent de la mortalité précoce sur une période de sept ans. Shutterstock

Quel est le meilleur moment pour commencer à faire de l'activité physique? Maintenant.

Peu importe la quantité d'activité physique faite dans votre jeunesse, selon la science, ce qui compte vraiment, c'est la quantité d'exercice que vous faites maintenant.
Research shows that as little as 20 minutes of brisk walking per day can result in a 20 per cent reduction in early death over seven years. (Shutterstock)

Downsizing to an early death? Why exercise is so important as you age

It doesn't matter much how much you exercised in your youth, according to the science. What really matters is how much you exercise now.
There’s little evidence that Twitter is being overrun with partisan bots in the leadup to the Canadian election. Waldemar Brandt/Unsplash

Scant evidence of active Twitter bots as Canadian election kicks off

Claims that tweets on the Canadian election are the work of bot accounts, without empirical evidence or verification, need to be taken with a grain of salt.
Women living with HIV shared their realities with the Women, Art, and The Criminalization of HIV (WATCH) study. Here, ‘Body Map,’ by Peggy F. Peggy F. / Women, Art and The Criminalization of HIV (WATCH) study

Recommendations on changes to HIV criminalization don’t go far enough

Changes to the criminalization of HIV nondisclosure in Canada must consider the vulnerability and violence experienced by women living with HIV.
Le premier ministre du Canada, Justin Trudeau, le 14 mars 2018. Un examen de l'activité de Twitter après les meurtres à la mosquée de Québec révèle que des trolls russes ont travaillé pour répandre de fausses nouvelles. La Presse Canadienne/Justin Tang

Des trolls russes diffusent des fausses nouvelles sur Twitter à l’approche des élections canadiennes

Un examen de l'activité de Twitter après les meurtres à la mosquée de Québec révèle que des trolls russes ont travaillé pour répandre de fausses nouvelles.
In an attempt to address the growing problem of fake news online, an algorithm that identifies patterns in language may help distinguish between factual and inaccurate news articles. Shutterstock

The language gives it away: How an algorithm can help us detect fake news

Using machine learning and natural language processing, researchers are developing an algorithm that can distinguish between real and fake news articles.
Reports suggest there are more than 100 tobacco-sponsored schools in China, a country with more than 300 million smokers. (Shutterstock)

China’s tobacco industry is building schools and no one is watching

The Chinese National Tobacco Corporation is expanding its international markets through subsidiaries. Is the world ready for tobacco companies sponsoring or supporting schools?
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau on March 14, 2018. The same Russian online troll farm that meddled in the American presidential election has also taken swipes at Canadian targets. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang" caption="Prime Minister Justin Trud

Russian Twitter trolls stoke anti-immigrant lies ahead of Canadian election

An examination of the Twitter activity after the Québec mosque murders reveal that the majority showed sympathy towards the victims, but Russian trolls worked to spread antagonism and fake news.
Faire de l'exercice par temps chaud impose un stress au corps et comporte un risque d'épuisement dû à la chaleur. Shutterstock

Six conseils pour éviter le coup de chaleur en s'entraînant

Il y a moyen de rester en forme pendant les périodes de canicule, à condition de suivre quelques précautions simples.


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