Steatoda grossa, also known as the false black widow spider, poses little threat to humans. True black widows only bite when they are disturbed.
Our fear of spiders is driven by a lack of information, but these fascinating creatures are often more harmless than harmful.
Architects see buildings as a possible solution to the climate crisis.
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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.
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.
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"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.
In an attempt to respond to the TRC's calls to action, academic disciplines such as mathematics can contribute through community-led partnerships with Indigenous peoples.
Some threatened species, like polar bears, receive more airtime because of how we value them.
When species are threatened, we lose more than just biodiversity.
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.
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.
Paraguay plays a major role in the global illicit tobacco trade, and the problem was seeded by transnational tobacco corporations.
The history of Paraguay's role in the global illicit tobacco trade, and its implications.
Penelitian menunjukkan pengunjung pria merespon lebih baik terhadap makanan di restoran jika mereka menganggap pelayan wanitanya menarik.
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.
Closeup of blow-fly or carrion fly Calliphoridae.
The presence of blow flies can help establish time of death in murder cases. A criminologist explains how she used her knowledge of blow flies to help overturn a wrongful conviction.
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.
From weekend walks with your doctor to free gym memberships, there is a global movement afoot.
MP Tony Clement has resigned from the Conservative caucus after admitting to sending “intimate” photos to women he met online.
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Former Conservative MP Tony Clement, dropped from caucus over a public sexting scandal raises questions for all of us about what is too much in our 'casual' daily online exchanges.
Research suggests male diners respond more favourably to restaurant meals if they consider their female server attractive.
Heterosexual male diners can be particularly swayed by the attractiveness of their servers. Good food will taste better and lousy food will taste worse in the presence of attractive female servers.
Physical violence in dating relationships has decreased over the past decade among youth, but boys are still reporting higher rates of dating violence, according to a recent study.
Surprisingly, a study of more than 35,000 Canadian adolescents shows that boys report higher rates of dating victimization than girls.
An Ottawa high school student looks at plain cigarette packaging examples on World No Tobacco Day in May 2016. Tobacco companies are railing against Ottawa’s plans for plain cigarette packaging in Canada.
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The Canadian government is currently drafting regulations on plain packaging for cigarettes. Tobacco companies are trying to weaken the regulations via lobbying and misleading PR campaigns.
A line of protesters against the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota head to a unity rally on the west steps of the State Capitol in September 2016 in Denver.
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Development projects are claiming ancestral sites at alarming rates. This ineffective protection of Indigenous heritage is a violation of human rights.
Calgary beat out Vancouver on this year’s most livable city index issued by the Economist magazine.
Vancouver lost out to Calgary as Canada's most livable city this year. Why? Is it the high cost of housing or is it the city's 'neighbourhood first' method that sometimes creates business instability?
There are physical, emotional, mental and even business benefits to being virtuous, kind and acting with integrity.
Research shows that virtue in all areas of life contributes to good physical, emotional, mental and interpersonal health. It is, in fact, good for you to be good.
Many board games strengthen the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex of the brains of players. This results in improved cognitive functions such as IQ, memory, information retention and problem-solving.
From dyslexia, to dementia to schizophrenia, there is evidence that playing games can help, while boosting family connections and emotional wellbeing.
Cities were once considered a source of many problems. But that vision has changed over the last generation.
Our current celebration of cities is a big shift from the past generation when cities were seen to contain all of our problems. Should we believe the hype? Are the new ideas equally problematic?