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All 129 men who embarked on the Franklin expedition died. DNA analysis is being used to identify the remains. (Shutterstock)

DNA analysis reveals the identity of a member of the doomed Franklin Arctic expedition

129 officers and crew died during the 1845 Franklin Northwest Passage expedition. DNA analysis from their remains of members can reveal the identity of the men who perished during the journey.
Improving death-friendliness offers further opportunity to improve social inclusion. A death-friendly approach could lay the groundwork for people to stop fearing getting old or alienating those who have. (Shutterstock)

Death-friendly communities ease fear of aging and dying

Death-friendly communities that welcome mortality might help us live better lives and provide better care for people at the end of their lives.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shops at a Metro earlier this year before dropping the items in a bin destined for a food bank. Adam Scotti/The Prime Minister's Office

Holiday food drives: Tossing a can of beans into a donation bin is hardly enough

The federal government’s response to the scourge of food insecurity must involve a lot more than just encouraging Canadians to donate canned goods. It must honour Canadians’ right to food.
Exploring the unique capacities of online events, instead of trying to replicate in-person conventions, will yield the best results. (Shutterstock)

How to plan successful e-conferences during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

Academics and others concerned with benefitting from peer professional collaboration can use COVID-19 disruptions as an opportunity to improve conferences through smart design.
A passenger pigeon flock being hunted in Louisiana. From the ‘Illustrated Shooting and Dramatic News’, 1875. (Wikimedia/Smith Bennett)

Why passenger pigeons went extinct a century ago

For decades, the extinction of passenger pigeons has been explained by two theories of human impact. New research shows one of these theories is now more compelling than the other.
Une baleine plonge dans la baie de Disko, au large de la côte ouest du Groenland, là où le squelette hybride d’un crâne de béluga croisé avec celui d’un narval a été découvert. Shutterstock

Un crâne insolite s’avère être celui de la progéniture d’une baleine béluga et d’un narval

Il a été prouvé qu'un crâne trouvé dans l'ouest du Groenland est la progéniture mâle de première génération d'une femelle narval et d'un mâle béluga.
A whale dives in Disko Bay, off the west coast of Greenland, where a hybrid narwhal-beluga skull was found. Shutterstock

An unusual skull turns out to be the offspring of a beluga and a narwhal

A skull found in West Greenland is proven to be the first-generation male offspring of a female narwhal and male beluga whale. The creature’s unusual diet may have been a result of its strange teeth.

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