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ClassyBeef are casino streamers on Twitch. (ClassyBeef/Twitch)

Gambling live streams on Twitch: What are they and why do they matter?

Gambling live streams are likely to become an increasingly important part of contemporary gambling practices in the years to come, and merit the closest study.
University of Oregon running back Travis Dye celebrates his touchdown against Fresno State in a stadium smokey from nearby wildfires. (AP Photo/Andy Nelson)

As U.S. football season kicks off, climate change threatens the game

It might be time to reschedule football season. With rising temperatures, poorer air quality and a worsening hurricane season, climate change threatens the future of the American sport.
Annoyance with others’ fidgeting can reduce peoples’ ability to enjoy social interactions, impair one’s ability to learn in the classroom and create difficulties at work. (Shutterstock)

If you’re annoyed by other people’s fidgeting or finger-tapping, you’re not alone: Misokinesia affects 1 in 3

If fidgety movements like drumming fingers or a swaying foot annoy you, there’s a word for that: Misokinesia.
Le lac aux Castors, au sommet du Mont Royal, à Montréal. Plus les villes se développent, plus il est souhaitable que les citoyens puissent profiter des forêts urbaines. Shutterstock

Comment éviter la « gentrification verte » et rendre les forêts urbaines accessibles ?

Plus nos villes se développent, plus nous devons pouvoir profiter des forêts urbaines – et être en relation avec elles – pour préserver notre bien-être.
Cette boîte en bois cintré de la Commission de vérité et réconciliation, sculptée par Luke Marston, artiste salish de la côte, est un hommage aux survivants. (Eyesplash/Flickr)

La vérité avant la réconciliation : 8 façons de confronter les négationnistes des pensionnats pour autochtones

Le négationnisme des pensionnats pour autochtones est le rejet ou la déformation des faits fondamentaux les concernant afin de saper les efforts de vérité et de réconciliation.
Naloxone can prevent deaths from opioid overdose, but there is no way to reverse the effects of benzodiazepine overdose without risk. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Benzo-dope’ may be replacing fentanyl: Dangerous substance turning up in unregulated opioids

Fentanyl adulteration led to the replacement of heroin in the unregulated drug supply of British Columbia. Now that benzodiazepines are present in many opioids, are we headed towards a ‘new normal?’
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, seen here in July 2021, announced on Aug. 10, 2021, that he would resign amid a sexual harassment scandal. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Complicity and silence around sexual harassment are common – Cuomo and his protectors were a textbook example

Four scholars who study the role witnesses play in helping and protecting harassers say the role played by many in Cuomo’s office fit a pattern of silence, complicity and intimidation.
Not all fires are disastrous. For many ecosystems, fire plays a key role in boosting biodiversity. (BLM Oregon and Washington)

How Indigenous burning practices can help curb the biodiversity crisis

Large and out-of-control wildfires can seriously damage ecosystems, but Indigenous fire practices can keep ecosystems healthy and resilient, and even increase biodiversity.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s bentwood box, carved by Coast Salish artist Luke Marston, is a tribute to survivors. (Eyesplash/Flickr)

Truth before reconciliation: 8 ways to identify and confront Residential School denialism

Residential school denialism is the rejection or misrepresentation of basic facts about residential schools to undermine truth and reconciliation efforts.
Queer women in sports is often hidden from history. ‘A Secret Love’ helps illuminate missing pieces. Here, Terry Donahue, fifth from the left in the front row, in the Peoria Redwings team photo in 1947, the same year she met her long-time lover, Pat Henschel. (Netflix)

Revealing the long but hidden history of queer women in sport

The Netflix documentary A Secret Love tells the remarkable story of a decades-long relationship between two gay athletes and opens up a conversation about racism, classism and homophobia in the 50s.
Green hydrogen has unprecedented support from business and political leaders. But several challenges remain. (Shutterstock)

Why green hydrogen — but not grey — could help solve climate change

Hydrogen could replace fossil fuels, but it’s only as clean as the techniques used to produce it. Almost all production comes from high-carbon sources, but new investments could change that.

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