Does adverse weather severely reduce the amount of time drones can be flown safely?
New research uncovers the impact of weather on the safe operation of common commercial drones.
When children first begin to understand that a speaker doesn’t mean what they say at face value, they may think the speaker is lying.
Understanding sarcasm is related to the ability to recognize the thoughts and emotions of others, to empathize and to consider two things being simultaneously true.
Literacy is much like learning to ride a bike: young kids can only advance to “tricks” when they learn how to balance a number of other complex and inter-related activities.
Accessing "knowledge-rich" content assumes language and literacy competencies that take time for children to develop. Childhood cannot be rushed.
Women from racialized communities in STEM education face the double bind of race and gender.
Diversity in STEM fields means higher quality research and innovation. To ensure that Canada can compete globally, marginalized students must be supported through STEM education and careers.
A sign board in Toronto’s financial district shows the Toronto Stock Exchange’s market value and gain.
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Why are so many entrepreneurs in Canada avoiding going public, and what are the consequences for our economy?
Empathetically exploring the positive motivations of people who are vaccine hesitant may help improve acceptance for COVID-19 vaccines and others.
From maternity wards to primary care, Canadian researchers are looking to find the positive motivations of vaccine hesitant people, whether they are new parents or other adults.
Photos of graduating students are seen on lockers during a graduation ceremony at Magee Secondary School in Vancouver, on June 11, 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Relationships, inclusivity, anti-racism and flexibility matter. So does offering students learning opportunities, and supporting and following their transitions over time.
A boy sits on a bridge over a man-made channel in the First Nation of Shoal Lake 40, straddling the Manitoba/Ontario border, in June 2015. Until recently, a boil-water advisory had been in place in the community for more than 20 years despite its relative close proximity to Winnipeg.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
The federal government's announcement that boil-water advisories on First Nations won't end until 2023 at the earliest isn't surprising. The true crisis is much greater than widely known.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland the thumbs up after she delivered the federal budget in the House of Commons.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Budget 2021 includes significant investment in Indigenous communities. Moving forward, post-pandemic recovery and future budgets need to address systemic inequalities.
De nouvelles preuves permettent de penser que, contrairement à ce que l’on croyait, les femmes chassaient aussi le gros gibier.
Avant l’agriculture, la croyance chez les anthropologues voulaient que les hommes chassaient et les femmes cueillaient. Mais de nouvelles preuves suggèrent que ce n’était peut-être pas le cas.
The probability of successfully planning for the future dramatically increases when university leaders appropriately engage faculty and staff to strategize.
Strategic planning experts say public universities in developed countries can no longer depend on government funding, and must restructure to reduce costs and increase revenue or face failure.
COVID-19 lockdown measures have been much harder on those with pre-existing anxiety issues or in lower-income demographics.
Canadians who had poor finances and health were more likely to report financial stress across the first several months of the pandemic.
Humans are constantly changing our languages in terms of sounds, words, meanings, and grammar, so much so that it becomes increasingly difficult to understand our own distant relatives across time and space.
A young reader asks: How are languages formed?
The infrastructure gap has forced Indigenous people to think outside the box, leverage their own funds.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
While investments are important, what's more important is the process and mechanisms through which Indigenous people access funding.
Mathematical literacy can allow us to listen to historically marginalized voices that are less heard yet powerful and strong to analyze interlocking systems of violence and oppression.
(AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)
While the mobilization of mathematical literacy can be a powerful tool in the context of social movements, there is also dangers in numerating violence and pain.
The challenges of the pandemic have been especially hard on mothers, who are most likely to shoulder the burden of increased home-schooling and household demands.
Mothers' well-being is crucial for children to flourish, but maternal mental health has suffered during COVID-19. Successful pandemic recovery for mothers and families depends on four factors.
A holistic approach to growing children’s vocabulary could mean reading children stories about bears from fairy tales, science books and the news.
One way to help children learn the words they need to thrive academically is by reading aloud from books and news sources that use both narrative and expository writing.
The #ScienceUpFirst campaign targets online misinformation about COVID-19 that can endanger public health.
A national coalition of scientists, communicators and health experts is empowering Canadians to work together against online misinformation about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines with #ScienceUpFirst.
New evidence suggests that contrary to long-held beliefs, women were also big-game hunters.
Anthropologists believed that before the implementation of agriculture, men hunted and women gathered, but new evidence suggests that this might not have been the case.
The polar night can last for weeks and even months in the high Arctic.
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A transcript of episode 5 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including stories on the Arctic Ocean and new archaeological finds in Tanzania's Olduvai Gorge.