Cats are capable of a expressing a wide range of emotions through facial expressions and body language.
Research suggests that people can learn to read cats' facial expressions.
Because of the coronavirus, most pictures of people in Wuhan are in protective gear like this one of people buying face masks on Jan. 22. Recent chants by residents of ‘stay strong Wuhan’ help to both encourage and humanize residents.
AP Photo/Dake Kang
During a crisis, communities seek to come together. But quarantined residents of Wuhan at the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic have had to show their encouragement in a different way.
In this October 2011 photo, members of the Royal New Zealand defense force pump sea water into holding tanks ready to be used by the desalination plant in Funafuti, Tuvalu, South Pacific. The atolls of Tuvalu are at grave risk due to rising sea levels and contaminated ground water.
AP Photo/Alastair Grant
A recent ruling by the UN's Human Rights Committee recognized that climate refugees do exist, and acknowledged a legal basis for protecting them when their lives are threatened by climate change.
The archives of academic institutions can tell previously untold stories of eugenics. Universities can begin to undo oppressive legacies by opening them to artists and communities.
To confront colonialism, universities must open their archives and let communities see their pasts, eugenics and all.
Worrying about climate change has an adverse effect on our health and addressing this has to be part of the fight.
As food systems are made vulnerable through climate change, we need to acknowledge and address the eco-anxiety provoked by threats to food security.
Healthy, full-term Inuit babies are not eligible for palivizumab even though they have four to 10 times the rate of hospital admission compared to “high-risk” infants.
A drug called palivizumab can keep babies infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) out of the hospital, but many Inuit babies, who have a higher risk of infection, are not getting it.
Erin Ball performs at Cripping the Arts at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, in January 2019. She balances with her hands on the arms of an old wheelchair. Behind her, two long pegs extend from her prosthetic legs.
(Michelle Peek Photography for ReVision)
Rustle your program without getting a glare at a relaxed performance — an art form in synch with the growing field of disability arts.
John Halbach (Ian) , Kit Williamson (Hal), Van Hansis (Thom) and Stephen Guarino (Qunicy) of EastSiders at the 2018 Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Pasadena, Calif., April 27, 2018.
'EastSiders' avoids the political histories and conflicts that haunt LGBTQ+ worlds — but homophobia and HIV/AIDS have not been eradicated.
Les assistants personnels à usage domestique sont de plus en plus populaires, mais soulèvent des inquiétudes en matière du respect de la vie privée.
Aimerions-nous savoir que nous sommes enregistrés lors d’une réunion d’affaires ou une rencontre privée? Oui, selon un chercheur en matière de protection de la vie privée.
Perangkat asisten pribadi digital di rumah menjadi semakin populer, tapi kehadirannya menimbulkan masalah privasi.
Asisten digital dapat merekam percakapan, gambar, dan banyak informasi sensitif lainnya, termasuk lokasi melalui ponsel pintar kita.
In-home digital personal assistant devices are becoming increasingly popular, but their presence raises privacy concerns.
When hosting a dinner party, are you obliged to let your guests know that you own a smart device like Amazon Echo or Google Home? The answer is yes, according to a privacy researcher.
Participants at the Montréal Pride Celebrations a decade ago. Researchers say there is an overemphasis on muscular and ‘masculine’ bodies in gay communities.
For many gay men, social media and dating apps are hotbeds of body image struggles and rising toxic masculinity -- the recent '10-year-challenge' on Instagram showcases this femmephobia.
Students walk on campus at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ont., in March 2017. An Ontario court recently ruled in favour of student associations and struck down an Ontario government directive that threatened their survival.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah Yoon
The survival of Ontario student associations, and the services they provide, depends on whether the government finds a way to lawfully implement its Student Choice Initiative after a legal defeat.
Products like backpacks, beer and Q-tips are marketed in a gender-specific way.
The sale of women’s backpacks is up by more than 20 per cent in the past year: but why can't we just call it a backpack? Why does it have to be a 'lady backpack?'
Experts have voiced concerns about the uptake of a recent Canadian study, in which water fluoridation was associated with slightly lower IQs in children.
Community water fluoridation is a cost-effective public health measure that can reduce cavities by approximately 25 per cent. Yet some communities are worried about it.
During the federal election campaign, Liberals promised to take critical steps to implement pharmacare. Will they deliver?
To implement pharmacare, the Liberals will need to negotiate with the provinces, and the mostly Conservative premiers are unlikely to make this easy. The insurance industry also has much to lose.
La militante suédoise Greta Thunberg quitte la scène après avoir pris la parole lors de la grève du climat à Montréal le vendredi 27 septembre.
La Presse Canadienne/Paul Chiasson
Les jeunes ont raison lorsqu’il s’agit du changement climatique, dit une éthicienne : les adultes ont la responsabilité morale et éthique de prendre les mesures nécessaires pour stopper les dégâts.
Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks as she takes part during the Climate Strike in New York. Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Sept. 20 as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change.
(AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
The kids are right when it comes to climate change, says an ethicist: adults have a moral and ethical responsibility to take the necessary actions to stop climate change.
Research shows that the average Canadian household generates about three kilograms (or almost six pounds) of avoidable food waste per week.
The nutritional, financial and environmental cost of an average family's weekly food waste is shocking. It equates to five adult meals, 143 showers, $18 and 23 kg of CO2.
Self-injury is associated with underlying psychological distress, and increased suicide risk. But people who self-injure aren’t doing it to end their life.
Stigma can make people who self-injure reluctant to disclose their experiences and seek help. One way to combat the stigma is to debunk some of the most common myths that surround self-injury.