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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

Coronavirus in Wuhan: Residents shout ‘stay strong’ from windows

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

UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action

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. (Pakula Piotr/Shutterstock)

Universities must open their archives and share their oppressive pasts

To confront colonialism, universities must open their archives and let communities see their pasts, eugenics and all.
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. (Philippe Put/flickr)

Inuit infants need access to medication to prevent respiratory illness

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)

How a radical form of accessibility is pushing the boundaries of theatre performance

Rustle your program without getting a glare at a relaxed performance — an art form in synch with the growing field of disability arts.
Les assistants personnels à usage domestique sont de plus en plus populaires, mais soulèvent des inquiétudes en matière du respect de la vie privée. Shutterstock

La face cachée d’Alexa, de Siri et autres assistants virtuels

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. (Shutterstock)

Sisi gelap Alexa, Siri, dan asisten digital pribadi

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. (Shutterstock)

The dark side of Alexa, Siri and other personal digital assistants

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. Shutterstock

10-year Challenge reveals femmephobia 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

Legal win doesn’t mean Ontario student associations are in the clear

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.
Experts have voiced concerns about the uptake of a recent Canadian study, in which water fluoridation was associated with slightly lower IQs in children. (Shutterstock)

Does water fluoridation really damage your children’s IQ?

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? (Shutterstock)

Will Canada finally get pharmacare?

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

Cri du cœur de Greta Thunberg : oui, les « adultes » doivent en faire plus, dit une éthicienne

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)

After Greta Thunberg’s UN address, an ethicist weighs in on our moral failure to act on climate change

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.
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.

It’s not only teenage girls, and it’s rarely attention-seeking: debunking the myths around self-injury

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.

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