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Raccoons, foxes, skunks and bats are all hosts of specific rabies virus variants. Humans can be infected by them all. (Shutterstock)

Rabies: How it spreads and how to protect yourself

Rabies is almost always fatal once the symptoms appear. It is also completely preventable, so long as you know how to protect yourself.
Beberapa kadal, seperti tokek, dapat mengamputasi ekornya ketika merasa terancam. Ekor ini dapat bergerak-gerak hingga 30 menit lamanya, mengalihkan perhatian dan meloloskan kadal dari genggaman pemangsa. Shutterstock

Autotomi: Hewan yang terancam predator akan mengamputasi dirinya demi bertahan hidup

Mengapa beberapa hewan mengamputasi anggota badannya sendiri? Ternyata, ada sejumlah alasan strategi ini berevolusi.
A Rohingya boy looks out from trucks carrying detained Rohingya Muslims who fled by boat from Rakhine State in KyaukTan township, about 100 kilometres from Yangon, Myanmar, in November 2018. The group had unsuccessfully tried to sail to Malaysia. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

The global Rohingya diaspora throws lifelines to Bangladesh and Myanmar

Equipped with rights, knowledge and skills, the global Rohingya diaspora is poised to be influential against the genocidal regime that seeks to erase their people.
Un taureau broute dans le pâturage d'une ferme près de Crémone, en Alberta, après que les Chinois aient annoncé l'interdiction d'importation de viande canadienne. Elle pourrait frapper durement le secteur agroalimentaire, dépendant des exportations vers la Chine. La Presse Canadienne/Jeff McIntosh

Viande canadienne interdite en Chine: une très mauvaise nouvelle pour le secteur agroalimentaire

Les exportateurs canadiens de bœuf et de porc dépendent de plus en plus de la Chine. C'est pourquoi le différend diplomatique entre les deux pays est si inquiétant pour le secteur agroalimentaire.
A double rainbow is seen over blueberry fields in Pitt Meadows, B.C. Canada’s new national food policy is a hopeful step into the future for the country’s agri-food sector. James Wheeler/Unsplash

Canada’s new food policy means everyone’s at the table

Canada's new food policy aims to bolster the economic impact of the agri-food sector while tackling issues like waste and childhood hunger.
A bull grazes in a pasture on a farm near Cremona, Alta., after the Chinese announced a ban on Canadian meat imports. The ban could hit the Canadian beef and pork sector hard given China is a huge market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

China’s ban on Canadian meat imports could pummel our agri-food sector

Canadian beef and pork exporters have become increasingly reliant on China. That's why the latest salvo in the Canada-China diplomatic dispute is so ominous for the agri-food sector.
Some lizards such as geckos can self-amputate their tails when threatened - these limbs can keep twitching for up to 30 minutes, creating a distraction and allowing the lizard to escape. Shutterstock

The extreme tactic of self-amputation means survival in the animal kingdom

Why do some animals amputate their own limbs? Turns out, there's a whole bunch of reasons why this strategy has evolved.
It is entirely unprecedented to have a sitting head of government admitting to ongoing genocide. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during ceremonies at the release of the MMIWG report in Gatineau, on June 3. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Genocide is foundational to Canada: What are we going to do about it?

Political scientists concern themselves with ideas of democracy. Now that Canada's PM has accepted the finding of genocide, this changes how and what political scientists need to discuss.
Tout comme Kawhi Leonard l'a fait, chacun d'entre nous peut appliquer l'optimisation de la charge d'entraînement dans sa vie pour devenir plus résilient. La Presse Canadienne/Frank Gunn

Voici ce que les Raptors peuvent nous apprendre sur la résilience

Tout comme Kawhi Leonard l'a fait, chacun d'entre nous peut appliquer l'optimisation de la charge d'entraînement dans sa vie pour devenir plus résilient.
Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard raises his fist following a basket as Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry walks away during Game 6 of the NBA finals. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

What the Toronto Raptors have taught us about resilience

Just as Kawhi Leonard did, each of us can apply load management in our lives to help promote our own resilience and success.
La kétamine est efficace pour les personnes qui ne réagissent pas aux antidépresseurs traditionnels. Elle est aussi prometteuse pour le traitement du TSPT et du trouble bipolaire. Unsplash/Kal Visuals

Kétamine : la drogue festive illicite qui promet de guérir la dépression

La recherche montre que la kétamine peut réduire à long terme les symptômes de la dépression résistante au traitement.
In a recent research study, around 10 per cent of the recipes examined contained unsafe food preparation instructions. (Shutterstock)

How to safely handle food and avoid salmonella

A food safety expert offers six tips on safe food handling that many cookbooks and cooking shows fail to deliver.


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