As 3-D printing revolutionizes manufacturing, new possibilities for cities emerge.
3-D printing has the potential to disrupt local manufacturing, and re-configure approaches to urban design, planning and production.
New approaches are needed to address the issue of coach abuse of young athletes.
As Canada examines new measures to protect young athletes, an emphasis on rigorous police checks and educating would-be offenders is not the answer.
Biafran refugees flee federal Nigerian troops on a road near Ogbaku, Nigeria in this 1968 photo. Between one and three million people are estimated to have died.
(AP Photo/Kurt Strumpf)
Nigerian poets and novelists have compared the Igbo massacres in the 60s to the Holocaust as a way to drive international attention to the atrocities.
The TV show Star Trek contains lessons for sustainable and inclusive innovation.
The Star Trek formula for sustainable urban innovation: collaborate, share, use technology for the greater good and invest in people.
An ad for the city of Las Vegas features a lesbian couple who decide to get married. Ads featuring same-sex couples face a backlash, particularly from conservative consumers, but there are ways to make them more accepted.
Most North American consumers generally prefer advertising with male-female couples rather than same-sex couples. But changes in how brands frame the messages of advertisements could change that.
The practise of ‘mindful eating’ can help you maximize the pleasure from rich holiday foods, without eating too much.
From going out dancing to choosing smaller plates, two nutrition researchers offer some tips for reaping the fun of the holidays without destroying your health.
UN forces at a luxury tourist resort outside Bamako, Mali, in 2017 following an attack.
Mali has had a tumultuous 2018, and 2019 might not be any better.
The ‘It’s okay to be white’ poster campaign, seen in the context of reacting to ‘Black Lives Matter,’ cannot be seen as benign.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Posters with the phrase "It's okay to be white" were found around the campus of the University of Manitoba. What does it really mean?
Supporters of Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in the capital Bamako.
Incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta will be Mali's next president but an unremarkable first term, and a flawed election, could put a dent in his legacy.
Technology and artificial intelligence are already profoundly changing how we live, work and travel. Are we ready for more profound changes?
Technology is already changing how we live our lives and go about our days. Are we ready with collaborative planning processes so we are not taken by surprise by more profound change?
Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta at the recent AU Summit in Mauritania.
Mali faces huge challenges. Through the upcoming presidential election, Malians will tell the next president what they will and won't accept for their future.
New curriculum resources in Manitoba, Canada, integrate Indigenous perspectives through inquiry, video, images, quotes, arts, activities and exemplars.
(New World Ideas)
Innovative teaching resources in the province of Manitoba, Canada, introduce schoolchildren to concepts of interdependence and reciprocity with the land.
Barn Hammer Brewing Company Head Brewer Brian Westcott, Matt Gibbs of the University of Winnipeg and Barn Hammer owner Tyler Birch teamed up to re-create an ancient beer.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski
Beer is the most consumed beverages in the world with a long history. What does the ancient art of brewing tell us about culture and tastes?
Current IOC President Thomas Bach touches a monument to Olympic founder Pierre de Coubertin in ancient Olympia, southern Greece, in 2016.
(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
As the Olympics get underway, what would the man who founded the modern Olympic movement think? Pierre de Coubertin's vision of the Olympics as a tool of peace and faith in youth still resonates.
Wind turbines are seen at Pincher Creek, Alta.
Critical thinking is of paramount importance, especially as it applies to research on the internet -- and to our energy future. Educators have a duty to ensure students avoid fake news on energy.
Members of the police SWAT team gather outside a small apartment building in Montréal in 2009.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The deployments of SWAT teams by public police for routine police activities have risen in major Canadian cities. This militarization will likely fall disproportionately on those from minority groups.
The confidence to navigate the borders between cultures and languages is essential in the world today. Why not start the education this holiday, with adventure stories?
The confidence to navigate between cultures and languages is essential in the world today. Start the education this holiday, with adventure stories from Guam to the North Pole.
Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, trains in the ways of the Force in
Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The Force in Star Wars may be a form of quantum entanglement. Here's how.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces the launch of Oculus Go virtual reality headset in October.
Will the arrival and popularity of Oculus Go and other VR systems make us think differently about alternative realities and so-called alternative facts?
Strange new materials that propel the fictional Star Trek universe are being developed by scientists in reality today. Above, the USS Discovery accelerates to warp speed in an artist’s rendition for the TV series Star Trek Discovery.
Advanced materials that seem like they come from Star Trek are becoming reality today.