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A senior official at a federal agency for health research is critical of the federal government for not funding cannabis research, even as a new wave of legal edible marijuana products are about to hit the consumer market. Read More

A Society of STEM Equals
Econometrician Ismael Mourifié is on a mission to calibrate STEM equality for gender, race and income. “A reasonable society fights to give the same opportunities to everyone, and then it is up to the individual what they do with those opportunities.” Read More

The Story of Michele

Michele was determined to pursue her dreams and always ready to battle discrimination. And she left behind a lasting human rights legacy for women with epilepsy. Read more

The Love Court

“It made sense to ask the court: How it could be expected that these supposed builders of modern India could discover and invent when they themselves were fearful of being discovered for who they were and how they love?” Read More
Replaying the Big Bang
The Big Bang Theories
David Curtin is hunting for hidden particles that could unlock the secrets of the cosmos, from the origins of dark matter to the puzzling weakness of gravity. The plan? Build a modestly priced detector in the fields above the subterranean Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to detect particles it's been missing. READ MORE
What are sexpectations?

It All Depends On Your Sexpectations

The secret to a happy sex life may depend on your "sexpectations," says psychologist Jessica Maxwell. Read more

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Facial Cues And First Impressions

Put on a happy face, your success may depend on it. In a new twist on first impressions, research suggests people can tell if someone is richer or poorer than average just by looking at their “neutral” face. Read More

A Way to Disappear

A Way To Make

Things Disappear

In the world of Harry Potter, wizards who want to disappear simply put on a magic cloak that renders them invisible. In the Star Trek universe, a “cloaking device” makes starships fade from view. No such garment or device exists in our world yet, but an engineering professor is working on a way to make objects undetectable to radar. And he thinks the same technology could be used to make anything – even a human being – invisible to the naked eye. Read More

Monkey See, Monkey Talk?

It wasn’t exactly a Planet of the Apes moment, but when researchers proved monkeys can reason about proportions and ratios, it opened up the kind of possibilities that would tickle the fancy of any Hollywood scriptwriter. Read More

Doggone Confusion

They don't get fooled by gravity bias like human infants and monkeys, but the way we “teach” our dogs may simply confuse them. Read more

Arctic Cooling Seabirds 

A study reveals an incredible example of the delicate balances found in nature – and it's making headlines around the world. Read more

Tracks To The Future

The old railway station at Rio Vista Junction was once a stop on the interurban streetcar between San Francisco and Sacramento. Now it's the Western Railway Museum, a sort of retirement home for all things rail, including a fleet of old streetcars. One in particular I have travelled across the continent from Toronto to see. It's still wearing the faded cream and burgundy colors of the Toronto fleet of the 1950s. "They're like time machines," the museum curator says quietly, standing behind me. Brushing cobwebs aside, I step through the old streetcar's doors. Read more

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From Syria With Love

Reunited with her family who fled from Syria, and grateful for the welcome they’ve received in Canada, Rasha Elendari is feeling inspired by love even as she tries to dispel hatred and fear. Read More

Death Valley Martians

On a clear desert evening in Death Valley National Park in California, an intrepid group of teachers and students took a break from their work and – appropriately enough – snapped pictures of the dazzling night sky. It was a fitting end to another day of trailblazing field research, using NASA technology popularized by the Mars Rover. Read More

The Wages Of "Sin"

What happens when addiction is treated as a sin instead of a sickness? In Guatemala, it means snatching addicts off the streets and holding them against their will in “compulsory” Christian rehabilitation centres while the government looks the other way. Read more