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What ‘The Purge’ Would Be Like In Canada (Video)

No Tim Hortons?! Universal’s The Purge is a socially relevant and politically charged franchise, but it avoids being preachy and hides its declarations within the actions of the characters. Still, it’s interesting to see The Purge: Election Year released so closely to the tragic violence here in America – I was sure it would be […]

U of S Research Suggests Indigenous Children Were Well-Nourished Before Residential Schools

Indigenous children in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada in the first half of the 20th century were at a healthy weight when they entered residential schools, according to new research from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), a finding that has implications for health policy to address alarming rates of obesity and diabetes among Indigenous people.

Were the Very First Snakes Marine Animals?

New Research on Ancestral Snake Suggests Marine Origins Scientists from the University of Alberta (Canada), in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Toronto Mississauga, as well as with researchers from a number of academic...Show More Summary

With a cocktail of magic and fMRI, psychologists implant thoughts in people's minds

By guest blogger Vaughan BellCan you think a thought which isn’t yours? A remarkable new study, led by psychologist Jay Olson from McGill University in Canada, suggests you can. The research, published in Consciousness and Cognition,...Show More Summary

Greece and Canada Partner on Maritime Training

The Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC) and the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport of the University of the Aegean have signed a signed a Bilateral

Researcher pushes for tool to combat drug shortages

Queen's University researcher Jacalyn Duffin and colleagues are recommending that Canada create a list of essential medicines to help protect against drug shortages. Hundreds of countries have created an essential medicines list that typically includes between 200 and 500 medicines that the government commits to keep in stock. Show More Summary

Canadian university buckles and pays $20k in bitcoin to hackers

The University of Calgary in Canada has paid just over $15,000 (CAD $20,000) to restore access to its computer systems following a ransomware attack. Ransomware typically, as its name would suggest, prevents a victim from acessing their files and other services until demands had been met. Show More Summary

Performing mouse clicks with a little tap dance

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Full-blown standing desks, desktop converters or something inbetween are all aimed at getting you off your butt for the benefit of your health. Researchers at Canada's University of Waterloo have designed a system to help make the most...Show More Summary

Canadian Christian Law School Fights Accreditation Ban Over Opposition to Homosexuality

A Christian university in Canada is appealing a court ruling banning its accreditation because the school opposes homosexuality.

Canadian College Student Discovers Four New Planets

A 22-year-old recent graduate of the University of British Columbia, Canada, may become the youngest person to ever discover a planet–or, in Michelle Kunimoto’s particular case–four of them. Two of the planets are around the same size as Earth, one is Mercury-sized and the fourth is slightly...

Questioning Canada’s Fossil Fuel Emissions

Originally published on the ECOreport. In a recent interview with the ECOreport, Simon Fraser University Climate Scientist Dr. Kirsten Zickfeld described Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s idea of fighting climate change while expanding...Show More Summary

The Dan Markel Murder-For-Hire Case

Raised in Toronto, Canada by well-to-do parents, Dan Markel, in 1995, graduated from Harvard University with a degree in philosophy. Upon earning his undergraduate degree, he studied political philosophy at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and continued his studies at the University of Cambridge in England. Show More Summary

US to host international insect congress

As a burgeoning area of research and commerce, there have been a number of conferences held across Europe and in Canada dedicated to edible insects. But Wayne State University will be the first to host such a conference in the United State.

Antidepressants Commonly and Increasingly Prescribed for Nondepressive Indications

In a study appearing in the May 24/31 issue of JAMA, Jenna Wong, M.Sc., of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and colleagues analyzed treatment indications for antidepressants and assessed trends in antidepressant prescribing for depression.

An all-on-chip method for testing neutrophil chemotaxis

A team of researchers from the University of Manitoba in collaboration with local clinical scientists in Winnipeg, Canada, have developed a new method for rapid neutrophil chemotaxis test directly from a small drop of whole blood using a microfluidic system. Show More Summary

Digital health intervention does not lower heart attack risk

In a study published online by JAMA Cardiology, Sonia S. Anand, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C., of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and colleagues examined whether a digital health intervention using email and text messages designed to change diet and physical activity would improve heart attack risk among a South Asian population. read more

Canada’s top computer science universities 2016: Full results

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Canada’s top engineering universities 2016: Full results

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