Highlights/Internet, Science and Technology
Using mouse models and human cadaver spines, new research in Canada advances knowledge of a spinal disease "DISH" (University of Western Ontario)

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

 Canadian research toward unlocking a common back pain disease

If you’re a man over age 50, you have about a one in four chance of developing a particular type of spinal condition resulting in stiffness, reduced movement, and moderate to severe back pain. Professor Cheryle Séguin (PhD) is assistant» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Limiting social media may be a growing trend, says educator

U.S. politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said social media pose a public health risk and she will give up Facebook and limit her use of other platforms. Studies have made links between heavy use of social media and anxiety and depression.» 

The proposed net-zero vertical farm at U of T Scarborough is part of a broader partnership between the university and Centennial College focused on advancing the cleantech sector (rendering courtesy of U of T Scarborough and Centennial College)

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

 Net Zero farm coming to urban Toronto

Two universities have combined efforts to create a unique concept in farming, research, and clean technology. The University of Toronto-Scarborough and Centennial College are working to develop what they call an EaRTH District – an acronym for Environmental and Related» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Supreme Court: Police don’t need a warrant in child luring stings

The case involved child luring over the internet. Police in Newfoundland in an undercover operation created some fake online profiles on Facebook and with hotmail email addresses pretending to be two underage girls.. A man later exchanged sexually explicit messages» 

The LINK with (L-R) Marie-Claude, Terry, Lynn, and Marc

Economy, Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

The LINK Online April 19, 20, 21, 2019

Your hosts, Terry, Marie-Claude, Lynn, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Court case launched against “smart city” over privacy A project by the American firm Sidewalk Labs to turn a large section of downtown Toronto into a “smart city”» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Bringing back the joys of Lunenburg Harbour is no easy mission

The magnificent harbour at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia has long been considered one of the most gorgeous spots in Canada. Lunenburg is a a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Nova Scotia’s most visited tourist destinations. But in August 2017,» 

The American bumble bee is in serious decline according to a new Canadian study. The bee is recognizable by its dark wings and yellow striping ( Kristy Baker via NY Natural Heritage Programme)

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Another bee species under critical threat

While there have been several stories over the years of serious declines in honey bee populations, the state of the many wild bees is almost impossible to gauge but is thought to also be seriously compromised. Wild bees are critical» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Behaviour problems for pre-schoolers from screen time: study

Whether it’s from tv screens, video screens, computers, laptops, tablets, or phones, a new study suggests pre-schoolers behaviour is negatively affected when they spend a few hours in front of these devices. Sukhpreet Tamana (PhD) is the lead author of» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Court case launched over privacy issues in ‘smart city’

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has filed a lawsuit over plans to build a high-tech neighbourhood in downtown Toronto that would be equipped to collect multiple kinds of data on people there.  Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google, plans» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Low scam awareness predicts dementia: study

A new study has found that decreased awareness about phone scams may be an early indicator of impending Alzheimer dementia and its precursor, mild cognitive impairment. Researchers at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago tested 151 people for their»