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

Tracking the world’s fishing fleet

For the first time, fishing vessels world-wide can be tracked. Researchers from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia along with other institutions, have developed the new global fishing dataset. Kristian Boerder (PhD candidate) at the Boris Worm Lab at Dalhousie is» 

Environment

Deep ocean exploration reveals first views of rich ecosystem

A large expedition off Canada’s western coast has yielded high-definition video of life 200 metres below the surface. The area explored included stunning fjords and deep waters of great cultural ecological, cultural and economic significance. “This is the first time» 

Society

Decade for People of African Descent recognized by Canada

On the eve of Black History Month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the government will officially recognize the International Decade for People of African Descent, as declared by the United Nations. The decade spans 2015 to 2024. Three» 

Environment

Video: How Inuit knowledge is informing climate research in Canada

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North.  Related stories from around the North: Canada:  Video Series – Working with indigenous knowledge, Eye on the Arctic Finland: Finland’s Sámi request UN help in securing their rights, Yle News» 

Health, International

Increased flu risk for those born during a pandemic: study

A new study suggests that people who were born at the time of an influenza pandemic have a higher risk of dying in a future pandemic. The elevated risk could be as much as 30 to 40 per cent. This» 

Health, Society

Mystery donation is largest ever for mental health

Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital has just received a 100-million-dollar anonymous donation. This is the largest-ever Canadian donation for mental health and will be dedicated to finding the causes and cures for mental illness. Over six million» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

De-extinction; new book examines the multitude of issues

(skype interview below : Comments open to post and read at very bottom) The creatures may have gone extinct anywhere thousands of years ago, like the wooly mammoth, or maybe only a hundred years ago like the passenger pigeon, but» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Fighting HIV: novel approach shows great promise

Using viruses to kill viruses It is a perfect example of research in one area leading to developments in another. Researchers in Ottawa, internationally recognised for innovative cancer research, were working with a virus which targets cancer cells. Fellow researchers» 

Environment, Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Chagas disease: study reveals new concerns

With world travel so easily available, and through immigration, there are very few diseases now that are limited to one geographical area of the world. This is the case with “chagas” disease. Momar Ndao (PhD, DVM) is a scientist from» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Discovering a new detection for prostate cancer

There’s no doubt prostate cancer is deadly. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in men (21300 estimated in 2017), and the third leading cause of cancer death in men (4100 estimated 2017). New research has led to a detection»