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Vancouver Parks bans cetaceans at aquarium

It has been a contentious issue for several years at marine parks around the world.  Protesters have long been saying, whales and porpoises should not be kept in the small pools of such parks, and not be used for entertainment.» 

Economy, Education, Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Grocery shopping: How do you make your choices?

How do food shoppers make their choices…that’s the question being studied at the University of Guelph. A special type of lab to study the question has been created, in fact, it’s unique..possibly in the world. Michael von Massow is a» 

Health, Science and Technology

Government to fund research on brain diseases, disorders

Neurological conditions affect an estimated 2.3 million Canadians and the government will spend millions on brain research to try to help. Among the disorders and diseases are depression, stroke, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, autism and Parkinson’s. Canada has the highest rate» 

Education, Health, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Sudden death of world-renowned AIDS/HIV researcher

The world of medical research is mourning the sudden and unexpected loss of of Dr Mark Wainberg. Wainberg, aged 71, died while swimming on vacation in Florida.   While no cause has been confirmed, he had been swimming in rough water» 

Education, International, Science and Technology

Canadian research leads to new discovery in head and neck cancers

It’s technically complicated but a research team doing a secondary examination of previous research discovered an important factor in cancer development. Cancer research is often focused on genetic mutation, but this new research looked instead at the process affecting how» 

Animals, Education, Environment, Indigenous, Science and Technology

Video: Gathering science in the Arctic

Earlier this month, Eye on the Arctic launched Part 1 of our documentary series Is climate change making the muskoxen sick on Victoria Island?, looking at how climate change is affecting the health of muskoxen in Canada’s Arctic islands and the» 

Health, Science and Technology, Society

Lab tests boots to prevent falls on snow and ice

In the province of Ontario alone, every year an estimated 21,000 people go to hospital emergency rooms after falling on ice or snow, and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute is working to try to reduce that number. Nasty, sometimes fatal accidents» 

Health, International, Science and Technology

Research into new directions to understand and treat Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. It often affects children and adolescents with 20-30 percent of patients showing their first symptoms before age 20.  These symptoms can include diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue, fever, poor growth, and sometimes» 

History, International, Military, Science and Technology

The doomed Franklin Arctic expedition: new discovery in a 170-year-old mystery

Since the mid 1800’s, enduring mystery has surrounded the fate of the Franklin expedition, its two ships and 129-man crew, lost without trace in the Arctic. Since the 1980’s it was thought lead poisoning from the lead-soldered tinned food had» 

Society

Canadians urged to make ‘smart’ charity donations

A recent study suggests that about 15 per cent of giving in the U.S. was wasted because of donations to low-performing, less-efficient and less-effective charities. If this applies to Canada, there could be millions of dollars of waste. “While this»