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Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Marine protected areas for sharks and rays: are they working?

The idea of specific areas of ocean set aside as “protected” zone, officially Marine Protected Areas (MPA) was to protect marine biodiversity in a safe area. A new study shows that’s not really working and especially so for sharks and »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Death to rats: hot sex, rich food, baby’s cries

It’s the proverbial better mousetrap, or in this case, rat trap. Actually this new sophisticated rat trap will feature sex, food, and the crying sound of baby rats to attract both male and female victims. The new rat trap is »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Insidious, harmful effects of everyday chemicals

As a society we have surrounded ourselves with chemicals, all theoretically designed to help make our lives easier in some way. More and more however, these chemicals  initially thought to be harmless, are showing themselves to have unexpected side effects. »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

World Sexual Health Day.

Most people have likely never heard of World Sexual Health Day. It’s coming up tomorrow, September 4th. Roanne Millman is a doctoral student in clinical psychology, and a member of the Close Relationships Lab, at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Shark,ray study shows overfishing is depleting stocks

Reported catching of sharks , rays and related species have declined by as much as 20 percent since peak shark landings in 2003. Researchers at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, wanted to examine the hypothesis that the reduction was »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian research: new orangutan discovery

A Canadian researcher was working on a project in Borneo involving the rare snow leopard, when  he stumbled across a previously unknown behaviour in orangutans. Brent Loken is a doctoral candidate at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia in the »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Cumulative affect of common chemicals on children

A respected expert in children’s environmental health has helped produce a new video to drive home the message that even small amounts of toxic chemicals can have a cumulative effect on a child’s brain development.  It’s called “Little Things Matter” »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian study changes knowledge of canyon rivers

Water flows down through a canyon, but new information from a Canadian study now changes just about everything that was thought about the dynamics of that flow. River flow through bedrock canyons is also climate-related, connected to mountain uplift, along »

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Medical tourism: the ethical issues

“Medical tourism” is a term and a phenomenon that is becoming more and more common in Canada. It’s the idea of travelling outside of Canada to receive medical treatment, either for cost reasons, or for faster treatment Jeremy Snyder (PhD) is »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Lizards, snakes, etc., threatened by climate change

There’s been a long held belief that snakes and lizards and other cold-blooded animals can just soak up plenty of heat, up to 15 or 20 degrees C more than the air temperature of their typical environment. A group of »