Highlights / York

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canada’s plan for Syrian refugees

During Canada’s recent federal election campaign, the crisis of migrants and refugees rushinginto Europe from Africa and the Middle-East was in full flood. Aid agencies were calling for the then-Conservative government to speed up the process of bringing refugees to »

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

Building a better Canadian honey bee

Canadian beekeepers have been seeing substantial and above average die-offs of bees over the winter during the past several years. The beekeepers have been complaining that farmer’s increased use of neonicotinoid pesticides have been a strong factor in this loss »

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

Ice and the Northwest passage- an unreliable shipping route still

New findings from on-site research have found that ice in the Northwest passage can still be too thick and ice conditions far too unreliable in summer for it to become a regular shipping route. Christian Haas (PhD) is Canada Research »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Simple test that may indicate very early signs of Alzheimer’s risk.

At Toronto’s York University, researchers have discovered that simple tests which require a conscious thought-directed physical movement can reveal potentially early signs of Alzheimer’s. In other words, difficulty in combining thought and movement, i.e., concentration to produce a specific inhabitual »

Politics, Society

Analysis: Supreme Court on doctor assisted suicide

The Supreme Court ruling last week allowing for doctor-assisted suicides was a major change in Canadian policy. Although the current federal government had argued to maintain the legal status quo under the Canadian Criminal code making such acts illegal, the »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian research discovers how we continually update visual memory of surroundings.

It’s something we do without ever thinking about it. It’s a short-term “visual memory map” of where things are in relation to our bodies and where we are currently looking, even as we shift our vision and bodies away from »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

New Canadian research into brain function and spatial relationship

We can do it, and do it with complete ease.  Robots can’t, at least not yet.  That is, determine where for example a glass of water on the table in front of us is in exact relation to where we »