Sherry Noik

Senior writer/editor/producer, CBC News online

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How grizzly bears have learned to live with humans

Grizzly bears had better survival rates when they gradually shifted their behaviour to become more nocturnal and were less likely to come into contact with people, a new study found.

Deaf Canadians 'at risk' in times of national emergency

When the next ice storm, wildfire or terror attack happens, Canadians who are deaf or hard of hearing will be in greater peril than others because most public notification systems are not accessible to them.

Mental illness alone is no predictor of violence, studies and experts agree

The question of whether there is a relationship between mental illness and violence — and the potential threat it may pose to public safety — has been renewed in the aftermath of Toronto's Danforth tragedy.

Massive failure in cervical cancer screening prompts Ireland to overhaul testing

Irish health authorities will start screening women for cervical cancer with a test for human papillomavirus (HPV) — something a Canadian study recently recommended.

New species of tiny spider discovered in Indiana cave

Halifax-born University of Indianapolis researcher Marc Milne identified the species as unique.

Meet Yeti, the so-called abominable snowman that science yet again says is just a bear

DNA analysis on purported "Yeti" specimens found they belonged to three kinds of bears and a dog.

Your wildlife selfies are hurting the animals, study finds

Whether it's swimming with dolphins, feeding monkeys or riding elephants, our compulsion to snap, post and share wildlife selfies is contributing to the exploitation of animals.

How Canadian scientists contributed to Nobel Prize-winning discovery

Just three men won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, but there were thousands of people involved in the gravitational wave discovery, including a Canadian team of astrophysicists.

Researchers unearth 'tectonic events' that formed Canadian sapphires

Treasure-hunting Canadian researchers say they have figured out how to find sapphire deposits by identifying the exact sequence of geologic events that create the sparkling gemstone.

Painful memories could be erased, new study says

Scientists have taken another step toward being able to selectively edit out bad memories while leaving the good ones intact — something that could one day be used to treat people suffering from PTSD or anxiety disorders linked to painful memories.