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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.
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.
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.
Alcohol responsible for more hospital admissions than heart attacks last year: report
There were more hospital admissions in Canada last year for alcohol-related conditions than for heart attacks.
Indigenous people need resources 24/7 to cut suicide rates, committee recommends
Canada's Indigenous people need resources 24/7, as well as culturally appropriate programs and services that are community led and controlled as part of a suicide prevention plan to reverse "decades of unjust policies," a parliamentary committee recommends.
These trees always lean toward the equator
The Cook pine tilts northward in the southern hemisphere and southward in the northern hemisphere — something that has "never been seen" in any other plant.