Nicole Riva

Nicole Riva is a multi-platform writer and social media presenter for CBC News based in Toronto.

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Platelet-rich plasma treatment classified as drug, Health Canada says

Health Canada has clarified its position on much-hyped injury treatments that use platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The agency now says such treatments should be classified as a drug — a change that could make PRP more available in Canada.

When you can't escape the heat, you're in a 'heat dome'

During a heat wave, it can feel like you're being trapped by rising temperatures on all sides — and that's basically what's happening to the air in an event that has become known as a "heat dome."

Political edge, higher profile can't save print edition of Teen Vogue

Despite a higher profile and increased focus on news and politics in the last two years, publishing giant Condé Nast will end the print version of Teen Vogue magazine.

How power differentials can make LGBT actors vulnerable to sexual harassment, assault

The power differentials that exist in Hollywood make many people in the entertainment industry vulnerable to sexual harassment, assault or advances — and some say it can put young, gay men especially at risk.

How hurricanes generate deadly storm surges and catastrophic floods

After submerging the Bahamas up to its rooftops and killing five people, Hurricane Dorian is expected to generate “life-threatening” storm surge along the coasts of three U.S. states. But what is storm surge and how does it push water levels so dangerously high? Here’s a closer look.

Will escaped Atlantic salmon survive — and thrive — in B.C. waters?

The question isn’t why did the salmon leave the net, but what happens now that thousands of fish have escaped a Washington state salmon farm and swum off into the Pacific Ocean. Here's what experts think about the risk to B.C.'s native salmon and local ecosystems.

Researchers harness human urine to make products in space

Scientists are working to find ways to reduce the amount of supplies and costly shipments astronauts need on missions by making use of what's already on hand, including human waste.

Technology allows visually impaired, blind to experience solar eclipse

Seeing next week's total solar eclipse isn't the only way to experience it. Two projects were developed to allow the visually impaired and blind be part of the astronomical event.

Antarctic ice shelf break offers scientists a 'natural experiment' to observe

Less than a month after a massive iceberg broke off the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, scientists have gathered data on its changes, movement and whether climate change played a role in the break.

Parts of South Asia could be too hot to live in by end of century

In 2015, South Asia experienced a deadly heat wave that killed roughly 3,500 people in Pakistan and India in a matter of months. New research suggests the region could face much worse by the end of the century.

Australian senator resigns after learning she's also Canadian

An Australian senator has resigned after learning she was also a Canadian. She left Canada at 11 months old.

Researchers create low-cost glove that can interpret ASL into text

A new project out of the University of California San Diego shows how wearable technology could integrate with the way people live as we work more directly with technology, and that high-tech doesn't have to come with a high cost.

Air Canada plane avoids disaster in San Francisco

An Air Canada plane narrowly averted a disaster after it almost landed on a taxiway holding four other planes in San Francisco Friday night.

Cellphone dead? This phone makes battery-free calls

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed what they call the first battery-free cellphone.

Rome wasn't built in a day, but its concrete has lasted centuries

The way the ancient Romans made concrete could be the answer to stronger, longer-lasting structures in the modern world.