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Say what? More jargon in a paper means fewer scientists will read it, study finds

Cave scientist Alejandro Martinez found that researchers who lean too hard on jargon also risk alienating their peers in the same field — some of whom may not even agree on what those terms mean in the first place.

'Everyone wins' in Air Canada relief deal, says federal transport minister

Minister Omar Alghabra says that not only are refunds on the way for frustrated ticket holders, investing in Canadian aviation is a good bet for taxpayers.

'We cannot live this way': Minnesota council member after latest fatal police shooting

Brooklyn Park council member Wynfred Russell says residents are feeling angry and deeply afraid after a 20-year-old Black man was shot and killed during a police traffic stop.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Doctor in Myanmar says he and his colleagues are being targeted for arrest

As his country is rocked by protests and bloody crackdowns, a doctor says he and his colleagues are being shot at and targeted for arrest.

These French islands off Newfoundland want to join the Atlantic Bubble 

The people of St-Pierre-Miquelon are starting to get cabin fever, says a resident of the French islands.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, April 12, 2021

'We're not going away,' vows labour leader after Alabama Amazon workers vote down union 

The fight to unionize at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama is far from over, says union that led the organizing efforts. Workers in Bessemer voted against forming a union this week.

When solving life's problems, people tend to add even when it's easier to subtract: study

Whether we're writing, building or cooking, human beings are driven by a powerful instinct to add rather than subtract, a new study suggests. In fact, unless we're instructed otherwise, most people never stopped to consider whether less is more.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

April 9, 2021

UNESCO stamp of approval could give Italy's 'dying town' a fresh start, says resident

Civita may be known as "the dying town", but local chef and resident Maurizio Rocchi says the tiny medieval town perched high on a cliff still has a lot of life left to give. Italy has nominated the town and surrounding area, approximately 100 kilometres from Rome, to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This man is looking for the friends who shipped him overseas in a crate in 1965

Brian Robson wants to find the two Irishmen who helped stuff him into a wooden crate in 1965 and ship him from Australia back to the U.K.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

April 8, 2021

Why people in Ontario's hardest-hit neighbourhoods are struggling to get vaccines

As Ontario implements yet another stay-at-home order, the government says it's doing everything it can to speed up vaccine delivery. But new data shows that whether you've got the shot might depend on where you live.

Famed art detective on the hunt for stolen Van Gogh, Hals paintings

Dutch art detective Arthur Brand — known as "the Indiana Jones of the art world" — says chatty criminals in the "underworld" revealed the details of stolen paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Frans Hals to him, but they are still missing.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

April 7, 2021

Ejaz Choudry would 'be here today' if police really wanted to help, says nephew

Hassan Choudhary says he's disappointed, but not surprised, that Ontario's police watchdog has ruled out criminal charges against the police officers who shot and killed his 62-year-old uncle during what was supposed to be a mental health call. 

B.C. health minister asks people to hunker down during surge in coronavirus variants

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix is asking people to stick to the basics of COVID-19 safety as the province faces a surge of more transmissible coronavirus variants. 

$826K for a copy of Super Mario Bros? It's all about the packaging

Super Mario Bros. is the first video game Valarie McLeckie can remember playing, and now she's helped sell a copy of it at auction for a record-shattering $660,000 US ($826,650.00 Cdn).

Ontario boy with world's longest baby tooth wonders: 'How did it fit into my gums?'

Luke Boulton was blown away when he first saw the massive tooth his dentist pulled from his mouth.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

April 6, 2021

How this killer whale researcher ended up in a decades-long struggle to save wild salmon

Alexandra Morton had planned to devote her life to studying orcas, but when fish farms moved into her remote B.C. community, she couldn’t ignore their impact on wild salmon. Her new book, Not on My Watch, chronicles her fight against open-net aquaculture on the West Coast.

Why this 82-year-old rocks a stunning new outfit every Sunday for virtual church

La Verne Ford Wimberly wasn't about to let a pandemic stop her from dressing in her Sunday best.

Lego enthusiast explains why the black market for the toy bricks is so lucrative

French police are building a case against an international gang of thieves who have been stealing Lego sets from toy stores across the country. That's no surprise for Chris Malloy, a Lego collector who runs the website Brothers Brick.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

April 5, 2021