How to fight desertification and drought at home and away

U of S visiting scholar discusses how desertification is a problem of global proportions and requires a unified strategy among all countries.

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How to show consumers the benefits of genetically modified foods

USask researchers have found that changing the value proposition from industry-centric to consumer-centric may help to mitigate the negatives associated with GM food.

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Toxic leftovers from Giant Mine found in snowshoe hares

Even though it was closed decades ago, the Giant Mine on the outskirts of Yellowknife has left a long environmental legacy. High arsenic levels explain why hares living near the mi...

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Canada's Paris-pipeline paradox

Researchers reflect upon the interesting paradox and national challenge surrounding the Canadian government’s decision to purchase Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project s...

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What the Kinder Morgan decision says about investing in Canada

USask professors comment on the impact that the acquisition of the Trans Mountain pipeline will have on the investment community, particularly relating to natural resource developm...

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Viruses can cause global pandemics, but where did the first virus come from?

Researchers discuss the origins of viruses that often make headlines such as Ebola, influenza and Zika.

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The hidden history of Indigenous stereotypes in tabletop games

While games today often sanitize conquest in North America rather than glorify it, they continue to grapple with the same questions about race, culture and history, a U of S resear...

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The fishy problem of underwater noise pollution

U of S researchers discuss how boat noise can have negative impacts on fishes. Noise can force fishes to live in bad habitats, decrease their ability to feed, and avoid predators....

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Paying surrogates, sperm and egg donors goes against Canadian values

The need to avoid both the commodification of the human body and the twin risks of exploitation and coercion among reasons why paying for surrogacy is illegal, researchers said.

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New research partnership makes childbirth safer in Mozambique

U of S project in partnership with Mozambique's government, local communities and an NGO aims to offer women better access to healthcare services.

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New NAFTA or no NAFTA? How Trump's ire could affect Canadian agri-food

U of S professor discusses the implications of the ongoing NAFTA negotiations.The U.S. demands on dispute settlement and five-year reviews would nullify many of the benefits of NAF...

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Can exercise help tackle the opioid crisis?

U of S researchers discuss how exercise is an effective alternative to non-opioid strategy for non-cancer pain such as chronic low back pain.

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How to improve government's use of science

As more top scientists are brought within government to be part of the decision-making process, three U of S student debate how much influence they will have.

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Social media full of vitriolic myths in the aftermath of the Stanley trial

Myths we tell about ourselves and those we tell about Indigenous peoples serve corrosive purposes that risk driving Indigenous and settler Canadians farther apart, and making recon...

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As a water crisis looms in Cape Town, could it happen in Canada?

In Canada, the greatest natural disasters come from floods, fires and droughts — and they are getting worse as our climate changes, U of S researcher say.

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The magic of love and sex

U of S professor reflects upon modern forms of magic that are part of our everyday life: a whole industry capitalizes on people's vulnerabilities promising power over love and sex,...

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The agony of defeat: How Olympians can deal with failure

For many athletes who will inevitably encounter failures and setbacks, embracing self-compassion might be a vital part of a positive and successful Olympic experience, U of S resea...

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Africa needs to invest more in its water professionals

Highly-skilled water professionals are key to overcoming water management issues in Africa caused by extreme climate conditions, researchers say.

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The sparse use of Canada's notwithstanding clause

The clause allows a government to temporarily override basic Charter human rights and legal rights. For over 35 years, only Québec and Saskatchewan have used it in Canada.

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Freedom of expression is under attack at our universities

President Emeritus Peter Mackinnon talks about tolerance and freedom of expression as indispensable and essential to the idea of university.

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What southern Africa can learn from other countries about adapting to drought

Adaptive management and innovative ways of saving water among measures to face drought in Southern Africa.

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If your pet has this tapeworm, it could kill you

U of S researcher offers advice on how to reduce risks for humans and pets to get a potentially deadly tapeworm.

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Can bats help humans survive the next pandemic?

Researchers at U of S and McMaster University are working to identify novel treatments for humans that could increase the chance of surviving SARS and MERS infections.

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Explainer: How we all benefit from the public health system

The rise and persistence of chronic diseases, and the re-emergence of global infectious diseases, threaten Canadians and the world alike. Researcher claims that public health agenc...

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Why Canada must not be shut out of the neutron technology it invented

Researchers propose that Canada invest strategically in the neutron facilities of international partners and in exploiting the neutron-scattering capabilities of the McMaster Nucle...

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Egg donors and surrogates need high-quality care

Researchers discuss the need for protecting health and safety of gamete providers and surrogates.

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3D printers: A revolutionary frontier for medicine

3D printing could narrow inequality in health-care delivery worldwide by producing inexpensive health-care products for low income regions.

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How Nigeria is wasting its rich water resources

Nigeria suffers from “economic water scarcity” – the inability to properly manage, use and protect water resources for socioeconomic development and environmental sustainability, r...

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Why flooding in Nigeria is an increasingly serious problem

Researchers say that very heavy local rainfall and the release of excess water from the Lagdo Dam are worsening flooding in Nigeria.

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When women are surrogate mothers: Is that work?

Researchers discuss how surrogacy is gendered, intimate and reproductive labour.

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Explainer: How the human body first fights off pathogens

Researchers explain how coronaviruses have evolved to shut the immune system down to replicate in the body.

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Pope Francis, the superstars of radical nonviolence, and a bold move to change the politics of peace

Researchers explain how active nonviolence could heal the fractures within Catholicism and other divided communities.

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We all live downstream – it's time to restore our freshwater ecosystems

Water is life! Researchers explain how restoring rivers is the cheapest and most effective way to protect biodiversity.

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Know your bugs – a closer look at viruses, bacteria and parasites

Researchers explain the different ways these "bugs" make us sick.

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Explainer: what exactly is coronavirus?

Coronaviruses such as MERS and SARS may be deadly. Researchers explain where these viruses come from and why they are more lethal than others.

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To tackle inequalities, build health into all public policies

Researchers describes the benefits of a Health in all Policies (HiaP) approach in policy-making to improve people's health.

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Viral incubation: why do bugs hide before they strike?

Researchers rethink quarantine for those potentially infected by the Ebola virus.

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Data mining uncovers 19th century Britain's fat habit

Researchers "dig" history for information.

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