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A person paddles standing up in a gondola while the sun shines through haze over Venice.

Venice floods: Historical myths may attract the aid city needs

November 20, 2019 — 
The city of Venice was recently hit by the worst flooding in more than 50 years

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An oil pumpjack is shown in a field. // Image from Pixabay

The economic illusions of the Canadian election

October 25, 2019 — 
'As an economist, I approached voting in the Canadian federal election with deep ambivalence that was shared by most everyone I know regardless of vocation or political persuasion'

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Monkey teeth

Monkey fossils found in Serbia offer clues about life in a warmer world millions of years ago

October 22, 2019 — 
Studying fossil monkeys like these can help us understand how ancient climates shaped primate evolution

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Nobel Prize in Physics: James Peebles, master of the universe, shares award

October 9, 2019 — 
In the Nobel press conference, Peebles was keen to highlight that he didn’t work alone. But to say that he has been largely responsible for shaping our understanding of the universe is a cosmic understatement.

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Surgery image from Pixabay.

Why is it so hard for your doctor to apologize?

October 3, 2019 — 
'To investigate the impacts and difficulties surrounding medical apology, we’ve conducted research on medical apologies over the last two years'

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Canada's parliament building

Manitoba’s pragmatic conservatism may contain lessons for Andrew Scheer

October 2, 2019 — 
Manitobans have often been characterized much like the bison that represents us: staid, steady, sturdy

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The Ebola virus

Ebola survivors can pass on the virus through sexual activity

September 30, 2019 — 
Re-emergence of Ebola disease is linked to persistent infections and sexual transmission from survivors

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Canadian money. // Photo: KMR Photography/flickr

What election tax promises will mean for your wallet

September 27, 2019 — 
One of the battle lines that seems to be emerging is which party can convince Canadians they are the best stewards for prosperity, and taxation is one tool politicians think they can use to influence the economy and make life fairer for Canadians

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Arctic water. // Image from Pixabay.

Microplastics may affect how Arctic sea ice forms and melts

September 24, 2019 — 
Plastic pollution in the oceans has become an important societal problem, as plastics are the most common and persistent pollutants in oceans and beaches worldwide

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The future of work will still include plenty of jobs

September 18, 2019 — 
There is now widespread anxiety over the future of work, often accompanied by calls for a basic income to protect those displaced by automation and other technological changes

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