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We may have just realized how little we understand about our universe

We may have just realized how little we understand about our universe

In the middle of a world gripped by plague, a major scientific discovery passed nearly unnoticed. If it's verified, it means one of the most important models we use to understand particle physics is incomplete.
Why does nobody talk about the dangers of meditation?

Why does nobody talk about the dangers of meditation?

In recent years, meditation has become a huge business in the western world—with millions of people testifying it has helped them calm their minds, improve their mood or even work through bouts of mental illness. -
Is in-person worship an essential service?

Is in-person worship an essential service?

Last weekend, protesters clashed with police over the closing of GraceLife Church in Alberta. It's not the first time that houses of worship have been a flashpoint for anti-lockdown action. Why has religion,
Canada had a blueprint for an amazing health data system. We never built it.

Canada had a blueprint for an amazing health data system. We never built it.

In the late 1990s, it became clear that Canada's health data systems would need to go digital. A thorough report was presented, the first of many to come, laying out what needed to happen for Canada to lead the world in digital health data.
What did the pandemic do to our social media use?

What did the pandemic do to our social media use?

It increased it, obviously. But how? And what is that doing to us.
Canada’s housing bubble is hitting smaller and smaller communities

Canada’s housing bubble is hitting smaller and smaller communities

And also... bubbles are supposed to burst, aren't they? At some point? It's been more than half a decade since house prices in Canada began to truly climb, and that climb has accelerated even through a pandemic.
They were switched as babies, and found out decades later. And they aren’t alone.

They were switched as babies, and found out decades later. And they aren’t alone.

Have you ever been mistaken for somebody else by a stranger? They call you by another name and you say "Sorry, that's not me." And they say something like, "Oh, I’m sorry, you look just like them." Sometimes, they might add with a smile,
Even as the third wave rises, new businesses offer a glimpse at pandemic’s end

Even as the third wave rises, new businesses offer a glimpse at pandemic’s end

It's been ... a bad year for economies, to put it mildly. The jobless rate has risen just about everywhere. Small businesses across Canada have scratched and clawed to stay afloat. Larger businesses have fared better,
The Line 5 pipeline: A disaster waiting to happen, or necessary to avoid an energy crisis?

The Line 5 pipeline: A disaster waiting to happen, or necessary to avoid an energy crisis?

You've probably never heard of Line 5. It's an offshoot of Enbridge's main pipeline and it moves more than a half-million barrels of crude oil and natural gas from Alberta, through the United States and back across the border to Sarnia, Ont.
Is the third wave really “a new pandemic”? A Covid-19 Variant FAQ

Is the third wave really “a new pandemic”? A Covid-19 Variant FAQ

We all want this pandemic to be over. But it's not. And vaccines alone won't stop the third wave of Covid-19 that's now rolling over much of Canada. - The third wave is driven by variants, and you've probably heard them mentioned many times.
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