The bubonic plague years and the breakout of two World Wars were terrible times. But these were not the worst periods to be alive, scientists claim in new research. It’s the year 536. The 6th century year is thought to have been the beginning of bizarrely cold and dark summers, blamed for causing crop failure […]
What’s Italian for sticker shock? THAT COMPETITION keeps prices down is well known. But it is hard to measure by just how much, because prices vary for all sorts of reasons, from differences in labour costs and rents to taxes. Rising to the challenge is a new paper in The Economic Journal by Giacomo Calzolari, […]
Hundreds of Native American women have been murdered or have gone missing over the years, and their fate remains a mystery as authorities are appallingly lax in keeping track of such crime victims, according to a new study. Of the 5,712 American Indian and Alaska Native girls and women reported missing in 2016, only 116 […]
Canada’s territories are spending the most per capita on costs related to substance use, according to a report released Thursday.
A large U.S. study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D’s benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer.
New data from Pew Research Center highlights both the highs and lows of YouTube. The study — which was based on a survey of 4,594 adults in the US conducted earlier this year — found that people of all ages use YouTube for just about everything. It’s especially a popular choice for figuring out how […]
It’s long been known that Alzheimer’s patients often retain musical memories, even when they can’t remember names, faces or places. Canadian researchers say brain scans have helped them understand why.
While the popular narrative blames Clinton’s 2016 electoral loss on (Russian) bots, they actually helped her chances, according to a new study finding pro-Clinton bots were more effective at influencing voters than pro-Trump ones. While there were almost twice as many pro-Trump bots in operation before the 2016 election, the pro-Clinton bots were much more […]
People with Type 1 diabetes who use cannabis may be at higher risk for complications, study suggests
Researchers found an association between marijuana use and increased risk of diabetic ketoacidosis, which can lead to severe dehydration, brain swelling and even death.
Pedestrian deaths for children between four and eight years of age are 10 times more likely on Halloween than other nights, researchers say.