Sleep problems are nothing new to nurses and other frontline healthcare workers, but the pandemic has made them even worse. Find out how this impacts nurses' mental health and what employers can do about it.
The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is a new holiday in Canada. Find out what prompted the holiday’s declaration and why I’m reflecting on the value of symbolic gestures versus practical action.
Language skills have been the key to our success as a species. Find out how a new study sheds light on how our brain structure combines with our environment in early childhood do enable us to communicate.
Grizzly bears and humans have very similar needs in terms of diet and habitat. Find out about a fascinating study’s connection between bear DNA and human language groups in British Columbia. (4:00 min read)
Brain cells have both excitatory and inhibitory roles in transmitting neural signals. Discover how they can adapt within those roles and what that could mean for treating brain disorders. (3:00 min read)
'Origins: Cosmos, Earth and Humanity’ is a classic work in the Big History movement. Discover how it outlines the evolution of the Universe and its meaning for our lives together. (5:00 min read)
The “copper culture” lived near the Great Lakes and was among the world’s first peoples to forge metals. Discover why their culture moved on and how its discovery debunks racial stereotypes. (5:00 min read)
The Big Bang Afterglow is known as the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Discover how combining CMB data with galactic observations is unlocking the secret of galaxy formation. (4:30 min read)
Subjective memories are those vivid, emotional impressions we relive when recalling a past experience. Discover how they affect our decision-making and why they may not be in our best interest. (4:00 min read)
The Canon is a playful book aimed at teaching adults basic science. Discover why the author felt readers needed this book and how it makes science fun again. (4:30 min read)