Basketball is a fast-moving game of improvisation, contact and, ahem, spatio-temporal pattern recognition. Rajiv Maheswaran and his colleagues are analyzing the movements behind the key plays of the game, to help coaches and players combine intuition with new data. Bonus: What they’re learning could help us understand how humans move everywhere. Continue reading
Otherwise, the result will be more deaths and climate refugees due to extreme weather and rising seas, a greater rate of species extinction, and reduced economic growth.
Source: UN report calls for urgent action to avert catastrophic climate change
Three out of four Canadians agree that science and technology are needed to solve the critical challenges the world is facing. Yet, three in five also say that society is “turning away” from science in favour of ideas that are not grounded in evidence or data. Continue reading
Engineers will deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world’s largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.
Source: Giant floating boom aims to clean up Great Pacific Garbage Patch | CBC News
Registration is now open for the Water Docs @ School Action Projects informational webinars , taking place in August and September! If you’re a Grade 8 or Grade 7 teacher, you can register now . Or, if you know any teachers, please let them know about this exciting
Source: We’re launching a new cohort of Water Keepers for Life!
We asked two farmers on either side of the pesticide/herbicide debate — who happen to live in the same part of Saskatchewan — their thoughts on this issue. Here’s what they had to say.
Source: 2 farmers weigh in on the pesticide vs. organic debate: Opinion | CBC News
What does it actually mean when a label says something ‘causes cancer’? Those labels can be misleading, but knowing the legal and scientific reasoning behind them can help. Continue reading
Fewer children in the United States are getting vaccinated. That’s bad news for those kids, and also for public health in general. Often, the response is to argue and debate and get angry at people who are we see as making terrible, irrational decisions. Instead of doing that, let’s use science to understand why this is happening in the first place. Continue reading