Halifax police charge former CEO of children’s hospital with fraud

Halifax police say two former executives at a children’s hospital have been charged with fraud and breach of trust in relation to an expense scandal at the IWK Health Centre. Police said... Read more »

For a lower climate footprint, vegetarian diet beats local

A new study provides a more comprehensive accounting of the greenhouse gas emissions from EU diets. It shows that meat and dairy products are responsible for the lion’s share of greenhouse emissions... Read more »

Is big-city living eroding our desire to be nice?

A new study by University of Miami psychology researchers of anonymous interactions suggests that humans switch off their automatic inclination to share in dealings with strangers. Would you tip your waitress if... Read more »

Earlier puberty linked to mother’s smoking during pregnancy

If the mother smokes during pregnancy, there is a risk of her children going into puberty earlier. This is shown by a major study from Aarhus University which has just been published... Read more »

Professional, not personal, familiarity works for virtual teams

Knowing that your colleague on a project once owned a business, earned a specialized degree, or is a technology genius can foster improved working partnerships. But the fact that she likes chocolate... Read more »

New definition returns meaning to information

A fish on the Great Barrier Reef continually acquires new information from its environment — the location of food, the murkiness of the water, and the sounds of distant ships, to name... Read more »

Wine’s origin might affect acceptable price more than taste study shows

Taste might have less to do with what consumers are willing to pay for wine than you think. In fact, issues like a wine’s country and region of origin sometimes had more... Read more »

The composition of gut bacteria almost recovers after antibiotics

The trillions of bacteria in the human gut affect our health in multiple ways including effects on immune functions and metabolism. A rich and diverse gut microbiota is considered to promote health... Read more »

A molecular sensor for in-situ analysis of complex biological fluids

A KAIST research group presented a molecular sensor with a microbead format for the rapid in-situ detection of harmful molecules in biological fluids or foods in a collaboration with a Korea Institute... Read more »

Reading between the lines: Are we as savvy as we’d like to think when it comes to reviews?

Rude staff, slow Wi-Fi, cheap sausages for breakfast… Up to 81% of us think looking at reviews is an important way to avoid a bad experience when making a hotel booking decision,... Read more »