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People waste way more food than thought, UN finds. Here's how Canada compares
News/Technology & Science: A new UN report estimates 17 per cent of the food produced globally each year is wasted. That represents a big environmental toll. Canadians are more wasteful than Americans, the report found.
The science behind delaying the 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccines
News/The National: Federal government scientists have put their support behind delayed second doses of COVID-19 vaccines — which several provinces were already doing — and ongoing research shows some of the benefits of the adapted strategy.
The physical and mental side effects of Zoom fatigue
News/The National: Zoom fatigue has become a pandemic side effect for people working from home. It has led to neck, back and shoulder pain, and made workers overly aware of their facial expressions because of constant videoconferencing.
SpaceX completes another successful launch of massive rocket — accompanied by another explosion after landing
News/Technology & Science: The third test of SpaceX's Starship rocket that CEO Elon Musk hopes will one day ferry humans to Mars, launched from Boca Chica, Texas, on Wednesday, and touched down softly, but exploded shortly thereafter.
University of Alberta students call for end to online exam monitoring
News/Canada/Edmonton: Many classes at the University of Alberta use online proctoring services to monitor students as they write tests and catch suspicious activity. But with final exams approaching, some students are calling for an alternative.
Yard sale find turns out to be Chinese artifact worth up to $500K US
News/World: A small porcelain bowl bought for $35 US at a Connecticut yard sale turned out to be a rare, 15th-century Chinese artifact worth between $300,000 and $500,000 US that is about to go up for auction at Sotheby's.
Canada seeks green energy exemption from Biden's Buy American policies
News/Politics: With the prospect of a blanket exemption from Buy American policies now looking unlikely, Canada is seeking a deal that would allow Canadian firms to take part in the Biden administration’s green energy push, said Canada’s chief trade negotiator.
Harvard professor explores how technology shaped the role of women in society
Radio/Ideas: In her new book Work Mate Marry Love, Harvard professor Debora Spar argues that nearly all the decisions we make in our most intimate lives — whom we marry, how we have children, and how we build families — have always been driven by technology. She explains how these changes in technology have also affected the role of women in society throughout history.
B.C. paleontologists find new category of insect fossils related to damselflies
News/Canada/British Columbia: Bruce Archibald, a paleontologist at Simon Fraser University, and his colleagues have been studying insect fossils from southern B.C., and northern interior Washington for 30 years.