Gap in research funding leaves global south more vulnerable to climate impacts, studies suggest
News/Science: Developing countries suffer from a significant gap in terms of scientific research related to climate change, a new study shows, even though they contain the communities and people most vulnerable to extreme weather, rising sea levels and other serious impacts of climate change.
What we learned this week in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes
This week in the criminal trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, jurors heard from a second former lab director of the blood-testing startup, former executives of the two major retailers that inked deals with the failed company, as well as the beginning of testimony from a former employee who was involved in its critical Walgreens partnership and device demonstrations.
Action, not talk, needed on climate, Queen Elizabeth signals to world leaders
News/World: Queen Elizabeth said she was irritated by world leaders who talk about climate change but do nothing to address global warming, and said it was still unclear who would turn up at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.
Owner of Toronto property with 250-year-old oak must sell to city at agreed price, judge rules
News/Canada/Toronto: An Ontario court has ruled in favour of the City of Toronto in its bid to preserve a 250-year-old oak tree — ordering the owner of the North York property the tree sits on to sell the home to the city at the agreed price, despite the current market value soaring during the pandemic.
Microsoft's Jacky Wright had to leave the UK to become its most influential Black person
Microsoft chief digital officer Jacky Wright has been named the United Kingdom's most influential Black person. But the US-based executive says she might not have reached the top of her profession had she stayed in Britain.
Canadians to remain among world's top energy users even as government strives for net zero
News/Politics: Canadians are — and will remain — among the biggest consumers of energy over the next decade even as policies ramp up to make the country more energy-efficient, a global energy forecast suggests.
How space researchers knew that 90-year-old William Shatner didn't have to worry about his age
William Shatner, the 90-year-old actor of "Star Trek" fame, endured a 10-minute, rocket-powered ride to the edge of space, which put his body through crushing g-forces that his fellow passengers described as face-bending — only to step out of the vehicle and immediately begin waxing poetic about the experience and dodging a champagne shower.