Five years on, Trudeau's vow to build a diverse public service still unfulfilled

When they took power in 2015, the Trudeau Liberals promised to “build a government that looks like Canada.” But their government, now in its second mandate, still hasn’t hired enough minority senior staff members to truly reflect the country’s diverse makeup. Only four chiefs of staff to 37 ministers are people of colour — roughly 11 per cent of the […]

Solved mystery shows 3 human species shared Africa 300K years ago

Solved mystery shows 3 human species shared Africa 300K years ago

Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery over the age of a landmark skull found in 1921 in Zambia — the first fossil of an extinct human species discovered in Africa — in research with big implications for deciphering the origin of our own species. The study published on Wednesday involved the so-called Broken Hill skull, also called […]

These tiny aquatic 'bachelors' haven't changed their pickup strategy in 100 million years

These tiny aquatic 'bachelors' haven't changed their pickup strategy in 100 million years

Each night when darkness falls, huge swarms of dashing male sea creatures called comma shrimp swim up from the depths of the ocean, looking for love.  It’s a tried-and-true romantic strategy — one the males have been using since dinosaurs roamed the land, recently discovered fossils show. And while many animal lineages have gone through big evolutionary makeovers in […]

‘WORLD’S FIRST’: Injectable male contraceptive effective for 13 years close to final approval

‘WORLD’S FIRST’: Injectable male contraceptive effective for 13 years close to final approval

Is this the next evolution of birth control? Researchers at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have successfully concluded a male contraceptive clinical trial that offers an alternative to a vasectomy; the world’s first injectable male contraceptive, the Hindustan Times reported. If you’re daring enough to put a needle into your nether regions, you […]

Renewable power will grow 50% in next 5 years, IEA says

Renewable power will grow 50% in next 5 years, IEA says

Global renewable energy capacity is set to rise by 50 per cent in five years, driven by solar photovoltaic (PV) installations on homes, buildings and industry, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Total renewable-based power capacity will rise by 1.2 terawatts (TW) by 2024 from 2.5 TW last year, equivalent to the total installed […]

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