No pain, more gain: A new way to monitor glucose

Zahra Nasser and Nada Salem, Chemistry editors People with diabetes have measured their blood sugar the same way since the 1970s — a painful daily prick of the finger. While most have no choice but to get used to this, it shouldn’t have to be that way. Monitoring technology has come a long way over […]

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Bioplastics may be the answer to Canada’s plastic waste problem

Photos by Silvie Harder

Katie Compton and Silvie Harder, Policy and Politics editors When COVID-19 reached Canada in the spring of 2020, the Government of Canada was on track to ban single-use plastics. But in the scramble to reduce the spread of the virus, grocery stores and coffee shops discouraged people from bringing their cloth bags and travel mugs. […]

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The psychological benefits of self-compassion

Tamara Rosner, Health, Medicine & Veterinary Science Editor Imagine that you’re scrolling through Instagram, being bombarded with pictures of other people living happy, successful, full, and beautiful lives. It’s natural to compare yourself to these images and feel that you’re not as exciting, or successful, or beautiful, which can make you feel worthless. You could […]

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A mathematical picture of the genome

tarsier

Malgosia Ip, Mathematics & Statistics editor Meet the Philippine tarsier: a tiny primate with giant eyes that’s native to the Philippine archipelago. Despite its small size, this little fella has been the subject of controversy for over a century—is it more closely related to the lemur (a so-called “wet-nosed” primate) or to apes and humans […]

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