As a liaison at the U.S. Department of Education, J Collins watched as colleges by the dozen rolled out varsity esports programs, complete with scholarships, coaches and even some arenas. Collins had a gnawing concern: Gaming was beginning to have an impact on education, and at least anecdotally, the benefits were going largely toward male students.
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WASHINGTON —At first, Tomas Monarrez didn't notice the labels when he went shopping for pots and pans.
'Completely toxin free!" said a big green message on a line of nonstick frying pans in the cookware aisle at a store in the nation's capital.
“No PFOA!" boasted the label on a 12-piece kitchen set. "Will never release any toxic fumes,” another label promised.
When the Bank of Nova Scotia looked to brainstorm new ways to close the gender gap, it turned to what it had been deploying in nearly every other facet of its business: technology.
CALGARY—University of Calgary researchers say a newly discovered type of cell appears to repair heart damage in mice.
The scientists say they've found the same type of cell in humans and believe it could foster new therapies for heart disease.
Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that include cute critters, of course, but also expand the number of images of human diversity.
Apple Inc. is releasing new variants of its holding hands emoji that allow people to pick any combination of skin tone and gender, 75 possible combinations in all.
OTTAWA—New research from the University of Montreal links diets high in ultra-processed foods including carbonated drinks, mass-produced cookies and ice cream, and sweetened yogurts to chronic disease.
The research was based on Statistics Canada data from a 2015 survey that found ultra-processed foods accounted for an average of 47 percent of daily calories consumed by adults.
MONTREAL—Spending too much time on social media or watching television is linked to increased symptoms of depression among teens, a new study suggests.
Researchers conducted a four-year study of more than 3,800 adolescents between Grades 7 and 11 in the Montreal area.
JOENSUU, Finland—Armed with needles and a yarn of wool, teams of avid knitters danced to the deafening sounds of drums beating and guitars slashing at the first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship in eastern Finland.
LOS ANGELES—A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found.
JOENSUU, Finland — Armed with needles and a yarn of wool, teams of avid knitters danced Thursday to the deafening sounds of drums beating and guitars slashing at the first-ever Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship in eastern Finland.