By turning on his own intelligence services and siding with Vladimir Putin, the U.S. president put personal prestige ahead of the American people, says U of A historian.

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This week’s Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit in Helsinki brought together the world’s most powerful leaders in military terms. On his Twitter account, the American president attributed previous cool relations to “many years of US foolishness and stupidity.” Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded with a concise “We agree.”

To many Western observers, Trump’s premise was misguided, if not downright foolish. He appears to have rejected the conclusions of three U.S. intelligence services that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to discredit Hillary Clinton in a series of emails, and to help ensure that Trump was elected.

Trump also opted not to discuss the indictment last week of 12 Russian military intelligence agents by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller. So why did he meet the Russian president?

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July
2018

COMMENTARY || Drought putting Edmonton's trees at risk unless watering improved

Forest ecologist offers tips for the city—and its citizens—to help take care of large urban trees.

We should all be worried about Edmonton’s trees. A large urban tree is worth thousands of dollars,
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2018

First fossilized snake embryo ever discovered rewrites history of ancient snakes

Baby snake found encased in 105-million-year-old amber provides new clues to how snakes evolved.

The first-ever discovery of an ancient snake embryo, preserved in 105-million-year-old amber,
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July
2018

There’s no ‘I’ in team but there is in sales, new research shows

When it comes to customer service, ‘I’ beats the corporate ‘we’ for boosting satisfaction and buying behaviour.

The adage “there is no ‘I’ in team” is a handy refrain used to emphasize the importance of teamwork
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July
2018

How nursing mothers can help protect their babies from food allergies

U of A nutrition expert offers 6 ways to boost baby’s allergy-fighting tolerance.

Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to ward off food allergies in babies, but there are ways to