The top 10 stories of 2017
Tips on helping a partner with depression, the truth about antibiotic-free meat and tracking an Alberta tick invasion topped the year’s most-read headlines.
By SEAN TOWNSEND
Relationship expert Matt Johnson found that supporting your loved one now can make a big difference to their mental health later—even if they don’t necessarily see you doing it.
Food economist Ellen Goddard countered the “antibiotic-free meat” trend by pointing out what it means for the animals at the other end of the food chain.
Entomologist Janet Sperling warned that Edmonton could be a hotspot for the notorious biting bugs. Fortunately, she also offered tips to help you avoid becoming their next snack.
Nothing says “perennial favourite” like a strong U of A showing among the world’s best universities. Other popular stories this year featured Canadian rankings from Maclean’s, global subject rankings from QS and Times Higher Education, and another QS ranking showing that U of A grads have the highest employment rate in Canada.
Beneath the surface of a seemingly peaceful village, political scientist Andy Knight found fertile ground for ISIS recruiters exploiting fissures in Trinidad’s society.
Some of the brightest human minds in the artificial-intelligence game are at the U of A, so it made sense for the company to launch its first research lab outside the U.K. in Edmonton.
Medical graduate Michelle Huie touched thousands of readers with the story of her discovery that depression might be one of her greatest strengths.
This story about a student-created smartphone app that alerts Alberta drivers to speed traps picked up traffic faster than a freeway at rush hour.
Infectious disease expert Lynora Saxinger called it in October: this is a nasty flu season, and the sooner you get vaccinated, the better.
If you didn’t read this story before you watched the partial eclipse of August 21, the good news is you have until 2024 to read it before the next one.