Trials and error

“People have to know how frequently bad science contributes to wrongful convictions,” said Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Alan Young in The Walrus.

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5 animal ‘commuters’: Train-riding monkeys, more

From birds on a train to goats on a bus — adaptable animals are learning how to get around our expanding cities. Many are domestic — like cats — but coyotes, monkeys and other wild species are also finding their way onto public transportation, said York Professor Suzanne MacDonald in National Geographic News.

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Want financial security? Look to the renaissance

“People want an investment strategy that generates real, sustainable income for what could be decades. Part of the solution might be a financial product that recently celebrated its 360th birthday in complete obscurity,” wrote York Professor Moshe Milevsky in the Wall Street Journal.

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Rules of engagement

If you follow City Hall even a little bit, you probably recognize York alumna Jennifer Keesmaat by now. Eight months into her job as Toronto’s chief planner, she’s the closest thing the city bureaucracy has to a rock star, reported The Grid.

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