Reading increases empathy, study says

York education Professor Sharon Murphy says reading, especially fiction, shows preferred behaviour by example (through characters, plots and situations). “It helps the reader understand relationships better and how to act in our society,” she said in the Toronto Star.

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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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