Stories in ‘Leading Edge’
How pollution-eating microbes could help clean up toxic sites
Visible minority political candidates get short shrift from newspapers, study finds
Can skyscraper condos be turned into lush green spaces?
How should companies respond to technological disruption?
Professor Joshua Gans makes a case for disruption with Encyclopaedia Britannica
Using robotic technology, an engineering student lets tea drinkers create their perfect cuppa
Understanding how we learn and make memories will lead to better treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, says Brain Prize winner Graham Collingridge
Think you take great pics of yourself? Think again
Making purchases by card and smartphone instead of cash changes our perception of value — and that could spell trouble for consumers
Automated vehicles are almost here, but governments have done little to prepare, U of T analysts warn
Dentists should screen patients for anxiety to minimize their experience of pain, new research suggests
New honorific is for people who don’t want to reveal their gender
Where gangs rule, hip hop is a strongly positive force for youth, study finds
What explains Shakespeare’s enduring appeal, 400 years after his death?
Hykso creates wearable tech for boxing
U of T prof’s designs let campers sleep over wetlands or high among trees
The case for academic writing that everyone can read
Prof. Tong Lam’s photographs depict urban decay in Asia, and the parallels between security and surveillance in east and west
Paved roads give households in developing nations a leg up
How our bodies unwittingly reveal our prejudices
Greenhouse gas could be harvested from the atmosphere and recycled into renewable fuel, says researcher
A U of T prof aims to better understand the needs of cancer patients in Nunavut
Companies such as Uber are disrupting entire industries, but this is good for the economy overall, says an economics prof
Most people recoil at the thought of selling human organs. But supplying the right information can change attitudes, a U of T study finds
With the U.S. facing a shortage of data analysts, a company led by a U of T grad is looking to bridge the gap
Will the Paris climate accord succeed where Kyoto didn’t?
U of T is now home to the world’s largest digitized collection of Soviet samizdat journals
UTSC researcher uses 30 years of climate data to understand what causes these devastating storms
Prof. Eric Miller wants to use improved data – and more of it – to help cities make better transit decisions
Adolescents who play team sports are less likely to experience mental illness later in life, study finds
Toronto’s new nickname popularized by rap star Drake
A “black box” for the operating room is leading to improved training for physicians and better knowledge of surgical errors
Knowtions aims to make translating complex scientific documents into any language faster and more accurate
What can be done about the global migrant crisis?
You’ve heard of burlesque? Now, there’s nerdlesque
How a unique U of T collaboration is making life better for a student with cerebral palsy
Novel protein “map” developed at U of T could yield better treatments for many diseases
A student’s innovative rail car design would greatly reduce chances of an explosion
Some foods are engineered to be so tasty they’re difficult to resist, says nutritional scientist Venket Rao
Recent cases in international law suggest the idea is gaining momentum
A design for the Gardiner Expressway illustrates how U of T students are reimagining Toronto
Can we restore sanity and reason to politics?
Online peer-to-peer lending company hopes to change how Canadians obtain loans
Investigating attempts to communicate with the dead
Liver tissue created in a U of T lab could help reduce the time and cost of drug development
A U of T lab is developing new technologies to assist older people with daily tasks
A familiar problem in the West, food waste is quickly becoming a global issue
Applies to someone who is not transgender, and is often used to signal awareness of gender politics
Canadians could save billions through a nationwide plan to cover prescription drugs for all citizens
Benjamin Dillenburger uses computers and 3D printers to create structures that are impossible to draw and almost impossible to imagine
U of T startup ChipCare gets set to unveil a revolutionary portable HIV blood-testing device
Is solitary confinement ever appropriate?
U of T and OCAD students team up to create award-winning video game
What is driving North America’s obsession with hoarding?
A U of T medical imaging study suggests lifestyle changes and medications could reduce brain’s white matter loss
Not so long ago, theories about the natural world were often put forth in poems and plays
The like-attracts-like nature of social media could be bad for democracy
A “deep-learning” algorithm shines a light on mutations in once-obscure areas of the genome
Wearable software created by U of T grads aims to help hobby athletes up their game
For many Torontonians, the daily commute is a spirit-crusher. What if it could enrich your life instead?