Inuit group in Canada’s Arctic are genetically distinct

The Nunavik Inuit in Canada are genetically distinct from all other known groups, a new study finds. Some variations put the group at risk of brain aneurysm.

McGill University | July 24, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains canada genes indigenous-people

Natural selection shaped fertility for the industrial era

"The data suggest that over time, nature selected individuals who had a predisposition to invest in their children." The result? Economic growth.

Brown University | April 5, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture canada economics evolution fertility history

Missing muskrat ‘houses’ warn of habitat loss

Dwindling numbers of muskrat in North America aren't due to hunting and trapping, research shows, but rather drying delta.

Danielle Torrent Tucker-Stanford | Nov. 30, 2018 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment canada conservation indigenous-people rodents wetlands

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