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    Probably, we all know something about the European Union or the United Nations. But have you already heard of the African Union (AU)? I suppose that this is not the case. However, on the continent of Africa this international intergovernmental organization is quite relevant for finding...

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The analysis of the Japanese society remains in some aspects still misunderstood, but the impressive economic transformation of Japan has been watched with great interest by the industrialized world.The educational system, the workplace, and the family in Japan have shaped the opportunities open to...

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Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the middle east, and is ranked last by the 2014 Global Gender Gap Report (which mixes political and economic empowerment, health and education) making it « the worst place for women on earth ». Admittedly, one as observed progress since a few years. The Arab...

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICES IN NIGERIA FOR OGONILAND IN THE NIGER DELTA (GROUP 2) The most serious environmental problem of our time is the global warming; however there are so many activities that contribute to it, oil spillage being one of them has become an environmental issue that...

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Adam1215 in Human Biology
December 10, 2014 Sylvester Stallone once said, “Remember the mind is your best muscle…BIG ARMS can move rocks, but BIG MOVES can move mountains…ride the brain train for success…”  A study suggests that Stallone hit...

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lucerodesposorio in Human Biology
December 10, 2014
                  In recent years, humanity has faced an antibiotic resistance problem that has caused patient treatments to be more difficult and the death of many. A new research conducted by Vanderbilt University’s biologists, gives insight about an untapped source of antibacterial drugs that...

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idonaldson in Human Biology
December 9, 2014
           The word “virus” has a lot of negative connotations associated with it, and usually the word is associated with illnesses, such as influenza, HIV/AIDS, and of late, Ebola. However, in the New York Times article, “Viruses for a Cure,” science writer and blogger Carl Zimmer explains how...

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cszczepanski in Human Biology
December 9, 2014
The article I chose is titled, “ Could a Japanese mushroom extract eradicate HPV?”, by Honor Whiteman from the Medical News Today website. In this article researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are working on a study of Japanese mushrooms in hopes of abolishing...

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Biswass10 in Human Biology
December 9, 2014 Salil Biswas Prof. N. Decker Human Biology (BIO 109) P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { }   I first read about Tibetan adaptation at high elevations in chapter 1 (pg. 6) of the textbook. It was a fascinating article, so I read more...

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Lynette.Litts in Human Biology
December 9, 2014
    Have you ever had to go to an important appointment, but couldn't remember where your car keys were? The article, “Dietary Cocoa Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Decline in Mice”, provided by The Columbia University Medical Center, immediately caught my attention. One reason is, I love chocolate!...

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The recent terror attacks in Paris reveal fundamental problems within the suburbs of the French capital

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The recent terror attacks in Paris reveal fundamental problems within the suburbs of the French capital

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This year a lot of events involving the hack of pictures raised a big controversy. Those hacks are not orchestrated for imprecise aims but to find private pictures present inside computer’s data of the victims and revealing them often undressed. This process of hacking is called “porn revenge”. This touched celebrities but also as we can less hear about, private individuals.

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Original article The chocolate health myth dissolves is found on the website of CBC news health section. It is written by CBC journalist Kelly Crowe and published the 5th of January 2015. Website:  Chocolate health myth dissolves - Health - CBC News Chocolate you and me

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On an article untitled Puppy mill uncovered on a farm in Quebec’s Eastern Township published on May 24, 2014, CBC News describe one of many situations regarding animal cruelty in Quebec. This source is reliable because CBC News is a renowned media, and, also, because the same information concerning this particular event can be found in many other online journals. This particular case takes place in the farm Les P’tites Pattes Poilues at Bonsecour, a little community located between the cities of Sherbrooke and Granby.

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 People are social existences and people can show behavior how damage society layout, in every period and in every society. These behaviours which are accepted as offense are tried to control,in small and informal groups have own rules; in more big or formal groups have formal rules, regulations and law; in society has conventional ways like censure,  hustling to society external and  all of these events procure control. While society implementing sanction against people who don’t accord society rules, other side try to find what is reasons of guilt and try to prevent offense.

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Charlie Hebdo, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and our own Canadian parliament were all affected by recent terrorist attacks. These events struck home for many Quebecers, like me, who swiftly turned to the media for explanations. However, these sources we have been consulting are contributing to the rise of something equally troubling; Islamophobia. On Thursday night, the Collectif Québécois Contre l’Islamophobie, a non-profit organization against Islamophobia, represented by Adil Charkaoui, held a conference to address these rising issues.

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Gender equality in society and status of women in society is the most important criterion that indicates the level of civilization of society. Gender is a concept beyond biological sex which argues that all gender perception is determined by society. Biological sex is formed in the womb; The gender after birth. In society ; girls "should be like this and boys should be like that" such as norms teach gender. Boys and girls, have different hair lengths; girls wear skirts, boys wear pants ; girls wear earrings and buckles, boys don't wear.

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 Because I am French, I needed to tackle this issue. Because I am an Erasmus student and that I am here to discover a new cultur, to meet new people, to be more open-minded. Open-minded. It is something that everybody has to learn as we stand so far from it… Because I am writing on this blog, on which we individuals are free to write about whatever we want to. Freedom of speech.  

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     Girls are often restricted and told what to wear and what to do, mostly by their parents, teachers and school principals.  Where I went to highschool, we had a dress-code.  Girls were allowed to wear shorts and skirts, but they had to be at knee-length or longer.  This was boldly specified in the school rules section of our agenda.  Meanwhile, for boys, the dresscode was simple: a polo, pants or shorts.  Nowhere did it specify how long the shorts had to be, and on a few occasions, some boys wore short shorts.