Ads disguised as news: A drug company’s stealth marketing campaign exposed

It’s rare to get a glimpse behind the curtain of pharmaceutical marketing. And it raises questions about when particular symptoms need to be treated with prescription drugs. It started when CBC learned about a stealth marketing campaign involving a drug company, a well-known Canadian comedian, a doctor and a public relations firm. “Cathy Jones of This Hour Has 22 … Read more Ads disguised as news: A drug company’s stealth marketing campaign exposed

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong barred from entering Thailand

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been barred from entering Thailand and deported. Mr Wong, who became the face of the 2014 Hong Kong street protests, had been hoping to speak to Thai students. But the 19-year-old was detained on arrival at Suvarnabhumi airport and then flown back to Hong Kong. He said there … Read more Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong barred from entering Thailand

Tiny machines win chemistry Nobel prize

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded for the development of the world’s smallest machines. Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa will share the 8m kronor (£727,000) prize for the design and synthesis of machines on a molecular scale. They were named at a press conference in Sweden. The machines conceived … Read more Tiny machines win chemistry Nobel prize

Sinister face appears in eerie satellite image of Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew barrels closer and closer towards Florida and the Carolinas, some East Coast residents are beginning to fear the worst-case scenario. Unfortunately for the superstitious among us, the Weather Channel’s Stu Ostro might have just provided a new reason to panic. On October 4, Ostro shared a rather foreboding satellite image of Hurricane … Read more Sinister face appears in eerie satellite image of Hurricane Matthew