21-year-old, with severe non-verbal autism, has her own talk show. 1st episode : Channing Tatum

Carly Fleischmann has severe, non-verbal autism, but that didn’t stop her from interviewing one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Channing Tatum. Fleischmann’s interview is part of her new YouTube series, “Speechless with Carly Fleischmann,” which launched on April 29. Through her series, the 21-year-old hopes to become the “world’s first autistic and non-verbal talk show host.”…

5 innovative projects promoting menstrual hygiene around the world

Menstrual hygiene continues to be among the most challenging development issues today. Deep-rooted taboos, myths and misinformation create the illusion that menstruation is inherently shameful, unpleasant and weird. Also, in many developing countries, women and girls often lack access to hygienic sanitary materials and basic facilities necessary for good menstrual hygiene. Here are five innovative programmes around…

Netherlands and India commit to 100% electric vehicles in groundbreaking announcements

In recent announcements in both India and the Netherlands, both countries said they would move entirely away from gas-powered vehicles. In India, the government is planning to shift to 100 percent electric vehicles by 2030. Piyush Goyal, the country’s power minister spoke at a youth conference, stating that a working group led by Nitin Gadkari, Road…

Concordia University researchers launch portal to curb hate speech and prevent radicalization

Concordia researchers launch an educational portal to counter the web-based rise of hostile rhetoric — and its violent repercussions. One group of researchers based at Concordia is working to curb hate speech through the SOMEONE (SOcial Media EducatiON Every day) initiative, created to sensitize youth, educators and the broader public to patterns of online hostility. The…