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This July 28, 2014 photo shows Mary Kaye, 81, smiling after successfully demonstrating a treadmill balance session at University of Illinois-Chicago. Clive Pai, a physical therapy professor, right, and graduate student Emma Wang, left, un-hook Kaye's safety harness at the end of the session. During the test Kaye walked on a lab-built walkway that causes people to unexpectedly trip and can teach them quickly how to catch themselves and avoid falling. Falls in the elderly cost $30 billion yearly to treat and can send them spiraling into poor health and disability. Pai who came up with the idea calls it

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This July 28, 2014 photo shows Mary Kaye, 81, smiling after successfully demonstrating a treadmill balance session at University of Illinois-Chicago. Clive Pai, a physical therapy professor, right, and graduate student Emma Wang, left, un-hook Kaye's safety harness at the end of the session. During the test Kaye walked on a lab-built walkway that causes people to unexpectedly trip and can teach them quickly how to catch themselves and avoid falling. Falls in the elderly cost $30 billion yearly to treat and can send them spiraling into poor health and disability. Pai who came up with the idea calls it "a vaccine against falls" and says his research shows that older people's brains can learn and adapt much more quickly than previously thought. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Canada tops in key measures of scientific literacy

TORONTO - Canada ranks higher than 10 other developed nations in scientific literacy, or the ability of citizens to read and fully comprehend a lengthy article about science in a newspaper, according to a report released Thursday by the Council of Canadian Academies.

The report said 42 per cent of Canadians ...

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