You know environmentalism is scoring high on the Trend-o-Meter when SUVs start running green. Hey, saving the planet never goes out of style - just ask the folks in attendance at the annual Rethink conference.
Speaking of the state of our planet; with all the dire predictions of impending environmental cataclysm, it sure is swell to get a little happy news once in a while. This time the good news comes from an unlikely source - Rwanda, where ecotourism has helped gorilla populations swell to totals not seen since the 1960s.
Jean-Paul Collet's groundbreaking research suggests that commonly prescribed antidepressants may protect against colorectal cancer.
Although hitting such high notes as announcing the recent CFI funding and welcoming new Dean of Arts Chris Manfredi, Senate was by and large a sombre affair that included a eulogy for popular former student Fred Sagel and a debate over the fate of the Sexual Assault Centre.
When a director of the Harold Crabtree Foundation retires, it is customary for the foundation to make a donation to the charity of the individual's choice. So, what agency did James Darragh pick to get the $100,000 gift? Obviously, you didn't read the title.
Books, builders, dazzling dancers, Supreme Court speaker and socially significant science. Oh, and this just in, CKUT wants your money.
The brains of highly intelligent children appear to develop in a distinctive and surprising way that distinguishes them from less intelligent children, according to a study from the National Institute of Mental Health. Drs. Jason Lerch and Alan Evans of McGill's MNI provided analysis of data with the help of a unique database.
Three papers co-authored by McGill University researchers appear in the March 30 issue of the prestigious journal Nature. From findings on brain growth rates and intelligence to tumour metastasis to yet another signpost on the map of the human genome, the work of McGill's researchers is again making headlines.
How do human beings really respond to music? In an unprecedented experiment, the conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and several members of the orchestra and the audience will be hooked up to special electrodes to measure the effects of music on the human brain.
Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada will deliver the inaugural Phyllis Shapiro Memorial Lecture, "Teaching Justice," on Monday, April 3, Mount Royal Centre, 2200 Mansfield St., Montreal, at 5:30 pm.