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Borrowing a leaf from biology to preserve threatened languages

Published: 13Dec2017

One of the world’s 7,000 languages vanishes every other week, and half – including scores of indigenous North American languages -- might not survive the 21st century, experts say. To preserve as...

Plourde: Making artificial snow is a very slippery slope

Published: 12Dec2017

Article by Daniel Plourde, Bioresource Engineering undergraduate at McGill University....

Being a musician can help you decipher language in loud environments 

Published: 11Dec2017

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has shown that musical training helps people hear speech syllables in loud environments, and has shown how this happens....

Morneau advisers urge sweeping changes to cope with looming tech disruption

Published: 11Dec2017

Mr. Morneau has faced criticism this fall from business groups over proposed small-business tax changes set to take effect Jan. 1, and the government s appetite for undertaking further tax changes...

Jordan’s plan of shiny city in the desert met by skepticism

Published: 8Dec2017

In the past two decades, some two dozen new city projects were announced in the Middle East. About half remain “power point cities” existing only on websites, said Sarah Moser, an urban geography...

Clinical trial reveals risky clot busters do not benefit most patients suffering from deep vein thrombosis

Published: 8Dec2017

A clinical trial almost ten years in the making has revealed that risky, but powerful, clot busting drugs and medical devices do not improve outcomes for patients experiencing deep vein thrombosis ...

DNA ‘cages’ may aid drug delivery

Published: 3Sep2013

Nanoscale “cages” made from strands of DNA can encapsulate small-molecule drugs and release them in response to a specific stimulus, McGill University researchers report in a new study. ...

Expert: Geminids Meteor Shower

Published: 7Dec2017

The Geminids meteor showers will peak on the evening of Dec. 13 and continue until early morning Dec. 14. The meteors will be bright and you can see up to 120 meteors an hour stream across the sky....

Is it time to retire cholesterol tests?

Published: 7Dec2017

The next time you go in for a medical checkup, your doctor will probably make a mistake that could endanger your life, contends cardiologist Allan Sniderman of McGill University in Montreal, Canada...

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