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Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits

Published: 15Dec2016

From laptops to cellphones, today’s technology advances through the ever-increasing speed at which electric charges are directed through circuits. Similarly, speeding up control over quantum states...

Taking stock of the world’s lakes

Published: 15Dec2016

The total shoreline of the world’s lakes is more than four times longer than the global ocean coastline. And if all the water in those lakes were spread over the Earth’s landmass, it would form a...

Bacteria control levels of dangerous pollutant in seabirds

Published: 16Dec2016

Despite ongoing global pollution, researchers have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of B.C. have remained relatively stable over the past 50 years. Surprisingly, mercury...

How the brain’s clock drives thirst before sleep

Published: 14Dec2016

Charles Bourque, professor of neurosurgery at McGill University, details why you might want to be hydrated before zonking out for the night. Read more: The Academic Minute

Expert: Famine in Nigeria

Published: 13Dec2016

“More than 2,000 people may have died of famine this year in parts of northeast Nigeria which cannot be reached by aid agencies due to an insurgency by Islamic militant group Boko Haram, hunger...

Are you doing your fair share of the emotional labour?

Published: 13Dec2016

Marguerite Deslauriers is a philosophy professor and the founder of McGill's Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. When it comes to emotional labour, Deslauriers says the stakes...

The patent trap? Open science advocates want CRISPR technology to be free

Published: 13Dec2016

"The overall guiding principle is not open for the sake of 'open,' but whatever is necessary to find new treatments more rapidly for diseases." Dr. Guy Rouleau, director of the Montreal...

The Neuro holds annual Reitman Holiday Luncheon

Published: 9Dec2016

Each December for over 60 years, the Reitman family has invited all members of The Neuro to a splendid luncheon that has become an enjoyable annual tradition. This gathering shows a wonderful...

Couche-Tard’s Alain Bouchard has a bold vision

Published: 9Dec2016

Karl Moore, professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management interviews Alain Bouchard.  Read more: Financial Post

Opinion: Let's replace Canada's Senate with a randomly selected citizen assembly

Published: 8Dec2016

Op-ed by Arash Abizadeh, political science professor at McGill University. He will be making his case to a Dragons’ Den-style panel at a public forum Friday, 4 to 6 p.m., at New Chancellor Day Hall...

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