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Yahoo! News - In search of the bugs

Tue, 2010-07-06 12:00

Canadian researchers have scattered across the North this summer to study insects not normally found in the region, like wasps and hornets, and figure out how those bugs got to the Arctic in the first place.

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Hindustan Times - Smitten by the international flavour

Tue, 2010-07-06 12:00

An article in The Hindustan Times (New Delhi): "Having recently graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering and a minor in Management, I cannot help but look back five years ago when I was vacillating over which university to choose. I had admissions from INSA France, SMU Singapore, some institutes from USA and Canada and SRCC in India. Now in hindsight, I guess, my choice had to be McGill.

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Times of India - Red wine, vitamins don't really boost longevity

Wed, 2010-07-07 12:00

Thought taking antioxidants via red wine and vitamins would increase your chances of living longer? Well, not really — a new study casts doubt on the theory that oxidative stress to our tissues shortens lifespan.

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CNN - Is your desk job bad for your health?

Tue, 2010-06-22 12:00

The hazards of sitting all day long--whether you're staring at a computer screen at work or watching TV on the couch at home--are better understood now than ever. In recent years, researchers have linked too much sitting to back pain, repetitive stress injuries, obesity, and even an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease… Good posture is also important for avoiding stress and strain at work,

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Edmonton Journal - Sharing secrets of the beautiful game

Mon, 2010-06-28 12:00

Over the last century, soccer has evolved into an extremely high-intensity sport -- very few sports are played on such a large field, or last as long without regular rest periods. It's a fast-paced sport requiring both endurance and agility, as well as strength and speed. An elite player may expend 1,500 to 1,700 calories and run up to 12 kilometres a game. McGill University kinesiologist Dilson R

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The Gazette - The ludicrous tale of 'crazy water crystals'

Mon, 2010-06-28 12:00

(Joe Schwarcz's column in Sunday's Gazette): "Science finds, industry applies, Man conforms." That was the rather imaginative motto chosen for the Chicago World's Fair of 1933. People flocked to see exciting new cars, colourful light displays, novel building materials and the "Chamber of Horrors." But this chamber was not on the midway; the horrors there, at least as far as prissy Chicagoans were

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Globe and Mail - The First Ladies primary job for wives of G20 leaders: Do no harm

Mon, 2010-06-28 12:00

This weekend, the spouses of the G20 leaders will nibble on local fruit at the top of the CN Tower, learn how to bead moccasins from Algonquin leaders and put on their most-practised smiles for the competing flash bulbs of photographers. But their more important task is to uphold the unofficial Hippocratic oath of the political spouse: Do no harm. Spouses may have greater influence than ever on th

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McGill research magazine "Headway" named Magazine of the Year in education awards

Thu, 2010-06-17 12:00

The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education presented their annual Prix d'excellence awards last week, and several of the winners were magazines and magazine people. Headway, McGill's research magazine, took the top prize for Best Magazine. Edited by James Martin and designed by Carmen Jensen, it was praised by the CCAE judges as "adventurous" and "inventive."

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ABC - The remarkable story of H.M. Remembering the man without memory

Mon, 2010-06-28 12:00

Afflicted with amnesia after brain surgery, he became a man who lived in the perpetual present, and the most famous patient of 20th century neuroscience. Join Natasha Mitchell for a powerful posthumous encounter with HM's legacy and his brain, which continues to offer remarkable insights into the machinations of human memory. [Guests include Professor Brenda Milner, Dorothy J. Killam Professor of

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L'Express - Des universités qui cliques

Mon, 2010-06-28 12:00

Impossible de s'endormir pendant les cours d'Ariel Fenster! Professeur de chimie à l'université McGill, à Montréal, ce Français d'origine n'est pas seulement un redoutable communicateur. Il sait aussi jouer des nouvelles technologies pour captiver son auditoire.

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