Faces of the opioid crisis: Pain expert on the puzzle of what to prescribe

Published: 13Dec2017

Ask Montreal pain specialist Yoram Shir about the deadly opioid crisis ravaging North America, and he immediately calls for perspective on the rivers of narcotic pills running into so many homes....

Expert - Democrat Wins Senate Seat in Alabama (USA)

Published: 13Dec2017

“Doug Jones on Tuesday became the first Democrat in a generation to win a Senate seat in Alabama.” (CNN) Harold Waller, Political Science, McGill University

Plourde: Making artificial snow is a very slippery slope

Published: 12Dec2017

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

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...

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....

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...

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 ...