A facial scrub with that MRI?

Published: 21Nov2012

The term “medical tourism” may conjure images of clinics in far-flung countries that offer a tempting proposition: world travel and cut-rate surgery. Yet a Quebec clinic hopes that Canadians will...

Vinegar health claims leave a bitter taste

Published: 19Nov2012

(Joe Schwarcz): In 218 BC, the Carthaginian general Hannibal crossed the Alps with his elephants to settle a score with Rome. The perilous journey almost came to an end at what looked like an...

Twitter is safer in America

Published: 19Nov2012

Two men this week confronted unproven sexual accusations that may ruin their reputations.  The incidents, which took place on different sides of the Atlantic, raise questions about how the law...

Do books matter? And if so,why?

Published: 19Nov2012

(Review) The poor book. The poor book publisher. Is there any other industry that labours under such a poignant threat of obsolescence? Or produces such large quantities of unsaleable items? Now...

Out of touch: E-reading isn't reading

Published: 16Nov2012

(Andrew Piper, German and European literature prof at McGill and co-director of the literary lab Citelab. Author of Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times, from which this is excerpted): "Amid...

Physicists skirt thermal vibration, transfer signal

Published: 16Nov2012

Using tiny radiation pressure forces -- generated each time light is reflected off a surface -- University of Oregon physicists converted an optical field, or signal, from one color to another....

Thin India presence at global TB conference

Published: 16Nov2012

For a country with one of the highest TB burdens in the world, the presence of barely a handful of key officials from its Central TB Division was immediately noticeable at the 43rd, and largest...

Wellington bomber MF509 crew remembered in walk

Published: 16Nov2012

Scores of people have climbed a mountain in the Upper Swansea Valley to take part in a service of remembrance dedicated to the lost crew of a Second World War bomber. And the experience has been...

Newsmaker: Free eye screening clinic

Published: 16Nov2012

Dr. Alice Yang Zhang of McGill’s ophthalmology clinic is organizing a free clinic for full eye exams. The clinic takes place on Nov. 24, 2012 at 4120 Ste. Catherine St. W. Read more at CTV