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...

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

Newsmaker: John Hanrahan, Cystic Fibrosis

Published: 16Nov2012

McGill researcher John Hanrahan describes a new treatment for cystic fibrosis derived from sea sponges. Read more at CTV

Use research, genetics to help mistreated children

Published: 16Nov2012

Governments need to do a better job of tracking and pinpointing which of a myriad of social programs would best help children cope with abuse in their early years, says a study released Thursday. [...

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...

It's a crisis for Quebec women

Published: 14Nov2012

Surgery wait times for deadly ovarian, cervical and breast cancers in Quebec are three times longer than government benchmarks, leading some desperate patients to shop around for an operating room....