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Scientist at work: Russian comforts on Antarctic ice

Published: 18Jan2013

(Michael Becker, a doctoral student at McGill University, was a scientific diver on an expedition to Lake Untersee, Antarctica, this is part two in a series of blog posts for the NYT): Fieldwork in...

Phosphorus footprint shifting dietary habits

Published: 18Jan2013

Increased use of phosphorus in food products since the 1960s is now putting pressure on the sustainable supply of the essential mineral, warn researchers. Between 1961 and 2007, rising meat...

Who needs drugs when you've got music?

Published: 18Jan2013

It happened again last Saturday. And boy, when it hit me it felt great — though it left me a little shaken. … Time to call Daniel Levitin for some answers. He's the guy who wrote a fascinating book...

Blood pressure and painkiller mix cause kidney problems

Published: 11Jan2013

People who take a combination of blood pressure drugs and certain painkillers are at increased risk for serious kidney problems that doctors should watch for, Canadian researchers say. People who...

Why hackers are so much funnier than you are

Published: 11Jan2013

The popular stereotype is that hardcore techies are, well, humor-challenged. But software hackers are another matter. Despite his inability to keep a straight face when a reporter calls asking...

Muslims engage in quest to understand evolution

Published: 11Jan2013

More than 850 delegates flocked to a seminal conference in London on Saturday about the compatibility of modern evolutionary theory and Islamic theology – despite scaremongering and the refusal of...

Accessible learning for students with disabilities

Published: 10Jan2013

McGill University takes the lead implementing Universal Design… As a McGill University student with a learning disability, Cedric Yarish hates when professors rely on “chalk and talk.” What helps...

McGill study probes secrets of elderly fitness

Published: 10Jan2013

Why do some seniors struggle to get up off the coach, whereas others hit the gym as if they were decades younger? A husband and wife research team at McGill wondered just that and embarked on a...

Canada missing out on pharmaceutical research

Published: 10Jan2013

(John Bergeron): Canada is a strong nation economically, with a $1.7-trillion gross domestic product and spending on research and development in excess of $30 billion annually. By any measure these...

NHL on its way back, but will hockey fans follow?

Published: 10Jan2013

After months of waiting and hoping, hockey fans reacted with a mix of emotions Sunday to news of a tentative agreement between the NHL and its players.

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