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Muslim thought on evolution takes a step forward

Published: 18Jan2013

A high-quality debate of a sensitive topic did not disappoint, as all panellists bar one accepted the scientific consensus. An imam of an east London mosque, Usama Hasan, received a death threat...

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...

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...

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...

Games for science

Published: 10Jan2013

Scientists are using video games to tap the collective intelligence of people around the world, while doctors and educators are turning to games to treat and teach. […] “MSA is probably one of the...

Deer antlers could have athletes skating on thin ice

Published: 10Jan2013

(Joe Schwarcz): It was back in 1961 that I had dinner with the Montreal Canadiens. Well, not exactly with them. But I did eat in the old Texan restaurant across the street from the hallowed Forum,...

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...

Neuroscience explains why wall street needs more women

Published: 10Jan2013

(Desautels' Karl Moore): "Hormones can affect traders’ views.  Cambridge’s John Coates believes that the financial crisis was created, to some degree, by people’s body chemistry.  Would having more...

Mapping the world's vertebrates

Published: 10Jan2013

A biodiversity map drawn up by British naturalist Russel Wallace in 1876 depicting how life evolved on our continents has been updated after 136 years.  Technological advances and data on more than...

Sorry Mr. Sinatra, I have had quite few regrets in 2012

Published: 10Jan2013

(Desautels' Karl Moore): No regrets, none at all. Over the last couple of years I have read a number of retiring CEOs asked by various newspapers whether they have had any regrets, all that I read...

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