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Warm weather forcing rink operators to think artificial

Published: 18Jan2013

An extended January thaw in parts of Quebec and Ontario has put a major dent in the outdoor hockey season. But an increasing number of municipalities, responding to fluctuating temperatures, are...

Dying with dignity: opinions vary

Published: 18Jan2013

Quebecers afflicted with an intolerable terminal illness may soon be able to seek the help of a doctor to end their suffering. A panel of legal experts has recommended that the provincial...

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...

2013 in Quebec countdown to a reckoning

Published: 10Jan2013

(Antonia Maioni, Associate professor of political science at McGill University):  Most of North America counts down to New Year's through images from Times Square in New York. For most Quebeckers,...

Victorian zoological map redrawn

Published: 10Jan2013

With a new planet-wide analysis of vertebrate life, an international team has used 21st century science to update an iconic 1876 map of Earth’s zoological regions. By incorporating data on 21,037...

How do environments talk to genes?

Published: 10Jan2013

A report elucidates the widely recognized, but poorly understood, concept of gene-environment interaction, finding a molecular mechanism in the case of post-traumatic stress disorder: demethylation...

Opinion: Quebec attitude changing - for the better

Published: 10Jan2013

(Chris Barrington-Leigh, economist at McGill University’s Institute for Health and Social Policy): Over the last 25 years, Quebec has gone from by far the least happy province in Canada to one of...

Obama has long work list to tackle when he returns

Published: 10Jan2013

It's hardly a secret that Barack Obama, like every president no doubt, muses about his ultimate legacy and spot in the presidential pantheon. He approaches his second term confronting tough and...

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