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The Hindu - Book review: The non-use of nuclear weapons

Tue, 2011-06-28 12:00

Nuclear weapons hang over humanity like the sword of Damocles. Catastrophic destruction is held back by the slender thread of the nuclear weapon states' non-decision to ‘use' this apocalyptic capability again — since the devastation of August 1945.

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La Presse, Le Devoir et al. - Le CUSM, "Ami des aînés"

Tue, 2011-06-21 12:00

Les hôpitaux sont des milieux hostiles pour les aînés, affirme le ministre de la Santé, Yves Bolduc. Pour améliorer la situation et éviter que les personnes âgées ne ressortent "encore plus malades" d'un séjour à l'hôpital, le gouvernement a investi 300 000$, hier, au Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM), qui veut devenir le premier hôpital "ami des aînés" au Québec.

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Montreal Gazette - Celebrity chef feeds children science-free diet

Mon, 2011-06-20 12:00

(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz): "Celebrity chefs are cooking up a storm these days. But at least one is also brewing up a controversy. Jamie Oliver opened up quite a can of worms with his plan to improve the food served in Los Angeles schools…"

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Toronto Sun - McGill to host green chemistry school

Sat, 2011-06-18 12:00

McGill University’s position as an international centre for green chemistry was cemented Friday when the American Chemical Society (ACS) chose it to host the green chemistry summer school for the second time in 10 years.

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Forbes (blog) - Halt the 'bubble' babble

Thu, 2011-06-16 12:00

Desautels' Reuven Brenner: "Japan's so-called "lost" two decades are often invoked as an example of what might happen when financial bubbles burst, and, if following them, of what happens when governments do not adjust their monetary and fiscal policies 'properly'…"

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La Presse - Le cadeau empoisonné d'ayman al-Zawahiri

Fri, 2011-06-17 12:00

À quelques jours de son 60e anniversaire, Ayman al-Zawahiri vient de recevoir le cadeau dont il rêvait depuis des décennies?: se hisser au poste de grand patron d'une organisation de l'envergure d'Al-Qaïda.

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Time Magazine - Jordan's king holds on, despite rising discontent

Fri, 2011-06-17 12:00

Spare a thought for Jordan's King Abdullah as he visits Washington this week, complaining of the dire consequences of the failure of his Israeli neighbor to make peace with the Palestinians.

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Discover Magazine - Sliced mangrove, the tree that captures carbon, filters saltwater and stops storms

Thu, 2011-06-16 12:00

...Mangroves are expert carbon scrubbers. A global inventory by McGill University environmental scientist Gail Chmura found that mangroves pack away carbon faster than terrestrial forests. Every year they hoard some 42 million tons, roughly equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of 25 million cars.

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Le Devoir - Exposition - La bibliothèque de l'université McGill rend hommage à David Hume

Fri, 2011-06-17 12:00

L'année 2011 marque le 300e anniversaire de la naissance du philosophe écossais David Hume (1711-1776).

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Nunatsiaq Online - Education officials must visit Inuit parents: McGill researcher

Fri, 2011-06-17 12:00

Talking directly to parents is the only way to bridge the big gap between schools and the Inuit communities they’re based in, a McGill University psychologist, Don Taylor, said in an interview with Nunatsiaq News this week.

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