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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...

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...

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...

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...

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