Discover Magazine - Sliced mangrove, the tree that captures carbon, filters saltwater and stops storms
...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.
L'année 2011 marque le 300e anniversaire de la naissance du philosophe écossais David Hume (1711-1776).
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.
Quebec’s Bees Act allows urban beekeeping under certain conditions. While some Montreal boroughs give beekeeping the green light so long as bees don’t cause trouble, others regard bees as pests requiring extermination.
Stroke victims arriving at Canadian hospitals aren't being treated quickly enough, creating "unacceptable" delays that are increasing the risk of irreversible and devastating brain damage, according to a major new study.
Apples contaminated by pesticides. Lipstick filled with heavy metals. Carcinogens in the water. Sperm counts that don't add up. Welcome to our 13th annual Junk Science Week event, dedicated to exposing the scientists, NGOs, activists, politicians, journalists, media outlets, cranks and quacks who manipulate science data to achieve their objectives.
Grandiose nationwide electronic health record (EHR) systems aimed at aggregating patient data into general summaries may not be feasible, necessary or medically justified, according to a European Commission report.
After four days of intense word play and a riveting best-of-five-finale, Joel Wapnick, a 65 year old McGill University Music Professor and former world champion, spelled his way to the top and will be crowned the 2011 Canadian National SCRABBLE® Champion.
A year after taking the bold move of distancing itself from most elite medical schools by eliminating the requirement of the Medical College Admission Test, McGill University's medical school says its decision has been staggeringly successful.
…The sheer number of cyclists using the most popular paths daily has experts calling for measures to curb a problem that many of us took to our bikes to avoid: congestion.