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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...

Exposing food falsehoods

Published: 10Jan2013

Let’s start the new year on sound footing by addressing some nutritional falsehoods that circulate widely in cyberspace, locker rooms, supermarkets and health food stores. As a result, millions of...

Amnesia and the self that remains when memory is lost

Published: 10Jan2013

(McGill's Dan Levitin): Tom was one of those people we all have in our lives -- someone to go out to lunch with in a large group, but not someone I ever spent time with one-on-one. We had some...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

Why does Canada have a maple syrup cartel?

Published: 10Jan2013

It may seem bizarre that Canada has a maple syrup cartel at all. But think of it this way: Quebec, which produces about 77% of the world’s maple syrup, is the Saudi Arabia of the sweet, sticky...

Don' sweat the holiday sugar high - it's a myth

Published: 10Jan2013

Parents of hyped-up, candy-fuelled kids, brace yourselves: There is no such thing as a sugar high... Hyperactive behaviour is more likely attributable to excitement around the activities that...

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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