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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...

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...

McGill professor up for three Grammy Awards

Published: 10Jan2013

The Schulich School of Music has talented graduates and talented professors. Richard King is up for his 10, 11 and 12th Grammy Award. Christine Long reports. Read more at CTV News

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...

Our time to lead/ the DNA dilemma

Published: 10Jan2013

n search of genomic incentives Medical innovation involves a peculiar mix of seemingly contradictory motivations. We need to strike the right balance, says Jonathan Kimmelman.

Warning issued over attention-deficit drugs

Published: 10Jan2013

Doctors should think twice about prescribing drugs like Ritalin and Adderall used to treat attention deficit disorder to healthy individuals seeking to boost their brain power, says an article in...

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