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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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Open File Montreal - Urban beekeeping on the rise in Montreal

Wed, 2011-06-15 12:00

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.

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Montreal Gazette, et al. - Stroke treatment is taking too long, study finds

Fri, 2011-06-17 12:00

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.

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National Post - Lipstick, apples & sperm counts

Tue, 2011-06-14 12:00

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.

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CMAJ - Go local, European review of electronic health records advises

Tue, 2011-06-14 12:00

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.

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CNW - Joel Wapnick spells V-I-C-T-O-R-Y at the 2011 Canadian National Scrabble® Championship

Mon, 2011-06-13 12:00

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.

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Montreal Gazette - Number of McGill med-school applicants soars after it drops test

Tue, 2011-06-14 12:00

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.

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