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The Gazette: Cancer 'epidemic' isn't happening

Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz: "Ladies who work with the fabrics used to produce those colourful little ribbons that have become the symbol of the fight against breast cancer might consider increasing their broccoli consumption. Why? Because the ribbons may actually be causing the feared disease. Broccoli, on the other hand, could offer protection.

Published: 16 May 2010

Ottawa Citizen: Religion in the public square

Margaret Somerville, director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill: Freedom of religion doesn't mean freedom from religion—we should hear all voices on issues that shape society's values…

Published: 15 May 2010

La Presse: 6 vérités sur la pilule

En 50 ans, on en a entendu des vertes et des pas mûres. Il fallait arrêter après sept ans. Elle risquait de donner le cancer. Elle ferait grossir. Perdre la libido. Et quoi encore?

Published: 14 May 2010

The Gazette: Court to decide the rights of unmarried couples

(Op-ed by Joanna Baron, a third-year law student at McGill): On Wednesday, the Quebec Court of Appeal will hear the infamous "Eric and Lola" case. The justices will hear arguments, on one side, as to why Quebec's family-law rules denying spousal support entitlements to unmarried conjugal couples are unconstitutional...

Published: 14 May 2010

The Gazette: Artists find outlet to avoid pitfalls

A new group is helping Montreal artists - painters, musicians, filmmakers, photographers and others - learn the legal and business side of being creative...

Published: 14 May 2010

The Gazette: Gambling on the go

As online gambling becomes entrenched in Canada, consumers will be able to access poker games and the like while on the go, an industry expert told an international igaming conference in Montreal...

Published: 14 May 2010

CBC: Northern bug study tracks climate change

Teams of researchers and students from three Canadian universities are heading north this summer to study how climate change is affecting insect populations. Teams from the University of Toronto, McGill University and the University of Prince Edward will travel to several locations — including Lake Hazen, Nunavut; Goose Bay, N.L.; and Churchill, Man. — to replicate a study done 60 years ago.

Published: 13 May 2010

The Economist: Never too old to learn

Older executives are shunning corporate training. This is a problem both for them and the firms they work for. "Lifelong learning” is a phrase beloved by business schools. But not, it seems, by their clients... Are these wise, old heads being overlooked?

Published: 13 May 2010

PBS: Mountain Lake Journal: Dubai trip

Dr. Karl Moore with the McGill University discusses a recent class trip to Dubai to see how the economy in that part of the world has been affected by the global recession. Moore appeared on the PBS program, Mountain Lake Journal.

Published: 13 May 2010

Wall Street Journal: The survival of the fibbest

Your child tells you he didn't eat a cookie despite the tell-tale crumbs all over his mouth. You call your boss to say you're taking "a sick day," feigning a cough while on the phone. You're both lying, but is it the same?

Published: 12 May 2010

Globe and Mail: Talking management: Staying entrepreneurial at a corporate giant

Amit Mital, corporate vice-president of Microsoft, responsible for Startup Business Group, discusses his role [with Desautels' Karl Moore] in developing ideas in the corporate system at Microsoft.

Published: 12 May 2010

TVO: The debate: Ideology IV: Temperament and ideology

We often believe people behave a certain way because of socio-economic status or race. But how much of how we see the world is about our temperament? McGill's Christina Tarnopolsky on TVOs The Agenda last week. She is assistant professor in Political Philosophy at McGill and author of Prudes, Perverts, and Tyrants: Plato's Gorgias and the Politics of Shame.

Published: 12 May 2010

The Gazette: McGill student lands coveted NASA internship

On her continuing mission to become an astronaut, St. Léonard resident Laura Drudi has a pit stop this summer to study the innards of snails. They may hold the key to making radiation easier to bear for astronauts in space and lead to therapy for cancer patients that is less invasive and not as painful...

Published: 11 May 2010

The Gazette: Icy cold helps Antarctic scientists

High-powered telescope can show clearer images with little atmospheric interference at the South Pole. McGill scientist Keith Vanderlinde loved the experience - except for the shock of minus 70C...

Published: 10 May 2010

NY Times: The Science of a Happy Marriage

Why do some men and women cheat on their partners while others resist the temptation? To find the answer, a growing body of research is focusing on the science of commitment. Scientists are studying everything from the biological factors that seem to influence marital stability to a person’s psychological response after flirting with a stranger…

Published: 10 May 2010