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With Eric Kandel of Columbia University, Alfred Sandrock of Biogen Idec, Amit Bar-Or of McGill University, Andrea Kilpatrick, Founder and President of Cool Kids Learn and Stephen L. Hauser of the University of California, San Francisco.
Tweets, texts, emails, posts. New research says the Internet can make us lonely and depressed—and may even create more extreme forms of mental illness, Tony Dokoupil reports…
The birds do it. The bees do it. And now it seems we're doing it, too. It's called swarming (and you should tell your kids all about it): Working together and acting cooperatively without strong leadership, while consistently making decisions that result in the best possible outcome for society. And social media swarming is resulting in social good.
Time, Winnipeg Free Press, et al. - Uncircumcised boys at greater risk for urinary tract infections: study
A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal finds that uncircumcised boys have a higher risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) than circumcised boys, a condition that could lead to kidney damage and scarring if left untreated. The risk of infection was higher in uncircumcised boys regardless of how much of their urethral opening was visible.
La publicité négative fait suer et augmenter le rythme cardiaque de ceux qui la regardent. C'est le constat qu'a fait une équipe de trois chercheurs, soit Stuart Soroka de l'Université McGill, ainsi que Pénélope Daignault et Thierry Giasson de l'Université Laval.
(Chemistry Professor Joe Schwarcz): Diving suits, gaskets, hoses, life rafts, iPad covers and giant balloons destined for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. What do they have in common? All are made of neoprene! Not only does this synthetic rubber have myriad uses, it holds a place of honour in history for ushering in the age of modern plastics.
A home test to screen for HIV - to be sold in U.S. pharmacies that also stock home-pregnancy test kits - will go a long way toward removing the stigma that still surrounds AIDS, say two prominent Montreal researchers.
Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher in Switzerland say they have discovered what could be the long-sought Higgs boson, a subatomic particle dubbed the "God particle" because it is believed to have originated during the Big Bang and helped shape the subatomic particles that make up all matter in the universe.
Montreal Gazette, CNET, et al. - New study shows autism can be detected in infants as young as 6 months old
The hope of early diagnosis for autism took a step forward on Thursday as a new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital showed that signs of autism may be detected in the brain of infants as young as 6 months old.
At a time when federal and state politicians seem happy to cut and reluctant or unable to increase spending on higher education, a long-awaited report from the National Research Council, the policy arm of the National Academies, argues that the country cannot maintain its position as a leader in research without sustained investment in its public and private universities.
On June 8 you would have been hard pressed to find a happier person in Montreal than Joey (Joseph) Flowers. That’s the day when Flowers became Nunavik’s first Inuk law school graduate. Flowers, 33, received two law degrees from McGill University, one in civil law, the legal system of Quebec, and a second one in common law, the British-based legal system used in the rest of Canada.
McGill astrophysicist Sebastien Guillot was CBCs Montrealer of the week. With a newly-instituted astro public outreach program, "he brings science and the stars a little closer to everyone."
(Op-ed by Raphaël Fischler, associate professor of urban planning at McGill): Wendell Cox's piece on the virtues of unchecked sprawl ("Urban Sprawl gets a bad rap," Opinion, June 1) is an ideological manifesto, not a serious piece of reflection on the future of our cities.
As someone charged with managing public relations for McDonald's Canada, Jason Patuano often gets the question: "Just what is in your hamburgers?" The answer, that the burgers are made only of beef, may surprise some, as rumours have persisted for years about the makeup of McDonald's burgers.
(Architecture professor Avi Friedman) : En 2003, en réprimant quelques larmes, je regardais ma fille, son compagnon et ses amis monter à bord de la limousine blanche qui les conduirait à leur bal des finissants.