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The father effect

A father's behavior and environment before his children are even conceived may affect the health of his children and grandchildren

Discovery of how environmental memories may be transmitted from a man to his grandchildren

Published: 8Oct2015

Perceived threat: Aboriginals and visible minorities

Canadian cities that have significant visible minority and Aboriginal populations have bigger police forces than those without. No matter what the actual level of crime.

Published: 16Sep2015

Pesticides: more toxic than previously thought?

Insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America may be more toxic to spiders than scientists previously believed.

Published: 6Aug2015

The personalities of spiders

Even jumping spiders have personalities scientists have discovered. A "shy" individual will not make the same choices as a "bold" individual. This means that some individuals, because of their personality type, will capture more prey than others, and will therefore have a larger effect on local ecosystems.

Published: 6Aug2015

Waiting for pleasure

Researchers at McGill have clearly identified, for the first time, the specific parts of the brain involved in decisions that call for delayed gratification.

Published: 4Aug2015

Our elegant brain: motor learning in the fast lane

It takes a surprisingly small cluster of brain cells deep within the cerebellum to learn how to serve a tennis ball, or line up a hockey shot.

Published: 3Aug2015

Taking the pain out of office work

Office work will become much less of a pain in the neck if Julie Côté has her way. 

Published: 7Jul2015