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Compulsive exercise is a socially acceptable prison cell

Published: 15Mar2022

Compulsive exercise (CE) gets little attention, despite being a fairly common and serious condition. There is no universally recognized definition of compulsive exercise, though it involves being...

Stemming the tide of invasive species

Published: 11Mar2022

Ballast water release from ocean vessels has introduced hundreds of invasive species to coastal ecosystems worldwide, causing major disruptions to fisheries and biodiversity. Attempts to control...

Face masks impair nonverbal communication between individuals

Published: 21Feb2022

Since the onset of the worldwide pandemic, face masks have been widely adopted to control the spread of COVID-19. While masks are critical for mitigating disease contagion, they hide parts of our...

Do emotions impact decisions on punishment in the context of crime?

Published: 7Feb2022

Anger is a key emotion in understanding public opinion towards crime and punishment: it is frequently mobilized in public discourse and is elicited by specific incidents. But what role do emotions...

Caucasian households in U.S. emit most carbon despite greater energy efficiency

Published: 22Nov2021

Residential energy use represents roughly one-fifth of annual greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. A team of researchers led by McGill University has used data from 60 million individual...

Helping children with autism and hyperlexia learn to understand what they read

Published: 9Sep2021

Hyperlexia is a condition where preschool children display an intense early interest in letters in a way that is very advanced for their age. They can decode words accurately, but without...

Lighting the way to improved biomaterials

Published: 9Aug2021

Researchers from McGill University believe that they have found a way to improve the development of biomaterials that could be instrumental in drug delivery, tissue regeneration, nano-optics and...

Measuring creativity, one word at a time

Published: 20Jul2021

Can you think of three words that are completely unrelated to one another? What about four, five, or even ten? According to an international team of researchers from McGill University, Harvard...

STOPMTL.CA: First interactive map to self-report police stops in Montreal

Published: 14Jul2021

In 2019, an independent report commissioned by the City of Montreal demonstrated racial and social profiling by the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) targeting Black, Arab and...

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