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The trouble with Montreal's LED outdoor lighting

Light pollution in Montreal is at a very important turning point because of those lights, says James D. Lowenthal, professor at the astronomy department of Smith College in Northampton, Mass., who is working at McGill Space Institute until July. “It is so important to get it right.” Montreal Gazette

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Published on : 08 Feb 2016

Why do people seem to either love or hate cilantro?

When it comes to food, everyone has likes and dislikes. Chocolate generally gets favourable comments, spinach less so. But no flavour seems to elicit the degree of polarizing comments as that of cilantro. Column by Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society. Montreal Gazette

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Published on : 08 Feb 2016

UN Secretary General comes to McGill

As part of his three-day working visit to Ottawa and Montreal, the United Nations Secretary-General, His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, spoke to a group of political science, law and international students from McGill and other Montreal universities. His speech is titled “Threats and Opportunities: The Power of Young People to Shape a New Future.”  The event was livestreamed.  On Twitter: #UNSGMcGill (Photo: Owen Egan)  

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Published on : 05 Feb 2016

Sanders has a point: What good are private insurers?

"I think Canadians get some value, some good feeling, just from the fact that everybody's in," said Erin Strumpf, a health economics professor. "People are treated equally, regardless of their station in life." Chicago Tribune

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Published on : 05 Feb 2016

Zika: sexual transmission does not threaten Canada

“From what we know about this virus, if possible sexual transmission, it remains rare. Hundreds of thousands of reported infections, we talk about some suspected cases, “says Brian Ward, Associate Professor in the Research Centre for Host-Parasite Interactions at McGill. The Siver Times

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Published on : 05 Feb 2016

McGill en parle

Daniel Weinstock, professeur de droit et philosophie et directeur de l’Institut des politiques sociales et de la santé, ainsi que Richard Shearmur, professeur à l’École d’urbanisme et spécialiste en développement économique, se pencheront sur les forces et les faiblesses de la ville de Montréal, ainsi que sur les plus grands défis qui attendent la métropole nord-américaine dans les prochaines années. Canal Savoir

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Published on : 05 Feb 2016

Marché du carbone : une transparence souhaitable

Christopher Barrington-Leigh, professeur en environnement à l’Université McGill, croit aussi que la bourse du carbone devrait être plus transparente. Il ajoute qu’au Québec, « le gouvernement n’a jamais vraiment eu à exposer clairement  le marché du carbone à l’industrie ou la population. » Gaïa Presse

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Published on : 04 Feb 2016

Women don't make first move while online dating

According to Jui Ramaprasad, assistant professor of information systems at McGill University, they still see that women don't make the "first move" online. Business Standard

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Published on : 04 Feb 2016

Transcript: One-fifth of largest companies now Chinese

This Is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am in Vancouver, delighted to sit down with Cornell’s Chris Marquis. The Globe and Mail

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Published on : 04 Feb 2016

What's a poor prime minister to do?

"Monetary policy is already pedal to the metal" with interest rates nearly at zero, says McGill University economist Christopher Ragan. CBC News

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Published on : 03 Feb 2016

The Cosmic Gift of Neutron Stars

You can find out more on the 3rd of February, when Victoria Kaspi of McGill University will give the Perimeter Institute Lecture on neutron stars. The lecture will be a live webcast. The Guardian

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Published on : 03 Feb 2016

Le monde merveilleux des fourmis, vu par un passionné

Passionné de fourmis, Dominic Ouellette est devenu champion pour les identifier, au point où l'Université McGill fait maintenant appel à ses services. Télé Québec

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Published on : 03 Feb 2016

Gabriella Coleman: Anonymous, portrait global

C’est sous tous ces angles que le collectif né dans le cyberespace est dépeint par l’anthropologue et professeure Gabriella Coleman dans un livre qui nous entraîne à travers ses dédales, et ses actions: de la lutte médiatisée menée par Anonymous contre l’Église de scientologie à son implication dans le Printemps arabe en passant par sa passion pour la satire. Journal Métro

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Published on : 02 Feb 2016

Kahnawake chief says Mohawk land can't be bought

“There are certainly precedents where urban lands can be recovered.” said Christa Scholtz, who teaches aboriginal politics at McGill University. Montreal Gazette

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Published on : 02 Feb 2016

Vers un État moins gros

«C’est une des rares idées qui pourrait rassembler la gauche et la droite. On donne une allocation à tous les citoyens. En échange, on abolit un paquet de programmes qui ont beaucoup de critères et d’évaluation», explique Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en politiques et inégalités de santé et professeure aux départements de sociologie et d’épidémiologie de l’Université McGill. Le Journal de Québec

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Published on : 02 Feb 2016