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Montreal Gazette - Groundwork for physics honour was laid in wartime Montreal

On Tuesday, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics for their work on graphene… For Michael Hilke, a physics professor at McGill University now producing and experimenting with graphene - he organized a symposium at McGill this summer where Geim was a speaker - the back story is pretty interesting, too…

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Published on : 07 Oct 2010

Montreal Gazette - The day before yesterday's man

(Tom Velk, director of North American studies at McGill, op-ed) "What's wrong with traditional anti-recession government theory and policy (called macro-economics by economists)? It must be something major, as the recession just past (officially so in the United States) was not foreseen.

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Published on : 07 Oct 2010

Chemistry World - Artificial blood

Synthetic alternatives to donor blood have been stuck in development for decades. Nina Notman reports on recent promising progress…

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Published on : 06 Oct 2010

The Globe and Mail - Talking Management with Karl Moore

Bringing HR to the table: Coming out of a recession, people issues are at centre stage, says David Ulrich in conversation with Desautels' Karl Moore.

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Published on : 06 Oct 2010

The Globe and Mail - Breast cancer linked to traffic-related air pollution

New study out suggesting a link between air pollution levels and breast cancer rates in post-menopausal women here in Montreal. Dr. Mark Goldberg is one of the authors of the study. He is an epidemiologist with the MUHC and professor of medicine at McGill university.

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Published on : 06 Oct 2010

canoe.ca - Most loved and hated brands

The top loved brands, as rated by BrandMojo, a not-for-profit brand rating site that explores the most loved and hated brands. (BrandMojo was created by Bob Mackalski as part of his doctoral dissertation research at Desautels Faculty of Management)

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Published on : 06 Oct 2010

New Scientist - Should psychoanalysis be in the science museum?

Is psychoanalysis worthy of a place in London's Science Museum? Of course it is, says Robert Bud (principal curator of medicine at the Science Museum in London). Certainly not, counters Mario Bunge (philosopher at McGill and a long-standing critic of psychoanalysis).

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Published on : 05 Oct 2010

Montreal Gazette - 10 minutes max or just flak?

Frequent-bus network is getting praise from transit experts, but some commuters say it's more marketing than a real improvement. We put the stopwatch to some routes to find out…

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Published on : 04 Oct 2010

La Presse - Les remèdes du Dr Mintzberg

Comment régler les problèmes de gestion en santé? J'ai posé cette question injuste à Henry Mintzberg, considéré comme un des penseurs les plus influents dans le domaine de la gestion.

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Published on : 04 Oct 2010

CNN - Canada's national dish: 740 calories - and worth every bite?

Bob Rutledge is on a quest to spread the word about poutine. The high-calorie concoction -- a messy combination of fries, gravy and cheddar cheese curds - is not for the faint of heart, or for that matter, those seeking to protect their heart. But Rutledge says this carb-heavy, high-fat combination holds a very special appeal.

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Published on : 03 Oct 2010

Montreal Gazette - Rusty brain? Oil it with fish, blueberry juice

(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz's column in The Gazette): Now think about this: A room has three reading lamps with each one connected to a separate switch, all switches being outside the room. Your task is to identify which switch turns on which bulb. You can turn the switches off and on as many times as you like, and leave them in any position you like, but you can enter the room only once.

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Published on : 02 Oct 2010

Gizmag - Underwater swimming robot now wirelessly controlled

Several years ago, a joint team from Canada’s York, McGill and Dalhousie universities created AQUA, an underwater swimming robot. AQUA has six flippers, three on each side, and uses them to paddle through the water – it’s somewhat reminiscent of a platypus, albeit a six-legged one.

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Published on : 02 Oct 2010

Winnipeg Free Press - Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus suggests new model for Canadian delivery of foreign aid

A Nobel Peace Prize winner is suggesting a new model for the way Canada spends its foreign-aid money. Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus believes a share of that development money — between 10 and 15 per cent — should be dedicated to social business.

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Published on : 02 Oct 2010

La Presse - La menace de la «punaise puante»

Elle ravage les cultures fruitières et maraîchères de la côte Est américaine. Elle envahit les maisons, dégageant une odeur désagréable quand on essaie de s'en débarrasser. Et, d'ici quelques années, elle arrivera presque certainement au Québec.

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Published on : 02 Oct 2010

Montreal Gazette - Pound heads latest slate of inductees

Former Olympic swimmer and International Olympic Committee executive Richard Pound topped the list of six inductees to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2010