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