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McGill University researchers show off lunar rover prototype with unique i-ring wheels

Engadget, Popular Science, Radio-Canada: "...it looks like some folks at McGill University in Montreal, Canada have also been taking a similar approach to quite literally reinvent the wheel.

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Published on : 03 Jan 2011

Power of one: Water ways

CTV Montreal: When Guy Futi decided to begin a water bottle company, he wanted to make more than money. He wanted to make a difference. "I knew it was going to be water. And then my brain lit up and was like, 'Why don't you do water for water,' this is so simple," said the Montreal resident. So, when he launched Maji, which means "water" in Swahilli…

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Published on : 02 Jan 2011

A morbid map

The Scientist: In October 2009, Loydie Jerome-Majewska and her husband Jacek Majewski made a bet: which of them would be the first to identify the gene that causes Van Den Ende–Gupta Syndrome (VDEGS) Gene mapping of four patients with the rare genetic disorder had narrowed the search to a region of chromosome 22, but the guilty gene eluded them.

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Published on : 01 Jan 2011

No need to fear a Happy New Year of chemistry

Montreal Gazette: (Chemistry prof Joe Schwarcz): "It isn't unusual for someone to come up to me after one of my public presentations and sheepishly whisper in my ear that they had failed chemistry in high school or that they couldn't cope with organic chemistry in university…"

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Published on : 31 Dec 2010

Les antioxydants pourraient prendre prendre un coup de vieux

Le Monde: L'industrie des antioxydants s'est développée à la faveur de la théorie, généralement admise par la communauté scientifique, selon laquelle ils nous protégeraient des radicaux libres, molécules toxiques produites par l'organisme lorsqu'il transforme l'oxygène nécessaire au fonctionnement des cellules....

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Published on : 31 Dec 2010

Exercise may help limit pregnancy weight gain

Being physically active while pregnant may help women gain a little bit less weight, according to a new review of recent research. Pooling the results of 12 studies, researchers in Munich, Germany, found that women who exercised while pregnant gained an average of 1.3 fewer pounds than women who didn't. Dr. Michael Kramer of McGill University in Montreal reviewed the findings for Reuters Health.

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Published on : 28 Dec 2010

McGill prof helps us see the future

McGill University ethics teacher Norman Miller spent nearly 30 years teaching visualization techniques to help students with exam phobia, self-esteem issues and career choices. Now Miller has expanded his reach from the classroom to the virtual world by developing iPhone, iPad and iPod applications that use visualization techniques he calls "hypnovisualizations."

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Published on : 28 Dec 2010

Twitter users number one wish for Christmas?

New York Daily News: An analysis of holiday-themed Twitter messages has revealed that what most people want for the holidays is a bit of companionship. "You," was by far the most common Christmas wish in more than 177,000 tweets culled trough by researchers at McGill University School of Computer Science. Coming in a distant second was tween singing sensation Justin Bieber.

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Published on : 23 Dec 2010

Montreal Gazette - Money is being created faster than real wealth: It's time to find a safe haven

Op-ed by Tom Velk, director of North American studies at McGill University

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Published on : 14 Dec 2010

Le Devoir - Un pavé dans la mare des antioxydants

Depuis des dizaines d'années, on vante les vertus des antioxydants qui nous protégeraient de la toxicité des radicaux libres, ces molécules censées accélérer le vieillissement.

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Published on : 13 Dec 2010

Montreal Gazette - Welcome hall mission puts smiles on faces of about 2,000 children at annual Christmas event

The Welcome Hall food bank distributes 65 tonnes of goods to 1,200 needy Montrealers every week. The client list has swelled by more than 12 per cent this year.

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Published on : 13 Dec 2010

Radio-Canada - La propagation des cellules cancéreuses mieux comprise

La surface de cellules tumorales agressives est dépourvue de la substance forte en protéines qui lie les cellules normales ensemble, ont découvert des chercheurs de l'Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal de l'Université McGill.

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Published on : 13 Dec 2010

IEEE Spectrum - Robotic drone flies itself by looking at landscape below

Robotic aircraft have taken to the skies, finding increasing use in military applications, law enforcement, environmental monitoring, and also becoming popular among hobbyists who want to build their own drones.

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Published on : 12 Dec 2010

Postmedia - Cross-border baby business booms

Popularity of 'reproductive tourism' raises legal, moral, ethical concerns.

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Published on : 12 Dec 2010

Montreal Gazette - Thoughtful shopper or shameless re-gifter? Richard Hyland and the fine art and law of gift giving

The latest issue of inFocus, the McGill Faculty of Law newsletter, features an interesting story by Victoria Leenders-Cheng about the legal and social implications of gift-giving - and what it says about who we are, and the people we buy presents for.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2010