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Child abuse may ‘mark’ genes in the brains of suicide victims

Landmark study shows how environment affects genes in brains of men who killed themselves

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Published on : 06 May 2008

Fewer strokes for focused folks

Stress-busting video game shows promise for golfers

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Published on : 05 May 2008

Will the "nanotrain" pass by Quebec?

Nanotechnology has the potential to transform the 21st century as profoundly as the car and the personal computer did for the 20th century.

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Published on : 21 Apr 2008

Notes from the Field: Science journalists-in-training

Faculty of Science undergrads and budding science reporters head to the big American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Boston to answer the question: is science writing dead?

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Published on : 03 Apr 2008

Sudden "ecosystem flips" imperil world's poorest regions, say water experts

Canadian and Swedish researchers probe links between agriculture and environmental degradation like toxic algae blooms

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Published on : 02 Apr 2008

McGill discovery climbs the "Red-Hot Research Papers" charts

McGill/Génome Québec diabetes breakthrough ranks 5th in the world in prestigious year-end review

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

Helping growers save water

Bano Mehdi, Professional Associate at the Brace Centre, helps bring farming into the 21st century.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

Hydro power: How green is it?

Ever wonder how much greenhouse gas a boreal forest would produce if entirely submerged under water? Ian Strachan did.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

Solving our water woes

Nathalie Tufenkji uses the Walkerton tragedy to fuel her drive to make water cleaner, safer.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

The false promise of "Blue Gold"

As water becomes the world's newest, hottest commodity, the question now becomes, whose water is it?

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

P.O.V.: The world's water: An overview

The Founding Director, Brace Centre for Water Resources Management, and current Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, gives us the lowdown on our favorite liquid.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

Reining in rampaging algae

Sure, we're still up to our armpits in the white fluffy stuff, but a few months down the road we'll be flocking to the province's lakes to cool off. Unless blue-green algae rears its ugly head again.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

Profile - Sara Finley: Riding the greywater wave

A five-minute shower can render upwards of 100 litres of potable water undrinkable. Wouldn't it be great if we could put that water to some other use before dumping it in the sewer? Sara Finley has an idea.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

Campus conservation: Every drop counts

What can McGillians do to conserve water while on campus? Plenty.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008