Our man on the street logs his daily water consumption and gives readers insight into his borderline compulsive teeth-brushing regimen.
Entre Nous with Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen, Director, Brace Centre for Water Resources Management: More than just water
The Brace Centre's Director talks about the new approach of integrated water resources management.
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.
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.
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.
"How can $20 billion in Bear Stearns market value evaporate overnight? Though many are asking this question today, few are noticing the fact that, since 2002, trillions of dollars worth of business and U.S.-government debt value has evaporated. This happened because the Federal Reserve has neglected the dollar." McGill economist Reuven Brenner writes an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal on the US financial crisis.
Research by Dr. Barbara Sherwin of the department of psychology at McGill is cited in an article on a connection between estrogen levels and memory loss in older women. Professor Sherwin also comments for the story.
Five students at Holy Trinity school in St. John's are hoping their environmental projects will land them a place on an Arctic tour as part of an international exchange program about climate change. One student from Holy Trinity will join other youth from schools in Britain, Brazil, Mexico, Germany and Ireland in a Russian research vessel, leaving Reykjavik on Sept. 7 with the 28 final students and spend 13 days cruising around Greenland and Baffin island, and docking in Iqualit. Two Canadian researchers will accompany the students, including Bruno Tremblay, an assistant professor in the department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at McGill and Christopher Burn, from Carleton. Both scientists specialize in northern environments.
A new study hints that black holes might not be as good at keeping secrets as researchers have long thought. A pair of physicists, including McGill's Patrick Hayden, has reexamined the time it would take for information to potentially escape from inside a black hole.