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Study says betting is as serious as drugs or unsafe sex

Thu, 2009-12-17 12:00

Youth gambling isn't as big a concern to Canadian parents as other activities like unsafe sex and drug use, according to a new study. Now, researchers are hoping to change that. The "Parents As Partners" study, released yesterday, is the first of its kind in the world to examine parental awareness of youth gambling, researchers said.

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McGill Paleontologist Discovers Pygmy Sea Cow

Thu, 2009-12-17 12:00

An ancient pygmy sea cow isn't the kind of thing you find every day. More like every 45 million years. So when Karen Samonds, curator at McGill University's Redpath Museum and a paleontologist, discovered fossilized teeth and bits of skull embedded in sandstone and limestone rocks in the island nation off the east coast of

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McGill Named one of Canada's Top 25 Family-Friendly Employers

Thu, 2009-12-17 12:00

The December issue of Today's Parent profiles the 2010 winners of Canada's top 25 family-friendly employers, which include George Brown College, McGill University, and Simon Fraser University. … McGill was selected for its on-site daycare and alternative work options such as telecommuting.

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Climate change costly for Inuit

Thu, 2009-12-17 12:00

A new study recommends the Federal Government should help Inuit pay for the increasing costs of climate change. It says Arctic climate change is already costing Canada’s Inuit more money, noting the costs of adapting are falling on Inuit families least able to shoulder them.

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Best Books of 2009

Thu, 2009-12-17 12:00

McGill University professor Henry Mintzberg's book is chosen by The Globe and Mail as one of the best of 2009.

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McGill Researchers Show Immune System Linked to Leprosy Susceptibility

Thu, 2009-12-17 12:00

(Modern Medicine) Researchers at McGill University performed a genome-wide association study linking innate immunity to leprosy infections.

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Learning to talk changes the way we hear speech

Wed, 2009-11-04 12:00

(CBC) Canadian researchers using a robotic device have determined that learning to talk changes the way people hear speech. Sazzad Nasir and David Ostry of the department of psychology at McGill University in Montreal used a device that puts pressure on a person's jaw to try to isolate the movements of talking from the sounds of language itself.

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McGill's Cundill prize awarded to Lisa Jardine

Mon, 2009-11-02 08:30

(The Gazette, CBC) Lisa Jardine, author of Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland’s Glory, has been awarded the Cundill International Prize in History, described as the world’s largest historical literature award for non-fiction.

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We still have a chance to save polar bears

Mon, 2009-11-02 09:30

(New Scientist) Managing the polar bear's habitat could help save them. Opinion piece in New Scientist from McGill's Bruno Tremblay & colleague Stephanie Pfirman of Columbia.

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World losing mixture of plants, animal species at accelerated rate

Tue, 2009-10-13 12:00

(CP) Andrew Hendry, a biologist at McGill University, said while there are hopeful signs some countries might be altering the way they manage species and protect habitats, the overall picture remains grim. "Biodiversity is continuing and, in some places, it's worsening," Hendry said.

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