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Melting in the Andes: Good bye glaciers

Published: 9Nov2012

From the shade of an adobe house overlooking Peru's Santa River, Jimmy Melgarejo squints at the dual peaks of Mount Huascarán looming against a cloudless sky. “The snow keeps getting farther away,”...

Science Journalist Jay Ingram exposes a side of hockey

Published: 9Nov2012

How light can you make a skate? How bendy can you make a composite stick before its shooting utility breaks? What’s the optimal time to pull a goalie? The hidebound world of hockey is resting more...

Newsmaker: Dr. Joe Schwarcz: You are what you eat

Published: 9Nov2012

Dr. Joe Schwarcz talked to Paul Karwatsky about how what you eat will have an effect on your health. This will be the topic of the Lorne Trottier Pubic Science Symposium at the Centre Mont Royal....

New director at the Neuro

Published: 9Nov2012

Dr. Guy Rouleau, a clinician and neuroscientist who has studied the genetic causes of epilepsy, schizophrenia and other illnesses of the brain, has been appointed director of the Montreal...

McGill studying the secrets of successful aging

Published: 9Nov2012

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won gold in the 100-metre sprint at the London 2012 Olympics, clocking a time of 10.75 seconds. Vancouver's Christa Bortignon's time for the same distance is 15.99...

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, falls on Nov. 13

Published: 9Nov2012

For about a billion revelers around the world, that means it's time to start thinking about sweets -- specifically the South Asian confections called mithai. […] "Sweets are a sign of positive...

It's time to rebalance our sectors and society

Published: 9Nov2012

(Henry Mintzberg) Governments and corporations can't be relied upon to provide solutions to our biggest problems – instead we must look to ourselves. That we face serious problems – poverty amid...

Higher rates of C. Difficile detection for better tests

Published: 9Nov2012

A sensitive diagnostic test implemented last year at the Royal Victoria Hospital is showing consistently higher rates of detection for a potentially fatal superbug than a test currently used at...

Hospitals go beyond "Do not resuscitate"

Published: 9Nov2012

New Brunswick's largest health authority announced this week it will move from a do or do not resuscitate policy to one that gives patients more choices about end-of-life care, as hospital...

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