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Imagining the cities of the future through a better understanding of Montreal today

Published: 17Nov2017

Montreal, with its multilingual, multiethnic population, is an ideal living laboratory for researchers and students from the city’s four universities and many specialized research centres. How can...

British historian Daniel Beer wins US$75,000 International Cundill History Prize

Published: 16Nov2017

The international Cundill History Prize today announced the British historian Daniel Beer as the 2017 winner of the US$75,000 prize – the richest in non-fiction for a single work in English. The...

Better data for governments

Published: 15Nov2017

Today, the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx), part of Johns Hopkins University, and GeoThink, a part of McGill University, launched a new open data standards directory that will identify...

The evolutionary reason why fish don't swim upside down

Published: 14Nov2017

A group of African catfish have fully embraced upside-down life. Their behavior is the result of a bottom-dwelling fish adapting to take advantage of oxygen-rich water near the surface. A catfish’s...

Pregnancy-related conditions taken together leave moms – and dads – at risk

Published: 14Nov2017

Research has already shown that women who develop either diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease years later....

Quebecers take highest number of sick and personal days in Canada

Published: 13Nov2017

For experts like McGill University professor Dr. Charles Sounan, who is a medical scientist and chief of the MUHC's research and wellness division, the findings are troubling and need to be...

End Canada's criminal ban on contentious CRISPR gene-editing research, major science group urges

Published: 10Nov2017

The step would be a “game-changer,” said Bartha Knoppers, a health-policy expert at McGill University, in a presentation to the annual Till & McCulloch Meetings of stem-cell and regenerative...

Experts: Trudeau’s visit in Vietnam, the TPP, and Myanmar

Published: 10Nov2017

Talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement have stalled, and some news reports are laying the blame on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, according to Global News and the National Post.

Expert: What’s happening in Saudi Arabia?

Published: 10Nov2017

“Hezbollah's leader said on Friday that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon and his Iran-backed group, accusing Riyadh of detaining Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign as Lebanon's prime...

Expert: Global atmospheric CO2 levels hit record high

Published: 10Nov2017

“The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at record speed last year to hit a level not seen for more than three million years, the UN has warned.” (The Guardian)...

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