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Neutron-star merger yields new puzzle for astrophysicists

Published: 18Jan2018

The afterglow from the distant neutron-star merger detected last August has continued to brighten – much to the surprise of astrophysicists studying the aftermath of the massive collision that took...

Christopher Cochrane

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NEWSWEEK | Neutron star merger keeps glowing brighter and scientists can't explain why

Published: 19Jan2018

Newsweek | “Usually when we see a short gamma-ray burst, the jet emission generated gets bright for a short time as it smashes into the surrounding medium—then fades as the system stops injecting...

Being bilingual may help autistic children study says

Published: 19Jan2018

The study, published in Child Development, has found new reasons to believe that Autistic children who are bilingual have increased cognitive flexibility compared to children that are monolingual....

MOTHERBOARD | Fast radio bursts are a sci-fi dream with an astrophysical source

Published: 19Jan2018

"We found something that is clearly in an extreme place and the extreme location may create a phenomenon that is one of the biggest astrophysical mysteries of recent times," offered study co-author...

GLOBE AND MAIL | Studies overestimate prevalence of depression, article shows

Published: 19Jan2018

"No one gains by coming up with inaccurate and exaggerated estimates," says lead author Dr. Brett Thombs, a professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University. "What we do need to...

Alzheimer’s disease: neuronal loss very limited

Published: 17Jan2018

Frequently encountered in the elderly, Alzheimer’s is considered a neurodegenerative disease, which means that it is accompanied by a significant, progressive loss of neurons and their nerve...

Being bilingual may help autistic children

Published: 16Jan2018

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to...

Experts: DACA and TPS

Published: 15Jan2018

Jose Mauricio Gaona, O’Brien Fellow at the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism...

Progression of Parkinson’s disease follows brain connectivity

Published: 11Jan2018

A study by a group of researchers including those from The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University has tested the theory that brain degeneration in Parkinson’s disease (PD...

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