Christopher Cochrane


The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship presents:

New technique for finding life on Mars

Published: 19Jan2018

Researchers demonstrate for the first time the potential of existing technology to directly detect and characterize life on Mars and other planets. The study, published in Frontiers in Microbiology...

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...

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....

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...