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Mapping the world's vertebrates

Published: 10Jan2013

A biodiversity map drawn up by British naturalist Russel Wallace in 1876 depicting how life evolved on our continents has been updated after 136 years.  Technological advances and data on more than...

Games for science

Published: 10Jan2013

Scientists are using video games to tap the collective intelligence of people around the world, while doctors and educators are turning to games to treat and teach. […] “MSA is probably one of the...

Exposing food falsehoods

Published: 10Jan2013

Let’s start the new year on sound footing by addressing some nutritional falsehoods that circulate widely in cyberspace, locker rooms, supermarkets and health food stores. As a result, millions of...

Amnesia and the self that remains when memory is lost

Published: 10Jan2013

(McGill's Dan Levitin): Tom was one of those people we all have in our lives -- someone to go out to lunch with in a large group, but not someone I ever spent time with one-on-one. We had some...

Opinion: Quebec attitude changing - for the better

Published: 10Jan2013

(Chris Barrington-Leigh, economist at McGill University’s Institute for Health and Social Policy): Over the last 25 years, Quebec has gone from by far the least happy province in Canada to one of...

2013 in Quebec countdown to a reckoning

Published: 10Jan2013

(Antonia Maioni, Associate professor of political science at McGill University):  Most of North America counts down to New Year's through images from Times Square in New York. For most Quebeckers,...

Sorry Mr. Sinatra, I have had quite few regrets in 2012

Published: 10Jan2013

(Desautels' Karl Moore): No regrets, none at all. Over the last couple of years I have read a number of retiring CEOs asked by various newspapers whether they have had any regrets, all that I read...

Deer antlers could have athletes skating on thin ice

Published: 10Jan2013

(Joe Schwarcz): It was back in 1961 that I had dinner with the Montreal Canadiens. Well, not exactly with them. But I did eat in the old Texan restaurant across the street from the hallowed Forum,...

Why does Canada have a maple syrup cartel?

Published: 10Jan2013

It may seem bizarre that Canada has a maple syrup cartel at all. But think of it this way: Quebec, which produces about 77% of the world’s maple syrup, is the Saudi Arabia of the sweet, sticky...

Don' sweat the holiday sugar high - it's a myth

Published: 10Jan2013

Parents of hyped-up, candy-fuelled kids, brace yourselves: There is no such thing as a sugar high... Hyperactive behaviour is more likely attributable to excitement around the activities that...

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