Society and Culture

Do we trust people who speak with an accent?

Published: 19Sep2018

You are in a strange neighbourhood, your cell phone’s dead, and you desperately need to find the closest garage. A couple of people on the street chime in, each sending you in opposite directions....

Do we trust people who speak with an accent?

13 Sep 2018

You are in a strange neighbourhood, your cell phone’s dead, and you desperately need to find the closest garage. A couple of people on the street chime in, each sending you in opposite directions....

Bystanders in cyberbullying

Published: 25Jul2018

Your child is in elementary school and is begging you to buy them a cell phone, an iPod and iPad.  Anything, as long as they can communicate with their friends, either by texting or through social...

NSERCs Science, Action! contest: open for voting!

7 Feb 2018

Public Voting is now open for NSERC's Science, Action! contest, and seven McGill students are in the running....

Global project to reduce health inequalities in cities around the world

Published: 6Feb2018

A major new research partnership has been launched to explore ways of reducing health inequalities in cities around the world.  

We’re not addicted to smartphones, we’re addicted to social interaction

Published: 6Feb2018

We all know people who, seemingly incapable of living without the bright screen of their phone for more than a few minutes, are constantly texting and checking out what friends are up to on social...

The high cost of short-term rentals in New York City

Published: 30Jan2018

A new report from McGill Urban Planning professor David Wachsmuth and his team provides an analysis of Airbnb activity in New York City and the surrounding region in the last three years (September...

American cities with large Hispanic populations are less likely to police the police

Published: 14Dec2017

How individual police forces treat those that they suspect of being illegal immigrants varies greatly from one city to the next in the U.S. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, the police department has a...

Do birdsong and human speech share biological roots?

Published: 22Nov2017

Do songbirds and humans have common biological hardwiring that shapes how they produce and perceive sounds?...

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