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General Science

Under the Microscope: Leopard Gecko Skin

20 Mar 2019

Leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) are a popular pet in many countries. They’re fairly easy to take care of, small, rarely bite, (and when they do it’s pretty painless) and can live up to 25...

BioSil: Can it Really Help Thicken Your Hair and Nails?

8 Mar 2019

The ads for BioSil look and sound like every other supplement ad. There are bold claims like “promotes unbreakable nails” (I’m pretty sure that’s impossible); references to science like “molecular...

Hypothermia Can Sometimes Save Lives

22 Feb 2019

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Many Men Prescribed Testosterone Don't Need It

22 Feb 2019

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

The key to cleaning your teapot is chemistry

22 Feb 2019

Do you ever try to wash a mug only to be confronted by tea stains that just won’t budge? A little bit of chemistry may be just what you need to get your mugs back to white....

Did you know that tigers and jaguars are attracted to the scent of Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men? 

25 Jan 2019

This surprising fact was initially discovered by researchers at the Bronx Zoo who compared twenty-three different perfumes’ abilities to attract tigers’ attention. One of the least successful was...

Our Best Articles from 2018!

29 Dec 2018

Here at the McGill OSS it's been a busy year! We have produced a lot of content this year, and wanted to summarize some of our top articles in case you missed them, click on any article title to...

Bubbling in the New Year

27 Dec 2018

Louis the fifteenth's favourite paramour, as the fable goes, commissioned a glassblower to make the glasses in order to please the king who was so enamoured of her bosom. The story goes down well...