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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...

Dissecting the American Heart Association's "Go Red For Women" Campaign

4 Oct 2018

You are probably familiar with the American Heart Association’s "Go Red for Women" campaign. Its goal is to raise awareness about heart disease among women. They have a series of add campaigns that...

There are more ways to arrange a deck of cards than there are atoms on Earth

28 Jun 2018

Think of your last card game – euchre, poker, Go Fish, whatever it was. Would you believe every time you gave the whole deck a proper shuffle, you were holding a sequence of cards which had never...

Rabbits, Reproduction and Making Mochi on the Moon

1 Apr 2018

Rabbits have an undoubtedly important association with Easter, but they’ve played important roles in many societies through the ages.

E-readers are more like paper than you think

13 Feb 2018

Our days are dominated by screens: the morning news, ads on the metro, work documents at the office, the dozens of texts we send a day, and to top it off, a good TV show in the evening. But for a...

Top Posts of 2017 - Chosen By You!

25 Dec 2017

From petri-dish hamburgers to anti-masturbation corn flakes, 2017 has been an interesting year at the OSS. Going through our website, and selecting our favourite and craziest science stories was no...

You know DNA. Meet an Even More Interesting Molecule.

21 Dec 2017

I remember being introduced to RNA as a disposable DNA copy with a very short life, a sort of mayfly of the molecular world....

You Think What You Eat?

1 Nov 2017

When we think of the human mind we tend to picture the wrinkly pink organ which resides in our skull: it’s intricate cavities responsible for bringing about all the amazing things that we can think...

The Science Behind the World's Most Popular Drug

18 Sep 2017

Last year I worked at a coffee shop on McGill campus. If you ever want to feel appreciated at work, try putting on the first pot of coffee for a bunch of sleep deprived college students and...

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