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February 10, 2014
It only seems logical when you’re stricken with a cold or flu to take medications that make you feel better. But a new study by McMaster University researchers shows that self-med...
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January 20, 2014
Vaccination hesitancy — the role of academic jargon and beliefs Most parents believe that vaccines are a good way to protect their children from disease, but they are also concer...
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January 6, 2014
Many of us have been there. You pull up to a four-way stop at the same time as three other cars, racking your brain to remember the all-important “right of way rule” from yo...
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December 9, 2013
In 2011, gamers solved the riddle of a protein-cutting enzyme that had stymied researchers for over a decade.[i] It took the players of an online game called Foldit just three weeks to ...
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November 25, 2013
Until recently, Canada was the only G8 country without a national, public cord blood bank. Lack of a national bank meant that Canadian patients in need of stem cell transplants had to s...
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October 28, 2013
The classic notion of curling up in bed with a good book is increasingly being replaced in the collective conscious with the idea of falling asleep with a glowing touchscreen under the ...
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October 15, 2013
Clap, dance, and sing! A recent study from the University of West London in the United Kingdom supports the idea that getting children involved in making music has the ability to improv...
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September 16, 2013
Communicating one’s findings can be the most difficult part of the research process. While writing may go smoothly, and discussing the topic with peers can be lively, talking abou...
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September 3, 2013
This August the Council of Canadian Academies released its Annual Report, which details our activities and achievements during the 2012/13 fiscal year. This report arrives on the heels ...
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August 19, 2013
There are many excellent reasons to learn a second language. From improving your CV to aiding your global travels, having a second language at your disposal can ease many of life’...
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