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Touchscreens

Touchscreens have revolutionized the way we interact with digital devices. The most important attribute they have brought to the user experience is the reduction in the learning curve of operating a device. A simple tap on the screen can trigger commands that would have otherwise been complicated with a mouse and keyboard. Keyboards posed a… Keep Reading

Naturally, DNA stores all the information to create a multicellular organism from a single cell. (images-forbes)
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A sonnet stored in DNA would sound as sweet

DNA has an incredible capability to store information. Now, thanks to a simple cipher, DNA can be manipulated to act as a storage system for digital data. The importance of archiving data holds significantly more relevance in today’s world, where information is generated at an increasing pace. From GDP economic trends to classical compositions like… Keep Reading

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Does chocolate make you smarter?

As it becomes increasingly difficult to find a seat at McLennan, it’s clear midterms are fully underway at McGill. Although these tests make up less of our grades than finals, many students will do whatever it takes to perform well. Tactics range from taking up residence in the library to therapeutic baking to provide nourishment—and… Keep Reading

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Tiny, immortal jellyfish: Scientists discover immortality in pinky-nail-sized jellyfish

From the philosopher’s stone to Voldemort and his horcuxes, humans have long been fascinated with the concept of immortality. However, scientists have found that one pinky-nail-sized jellyfish species has the remarkable ability to live forever.  Turritopsis nutricula, which originated in the Caribbean, is biologically immortal; its mortality rate doesn’t increase with age, although it remains… Keep Reading

Gene sequence analyses yield disappointing results for cancer research. (geneticawareness.org)
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Looking beyond mutation with cancer genetics

The media constantly bombards us with coverage of presumed cancer causing agents, jumping to the conclusions that we should ‘avoid this’ or ‘avoid that,’ only to contradict themselves the following week. Since the culmination of the Human Genome Project, which succeeded at sequencing the entire human genome, the media has placed a heavy focus on… Keep Reading

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Why do we fall in love?

For some, the key to success on Valentine’s Day consists of an amalgamation of romantic gestures, boxes of chocolate, and  dinner dates. However, no number of roses, Laura Secord truffles, or Chardonnay can amount to the necessary spark in our brains to fuel love. While common notions of romance suggest that it is the heart… Keep Reading

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Tech Reviews: Apple Alternatives

Alien M14x A true blend of aesthetics and exquisite craftsmanship, the M14x from Dell’s line of Alienware computers is the weapon of choice for dedicated gamers and multi-taskers. Designed for high-performance gaming, the laptop doesn’t fail to deliver in portability and performance. Under the hood, it packs the latest Intel i7 processor, coupled with 16… Keep Reading

Analyses suggest Zoloft is no more effective than a placebo pill (www.app.com).
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A bitter pill to swallow: Zoloft’s inefficacy

Pfizer, the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer in terms of revenue, is being sued by a woman who claims that the antidepressant drug Zoloft is no more effective than a placebo pill. The plaintiff, Laura Plumlee, alleges that Zoloft failed to alleviate her depression in spite of a three-year treatment course. Pfizer responded by saying the… Keep Reading

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Science Capsule

Building a house out of French fries seems like a bad idea, but fried potatoes and lumber are, chemically, very similar. Only one bond distinguishes the food we enjoy from the wood with which we build. Potatoes, made from starches, and lumber, made from cellulose, are both derived from the same sugar molecule: glucose. In… Keep Reading

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Chicken Noodle Soup: Fact or Fiction?

After the debauchery that is Winter Carnival and the exhausting weekends of Igloofest, many of McGill’s finest have begun to suffer from the effects of the common cold. Although cures like sage extract, licorice tea, and kissing a mule’s muzzle—a bit of creative flare on the part of the Romans— fluctuate in popularity, the most… Keep Reading

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