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Suprising space savers

During exams, your apartment is probably going to end up looking like the site of a pipe bomb explosion. It also means you won’t have the time or money to make another trip to Ikea for assorted Scandinavian organizing junk. Instead, some ordinary household objects can be used to tidy up and manage the ever… Keep Reading

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Climatologists try their luck at predicting coming winter

Gabriela Gilmour For a few hours on the night of October 30, Montrealers got their first taste of snow this season. Though they might get a break for the next few weeks, students shouldn’t put their hats and mittens in deep storage.    This year, waters are cooler in the Eastern Pacific, a phenomenon known… Keep Reading

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Alcohol worse than crack, says British study

Alcohol is worse than heroin, according to a recent study by the British Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs. The study, conducted by David Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacology professor at the University of Bristol, along with Drs. Leslie King and Lawrence Phillips, ranks the harmful effects of alcohol and other addictive substances out of 100, with 100… Keep Reading

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Genius Bumblebees

paulandscruffy.wordpress.org One of the most challenging problems in theoretical computer science has been solved. Kind of. It was solved, moreover, not by researchers at MIT, Cal Tech, or Carnegie Mellon, but by bumblebees. Scientists researching the critters at Queen Mary and Royal Holloway  of the University of London noticed that the bees were able to… Keep Reading

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Skype vs. Google Voice

Whether you’re chatting with your parents, friends, or boyfriend, long-distance relationships have been made easier with chat programs that allow voice and video communication. Skype seems to have taken the lead in the industry, but there are other chatting and video streaming programs that are just as good, if not better. One program that is… Keep Reading

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Stealing from the cookie jar

Your online accounts are vulnerable. From Amazon to Yahoo!, your personal information on many of your favourite sites, if used on a public network, can easily be stolen. Thanks to a Firefox plug-in called Firesheep, released last week by hacker Eric Butler, this risk is higher than ever. By installing the plug-in and connecting to… Keep Reading

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Harvard’s Roger Brockett discusses intelligent machines

What is an intelligent machine? On Friday, Roger Brockett, a roboticist at Harvard University, gave a lecture at the McGill Centre for Intelligent Machines that attempted to answer this question. In the 1950s, the Turing test was the standard for determining whether or not a machine was intelligent.  In the test, a human interrogator engages… Keep Reading

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Comparing the Dell XPS M1730 and HP Mini 210

Holly Stewart I own four computers. Call me a hoarder all you like, but I use all of them on a daily basis. I have two laptops for school and two LAMP servers in my room at home which I use for working on a network application. Having two laptops for daily use may seem… Keep Reading

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Pseudoscience Symposium fills the aisles of Leacock 132

Adam Scotti James Randi fools students with electric beard trimmer. “You already have been fooled,” said James “The Amazing” Randi, a magician and pseudoscience investigator, in a lecture on Tuesday. “When I came out here, I took the microphone. I didn’t really need it. It simply is a beard trimmer.” He then proceded to shaved… Keep Reading

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New research shows video games may be addictive

Many people play video games as a temporary retreat from work or study, or to occasionally escape in the experience of traveling virtually to places and situations unlikely or impossible in the real world. According to recent studies by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto and by psychology researchers at Iowa… Keep Reading

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