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Study gadgets

With summer just around the corner, students are gearing up for one of the more stressful times of year-exams. While there’s nothing that can make your final exams completely pain-free, these gadgets might help you cope with them. StayFocusd Studying was difficult before the age of distractions. Now, in the time of Internet and smartphones,… Keep Reading

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Jet stream and snowless ground bring summer weather

Last week, as unusually hot temperatures hit Montreal, McGill students flocked to green spaces all over campus, trading winter coats for shorts and tank tops. The peak of the hot spell hit on March 21, with the temperature reaching 25.8 C degrees, according to Environment Canada. Wednesday’s high exceeded the record high temperature for March… Keep Reading

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Jet stream and snowless ground bring summer weather

Sam Reynolds / McGill Tribune Last week, as unusually hot temperatures hit Montreal, McGill students flocked to green spaces all over campus, trading winter coats for shorts and tank tops. The peak of the hot spell hit on March 21, with the temperature reaching 25.8 C degrees, according to Environment Canada. Wednesday’s high exceeded the… Keep Reading

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A new potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease

Recent McGill research may have brought scientists one step closer to finding an early marker for Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer’s is one of the most menacing chronic illnesses, one which attacks the brain by degrading the neural tissue necessary for thoughts and normal brain function. The disease manifests by erasing the self, as the memories, relationships,… Keep Reading

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Speakers discuss green careers

On Wednesday, March 14, three professionals in environment-related fields offered career advice to students interested in pursuing similar careers after graduation. The professional panel session was part of the Career Planning Services’ (CaPS) Green Careers Week, a three-day event featuring over 15 different non-government organizations and a dozen speakers from the field of environment.  Geneviève… Keep Reading

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Montreal students launch UniYu

A group of Montreal students have launched a new university-centric website which encourages students to share advice on professors, classes, and student groups. The site, called UniYu, launched a beta version last week. Unlike existing online resources, which often only focus either on note-sharing or course advice, UniYu hopes to unite a range of information… Keep Reading

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Nature Medicine editor talks science journalism

Last Wednesday, Elie Dolgin (BSc ’03), the associate news editor at the prestigious journal Nature Medicine, returned to McGill to speak about science journalism and reflect on his time at McGill. “I did my undergrad in this very building. If you go upstairs, you’ll see one of the window boxes-I did this one on carboniferous… Keep Reading

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Hänsch emphasizes importance of precision

On March 1, the McGill physics department  hosted a public lecture by Nobel laureate Dr. Theodor W. Hänsch of the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics, as part of this year’s Anna I. McPherson lecture series. During his talk, called “Passion for Precision,” Hänsch discussed the importance of precise measurements in his field, and his lifelong pursuit… Keep Reading

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Raspberry Pi is a lot of computer for very little money

raspberrypi.org When the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced in the late 2000s that they intended to create a capable computer for only $25, most people said they were crazy. The idea of a desktop computer in the double-digit price range was unheard of back in 2006, and indeed it still seems somewhat absurd. Last Wednesday, the… Keep Reading

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Forum held to critically analyze autism-vaccine link

On Feb. 15, McGill’s department of psychology hosted “Critical Thinking and the Vaccination Debate,” a forum designed to present a range of topics and case studies to help students critically analyze the issue. Dr. Amir Raz of McGill’s psychology department set the stage for a highly contested debate on autism and its presumed causal link… Keep Reading

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