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FAST, the World's Largest Radio Telescope, Zooms in on a Furious Cosmic Source

China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope has detected more than 1,600 fast radio bursts from a single enigmatic system. From a report: Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are one of the greatest mysteries of our universe. Coming from deep space, these outbursts can flash and fade in a matter of milliseconds, yet in each instance can release as much energy as the sun does in a year. They pop up all across the sky multiple times a day, but most appear to be one-off events and are thus...
Tags: China, Tech, Canada, Netherlands, McGill University, University of Amsterdam, Emily Petroff

"Unbreakable" glass developed, say researchers

McGill University researchers say they've developed an "unbreakable" glass inspired by the inner layer of mollusk shells. As resilent as plastic yet as hard as nacre, it could "improve cell phone screens in the future, among other applications." The scientists took the architecture of nacre and replicated it with layers of glass flakes and acrylic, yielding an exceptionally strong yet opaque material that can be produced easily and inexpensively. — Read the rest
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AON3D closes $11.5M Series A, partners with Astrobotic to send 3D printed parts to the moon

3D printing has garnered a lot of hype, much of it for good reason: the technology has unlocked new kinds of object shapes and geometries, and it uses materials that tend to be much lighter weight than their traditionally manufactured counterparts. But there remain high barriers to entry for many companies that either don’t have training in additive manufacturing, or that need to use materials that aren’t suitable for a traditional 3D printer. 3D printing startup AON3D wants to remove both of th...
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Targeting and inhibiting a protein could provide more effective treatment for brain cancer

McGill University researchers identify proteins that drive cancer stem cells. Targeting and supressing a particular protein called galectin1 could provide a more effective treatment for glioblastoma, in combination with radiation therapy.
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The cofounder of a VC firm explains why the top 15 MBA programmes are the only ones to offer a return on investment

Jay Bhatti is the cofounder of BrandProject and guest lecturer at the Wharton School. Jay Bhatti Jay Bhatti, a VC firm cofounder, said only the top MBA programmes provide the best ROI. He has also been a guest speaker at the Wharton School, teaching entrepreneurship. Bhatti said that students should go "where every other really smart person wants to go." See more stories on Insider's business page. Only MBA students who attend one of the top 15 MBA programmes truly get their return o...
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How a prolific anti-vax doctor, known for endorsing claims that COVID-19 shots could make you magnetic, oversees a lucrative empire of junk science

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny talking to followers via Instagram Live. Dr Sherri Tenpenny/Instagram Dr. Sherri Tenpenny was named as one of the 12 most prolific sources of anti-vax misinformation. Earlier this year she told Ohio lawmakers that COVID-19 vaccines could make people magnetic. But her influence runs deeper, reaching a vast audience and earning her money. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Sherri Tenpenny had just returned from the Ohio Statehouse late on June 9, 2021.Sh...
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Retracted COVID Paper Lives on in New Citations

Researchers around the world have continued breathing new life into a retracted study, which suggested that common antihypertensive medications were harmful in patients with COVID-19. From a report: Published online on May 1, 2020 in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study relied on Surgisphere data to claim an association between renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitor therapy and worse outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with cardiovascular disease. The journal retr...
Tags: Tech, Montreal, Lee, McGill University, JAMA Internal Medicine, Todd Lee

Introducing the Open Cap Table Coalition

Aron Solomon Contributor Aron Solomon, J.D., is the head of Strategy for Esquire Digital and the editor of Today’s Esquire. He has taught entrepreneurship at McGill University and the University of Pennsylvania, and was the founder of LegalX, a legal technology accelerator. More posts by this contributor If you don’t want robotic dogs patrolling the streets, consider CCOPS legislation On Tuesday, the Open Cap Table Coalition announced i...
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7 Reasons You Should Still Keep a Paper Map in Your Glovebox

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Sunday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in May 2019.  Ever since Google Maps launched its app in 2008, I’ve been using GPS to get around town, and across the country. For a decade, a digital voice from my phone has led me, turn-by-turn, in cities I’m not familiar with and even cities I’ve lived in for years. But d...
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Arctic seabirds are less heat tolerant, more vulnerable to climate change

The Arctic is warming at approximately twice the global rate. A new study led by researchers from McGill University finds that cold-adapted Arctic species, like the thick-billed murre, are especially vulnerable to heat stress caused by climate change.
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Songbirds and humans share some common speech patterns

If you listen to songbirds, you will recognize repeated melodies or phrases. Each phrase is made up of distinct sounds, strung together. A study from researchers at McGill University has found that the song phrases of many songbird species follow patterns that are similar to those used in human speech. At least in some respects.
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Mountain fires burning higher at unprecedented rates

Forest fires have crept higher up mountains over the past few decades, scorching areas previously too wet to burn, according to researchers from McGill University. As wildfires advance uphill, a staggering 11% of all Western US forests are now at risk.
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Most rivers run dry -- now and then

A new study led by researchers from McGill University and INRAE found that between 51-60% of the 64 million kilometres of rivers and streams on Earth that they investigated stop flowing periodically, or run dry for part of the year. It is the first-ever empirically grounded effort to quantify the global distribution of non-perennial rivers and streams. The research, which was published today in Nature, calls for a paradigm shift in river science and management.
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Study finds no genetic evidence to prove vitamin D protects against coronavirus

While previous research early in the pandemic suggested that the vitamin D cuts the risk of contracting COVID-19, a new study from McGill University finds there is no genetic evidence that the vitamin works as a protective measure against the coronavirus.
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Vitamin D may not protect against COVID-19, as previously suggested

While previous research early in the pandemic suggested that vitamin D cuts the risk of contracting COVID-19, a new study from McGill University finds there is no genetic evidence that the vitamin works as a protective measure against the coronavirus.
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Vitamin D may not provide protection from COVID-19 susceptibility or disease severity

Observational studies have suggested that increased vitamin D levels may protect against COVID-19. However, these studies were inconclusive and possibly subject to confounding. A study published in PLOS Medicine by Guillaume Butler-Laporte and Tomoko Nakanishi at McGill University in Quebec, Canada, and colleagues suggests that genetic evidence does not support vitamin D as a protective measure against COVID-19.
Tags: Science, McGill University, Quebec Canada, Guillaume Butler Laporte, Tomoko Nakanishi

Early bird or night owl? Study links shift worker sleep to 'chronotype'

Getting enough sleep can be a real challenge for shift workers affecting their overall health. But what role does being an early bird or night owl play in getting good rest? Researchers from McGill University find a link between chronotype and amount of sleep shift workers can get with their irregular schedules.
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Study of promising photovoltaic material leads to discovery of a new state of matter

Researchers at McGill University have gained new insight into the workings of perovskites, a semiconductor material that shows great promise for making high-efficiency, low-cost solar cells and a range of other optical and electronic devices.
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How to manage expectations when your dream job loses its luster

Employers can help alleviate employee frustration by allowing them to tweak their job description and create new opportunities. shutterstock Many people often have high expectations of what their dream job will be like. But there are often mundane aspects of the job that can turn off unsuspecting hopefuls. Employers can create a better job experience by creating more collaborative job descriptions. See more stories on Insider's business page. What happens when you land your dream job b...
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Which animals will survive climate change?

Climate change is exacerbating problems like habitat loss and temperatures swings that have already pushed many animal species to the brink. But can scientists predict which animals will be able to adapt and survive? Using genome sequencing, researchers from McGill University show that some fish, like the threespine stickleback, can adapt very rapidly to extreme seasonal changes. Their findings could help scientists forecast the evolutionary future of these populations.
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Rules of the road: the navigational 'strategies' of bacteria in motion

In a recent paper published in PNAS, a team of researchers led by McGill University, has described a number of factors affecting how five, very different, species of bacteria search and navigate through varied microfluidic environments which pose various decisional challenges. This increased understanding of the bacterial space searching and navigational 'strategies' has wide ranging implications for everything from health to the environment.
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Top 5 Cities to Work and Study Around The World

Choices abound when it comes to selecting a city to study and work in. With so many great options to choose from, most people find it very tough to finalize one. Beautiful natural landscapes, landmarks, career opportunities, and excellent education make for a great combination. Students and working professionals from around the world prefer selecting cities that are known for their work and education. As with any course, there is always a tuition fee to be paid and living expenses to consider. W...
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PCB contamination in Icelandic orcas: a matter of diet

A new study from McGill University suggests that some Icelandic killer whales have very high concentrations of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in their blubber. But it seems that other orcas from the same population have levels of PCBs that are much lower. It mainly depends on what they eat.
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Taking down human traffickers through online ads

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and McGill University have adapted an algorithm first developed to spot anomalies in data, like typos in patient information at hospitals or errant figures in accounting, to identify similarities across escort ads. The algorithm scans and clusters similarities in text and could help law enforcement direct their investigations and better identify human traffickers and their victims, said Christos Faloutsos, the Fredkin Professor in Artificial Intelligence...
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Fast radio bursts shown to include lower frequency radio waves than previously detected

A team led by McGill University researchers and members of Canada's CHIME Fast Radio Burst collaboration has established that fast radio bursts (FRBs) include radio waves at frequencies lower than ever detected before, a discovery that redraws the boundaries for theoretical astrophysicists trying to put their finger on the source of FRBs.
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Child marriage traps girls in an inescapable legal hell. But it is still legal in 46 US states.

Demonstrators, including the author of this piece, wearing bridal gowns and veils protest at the Massachusetts State House to urge legislators to end Massachusetts child marriage on March 27, 2019. David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Nearly 300,000 children were married in the US between 2000 and 2018, a new study found. Child marriage often legalizes what would otherwise be considered rape. Minors typically are not allowed to file for divorce or enter a domestic violence shelt...
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Novel algorithm reveals birdsong features that may be key for courtship

Researchers have developed a new algorithm capable of identifying features of male zebra finch songs that may underlie the distinction between a short phrase sung during courtship, and the same phrase sung in a non-courtship context. Sarah Woolley of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS Computational Biology.
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Americans are super-spreaders of COVID-19 misinformation

Misinformation about COVID-19 is spreading from the United States into Canada, undermining efforts to mitigate the pandemic. A study led by McGill University shows that Canadians who use social media are more likely to consume this misinformation, embrace false beliefs about COVID-19, and subsequently spread them.
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Delaying 2nd doses of COVID-19 vaccines has benefits, but effects depend on immunity

Delaying second doses of COVID-19 vaccines should reduce case numbers in the near term; however, the longer term case burden and the potential for evolution of viral 'escape' from immunity will depend on the robustness of immune responses generated by natural infections and one or two vaccine doses, according to a study from McGill University and Princeton University published recently in Science.
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Air pollution: The silent killer called PM2.5

Millions of people die prematurely every year from diseases and cancer caused by air pollution. The first line of defence against this carnage is ambient air quality standards. Yet, according to researchers from McGill University, over half of the world's population lives without the protection of adequate air quality standards.
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