Karen Michell

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Election season is on as parties shift into full campaign mode

Federal politicians are turning the last days of Parliament into unabashed election campaigning, with all of the major parties seeking to make tactical gains before the Commons rises next week.<p>If there was any remaining pretense that the country's legislative business was still the parties' primary …

Canada

'Love drugs' could make people more tolerant and improve relationships, but the ethical benefits are murky

Society is already used to the idea of mood-altering drugs, both in the form of prescription medicines such anti-depressants and illicit substances such as MDMA (ecstacy). Using both human and non-human subjects, researchers are now beginning to sketch a neurological picture of the brain's …

U of T hopes new urban advisers will help bridge gaps between school and city

A senior staffer for former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty will become one of two advisers on urban issues at the University of Toronto, new positions that are signalling the institution's growing ambition to have a voice in how the city runs.<p>John Brodhead is the executive director of …

Urban Design

Time to scrap term-time holiday fines: why the Government should subsidise family travel

Look, I don’t mean to be a harbinger of gloom but I think you should know: my life, and those of thousands of parents across Britain, will end on September 2 (or thereabouts) at 8.50am (more or less).<p>That’s when my son and 636,278 other tiny humans will pose for photos on the doorstep in their …

The effect of breakfast versus no breakfast on brain activity in adolescents when performing cognitive tasks, as assessed by fMRI. - PubMed

OBJECTIVES:<p>The study examined the feasibility of utilizing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) with a group of adolescent boys and girls to …

Why Your Brain Lets You Make Grammar Mistakes (Even If You Know Better)

Grammar

My body is the most expensive thing I own

No money can buy it, you cannot inherit it, you cannot steal it, you cannot borrow it. You cannot hold on to it without constant work. It shows patience, passion, and discipline. It is true wealth.<p>I am, right now, as fit as I've ever been.<p>After a childhood and teenage years of gymnastics and …

Fitness

The making of Michael Chan

Michael Chan is a rare politician. Ontario's Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade considers himself a middleman between domestic and foreign interests, a commercial conduit between his province and the Middle Kingdom.<p>"For me, it is how I am able to bridge Canada and China," …

After years of conflict, mega project could help scientists decipher the brain

They said it was crazy – and in truth the European Commission’s billion-euro plan to build a computer model of the human brain appears to have been …

Stephen Hawking's kids used to make his speech synthesizer say swear words

LONDON — We didn't just learn more about everyone's favourite theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in a new BBC documentary on Tuesday night, we …

This is What Really Happens to Your Body and Brain Whenever You Get Drunk

Many people are fond of knocking back a few drinks on a night out, but few of us are aware of the science behind all that boozing. Here’s exactly …

When Should Surgeons Stop Operating?

Increased fatigue, forgetfulness, and reduced eyesight — these are some of the declines that can come with aging.<p>Certain professions keep a close watch for these sorts of changes, in hopes of protecting the public. And some jobs even have a firm age cutoff: Airline pilots are required to retire at …

Physiology