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Concerning CERN: Cliff Burgess on the discovery of the Higgs boson
(Phys.org) -- If youre a little confused by the news that scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, better known as CERN, may have found the Higgs boson, youre probably not alone. ...
Commuter traffic poses greater dangers to children in poor neighbourhoods, study finds
A new McMaster study suggests children are at greater risk of being hit by vehicles driving through their neighbourhood than from drivers who live nearby, posing particular dangers in poorer, downtown areas where traffic ...
10 factors associated with 90% risk of stroke
(PhysOrg.com) -- McMaster University researchers have found there are 10 risk factors that determine almost all risks of stroke world-wide.
Study unveils lifeline for 'antibiotic of last resort'
A new study led by the scientific director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research has uncovered for the first time how bacteria recognize and develop resistance to a powerful antibiotic used ...
McMaster researchers discover a new way HIV infects women
Women are susceptible to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, but scientists have been puzzled as to how it finds its way into the female reproductive tract.
Discovery may aid remission of ulcerative colitis
McMaster University researchers have identified a specific chemical that may trigger remission in patients with the debilitating disease of ulcerative colitis.
Modern families and the winter holidays
Norman Rockwell defined the winter holidays for an entire generation with his depictions of rosy-cheeked children and their doting parents set against a heartfelt winter wonderland.
Soup can reopens mystery of doomed Franklin Expedition
(PhysOrg.com) -- Lead levels that are "off the scale" have been confirmed after tests were done this morning on the lid of a soup can dating back more than 150 years. The findings reopen the mystery surrounding the cause ...
Musical illusion fools audiences and performers, says researcher
(PhysOrg.com) -- Musicians take advantage of a previously undocumented musical illusion to change the way audiences hear their performances. Intriguingly, the performers themselves are generally unaware of what they are ...
Warmer, faster, stronger: Research reveals unexpected benefits of living in a changing climate
(Phys.org) -- New research by McMaster biologist Graham Scott suggests that growing up at warmer temperatures helps some aquatic animals cope with climate change, raising questions about the limits of adaptation.