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January 19, 2014
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Vorgestellt: Wie lebt man in Lampedusa?

Gilles Reckinger, neuberufener Professor für Interkulturelle Kommunikations- und Risikoforschung, interessiert sich besonders für das Leben an der Grenze, die Arbeitswelt und Prekarisierungsprozesse sowie für Jungendforschung. Ein großes Anliegen ist ihm die verborgene und unsichtbare Seite der Migration. Seine Professur wurde … Continue reading

January 11, 2014
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Dead Star and Distant Black Holes Dazzle in X-Rays

Two new views from NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, showcase the telescope’s talent for spying objects near and far. One image shows the energized remains of a dead star, a structure nicknamed the “Hand of God” after its … Continue reading

January 28, 2013
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Teenagers Avoid Early Alcohol Misuse Through Personality Management

In a study published in the very first issue of the new journal JAMA Psychiatry, researchers from Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, University of Montreal and King’s College London have shown that personality-targeted school interventions delivered to high risk adolescents manage … Continue reading

December 15, 2012
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Derek Nowrouzezahrai’s CGI Research Used in Walt Disney productions

In 1985, a computer science team at Université de Montréal made animated film history by creating one of the first ever digital characters, named Tony de Peltrie. Their six-minute film, which received a standing ovation by computer graphics designers at … Continue reading

November 24, 2012
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Television: Chronicle of a Death Foretold?

Not only is TV not endangered, but it also has a unifying social impact on the nuclear family across the country. This is the main conclusion of a cross-Canada study—Are the Kids All Right?—on the television viewing habits of families … Continue reading

November 12, 2012
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Study Reveals Declining Influence of High Impact Factor Journals

The most prestigious peer-reviewed journals in the world, such as Cell, Nature, Science, and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), have less and less influence amongst scientists, according to a paper co-authored by Vincent Larivière, a professor at … Continue reading

June 25, 2012
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Blast from Summer Games Past: Yahoo! Launches Memorable Moments Series

Iconic Olympians including Jesse Owens, Michael Phelps, Nadia Comăneci, Bruce Jenner and Usain Bolt among those to be celebrated SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Yahoo!, the premier digital media company, launched a unique editorial series entitled Memorable Moments to celebrate the most … Continue reading

April 30, 2012
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Yahoo! Goes Beyond Gold with Global Programming Coverage of Summer Olympics

Olympians Shannon Miller, Dan O’Brien and Summer Sanders Join Editorial Team as Analysts SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Yahoo!, the premier digital media company, today announced its Summer Games programming efforts bringing Yahoo!’s over 700 million global users closer to the events … Continue reading