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It's that time of year again: when festive ads command consumers to BUY! BUY! BUY! for their friends and family. But despite this holiday cheer, negative news marches on.
A new review by Concordia researchers published in Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology details the vast potential women have to experience orgasms from one or more sources of sensory input.
A new study published in Business & Society by researchers from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business shows that typical one per centers are in fact not the well-known billionaires who populate the Forbes rich lists.
If he had to do it all over again, would Trudeau give the same weight to gender parity, ethnic diversity and experience in office? Or, knowing what he knows now, would he shuffle the deck differently? Would you? A new card game allows the PM — and people playing at home — to do just that.
A new study shows that dance and music training have even stronger effects on the brain than previously understood — but in markedly different ways.
Across North America, the workforce is going grey. In Canada, labour market participation rates of people 55 and over are rapidly increasing, from about 23 per cent in the mid-1990s to 37 per cent in 2015. In the US, those numbers are also on the rise — from 12 per cent in 1992 to 21 per cent in 2012. Concordia researchers provide practical tools to combat on-the-job ageism — and increase production
New research shows how social media can impact the inclusion and integration of Syrian refugees in host societies.
In a recent study, researchers from Montreal assess how six previously identified plant extracts can delay aging by affecting different signalling pathways that set the pace of growing old.
Keeping teens focused on what’s happening in class rather than their electronic device is a tall order, given that 73 per cent of them have access to a smartphone — and most would prefer to be on Instagram than at school. But what if making, sharing, liking and commenting on photos was part of the curriculum instead of a forbidden activity?
Worldwide, there are 16,938 endangered species. From the white rhino to the blue whale, numbers are dwindling in the face of poaching, habitat destruction and climate change. Although the situation may seem dire, new research gives us reason to hope. A study recently published in Evolutionary Applications by a group of Concordia biologists shows that small populations of species can still adapt and respond to natural selection.
The consequences of climate change are an increasing concern for humans around the world. How will we cope with rising sea levels and climbing temperatures? But it's not just humans who will be affected by these worldwide shifts — it's our closest cousins, too: monkeys, apes and lemurs.
The 24th World Congress of Political Science, organized by the International Political Science Association (IPSA) will take place in Poznań (Poland) between July 23 and 28, 2016 at the Poznań Congress Center and Adam Mickiewicz University.
New research from Concordia University in Montreal shows that there’s a lot more we could be doing to combat urban sprawl — and European countries are leading the way.
New researcher shows how a special tool called a noise logger can detect water leaks accurately and efficiently, before major roadwork is required.
A new study published in Infant and Child Development by researchers from Concordia University in Montreal shows that the natural process of teaching mathematics to one another gives kids the chance to explore and construct a deeper understanding of their social and physical worlds.
Concordia University researchers have developed an advanced technique to avoid costly delays often associated with massive public transportation infrastructure projects.
A new study published by researchers from Concordia University in Montreal confirms that, contrary to the belief that cool roofs won’t work in colder climates, they actually provide net energy — and monetary — savings.
s those cues can become desirable in and of themselves, as shown in a new study published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience by researchers from Concordia University in Montreal.
Anxiety disorders and related problems such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are among the most common mental health conditions. At least one in four Canadians will have an anxiety disorder in their lifetime.
A group of researchers based at Concordia University in Montreal is working to curb hate speech through the SOMEONE (SOcial Media EducatiON Every day) initiative, created to sensitize youth, educators and the broader public to patterns of online hostility.
New research from Concordia University in Montreal shows security software might actually make online computing less safe.
A new study published in the Journal of Retailing by researchers with Concordia University in Montreal shows store brands can increase if companies couple ethical marketing with higher prices.
In May 2015, Concordia professor Fenwick McKelvey launched the Internet Performance Test (IPT) in collaboration with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). The test is an ongoing crowdsourced assessment of the state of our internet, and it aims to document things like Canada’s steadily declining Internet speed as well as geographic and economic divides in internet access.
About one in 68 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their parents consistently report greater stress levels, caregiving burden and depression than parents of typically developing children. Chronic caregiving stress has also been associated with poorer physical health — more pain, more disruptions from physical-health problems and lower overall health-related quality of life. One powerful way to reduce their stress: social support.
Concordia University's Critical Disability Studies Working Group is working to highlight how ableist assumptions about the body, cognition and perception promote a limited range of understanding what it means to be human.
A new study shows that the more flights of stairs a person climbs, and the more years of school a person completes, the “younger” their brain physically appears.
New research from Concordia University in Montreal shows that mobile technologies like tablets and smartphones can go a long way in helping people with intellectual disabilities face challenges. By using these tools to create videos that explain their life experiences and successes, they can become more self-empowered while demonstrating and teaching their skills to peers.
While it seems prestigious — and tax-savvy — to be based in the Cayman Islands or Luxembourg, companies that choose to do so aren’t actually worth more, according to a new study published in the Journal of Corporate Finance. It’s the companies whose subsidiaries are offshore that are reaping the financial benefits. However, there are hidden costs associated with this too.
In a paper recently published in the Journal of Construction Engineering Management, researchers describe an innovative method of tracking the many issues involved with the repair and renewal of road, water and sewer networks.
The results of a study recently published by the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology show that bilingual children are better than monolinguals at a certain type of mental control, and that those children with more practice switching between languages have even greater skills.
A new study published in Nature Climate Change pinpoints the temperature increases caused by CO¬2 emissions in different regions around the world.
New research shows that preschoolers who score lower on a memory task are likely to score higher on a dropout risk scale at the age of 12.
A study from Concordia University shows that, when setting in-store prices or offering price-matching guarantees, offline retailers should focus more on online retailer ratings than on offering the lowest prices.
If physics makes you break out in a cold sweat, you are not alone. And yet thousands of students enroll yearly in university classes to undertake the daunting task of solving questions far more complex than that. One Concordia researcher has a solution: flip the traditional classroom on its head.
Advancing age leads to more medical problems. It’s not uncommon to see seniors suffering from a host of ailments — and using a range of drugs to deal with them. Approximately two thirds of seniors in Canada regularly take five or more prescription medications. A group of researchers is working to reverse the trend through a new project, "Deprescribing Guidelines for the Elderly."
Home of one of the most ancient and enduring civilizations, Iran has been at the nexus of world history for the past 3,000 years. That’s what Concordia researcher Richard Foltz reminds readers in Iran in World History (Oxford University Press). Encompassing religion, literature, the arts and politics, his new book provides a comprehensive history of one of the world's most influential civilizations.
In a study recently published in the Annals of Global Health researchers review the links between climate change, the processes leading to greenhouse gas emissions and health outcomes.
To limit climate change, experts say that we need to reach carbon neutrality by the end of this century at the latest. To achieve that goal, our dependence on fossil fuels must be reversed. But what energy source will take its place? Researchers from Concordia University in Montreal just might have the answer: algae.
Manufacturers charge a minimum of $13,000 per FMS, and they’ve long kept their systems secret. Aircraft manufacturers charge tens of thousands of dollars for GPS-like flight management systems. For the owners of small personal aircraft, those prices are prohibitive. But new research from Concordia University in Montreal just might level the playing field.