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Posted inWorld

Critical thinking protecting Ukrainians against Russia’s disinformation campaign

August 4, 2022 – In disinformation campaigns, like the long-standing pro-Kremlin campaign targeted at Ukraine by the Russian government, who is most at risk of believing false information? A study led by McGill University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)  found that Ukrainians who engaged in more analytic thinking were less likely to believe […]

Posted inWorld

Amid war and disease, World Happiness Report shows bright spot: pandemic brought an increase in social support and benevolence

In this troubled time of war and pandemic, the World Happiness Report 2022 shows a bright light in dark times. According to the team of international researchers, including McGill University Professor Christopher Barrington-Leigh, the pandemic brought not only pain and suffering but also an increase in social support and benevolence. As the world battles the ills of disease […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells in the U.S. and Canada are underestimated

A recent McGill study published in Environmental Science and Technology finds that annual methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas (AOG) wells in Canada and the US have been greatly underestimated – by as much as 150% in Canada, and by 20% in the US. Indeed, the research suggests that methane gas emissions from AOG wells […]

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