Origins of photosynthesis in plants dated to 1.25 billion years ago

Published: 20Dec2017

The world’s oldest algae fossils are a billion years old, according to a new analysis by earth scientists at McGill University. Based on this finding, the researchers also estimate that the basis...

Scientists scan horizon for future invasive species challenges

Published: 4May2017

Shipping and mining in the Arctic. The spread of invasive microbial pathogens around the world. Changing agricultural practices. Use of genomic-modification tools. Those are among the 14 most...

Parasites and the evolution of primate culture

Published: 3Dec2014

Learning from others and innovation have undoubtedly helped advance civilization. But these behaviours can carry costs as well as benefits. And a new study by an international team of evolutionary...

What the “fecal prints” of microbes can tell us about E

Published: 23Dec2014

The distinctive “fecal prints” of microbes potentially provide a record of how Earth and life have co-evolved over the past 3.5 billion years as the planet’s temperature, oxygen levels, and...



Baba will perform his off-broadway show, The Rap Guide to Evolution, on Friday, May 8, 8:30 PM at the SSMU ballroom (3706 Rue Peel – 3rd floor). Doors open at 8:00 PM.

Mining ancient ores for clues to early life

Published: 10Dec2012

An analysis of sulfide ore deposits from one of the world’s richest base-metal mines confirms that oxygen levels were extremely low on Earth 2.7 billion years ago, but also shows that microbes were...

Mammals, spiny plants and the savanna story

Published: 7Sep2016

McGill Newsroom The evolution and distribution of spiny plants holds clue to spread of African savanna

How birds got their wings

Published: 17Sep2013

Birds originated from a group of small, meat-eating theropod dinosaurs called maniraptorans sometime around 150 million years ago. Recent findings from around the world show that many maniraptorans...