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Newly discovered Labrador fossils give clues about ancient climate

Published: 2Aug2019

The discovery of fossilized plants in Labrador, Canada, by a team of McGill directed paleontologists provides the first quantitative estimate of the area’s climate during the Cretaceous period, a...

Evolution, illustrated

Published: 1Feb2019

What do you get when you put together several tons of steel plates, hundreds of mice, a few evolutionary and molecular biologists and a tiny Nebraska town near the South Dakota border?...

Bright warning colours on poison dart frogs also act as camouflage

Published: 4Jun2018

Poison dart frogs are well known for their deadly toxins and bright colours, which have made them a classic example of warning coloration....

Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River

Published: 23Sep2014

A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered microplastics (in the form of polyethylene 'microbeads,' less than 2 mm in diameter) widely distributed across...