science

When a city feels good, people take more risks

Published: 28Nov2018

What makes people take risks? Not stunt women or formula 1 drivers. Just ordinary people like you and me. Research published this week in PLOS ONE suggests that unexpected improvements in everyday...

Alterations to seabed raise fears for future

Published: 29Oct2018

The ocean floor as we know it is dissolving rapidly as a result of human activity.

McGill researchers share in largest investment in discovery science in Canadian history

Published: 9Oct2018

Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced more than $558 million in discovery research funding across Canada, including the largest investment in research from...

Why heart contractions are weaker in those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Published: 15Oct2018

When a young athlete suddenly dies of a heart attack, chances are high that they suffer from familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Itis the most common genetic heart disease in the US and...

Sex in plants requires thrust

Published: 24Sep2018

Plant sex relies on a combination of prodding and a lot of communication and guidance suggests a study published in the September 2018 issue of Technology. Read more: https://mcgill.ca/newsroom...

Climate change = a much greater diversity of species + a need to rethink conservation paradigms

Published: 15May2018

A team of researchers believe that Quebec’s protected areas are poised to become biodiversity refuges of continental importance. They used ecological niche modeling to calculate potential changes...

NSERCs Science, Action! contest: open for voting!

7 Feb 2018

Public Voting is now open for NSERC's Science, Action! contest, and seven McGill students are in the running....

New technique for finding life on Mars

Published: 19Jan2018

Researchers demonstrate for the first time the potential of existing technology to directly detect and characterize life on Mars and other planets. The study, published in Frontiers in Microbiology...

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