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Pesticides: more toxic than previously thought?

Insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America may be more toxic to spiders than scientists previously believed.

Published on : 06 Aug 2015

The personalities of spiders

Even jumping spiders have personalities scientists have discovered. A "shy" individual will not make the same choices as a "bold" individual. This means that some individuals, because of their personality type, will capture more prey than others, and will therefore have a larger effect on local ecosystems.

Published on : 06 Aug 2015

Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism?

Given the need to feed an estimated 2.4 billion more people by the year 2050, the drive toward large-scale, single-crop farming around the world may seem inexorable. Published on Feb 21, 2014 | Teatro Naturale InternationalWritten by S.C.

Published on : 24 Feb 2014

Developing a better potato for indigenous communities in Colombia

McGill University scientists, led by Ajjamada Kushalappa of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, have teamed up with researchers from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia to develop nutritious, high-yielding, and more disease-resistant potatoes for food-insecure indigenous communities in Colombia.

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Published on : 20 Jun 2012

$29 million from NSERC to support McGill researchers

Whether it is for research into clean energy sources, the future of wireless communication or a better understanding of the processes involved in language learning, over 160 established McGill researchers and more than 80 graduate students will benefit from support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) over the next five years.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2012

Canada poised to become world leader in next-generation biofuel development

BioFuelNet Canada – made possible by federal NCE program – will bring together industry and academics to research and develop biofuels of the future

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Published on : 30 May 2012

Macdonald Campus: Boil Water Advisory lifted

UDATE: Effective October 17th, 2011 at 11h00 Boil water advisory lifted. The water distributed on the Macdonald Campus /John Abbott is safe to drink. The boil water advisory distributed and posted on campus the 15th is now lifted.

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Published on : 17 Oct 2011

Digital Collection: McGill Yearbooks

McGill Library honours and celebrates McGill's 190th Anniversary with this newly digitized collection of Old McGill Yearbooks from 1898 through to 1940. A rich resource for family researchers and historians alike, this slice of McGill's history provides an unique view of student life, learning and research. Browse through the years or enter a name. Explore Old McGill memories and stories told thro

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Published on : 14 Oct 2011

Extended study hours at Macdonald Campus Library

Starting Monday, October 3rd, the Macdonald Campus Library will be open for extended study hours.

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Published on : 03 Oct 2011