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More inequality means less biodiversity

McGill researchers show income inequality predicts the number of threatened species.

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Published on : 17 May 2007

The environment that shapes us

Leave the SUV at home and walk to the store: McGill researcher Nancy Ross links obesity to urban sprawl.

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Published on : 17 May 2007

Classroom technology à la McGill

What's the hottest ticket on campus? The Instructional Multimedia Services Fair, of course.

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Published on : 03 May 2007

Talking Heads

Seed Magazine carries the transcript and video of an extensive conversation between Daniel Levitin, James McGill Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience and Music and author of the New York Times bestseller "This Is Your Brain on Music," and singer, songwriter and artist David Byrne at STK in New York's meatpacking district, in which the two talk about everything from the soundtrack of Psycho to empathy and mirror neurons.

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Published on : 30 Apr 2007

McGill Web Gems

What's better than online biodiversity and dictionaries? Nothing.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2007

Give it time, and sleep

Harvard-McGill study confirms that sleep has a favourable effect on memory

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Published on : 16 Apr 2007

Master origamist at McGill

Robert Lang, one of the world's top origami masters, comes to McGill next week, where he'll construct the model of a giant pteranodon. Lang's pteranodon should be ready for permanent installation alongside the dinosaur in the main gallery of the Redpath Museum by the end of the week. To benefit the museum, McGill hopes to sell a limited number of Lang's mini-pteranodons in a silent auction.

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Published on : 16 Apr 2007

Chicken à la King?

A 68-million-year-old T-Rex thigh bone find ties the King of Dinosaurs to modern-day species, with its soft tissue most closely matching that of chickens. "I'd call it a milestone," says paleontologist Hans Larsson of McGill. "Dinosaurs will enter the field of molecular biology and really slingshot paleontology into the modern world."

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Published on : 13 Apr 2007

Diamonds are forever… diverse

McGill post-doctoral fellow debunks conventional wisdom about gem’s origins

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Published on : 30 Mar 2007

Killams for McGill duo

Professors A.P.S. Selvadurai and Roderick Macdonald are named two of the five recipients of the prestigious Killam Prizes.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2007

At play in the world of forms

Architecture professor Pieter Sijpkes likes to design buildings out of just about any material -- including ice.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2007

Mapping within the map

Systems biology is the new black. You heard it here first.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2007

Mini Science not just brain candy

Spurred by Faculty of Science Dean Martin Grant's avowed distaste for "twice-chewed" outreach programs, the presenters of the upcoming Mini Science series offer lectures that will test your brain power.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2007

Coping with water scarcity

The Brace Centre for Water Resources Management marks World Water Day with presentations by professors and students.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2007