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Ancient pygmy sea cow discovered

McGill researcher finds near-complete skull illuminating a virtually unknown period in Madagascar fossil history

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Published on : 14 Dec 2009

Putting the wow! back in science

By Neale McDevitt It may not have the highest profile among McGill laboratories, but the WOW Lab has to be the most fun. Where else do researchers spend their days flying kites, bouncing laser beams through cubes of Jello, and making running toy trains levitate using superconductors and magnets? Fun and games aside - although fun and [...]

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Published on : 10 Dec 2009

From the King of Pain to our very own Iron Woman

Melzack takes Grawemeyer Award Ronald Melzack, Professor Emeritus of psychology at McGill University, has won the 2010 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology for his research that broadened the understanding of how we experience pain. Melzacks studies have led to innovative treatments for people who feel chronic, incessant pain. Patients now are taught to manage [...]

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Published on : 10 Dec 2009

Science outreach: Taking our show on the road to fill a void

McGill programs play crucial role in local schools By Jim Hynes In a university absolutely brimming with community engagement initiatives of one kind or another, one faculty stands out for the length and breadth of its programs reach. In the 2008-2009 fiscal year, nearly 17,000 people took part in McGill Science outreach programs. That number includes visitors [...]

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Published on : 09 Dec 2009

Laurie Hendren Named Association for Computing Machinery Fellow

Laurie Hendren, School of Computer Science professor and Faculty of Science Associate Dean (Academic), has been made a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery for her contributions to program analysis of procedural, object-oriented and aspect-oriented programming languages.

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Published on : 02 Dec 2009

McGill’s Ron Melzack wins Grawemeyer Award

World renowned pain expert recognized for his contributions

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Published on : 02 Dec 2009

Science Tops $50-Million in Campaign McGill

Just two years after launching the public phase of its ambitious Campaign McGill: History in the Making, the University has surpassed the $500-million point, with the Faculty of Science chalking up more than $50 million in gifts and pledges.

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Published on : 27 Nov 2009

Croplands in Perspective

View the spread of humanity’s agricultural footprint across the globe on Geography professor Navin Ramankutty’s interactive film

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Published on : 27 Nov 2009

Nobels, Steacies and More

From Nobels to Nanotubes: Read more about the award-winning work and the cutting-edge research of our Faculty scientists

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Published on : 27 Nov 2009

‘With Utmost Respect for McGill’: an interview with Nobel Laureate Willard Boyle

From McGill to Bell Labs to Stockholm: Team Science sits down for an in-depth interview with alumnus, former lecturer and 2009 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics Willard Boyle

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Published on : 27 Nov 2009

From Pole to Pole: McGill’s Scientific Footprint

Think science is all about lab coats, test tubes, and Bunsen burners? Meet our Faculty researchers whose work takes them not only off campus, but out in the world.

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Published on : 27 Nov 2009

Science Students: A Special Ranking

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Published on : 27 Nov 2009

McGill graduate gives $1.2 million for fellowships in Science

Biotech diagnostics leader contributes to Campaign McGill’s historic momentum

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Published on : 27 Nov 2009

Introducing: BoarCroc, RatCroc, DogCroc, DuckCroc and PancakeCroc

Five ancient crocs, one with teeth like boar tusks and another with a snout like a duck's bill, have been discovered in the Sahara by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Paul Sereno and McGill Professor Hans Larsson.

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Published on : 19 Nov 2009