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Impact Campus: Geo-engineering is a risky plan B

The planetary meteorological system is still too unknown for us to contemplate modifying its parameters, according to Jacques Derome, professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. He warns that premature application of geo-engineering is dangerous and could lead to unforeseen impacts. - Impact Campus

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Published on : 22 Sep 2009

McGill awarded over $100 million from Knowledge Infrastructure Program

Federal-provincial initiative enables four infrastructure enhancement programs

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Published on : 14 Sep 2009

Brenda Milner wins International Balzan Prize

About $1 million for her seminal work in cognitive neurosciences

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Published on : 08 Sep 2009

CBC: McGill neuroscientist wins $1M research prize

Prof. Brenda Milner has won the International Balzan Prize for 2009. The prize is one million Swiss francs, or about $1 million Cdn, for her groundbreaking research into cognitive neuroscience and how we remember. CBC, The Gazette

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Published on : 08 Sep 2009

Problems with emails sent from web pages

Emails sent from web pop-up forms on Sept 1 and 2 were undelivered. From approximately 11:30 am Sept. 1 to 4:30 pm Sept 2, emails sent using the spam-protected email form from many McGill web pages were not delivered, due to a technical problem. See the full message for details.

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Published on : 03 Sep 2009

Wired: Human size consistency baffles scientists

Evolutionary biologist Andrew Hendry of McGill University. Hendry and Queens University biologist Ann McKellar combed through the scientific literature on body size and length in more than 200 species, from insects to fish to birds and, of course, humans. The results were published Tuesday in Public Library of Science ONE and picked up by Wired News.

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Published on : 02 Sep 2009

Le Devoir: Pollution: in my neighbourhood and in yours

A McGill study shows that air quality on the Island of Montreal is better in Montréal-Nord than in Westmount or on the Plateau Mont-Royal.

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Published on : 20 Aug 2009

Maclean's: The quest to build a dinosaur

Scientists are working to bring dinosaurs back to life and they think they’re getting close. Paleontologist and scientific advisor to Jurassic Park Jack Horner has the vision, and McGill University paleontologist Hans Larsson is working to make it happen.

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Published on : 20 Aug 2009

PLoS Genetics: Walking on water?

McGill and University of Toronto scientists discover the gene that makes water striders glide across the water.

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Published on : 15 Aug 2009

Doing geography the Hmong way

Livelihoods and trade across the Vietnam-China border By Sarah Turner “Wow, China’s big eh!?” Chi exclaims. I’m humbled as a geography professor to witness the excitement on this young Hmong woman’s face when she sees for the very first time on a map where Vietnam is and how big China – 35km from where we’re standing – [...]

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Published on : 13 Aug 2009

Playing reindeer games in Lappland

By Sophine Johnsson Okay, you can come. You can bring one friend. I can’t tell you when, or where it will happen. I will be unreachable for the next month because there is no cell phone reception in the mountains. But maybe I will see you there, when it happens.” It was the most vague invitation I [...]

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Published on : 03 Aug 2009

A leafy legacy - The trees of McGill University

New publication about the more than fifty kinds of trees that grace McGill's downtown campus. Authored by Bronwyn Chester, the publication features two self-guided walking tours in booklet form. 7$, available at the Redpath Museum or the McGill Bookstore.

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Published on : 28 Jul 2009

Digging dinosaurs for credit

By Hans Larsson Huge tractors and seeders are parked along the gravel range roads in southern Saskatchewan. Its the middle of May, the snow is gone except for a few patches left in the valleys, and farmers are getting their crops into the ground for this seasons harvest. Im doing kind of the same thing. Ive [...]

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Published on : 14 Jul 2009