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Forget the antioxidants? McGill researchers cast doubt on role of free radicals in aging

Some organisms live longer when their ability to rid themselves of free radicals is partially disabled

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Published on : 17 Feb 2009

Climate change and society: It's time to go further

On Feb. 18, The Global Environmental and Climate Change Centre (GEC3) will present a free public lecture by Prof. O’Brien.

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Published on : 12 Feb 2009

Mini-Science 2009: registration is SOLD OUT

Mini-Science 2009 TO INFINITY AND BEYOND: SPACE, STARS & THE UNIVERSE. SOLD OUT! Registration is now closed. To be placed on a short waiting list please register online or telephone 514-398-8886

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Published on : 11 Feb 2009

Leading McGill researchers showcase their work at inaugural exhibition

Science fair presents 24 researchers and their groundbreaking discoveries

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Published on : 05 Feb 2009

SeRIOus about Innovation: Research Innovation Office newsletter

RIO, the Research Innovation Office of the Faculty of Science, is pleased to offer its most recent newsletter online, with a focus on copyright and open-source software.

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Published on : 03 Feb 2009

The geography of hope: we need to move from despair to optimism

Acclaimed Canadian author Chris Turner to deliver annual McGill School of Environment Lecture

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Published on : 29 Jan 2009

Effects of rural depopulation

When communities are broken apart by migration towards towns and cities, rural life suffers. But now, researchers have revealed that biodiversity can also be affected when humans move away. Aerin Jacob, a biologist at McGill University, and her team discovered that as people leave an area, one dominant habitat comes to take over from the diverse mosaic of human-maintained landscapes.

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Published on : 23 Jan 2009

McGill marks landmark Darwin year: Events and experts for 150th anniversary of "On the Origin of Species" and 200th birthday of Charles Darwin

Events and experts for 150th anniversary of "On the Origin of Species" and 200th birthday of Charles Darwin

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Published on : 22 Jan 2009

Books and Beakers, January 25: discover current scholarship and research in Arts and Science

Books and Beakers highlights current scholarship and research in Arts and Science. Topics include ultrafast laser spectroscopy, transatlantic modernism, how human land-use affects global ecosystems and climate... and more. Then, the discovery continues during informal discussion with the professors over light snacks.

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Published on : 21 Jan 2009

Science events at McGill Open House

The Faculty of Science will offer many exciting events during McGill Open House.

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Published on : 19 Jan 2009

Arts, Science Freshman students: info session on choosing your program

Do you have questions about choosing your departmental program? Are you entering U1 in the 2009-2010 academic year? The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science are hosting an information session for freshman students - read more here.

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Published on : 19 Jan 2009

Our faces, not just our ears "hear" speech: McGill study

Neural processing of speech involves somatosensory input

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Published on : 19 Jan 2009

Debunking myths doesn't zap sci-fi's fun

McGill University's Freaky Fridays program, a series of science lectures followed by film screenings, is here to demystify science, dispel some of its more pervasive myths, and keep us terrified of an approaching scientific apocalypse. Started in 2006, the now-monthly series is organized by Ingrid Birker, McGill's science outreach co-ordinator.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2009

Welcome Sara -- McGill's oldest teenager

Sara is a Triceratopsian dinosaur that lived in Eastend, southern Saskatchewan, just over 65 million years ago. She was probably a teenager when she died but if she had lived to adulthood she would have weighed 10 tonnes. Excavated by the McGill vertebrate paleontology field course led by Dr. Hans Larsson, and then reconstructed in the Redpath Museum, Sara's skull measures close to 5 metres.

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Published on : 08 Jan 2009