Faculty of Science news
By Mark Shainblum We make war, enslave our enemies and police the sexual behavior of others. Are we humans? No, explains McGill evolutionary biologist Ehab Abouheif, were ants. Abouheif didnt start his career in evolutionary biology with a burning desire to study ants. In fact, as a PhD candidate at Stony Brook University in Long Island, his [...]
Kudos to Gonzalo Cosa, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, who has been named a co-winner of the European Society for Photobiology's (ESPs) Young Investigator Award.
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
Prof. Brenda Milner has won the International Balzan Prize for 2009. The prize is one million Swiss francs, or about $1 million Cdn, for her groundbreaking research into cognitive neuroscience and how we remember. CBC, The Gazette
Emails sent from web pop-up forms on Sept 1 and 2 were undelivered. From approximately 11:30 am Sept. 1 to 4:30 pm Sept 2, emails sent using the spam-protected email form from many McGill web pages were not delivered, due to a technical problem. See the full message for details.
Evolutionary biologist Andrew Hendry of McGill University. Hendry and Queens University biologist Ann McKellar combed through the scientific literature on body size and length in more than 200 species, from insects to fish to birds and, of course, humans. The results were published Tuesday in Public Library of Science ONE and picked up by Wired News.
Scientists are working to bring dinosaurs back to life and they think they’re getting close. Paleontologist and scientific advisor to Jurassic Park Jack Horner has the vision, and McGill University paleontologist Hans Larsson is working to make it happen.
Livelihoods and trade across the Vietnam-China border By Sarah Turner “Wow, China’s big eh!?” Chi exclaims. I’m humbled as a geography professor to witness the excitement on this young Hmong woman’s face when she sees for the very first time on a map where Vietnam is and how big China – 35km from where we’re standing – [...]
By Sophine Johnsson Okay, you can come. You can bring one friend. I can’t tell you when, or where it will happen. I will be unreachable for the next month because there is no cell phone reception in the mountains. But maybe I will see you there, when it happens.” It was the most vague invitation I [...]
New publication about the more than fifty kinds of trees that grace McGill's downtown campus. Authored by Bronwyn Chester, the publication features two self-guided walking tours in booklet form. 7$, available at the Redpath Museum or the McGill Bookstore.
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 [...]