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Galapagos finches yield new evolutionary insights

Scientists from McGill and UMass Amherst see the seeds of speciation in progress

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Published on : 13 Nov 2008

New research on Darwin's finches

Some of the latest research on Darwin's finches of the Galapagos Islands shows an unexpected pattern of natural selection that is allowing researchers a rare glimpse into what the early stages of speciation might look like. OEB Darwin fellow Andrew Hendry of McGill has a paper appearing in the current issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society.

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Published on : 11 Nov 2008

Trailblazing pain pioneer Ronald Melzack to be inducted into Medical Hall of Fame

Developed groundbreaking “McGill Pain Questionnaire” and gate-control theory of pain

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Published on : 10 Nov 2008

Trottier Symposium available as a webcast

Did you miss attending the Trottier Symposium in person? No problem, check out the webcast!

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Published on : 06 Nov 2008

Prof. H. Sleiman, winner of the Canadian Society for Chemistry's 2009 Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry

Congratulations to Dr. Hanadi Sleiman from the Department of Chemistry!

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Published on : 06 Nov 2008

Prof. G. Cosa, winner of the 2009 Inter-American Photochemical Society's Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to Dr. Gonzalo Cosa from the Department of Chemistry!

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Published on : 05 Nov 2008

Got a big question? Ask a Trottier Symposium panellist!

Got a big question? Need a big answer? Ask a Trottier Symposium panellist! Now is your chance to ask four of the world’s leading economists and biologists what economic theory and evolution have to say about human development and ethics.

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Published on : 29 Oct 2008

Researchers find state of matter that may extend Moore's Law

(New York Times): Researchers at McGill University have discovered a new state of matter that they say could greatly extend Moore's Law. The researchers say they've found a quasi-three-dimensional electron crystal that could enable them to harness quantum physics to make increasingly small computer chips. (see link for full story)

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Published on : 25 Oct 2008

McGill physicists discover new state of matter

Canadian physicists say they have discovered a previously unknown state of matter that could have a momentous impact on creation of new electronic devices. McGill University researchers say the new state of matter, a quasi-three- dimensional electron crystal, is a material very much like those used in the fabrication of modern transistors.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2008

Earlier global warming produced a whole new form of life

Researchers discover “giant” magnetofossils from microorganisms that thrived 55 million years ago

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Published on : 23 Oct 2008

McGill physicists find a new state of matter in a "transistor"

Could previously unknown type of electron crystal help the future of electronics?

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Published on : 21 Oct 2008

Ancient microbes made giant magnets

Scientists have unearthed giant magnetic fossils, the remnants of microbes buried in 55-million-year-old sediment. The growth of these unusual structures during a period of massive global warming provides clues about how climate change might alter the behaviour of organisms. Dirk Schumann of McGill and his colleagues found the fossils in sediment taken from a borehole in Ancora, New Jersey.

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Published on : 21 Oct 2008

Steven Pinker lecture available as a webcast

Dr. Steven Pinker's October 17 keynote address for the 2008 Faculty of Science Undergraduate Research Conference, is now available as a webcast, along with the URC prize ceremony.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2008

What is the Origin of Ethics?

Expert economists and evolutionary biologists debate the foundations of our moral instinct at the 2008 Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium

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Published on : 15 Oct 2008

Boning up on dinosaurs

Chantal Montreuil's dream was to work with animals - live ones, that is. But as a fossil technician at McGill University, it's her job to piece together the featured exhibit at this week's Meet the Triceratops event.

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Published on : 14 Oct 2008