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McGill law professor elected president of the Royal Society of Canada

Biology professor named to head RSC’s Academy of Science

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Published on : 20 Nov 2008

Mini-Science 2008 now in France for the Fête de la science 2008

Until November 23, 2008, in association with Canal Savoir and Canal U, select Mini-Science 2008 lectures are being telecast in France during the Fête de la science 2008 on the theme of Ciel et Terre (Sky and Earth).

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Published on : 19 Nov 2008

Worker ants of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your fertility

McGill researchers prove Darwin right about how evolution can affect a whole group

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Published on : 19 Nov 2008

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