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McGill physicists to help launch world's most powerful particle accelerator

Vast physics experiment will recreate conditions in the Universe just after the Big Bang

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Published on : 04 Sep 2008

CFCAS and McGill announce new air quality and climate change research

Research part of efforts to help Canada mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change

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Published on : 26 Aug 2008

Indigenous community in Panama to see carbon payments from forest conservation

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), the Panama-based branch of the Smithsonian Institution, will offset its carbon dioxide emissions by working with an indigenous community to conserve forests and reforest degraded lands with native tree species. The agreement was announced Sunday.

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Published on : 21 Aug 2008

A swim against tides to find Franklin's lost ships

Canadian researchers begin their efforts to find the remains of Sir John Franklin's catastrophic 1845 expedition, in a project that combines the historical romanticism associated with past explorers and the emerging importance of 21st-century polar science.

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Published on : 16 Aug 2008

Sing me something smart

When shopping for a mate, female zebra finches might choose males with the sweetest song because singing ability advertises intellectual prowess. Neeltje Boogert of McGill University found that the males who sang the most complex melodies were also quicker at solving a problem to find food.

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Published on : 15 Aug 2008

Rocking the Science World

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated a 15-kilometre stretch of Nova Scotia coastline as a world heritage site.

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Published on : 21 Jul 2008

Brains apart: the real difference between the sexes

Research is revealing that male and female brains are built from markedly different genetic blueprints, which create numerous anatomical differences.

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Published on : 21 Jul 2008

TV broadcasts: Mini-Science 2008

Until August 31, select lectures from Mini-Science 2008 are being broadcast on Canal Savoir. Learn about ecology, evolution, and extinction from world-class experts.

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Published on : 21 Jul 2008

Men and women programmed differently when it comes to temptation: McGill researchers

Temptation may be everywhere, but it's how the different sexes react to flirtation that determines the effect it will have on their relationships.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2008

Science advice in the public interest

A blue-ribbon scientific panel has waved a yellow flag in front of a rapidly expanding number of products containing nanomaterials, cautioning that the tiny substances might be able to penetrate cells and interfere with biological processes.

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Published on : 10 Jul 2008

McGill study shatters myths about postmenopausal pain during sex

Using hormone replacement therapy to alleviate painful sexual intercourse in post-menopausal women is not effective for a significant proportion of sufferers, according to a review study by McGill doctoral candidate Alina Kao

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Published on : 10 Jul 2008

McGill professor joins leadership of national synchrotron research facility

Mark Sutton, Ernest Rutherford Professor of Physics, named Vice-Chair of Canadian Light Source

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Published on : 10 Jul 2008

Einstein is 'relatively' right, yet again

Taking advantage of a unique cosmic configuration, McGill researchers have measured an effect predicted by Albert Einstein's theory of General Relativity in the extremely strong gravity of a pair of superdense neutron stars.

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Published on : 07 Jul 2008

Eleven McGillians appointed to Order of Canada

Governor General Michaëlle Jean recently announced 75 new appointments to the Order of Canada, including a number of recipients with significant McGill connections.

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Published on : 04 Jul 2008