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A tough nut to crack

Virginie Millien, professor and curator of paleontology and zoology at the Redpath Museum, comments in The Gazette on why Montreal squirrels are grey while Toronto and Ottawa squirrels are black.

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Published on : 17 May 2008

China quake a new skirmish in an old battle

John Stix, an earthquake expert at McGill, comments in the Los Angeles Times on the earthquake that struck central China on Monday.

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Published on : 14 May 2008

Breastfeeding may boost IQ

Children who were breastfed exclusively for the first three months of life or longer scored nearly six points higher on IQ tests at the age of 6 than children who weren't breastfed exclusively, McGill researchers have found.

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Published on : 13 May 2008

Suburban housing is no good for frogs

McGill's David Green comments in La Presse on how residential construction is endangering the ongoing existence of the Western Chorus Frog.

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Published on : 12 May 2008

The Mont-Saint-Hilaire legacy: McGill celebrates 50 years of involvement

Neighbours, friends, and former employees at the Gault reserve's Centre de la Nature celebrated the 50th anniversary of this unique and irreplaceable site.

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Published on : 12 May 2008

Webcasts: Mini-Science 2008

Lectures from Mini-Science 2008 are now available via webcast. Learn about ecology, evolution, and extinction from world-class experts.

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Published on : 09 May 2008

Addressing the ball, positively


There might be help for golfers who routinely beat themselves up over poor shots and bad putting. It comes in a video game called Matrix developed by Dr. Mark Baldwin, a psychologist at McGill.

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Published on : 08 May 2008

Child abuse may ‘mark’ genes in the brains of suicide victims

Landmark study shows how environment affects genes in brains of men who killed themselves

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Published on : 06 May 2008

Chemistry prof's tricks provide the ideal mix

Ariel Fenster uses public lectures, radio and television and a full-scale stage show to debunk and demystify everything from the chemistry of love to the pros and cons of plastics and vitamins and the economic and ethical debate over biofuels.

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Published on : 06 May 2008

McGill study links breastfeeding to increased intelligence

Prolonged and exclusive nursing improves children’s cognitive development

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Published on : 05 May 2008

Fewer strokes for focused folks

Stress-busting video game shows promise for golfers

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Published on : 05 May 2008

'Evolutionary Applications'

Professor Graham Bell from McGill University and Dr. Sinéad Collins from University of Edinburgh, co-author the journal "Evolutionary Applications" inaugural article "Adaptation, extinction and global change."

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Published on : 01 May 2008

Physical activity, healthy eating and BMI not linked in older teens: study

Results from under-researched 15- to 18-year-old group challenge established assumptions

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Published on : 30 Apr 2008

McGill launches “Best in the West” student award program

Alumni Dr. Richard and Carolina J. Walls give $1 million in science scholarship support for Western Canadians

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Published on : 30 Apr 2008