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Big bangs: researchers uncover secrets of deadly supervolcanoes

McGill and UBC scientists explain process that can turn ordinary eruptions into global climatic disasters

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Published on : 29 May 2008

Two McGill doctoral students named Trudeau Scholars

Trudeau Foundation scholarships awarded to Geography and Political Science researchers

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Published on : 29 May 2008

McGill researchers net $30.5M in NSERC funding

Grants and scholarships to fund cutting-edge research in natural sciences and engineering

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Published on : 26 May 2008

Frigid gazing


A six-storey-high telescope at the South Pole could help unravel how the Universe evolved through its mid-life period. Matt Dobbs, a young cosmologist who has gone to the ends of the Earth to understand the mid-life evolution of the universe, is part of a seven university group that built, and is now operating, the largest-ever telescope at the South Pole.

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Published on : 25 May 2008

Frogs and salamanders and a common ancestor, oh my!

Researchers find missing evolutionary link between frogs and salamanders

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Published on : 22 May 2008

Still, a big rat

The largest rodent ever recorded might not have been as monstrous as was first suggested, a McGill scientist claims.

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Published on : 20 May 2008

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

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

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

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