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Will the "nanotrain" pass by Quebec?

Nanotechnology has the potential to transform the 21st century as profoundly as the car and the personal computer did for the 20th century.

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Published on : 21 Apr 2008

Dr Juli Atherton: outstanding doctoral thesis

Dr Juli Atherton was recently named one of two winners of the Statistical Society of Canada's 2007 Pierre Robillard Award. This award recognises the best doctoral thesis in probability or statistics defended at a Canadian university. Congratulations to Dr Atherton!

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Published on : 21 Apr 2008

McGill Experts: Global Food Crisis

The United Nations has described the current global food crisis as having reached emergency proportions. And many experts predict there will be no quick fix.

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Published on : 18 Apr 2008

Sudden "ecosystem flips" imperil world's poorest regions, say water experts

Canadian and Swedish researchers probe links between agriculture and environmental degradation like toxic algae blooms

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Published on : 02 Apr 2008

Knowing your stones

McGill geology professor, Robert Martin comments for a Gazette article on different types of building stone and what to look for in identifying types.

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Published on : 25 Mar 2008

The book that began invasion ecology

Anthony Ricciardi, an associate professor at the Redpath Museum, co-authors a review in Nature of Charles Elton's 50-year-old text "The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants" which founded a field and is now cited more than ever.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

Estrogen and memory

Research by Dr. Barbara Sherwin of the department of psychology at McGill is cited in an article on a connection between estrogen levels and memory loss in older women. Professor Sherwin also comments for the story.

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Published on : 18 Mar 2008

Leaky black holes

A new study hints that black holes might not be as good at keeping secrets as researchers have long thought. A pair of physicists, including McGill's Patrick Hayden, has reexamined the time it would take for information to potentially escape from inside a black hole.

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Published on : 17 Mar 2008

Mini-Science webcasts

Due to popular request, lectures from Mini-Science 2007: The Brain, which were originally broadcast on Canal Savoir, are now available as webcasts. This is a testament to the high quality of Mini-Science lectures and the public's interest in science!

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Published on : 07 Mar 2008

Profs. D. Zuroff and D. Moskowitz honoured by CPA

Congratulations to Professors David Zuroff and Debbie Moskowitz, whose contributions to Psychology have been recognized by the Canadian Psychological Association.

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Published on : 26 Feb 2008

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium: registration extended until March 7

The fifth Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium will take place April 3-4, 2008. To register, submit your abstract before the new deadline of midnight, Friday, March 7, 2008.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008

Are you a BSc or BA & Sc student who needs help choosing a program for next year?

The Science Office for Undergraduate Student Advising (SOUSA) is offering degree planning information sessions for Freshman students.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2008

Registration open for Mini-Science 2008

Registration is still open for Mini-Science 2008: Ecology, Evolution & Extinction. Come discover Mini-Science, where scientists provide up-to-date analysis and solutions! Seats are limited. Advance registration is required.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2008