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"Food for Thought" Launches Today!

Wed, 2014-01-22 07:17

"Food for Thought" launches at exactly noon today! At 12:00 you can log on and watch the first lecture. The course is totally free but you have to register. We now have over 20,000 students registered in 150 countries.


https://www.edx.org/course/mcgillx/mcgillx-chem181x-food-thought-1213

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Online course offers Food for Thought on ever-changing information

Fri, 2014-01-17 05:16

What is it like to teach a class of more than 20,000 students? I don’t know, but I’m about to find out. Colleagues David Harpp and Ariel Fenster and I have been selected to offer McGill’s first “massive open online course,” known in the trade as a MOOC.

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CTV Montreal: Dr. Joe Schwarcz on the dangers of E.coli

Thu, 2014-01-16 05:22

Many strains of E.coli are necessary for human digestion, but O157:H7 can be deadly.

 

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Redpath Museum Excellence (REDME) Award

Tue, 2014-01-14 15:35

The Redpath Museum is pleased to announce a new award for undergraduate students:

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New Year's News!!!

Mon, 2014-01-06 15:19



We are pleased to announce that we now have an “App” both for Apple and Android devices so that the McGill Office for Science and Society’s nifty and sometimes quirky science can always be at your fingertips. The Apps are free and can be downloaded here:

 

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CSI: Dr. Oz’s Questionable Wizardry

Sun, 2013-12-29 12:46

SKEPTICAL INQUIRER: Miracles are pretty rare events. Except on television’s Dr. Oz Show, where they appear with astonishing frequency. Oz of course doesn’t claim to raise the dead or part the Red Sea, but he does raise people’s hopes of parting with their flab. And he’s certainly not shy about flinging the word miracle about. But it seems miracles fade as quickly as they appear.

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Soup and Science

Mon, 2014-01-13 (All day) - Fri, 2014-01-17 (All day)
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
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Undergraduate science students: Learn about cutting-edge research over lunch with cool profs. Soup and Science starts at 11:30 AM each day, January 13 - 17, 2014. Come for the soup; stay for the science!

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McGill astronomers earn spot on list of 2013 Top 10 breakthroughs

Wed, 2013-12-18 18:41

Physics World cites work by South Pole Telescope team

Scientists in McGill’s Astrophysics group have been honoured in Physics World magazine’s list of top 10 breakthroughs in physics for 2013.

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Deep-sea study reveals cause of 2011 tsunami

Fri, 2013-12-06 15:56

Drilling in Japan Trench by international scientific team finds unusually thin, slippery geological fault

The devastating tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku region in March 2011 was touched off by a submarine earthquake far more massive than anything geologists had expected in that zone.

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Prof. Niky Kamran, 2014 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize

Wed, 2013-12-04 14:06

Congratulations to Prof. Niky Kamran (Department of Mathematics and Statistics) for receiving the 2014 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize, Canada's premier prize in mathematics. Professor Kamran's achievements lie in the areas of analysis and differential geometry. The prize citation highlights both his work on the topic of exterior differential systems and his contributions to the mathematical analysis of the Einstein equations of general relativity.

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