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New report on protecting democratic expression online | Public Policy Forum

Published: 3Feb2021

Supported by the Max Bell School's Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy, the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression has released a new report detailing six recommendations to enable...

Biodiversity is its own catalyst – to a point

Published: 3Feb2021

For decades, scientists have wrestled with rival theories to explain how interactions between species, like competition, influence biodiversity. Tracking microbial life across the planet,...

COVID-19: CIRM is still active!

Published: 21Apr2020

In these times of physical distancing, the public sphere is going digital and becoming a space of solidarity to which CIRM hopes to contribute in its own way.

LSD may offer viable treatment for certain mental disorders

Published: 26Jan2021

Researchers from McGill University have discovered, for the first time, one of the possible mechanisms that contributes to the ability of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) to increase social...

CIRM-McConnell Professor of Practice appointed to Canada’s Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Open Government

Published: 26Jan2021

Ana Brandusescu is one of four new Civil Society Members to join Canada’s Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Open Government for the next two years, and will be representing the McGill Centre for...

Methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells underestimated

Published: 20Jan2021

Bubbles of methane gas in water around an unplugged oil/gas well in Pennsylvania. CREDIT: Mary Kang

Discovery of new praying mantis species from the time of the dinosaurs

Published: 19Jan2021

Artist’s interpretation of Labradormantis guilbaulti in liftoff among the leaves of a sycamore tree, Labrador, around 100 million years ago. The interpretation is based on fossils (for the wings)...

A ‘super-puff’ planet like no other

Published: 18Jan2021

The core mass of the giant exoplanet WASP-107b is much lower than what was thought necessary to build up the immense gas envelope surrounding giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn, according to a...

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