Biology

CTV NEWS | Some dinosaurs were flying before there were birds, new research suggests

Published: 13Aug2020

Biologists now have a better idea of the origin of birds and the evolution of flight, two iconic events in the history of life on earth, thanks to work by a group of international scientists...

FRQS to fund new structural biology centre at McGill University

Published: 8Apr2020

The health sciences research arm of the Quebec government [Fonds de recherche du Québec – santé (FRQS)] today announced it will provide $2 million to assist in the establishment of the Centre de...

Fossilized wing gives clues about Labrador’s biodiversity during the Cretaceous

Published: 21Feb2020

A fossilised insect wing discovered in an abandoned mine in Labrador has led palaeontologists from McGill University and the University of Gdańsk to identify a new hairy cicada species that lived...

Are humans changing animal genetic diversity worldwide?

Published: 22Oct2019

Human population density and land use is causing changes in animal genetic diversity, according to researchers at McGill University....

Mapping global biodiversity change

Published: 17Oct2019

A new study, published in Science, which focuses on mapping biodiversity change in marine and land ecosystems shows that loss of biodiversity is most prevalent in the tropic, with changes in marine...

Big data reveals extraordinary unity underlying life’s diversity

Published: 7Oct2019

The diversity of life is staggering. From microscopic algae to elephants, life has devised countless ways to thrive in every environment on the planet. But while biologists have tended to focus on...

Earth Day Pop-up Exhibition

23Apr201914:00
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Rare Treasures of the Natural World in McGill’s Special Collections & Archives

Male guppies grow larger brains in response to predator exposure

Published: 4Jun2018

Male guppies exposed to predators in the wild or in captivity have heavier brains than those living in relatively predator-free conditions, according to new research published in the journal...

Borrowing a leaf from biology to preserve threatened languages

Published: 13Dec2017

One of the world’s 7,000 languages vanishes every other week, and half – including scores of indigenous North American languages -- might not survive the 21st century, experts say. To preserve as...

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