T. rex was a champion walker, super-efficient at lower speeds

Published: 13 May 2020

While smaller dinosaurs needed speed, huge predators like T. rex were optimized for energy-efficient walking, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.

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

Published: 21 February 2020

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...

Artificial turf crumb rubber leaches environmental toxins

Published: 25 November 2019

New research spearheaded by scientists at McGill University reports that exposing chicken embryos, a model of higher vertebrate development, to leachate from crumb rubber used for example in...

An ancient snake's cheekbone sheds light on evolution of modern snake skulls

Published: 20 November 2019

New research from a collaboration between Argentinian and University of Alberta and McGill University palaeontologists adds a new piece to the puzzle of snake evolution....

What a 66M-year old forest fire reveals about dinosaurs

Published: 5 June 2014

As far back as the time of the dinosaurs, 66 million years ago, forests recovered from fires in the same manner they do today, according to a team of researchers from McGill University and the...


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