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Fifteen McGill researchers and scholars honoured by the Royal Society of Canada

Published: 6Sep2022

Today, The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced 102 new Fellows and 54 new Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists. Among the 2022 cohort are fifteen McGill researchers...

Spiders caught in a web of Internet lies

Published: 1Sep2022

It’s no secret that the internet and social media fuel rampant spread of misinformation in many areas of life. A collective of researchers, including Catherine Scott, Postdoctoral Fellow in McGill...

The tiny bodies of bats allow perfect balance between flight costs and heat dissipation

Published: 21Jul2022

Many mammal species living in cold climates tend to have large bodies and short limbs to reduce heat loss – a general pattern known as Bergmann’s rule. However, bats are the exception to the rule,...

$26.5 million for McGill Research from NSERC Discovery Research Programs

Published: 23Jun2022

Asked to list the most earthquake prone countries, few people would earmark Canada. Yet, in 2021, Natural Resources Canada identified 46 earthquakes, which registered between 1.8 and 5.3 magnitude...

Compulsive exercise is a socially acceptable prison cell

Published: 15Mar2022

Compulsive exercise (CE) gets little attention, despite being a fairly common and serious condition. There is no universally recognized definition of compulsive exercise, though it involves being...

Stemming the tide of invasive species

Published: 11Mar2022

Ballast water release from ocean vessels has introduced hundreds of invasive species to coastal ecosystems worldwide, causing major disruptions to fisheries and biodiversity. Attempts to control...

Face masks impair nonverbal communication between individuals

Published: 21Feb2022

Since the onset of the worldwide pandemic, face masks have been widely adopted to control the spread of COVID-19. While masks are critical for mitigating disease contagion, they hide parts of our...

Do emotions impact decisions on punishment in the context of crime?

Published: 7Feb2022

Anger is a key emotion in understanding public opinion towards crime and punishment: it is frequently mobilized in public discourse and is elicited by specific incidents. But what role do emotions...

Caucasian households in U.S. emit most carbon despite greater energy efficiency

Published: 22Nov2021

Residential energy use represents roughly one-fifth of annual greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. A team of researchers led by McGill University has used data from 60 million individual...

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