science and technology

Canadian astronomers determine Earth’s fingerprint in hopes of finding habitable planets beyond the Solar System

Published: 28Aug2019

Two McGill University astronomers have assembled a “fingerprint” for Earth, which could be used to identify a planet beyond our Solar System capable of supporting life.

Glitch in Neutron Star Reveals Its Hidden Secrets

Published: 12Aug2019

If parts of the neutron star interior start to move outwards, the star spins faster. This is called a “glitch,” and it’s providing astronomers with a brief insight into what lies within these...

Puzzling shapes: unlocking the mysteries of plant cell morphology 

Published: 8Aug2019

The discovery of the mechanics and molecular mechanism that dictate cell shape formation in plants by a team of McGill researchers offers new clues about the fundamental processes governing tissue...

Newly discovered Labrador fossils give clues about ancient climate

Published: 2Aug2019

The discovery of fossilized plants in Labrador, Canada, by a team of McGill directed paleontologists provides the first quantitative estimate of the area’s climate during the Cretaceous period, a...

Government of Canada Promotes Equity and Invests in Discovery Research at McGill

Published: 11Jul2019

In conjunction with a $35 million research funding announcement to support 128 researchers through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Discovery Grants program...

McGill University’s Centre of Genomics and Policy Receives Funding to Create Ethics and Governance Resources for the Human Cell Atlas Initiative

Published: 11Jun2019

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, and the Klarman Family Foundation today announced $468,860 in collaborative funding to support ethical...

Detecting bacteria in space

Published: 22May2019

Scientists at the University of Montreal and McGill University have pioneered and tested a new genomic methodology which reveals a complex bacterial ecosystem at work on the International Space...

Widespread permafrost degradation seen in high Arctic terrain

Published: 22May2019

Rapid changes in terrain are taking place in Canada’s high Arctic polar deserts due to increases in summer air temperatures.

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