Faculty of Science news
With a few liberating swipes of their paws, a group of research rats freed trapped labmates and raised anew the possibility that empathy isn’t unique to humans and a few extra-smart animals, but is widespread in the animal world.
The researchers had previously thought that they would not see peak water for a set of glaciers supplying water to a population of several million for at least 10 or 20 years. However, the speed at which some glaciers are disappearing has been faster than predicted, said Michel Baraer of McGill University.
Users of game designed by McGill researchers contributing to analysis of DNA sequences Thousands of video game players have helped advance our understanding of the genetic basis of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, over the past year. They are the users of a web-based video game developed by Dr. Jérôme Waldispuhl of McGill's School of Computer Science and collaborator Mathieu Blanchette.
Twenty-five years have passed since the world was rocked by the nuclear accident at Chernobyl in Ukraine. Given that cancers attributable to the release of radioactive materials have a long latency period, the human toll, aside from the 30 or so immediate deaths among reactor staff and emergency workers, can only be estimated.
During this graduate interest group, various selected topics will be offered to students to discover many engaging working opportunities after graduation. Listen to various speakers and explore the world beyond the Roddick gates.
Diana Sharpe, a PhD student at McGill University in Montreal, received a Young Explorers Grant from National Geographic to investigate a tiny fish in Africa’s Lake Victoria that’s under tremendous pressure from humans. Here she describes her challenging work on the lake...
If there is human empathy, and no one really doubts that, there should be animal precursors. Charles Darwin predicted this in 1872, in his book The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, but few scientists have pursued the idea.
This graduate interest group will offer the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and the process behind turning science-based ideas into successful products.
The dust jacket may suggest a straightforward health guide, but break the binding on this book by Joe Schwarcz, a McGill University professor and Discovery Channel Canada regular, and you’ll find a livelier take on wellness.
"It's a bit like finding Justin Bieber when you thought you were at a Stones concert," - McGill astrophysicist Vicky Kaspi on a newly discovered bright young "ultra-luminous millisecond pulsar."