AI meets citizen science to unlock the nature of storytelling

Published: 23 January 2024

A new project led by McGill University researchers seeks to understand one of humanity’s oldest practices and most powerful tools—storytelling. From ancient oral traditions to modern-day literature...

Fighting the flu: The surprising power of a century-old vaccine for tuberculosis

Published: 22 February 2024

As Canada’s flu season collides with record strep A cases and ongoing COVID-19 concerns, a new study is shedding light on our understanding of respiratory immune responses. Scholars from the...

Uncertainty in measuring biodiversity change could hinder progress towards global targets for nature

Published: 16 February 2024

More than ever before, there is a growing interest in dedicating resources to stop the loss of biodiversity, as recently exemplified by the

Surprising new evidence on happiness and wealth

Published: 8 February 2024

Global polls typically show that people in industrialized countries where incomes are relatively high report greater levels of satisfaction with life than those in low-income countries....

Can hunger be eradicated by 2030?

Published: 22 February 2024

World hunger is growing at an alarming rate, with prolonged conflicts, climate change, and COVID-19 exacerbating the problem. In 2022, the World Food Programme helped a record 158 million people....

Energy poverty in Canada

Published: 20 February 2024

As many as one in five Canadian households can be considered to be in energy poverty, according to researchers from McGill University. Energy poverty occurs when households cannot afford or access...

Is it possible to predict when prejudice will occur?

Published: 22 February 2024

What if it were possible to use a scientific model to predict hate crimes, protests, or conflict? Researchers at McGill University and University of Toronto have begun the groundwork to develop a...

McGill researcher receives 2024 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship

Published: 20 February 2024

Today, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced the selection of 126 extraordinary early-career researchers as recipients of the 2024 Sloan Research Fellowship. Amongst the recipients is Courtney Y...

A new era in wound care

Published: 12 February 2024

Hydrogels are engineered materials, which absorb and retain water and are currently used in various medical treatments, including dressing wounds. The problem with current hydrogels is that they...

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