The world needs more empathy—here is how science can harness it

Published: 28 November 2023

In a world grappling with deep-seated division and social upheaval, empathy has become more critical than ever....

Unlocking the secret strength of marine mussels

Published: 27 November 2023

How do you create strong, yet quick-release connections between living and non-living tissues? This is a question that continues to puzzle bioengineers who aim to create materials that bond...

More than a meteorite: New clues about the demise of dinosaurs

Published: 24 November 2023

What wiped out the dinosaurs? A meteorite plummeting to Earth is only part of the story, a new study suggests. Climate change triggered by massive volcanic eruptions may have ultimately set the...

Q&A: How can Canada best meet its commitment to protecting 30% of its land by 2030?

Published: 22 November 2023

At last year’s COP15 conference in Montreal, the Government of Canada set the goal of conserving 30 percent of the country’s land and water by 2030.

Unlocking the impact of early-life adversity on brain function

Published: 21 November 2023

Do adults with a history of childhood trauma have altered brain responses to psychological challenges? Previous studies indicated that this can occur in laboratory animals, but it has been unclear...

McGill receives three Canada Excellence Research Chairs

Published: 16 November 2023

The results of the 2022 Canada Excellence Research Chairs competition were announced this morning at Simon Fraser University by the Honourable Terry Beech, Minister of Citizens’ Services. The...

How do temperature extremes influence the distribution of species?

Published: 14 November 2023

As the planet gets hotter, animal and plant species around the world will be faced with new, potentially unpredictable living conditions, which could alter ecosystems in unprecedented ways.

Eye-to-eye contact is rare but shapes our social behavior

Published: 8 November 2023

When speaking to one another, much of the communication occurs nonverbally – through body posture, hand gestures, and the eyes. Our eye gaze during conversations therefore reveals a wealth of...

Patients propose real world solutions to Quebec’s primary care crisis: report

Published: 7 November 2023

A new report shares patient-led solutions to help address the worsening primary care crisis in Quebec, where more than two million Quebecers have no assigned family doctor or nurse practitioner,...

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