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Astronomers find fast-spinning 'clocks in the sky' using gaming tech

Published: 11Sep2017

The discovery was made using radio telescopes at the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) in the Netherlands. Ziggy Pleunis, co-author of the findings published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, who is...

Message from Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier on the passing of Chancellor Emerita Gretta Chambers

Published: 9Sep2017

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our Chancellor Emerita, Gretta Chambers. On behalf of the McGill University community, I extend my condolences to her family and pay homage to the...

Canada's largest radio telescope unveiled in British Columbia

Published: 8Sep2017

The radio telescope is a joint project of scientists from Canadian universities including the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, McGill University and the National Research...

Expert: Montreal pitch as Amazon’s 2nd headquarters

Published: 8Sep2017

“Wanted: A place with a million people, a diverse population, good schools and malleable lawmakers. Room to accommodate up to 50,000 workers. Canadian provinces also welcome to apply.” (New York...

Meeting a microbe in the morning or in the evening: is it all the same?

Published: 8Sep2017

Does the time of day matter when our body is infected by a parasite? According to new research from McGill University, it matters a great deal.

Why linguists watched the same season of 'Big Brother' for 6 years

Published: 7Sep2017

"New scientific developments may explain your friend's irritating British accent she picked up after studying abroad in London. McGill University linguist Morgan Sonderegger and colleagues Max Bane...

Can war games help us avoid real-world conflict?

Published: 7Sep2017

It's all been choreographed by Jim Wallman and Prof Rex Brynen, of McGill University, in Montreal, who has also done these kind of games with the US military. Prof Brynen says in recent years there...

Experts: Hurricane Irma

Published: 7Sep2017

“As a Category 5 with sustained winds of 185 miles per hour, Irma now ranks among the most powerful hurricanes (as measured by wind speed) ever recorded. Irma has sustained these 185 mph winds for...

Experts: Dreamers and DACA in the US

Published: 7Sep2017

“As 15 states and Washington DC filed suit against Donald Trump over the rescinding of protection for young people brought to the US illegally as children, House speaker Paul Ryan said such ...

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