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How a Fictional Racist Plot Made the Headlines and Revealed an American Truth

Published: 4Jan2018

Excerpt from Merve Emre's new book, Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America. She is an assistant professor of English at McGill.

Experts: Smog in Montreal

Published: 4Jan2018

“Officials in the city of Montreal have issued the latest of several smog alerts today and they hope to improve air quality by restricting the use of wood-burning appliances made popular after the...

McGill Professor helped coin the term 'Bomb Cyclone'

Published: 4Jan2018

McGill University meteorology professor John Gyakum, along with the revered late Massachusetts Institute of Technology meteorologist Fred Sanders, first coined the term in a paper they published in...

In a first, gravitational waves linked to neutron star crash

Published: 21Dec2017

That could mean the jets of high-speed radiation sent out by the explosion were not aimed directly at Earth, and were instead slightly off axis, says Daryl Haggard of McGill University, whose team...

Origins of photosynthesis in plants dated to 1.25 billion years ago

Published: 20Dec2017

The world’s oldest algae fossils are a billion years old, according to a new analysis by earth scientists at McGill University. Based on this finding, the researchers also estimate that the basis...

Using DNA strands to design new polymer materials

Published: 19Dec2017

McGill University researchers have chemically imprinted polymer particles with DNA strands – a technique that could lead to new materials for applications ranging from biomedicine to the promising...

A non-invasive method to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Published: 19Dec2017

Volume in brain region linked to physiological changes characteristic of AD...

A non-invasive method to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Published: 19Dec2017

New research has drawn a link between changes in the brain’s anatomy and biomarkers that are known to appear at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), findings that could one day provide...

Sensing a moment, Canadian scientists swing for the fences

Published: 19Dec2017

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan and McGill University’s Martha Crago attend a prebudget discussion with scientists and researchers at the Royal Ontario Museum in...

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