Secrets of a Hot Saturn and its Spotted Star Unlocked by McGill, Université de Montréal Astronomers

Published: 9 January 2024

Exoplanets, planets located beyond our Solar System, captivate both scientists and the public, holding the promise of unveiling diverse planetary systems and potentially habitable worlds. Despite...

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...

Expert: World's largest active volcano erupts in Hawaii

Published: 29 November 2022

Early Tuesday, lava is shooting 100 feet to 200 feet (30 to 60 metres) into the air as Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, erupts for the first time in nearly 40 years. (CTV) ...

The global ocean out of balance

Published: 10 November 2021

Surprising as it sounds, all life forms in the ocean, from small krill to large tuna, seem to obey a simple mathematical law that links an organism’s abundance to its body size. For example,...

Sea level rise: rapid and unstoppable unless Paris Agreement targets met

Published: 16 September 2022

Image Caption: The Mackenzie River Delta on the Beaufort Sea, a low-lying region in the Canadian Arctic that is vulnerable to rising seas in a warming climate. CREDIT: Nadia and Harold Gomez

Diet restricted size of hunter-gatherer societies

Published: 8 November 2021

Short growing seasons limited the possible size of hunter-gatherer societies by forcing people to rely on meat, according to a recent study by a team of international researchers, including McGill...

Hidden magma pools pose eruption risks that we can’t yet detect

Published: 31 May 2021

Scientists’ ability to estimate eruption risks is largely reliant on knowing where pools of magma are stored, deep in the Earth’s crust. But what happens if the magma can’t be spotted?

Experts: Earth Day | April 22

Published: 20 April 2021

Earth Day, celebrated annually on 22 April, will again see more than 1 billion people participating in activities around the world to draw attention to the urgency of the climate crisis and...

Experts: Mars 2020’s Perseverance landing in Jezero Crater

Published: 19 February 2021

NASA’s science rover Perseverance, the most advanced astrobiology laboratory ever sent to another world, streaked through the Martian atmosphere on Thursday, February 18 and landed safely on the...

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