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....

M87* One Year Later: Proof of a persistent black hole shadow

Published: 19 January 2024

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, including Professor Daryl Haggard at McGill University, has released new images of M87*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy...

Stuck in traffic: Researchers identify cellular traffic jams in a rare disease

Published: 10 January 2024

Researchers from McGill University, led by Professor Alanna Watt of the Department of Biology, have identified previously unknown changes in brain cells affected by a neurological disease. Their...

How does one species become many?

Published: 8 January 2024

Evolutionary biologists have long suspected that the diversification of a single species into multiple descendent species – that is, an “adaptive radiation” – is the result of each species adapting...

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.

Searching for signs of alien life in our own solar system

Published: 13 July 2023

Scientists have long been captivated by the possibility of discovering evidence for extraterrestrial life in the universe. While many of the world’s largest telescopes are pointed toward distant...

What areas should Canada protect to save species at risk of extinction? 

Published: 5 April 2023

At the recent COP 15 conference in Montreal, Canada committed to protecting 30% of its land by 2030, but which areas are most crucial to protect for at-risk species such as the spotted turtles? In...

Cutting down on social media to improve teens and young adults’ body image  

Published: 5 April 2023

Teens in North America are spending several hours per day on screens, and there’s growing concern over how social media may affect their mental health.

One step closer to developing a potentially ultraprotective sunscreen from our own melanin

Published: 8 May 2023

A new discovery about the structure of melanin has brought scientists one step closer to developing a new, potentially ultra-protective sunscreen derived from a biological substance found in nearly...

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