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Scientists identify key knowledge gaps in sustainability research

Published: 28Oct2019

The loss of biodiversity continues at an alarming rate despite decades of research and international policies setting out clear goals in the area. In an article published this week in Nature...

Mapping global biodiversity change

Published: 17Oct2019

A new study, published in Science, which focuses on mapping biodiversity change in marine and land ecosystems shows that loss of biodiversity is most prevalent in the tropic, with changes in marine...

IFLS | Astronomers Have Found An Incredible 8 More Repeating Fast Radio Bursts

Published: 16Aug2019

"There is definitely a difference between the sources, with some being more prolific than others," physicist Ziggy Pleunis of McGill University told Science Alert. "We already knew from FRB 121102...

Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole

Published: 10Apr2019

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today,...

SCIENCE MAG | Ultraviolet light could provide a powerful new source of green fuel

Published: 21Feb2019

Methanol—a colourless liquid that can be made from agricultural waste—has long been touted as a green alternative to fossil fuels. But it’s toxic and only has half the energy as the same volume of...

Men and women remember pain differently

Published: 10Jan2019

Scientists increasingly believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain—the number one health problem in both prevalence and burden—appears to be the memory of earlier pain. Research...

Tomislav Friščić awarded Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences

Published: 14Dec2018

Professor Tomislav Friščić is the recipient of the prestigious Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences for his exceptional contributions to Green Chemistry research in Canada. He is the third McGill...

When a city feels good, people take more risks

Published: 28Nov2018

What makes people take risks? Not stunt women or formula 1 drivers. Just ordinary people like you and me. Research published this week in PLOS ONE suggests that unexpected improvements in everyday...

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