New research pavilion will advance understanding of extreme weather events and ecosystem effects

Published: 29 August 2022

The new Adaptable Earth Observation System (AEOS) research facility at the Gault Nature Reserve in Mont-Saint-Hilaire is open for business for those conducting cutting-edge research on extreme...

Greenland’s Indigenous population favours extracting and exporting sand from melting ice sheet

Published: 18 August 2022

A national survey of close to 1000 adults in Greenland (where approximately 90% of the population is Indigenous) conducted by a McGill University-led research team has found that a surprisingly...

No 'Safe Space' for 12 key ocean species on North American West Coast

Published: 28 July 2022

For the generations who grew up watching Finding Nemo, it might not come as a surprise that the North American West Coast has its own version of the underwater ocean highway – the California...

The tiny bodies of bats allow perfect balance between flight costs and heat dissipation

Published: 21 July 2022

Many mammal species living in cold climates tend to have large bodies and short limbs to reduce heat loss – a general pattern known as Bergmann’s rule. However, bats are the exception to the rule,...

The secret lives of Darwin's finches reveal daily commutes the equivalent of 30 soccer fields

Published: 8 June 2022

Using radio transmitters, scientists have gained new insights into the behaviour of medium ground finches in the Galapagos Islands. A study led by McGill University researchers reveals daily...

Experts: Quebec summer forecast calls for heat, humidity and severe thunderstorms

Published: 1 June 2022

A hot, "unstable and sticky" summer awaits Quebecers, according to The Weather Network, which predicts periods of abundant heat, often followed by severe thunderstorms. This will be the "fifth...

Research briefs: Origami-inspired design and why mice fear bananas

Published: 24 May 2022

Here are some interesting new stories from McGill University Media Relations:

Exposure to wildfires increases risk of cancer

Published: 10 May 2022

A new study from McGill University finds higher incidence of lung cancer and brain tumors in people exposed to wildfires. The study, which tracks over two million Canadians over a period of 20...

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