science

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

Published: 24May2022

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

Martha Crago Awarded the German Order of Merit

Published: 22Mar2022

On March 22, Martha Crago, Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation, was presented with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. The award was handed over by...

McGill Engineering youth outreach program awarded NSERC PromoScience grant

Published: 9Jun2021

Education that changes outcomes for whole communities—that’s the aim of the project, Engineering Engagement in School Curricula: Multi-year Design-thinking Projects for Indigenous and Marginalized...

Federal government announces 17 Canada Research Chairs for McGill

Published: 12Jan2022

Plastics, textiles, and electronics have revolutionized our modern world, but their massive production has led to the accumulation of non-biodegradable and toxic wastes. This is a problem McGill...

Patently harmful: fewer female inventors a problem for women’s health

Published: 6Jul2021

"Necessity is the father of invention," but where is its mother? According to a new study published in Science, fewer women hold biomedical patents, leading to a reduced number of patented...

Origin of a complex life form revealed

Published: 2Sep2020

Researchers from McGill University have revealed the steps by which two very distinct organisms – bacteria and carpenter ants – have come to depend on one another for survival to become a single...

Keeping the beat – it’s all in your brain

Published: 1Sep2020

How do people coordinate their actions with the sounds they hear? This basic ability, which allows people to cross the street safely while hearing oncoming traffic, dance to new music or perform...

Greater local earthworm diversity in temperate regions than in the tropics

Published: 24Oct2019

Surprisingly, in any single location, there are typically more earthworms and more earthworm species found in temperate regions than in the tropics, according to a study published this week in...

Interactive map shows nature’s contributions to people

Published: 10Oct2019

Nature supports people in critical ways, often at a highly local level. A wild bee buzzes through a farm, pollinating vegetables as it goes. Nearby, wetlands remove chemicals from the farm’s runoff...

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