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CTV NEWS | Some dinosaurs were flying before there were birds, new research suggests

Published: 13Aug2020

Biologists now have a better idea of the origin of birds and the evolution of flight, two iconic events in the history of life on earth, thanks to work by a group of international scientists...

FRQS to fund new structural biology centre at McGill University

Published: 8Apr2020

The health sciences research arm of the Quebec government [Fonds de recherche du Québec – santé (FRQS)] today announced it will provide $2 million to assist in the establishment of the Centre de...

Fossilized wing gives clues about Labrador’s biodiversity during the Cretaceous

Published: 21Feb2020

A fossilised insect wing discovered in an abandoned mine in Labrador has led palaeontologists from McGill University and the University of Gdańsk to identify a new hairy cicada species that lived...

Big data reveals extraordinary unity underlying life’s diversity

Published: 7Oct2019

The diversity of life is staggering. From microscopic algae to elephants, life has devised countless ways to thrive in every environment on the planet. But while biologists have tended to focus on...

Are humans changing animal genetic diversity worldwide?

Published: 22Oct2019

Human population density and land use is causing changes in animal genetic diversity, according to researchers at McGill University....

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