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Why are some birds more intelligent than others?

Published: 1Aug2022

If you’ve ever seen a starling peck open a garbage bag or a grackle steal your dog pellets, you get a sense that some birds have learned to take advantage of new feeding opportunities – a clear...

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

Published: 28Jul2022

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: 21Jul2022

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,...

No pain, no gain? How the brain chooses between pain and profit

Published: 20Jul2022

Imagine having to choose over and over between what you enjoy doing and the pain that it might cause you, whether physical or emotional. If you live with conditions such as depression, anxiety, or...

A new tool for understanding the relationship between land tenure security and sustainable development

Published: 18Jul2022

Sustainable agricultural practices require considerable investments, and smallholder famers may not realize gains for years. Without secure land tenure, they lack incentive to invest in long-term...

Astronomers detect a radio “heartbeat” billions of light-years from Earth

Published: 13Jul2022

Astronomers at McGill University, MIT and elsewhere have detected a strange and persistent radio signal from a far-off galaxy, that appears to be flashing with surprising regularity. Classified as...

Meeting the climate crisis with resilience and collaborative action

Published: 14Jul2022

McGill undergraduates have a unique opportunity to expand their climate science literacy and acquire tools for taking action to reduce the impacts of the unfolding climate crisis....

The Redpath Museum moves outdoors this summer

Published: 14Jul2022

Enjoy the beautiful summer weather and join the Redpath Museum outdoors to see and touch specimens from their natural history and world cultures collections. Fossils, skulls, minerals, ancient...

Outdoor fun with the Redpath Museum: Minerals and hieroglyphs

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Enjoy the beautiful summer weather and join the Redpath Museum outdoors to see and touch specimens from their natural history and world cultures collections. Fossils, skulls, minerals... you never...

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