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Critical information missing in fight to save wildlife

Published: 8Sep2016

With global temperatures continuing to rise at an alarming rate, predictions for the impact of climate change on plants and wildlife must improve to give scientists a clearer picture of which...

The father effect

Published: 8Oct2015

Discovery of how environmental memories may be transmitted from a man to his grandchildren

Perceived threat: Aboriginals and visible minorities

Published: 16Sep2015

Canadian cities that have significant visible minority and Aboriginal populations have bigger police forces than those without. No matter what the actual level of crime.

Pesticides: more toxic than previously thought?

Published: 6Aug2015

Insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America may be more toxic to spiders than scientists previously believed.

The personalities of spiders

Published: 6Aug2015

Even jumping spiders have personalities scientists have discovered. A "shy" individual will not make the same choices as a "bold" individual. This means that some individuals, because of their...

Waiting for pleasure

Published: 4Aug2015

Researchers at McGill have clearly identified, for the first time, the specific parts of the brain involved in decisions that call for delayed gratification.

Our elegant brain: motor learning in the fast lane

Published: 3Aug2015

It takes a surprisingly small cluster of brain cells deep within the cerebellum to learn how to serve a tennis ball, or line up a hockey shot.

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