Mussels spend their days withstanding crashing waves and brutal intertidal environments. A question that has long fascinated scientists and students alike is how they manage to stay tethered to rocks and their fellow mussels amidst these conditions. Luckily, evolution has solutions to such complex design challenges—and it also provides inspiration[Read More…]
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Shirley Xu, Contributor The sun warm on your face, the grass a soft cushion, the faint murmur of students passing by—what more could you ask for in a napping spot? That settles it––my go-to location to nap is Three Bares Park. During the 30-minute breaks between my classes in first[Read More…]
Irregular sleep schedules are common among university students: From late night exam cramming to binge-watching favourite TV shows, most students have first-hand experience with sleep deprivation. Since proper rest is essential for optimal functioning and health, disrupted sleep is associated with many health-adverse effects including cardiovascular diseases. As such, studying[Read More…]
While most students are familiar with faculty froshes, like Arts Frosh and Science Frosh, there is an exciting, and often overlooked, non-faculty frosh scene to be explored. Outdoors Frosh Outdoors Frosh, hosted by the McGill Outdoors Club (MOC), offered climbing, hiking, and cycling options this year. The four-day orientation event[Read More…]
This year has placed us all, however unwilling, in Zoom University. Now, weekends are for binge-watching lecture recordings. It’s easy to tire of the everyday routine of Zooming and the stifling feeling of cabin fever, but let’s pause to reflect on some of the positive changes made this school year.[Read More…]
Think about how often you hit “search” on your computer. From course work to finding the best restaurants in Montreal, students surf the net for almost anything. Ecosia, a free search engine, takes advantage of our internet usage by planting one tree per approximately 45 searches. Recently, McGill’s Office of[Read More…]
2020 was a year characterized by uncertainty, despair, and drastic change. However, several scientific and technological achievements provide hope for the future. Google stakes its claim on quantum supremacy Google’s quantum computer, Sycamore, is the first instance of such a device outcompeting a classical computer. While a classical computer reads[Read More…]