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Looking for life in all the wrong places
(Phys.org) —Scientists have long focused their search for extraterrestrial life on Earth-like planets – but that may be a mistake, according to a McMaster researcher.
Birds with badges
A New Zealand bird that conspicuously displays its status on the top of its head can provide valuable insight into the social conventions of all creatures, including humans, scientists have found.
'Woof' smartphone app is like Facebook for your furry friend Fido
Man's two best friends, smartphones and dogs, are together at last.
Team finds evidence of ancient human history encoded in music's complex patterns
In the same way that fragments of ancient pottery and bones offer valuable information about human history, music can also reveal previously hidden clues about the past, according to new research from an international team ...
Researchers 'fish new pond' for antibiotics
Researchers at McMaster University are addressing the crisis in drug resistance with a novel approach to find new antibiotics.
Researchers discover new microbe near Chilean coastal fault line
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers from McMaster and the University of Concepcion are shining a light on rare sulfur-loving microbes off the coast of Chile.
A new way to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria
At a time when scientists are quickly running out of options, McMaster researchers are using a new approach to fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Scientists open new window into human learning—by studying maggots
(Phys.org) —The squirming larva of the humble fruit fly, which shares a surprising amount of genetic material with the human being, is helping scientists to understand the way we learn information from ...
Researchers find video conference job interviews bad for companies and candidates
Job applicants interviewed through video conferencing come across as less likeable, a new study from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University has found.
Shining a light on ... light
Dinesh Basker applied to graduate schools around the world. He was accepted to three, but you might say he "saw the light" in choosing McMaster.
Researchers conclude that what causes menopause is—wait for it—men
After decades of laboring under other theories that never seemed to add up, a team led by biologist Rama Singh has concluded that what causes menopause in women is men.
Save the milkweed, save the monarch
(Phys.org) —Could there soon be a summer without the iconic monarch butterfly?
Won't get fooled again: Drummers use their hands to create musical illusions
John Bonham. Keith Moon. Buddy Rich. The best drummers in modern music history had it all – groundbreaking technique, lightning speed and an unmistakable panache when it came to performing.
Study says women make better decisions for companies than men
Women's abilities to make fair decisions when competing interests are at stake make them better corporate leaders, researchers have found.
There's more to gamification than just playing games
Video games have expanded rapidly and created a large and growing industry since the 1980s.