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Video: Adapting the litmus test to identify bacteria
An international team of researchers based at McMaster has figured out a way to adapt the good old litmus test so it can detect bacteria such as E. coli.
Soup can reopens mystery of doomed Franklin Expedition
The Franklin expedition is back in the news this week after the Prime Minister announced Tuesday that one of its ships has been discovered 170 years after it sunk.
Devil's Tongue flower comes to life in continuing five-year cycle
A rare plant at the McMaster Biology Greenhouse is finally showing its true colours (and odours), and may not bloom for another five years.
The science behind the ice in Disney's Frozen
How much power does Elsa really have? According to Aaron Goldberg, quite a lot.
Why your next job interview might be conducted by a computer
Milena Head envisions a not-so-distant future in which hiring managers won't need to perform job interviews.
For galaxies, having neighbors matters
Where galaxies live has an enormous effect on how they form stars, a puzzle that a new Canadian study is helping to solve. "To understand how galaxies evolve, we need to study the link between stars and gas, ...
Engineers use supercomputer to create beautiful video
A group of computing and software students have created some stunning videos using one of the most powerful computers in the world.
The mapmaker's dilemma: How do you solve a problem like Crimea?
Most of the time, maps help you get from point A to point B. But when it comes to geopolitics, maps have long been used as much more than way finders.
Scientists pack a lab into a pill, using an idea inspired by breath-freshening strips
(Phys.org) —Inspiration can come in many forms, but this one truly was a breath of fresh air. A group of McMaster researchers has solved the problem of cumbersome, expensive and painfully slow water-testing ...
Students solve problem for rheumatoid arthritis sufferer
Sandi Mugford treasures her independence. An active person who works two jobs and helps look after her mother, she needs to cover a lot of ground, which she does with impressive energy. Mugford has lived ...
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.