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What 'Sinful Sally' can teach us about vice in the 18th century
What can "Sinful Sally" teach us about moral attitudes in the 18th century? That's what Jessica Steinberg has come to the McMaster archives to find out.
Time-lapse video captures corpse plant's short-lived bloom
More than 2,000 people visited McMaster this week to see - and smell - the corpse plant that bloomed at the Biology Greenhouse.
Infographic: Why don't woodpeckers get headaches?
Pileated woodpeckers can cause a lot of damage to trees.
Distant moons may provide evidence of life beyond Earth, researchers say
Is there life beyond Earth? The answer to that age-old question may be on a moon we can't yet see.
In the future, finding clean water might be as easy as snapping a photo
Researchers at McMaster's Biointerfaces Institute have created a mobile app that can determine just how contaminated a sample of water might be.
Office inkjet printer could produce simple tool to identify infectious diseases
Consumers are one step closer to benefiting from packaging that could give simple text warnings when food is contaminated with deadly pathogens like E. coli and Salmonella, and patients could soon receive ...
Hormones may help tiny African fish climb social ladder
Want to work your way up the corporate or social ladder?
Software engineering students on the 'cutting edge' of immersive virtual reality
Back in 1987, Robert Teather received his very first Nintendo Entertainment System.
Not all induced pluripotent stem cells are made equal
Scientists at McMaster University have discovered that human stem cells made from adult donor cells "remember" where they came from and that's what they prefer to become again.
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, ...