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  • Bee homing in on a jewelweed flower
    February 10, 2021
    Why do some plants produce small flowers unlikely to attract pollinators?
    When people talk about flowers, they usually talk about ones with bright, contrasting, shimmering colours. Yet not all plants...
  • Jonathan Gagné
    November 4, 2020
    In September 2020, Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan scientific advisor Jonathan Gagné joined the Université de Montréal’s physics department as an associate professor. At the same time, he became an...
  • St-Robert meteorite
    June 25, 2020
    The last meteorite fall in Quebec occurred on June 14, 1994. In a conference on Facebook Live on June 26 at 7 p.m. EDT, the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan invites you to relive the events surrounding...
  • Artist’s representation of the planet (foreground) and its star (background). Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre.
    June 25, 2020
    Astrophysicists detect a planet around the young star AU Microscopii
    AU Mic b, an exoplanet the size of Neptune has been discovered around the young star AU Microscopii (AU Mic), thanks in part to...
  • Transition Pathways
    June 22, 2020
    The Université de Montréal and Space for Life are joining forces to create Chemins de transition, a project designed to engage the scientific community, along with citizens and other prime movers in...