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First Large-Scale Assessment Of Oil & Gas Industry’s Impact On Landscapes Of US + Canada — Huge Loss Of Vegetation & Arable Cropland

The first large-scale scientific assessment of the oil and gas industry’s impact on the landscapes of the US and Canada was recently completed by researchers at the University of Montana. As anyone who’s seen a picture of what oil fields...Show More Summary

Nationalism Leads to Downplaying of Soviet Role in World War II

All the European countries want to say that they played the major role excluding the USSR, according to to Mark Sandle, history professor at The King's University in Alberta, Canada.

Canada gives millions to music majors (classical included)

Billboard reports that the government of Ontario has just allocated C$14 million (US$11.5) to 123 music companies, including the world’s largest. The grants include Universal Music Canada Inc. ($1.2 million), Warner Music Canada Co. ($750,000), Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. Show More Summary

Maple syrup extract shows promise in fight against superbugs

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Researchers at Canada's McGill University have uncovered what could be a pretty sweet way of warding off bacteria. The scientists developed a concentrated extract of maple syrup and combined it with antibiotics, finding that it heightened...Show More Summary

Canadian researchers create AI prediction tool

A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian influenza outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers in Canada.

UQAM student bullies trash school to protest “austerity”

Ezra Levant reports for TheRebel.media: Quebec university students pay the lowest tuition in the nation, thanks to transfer payments from the rest of Canada. That didn’t stop students at UQAM from holding a “gross, garbage dump style” sit-in, trying to shut down the school and intimidating other students. These students were protesting “austerity,” without caring […]

Masked Canadian Students Barricade Themselves In Montreal University, Police Storm Building

The students are (still) restless in Canada. Over the past several weeks we’ve documented student protests in Montreal and Quebec City, noting that the Blockupy spirit of raging against anything that can be construed as “austerity” seems to be infectious north of the border. Show More Summary

Your Useless Inkjet Printer Could Soon Be Used to Test for Disease

?Imagine being able to test your ground beef for E. coli or quickly determine if your kid has strep throat using tests printed at home using nothing but your humble inkjet. Researchers at McMaster University in Canada say they have discovered a way to do just that using specially-developed “bio ink” that works with any standard inkjet printer. Show More Summary

McGill researchers show how magicians sway decision-making

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Jay Olson, a psychology major at McGill University in Quebec, Canada uses magic tricks to study perception, memory, and influence. One card trick, in particular, captured his imagination as he set about his research. Read the rest

Sniffer dogs to transform the aquaculture industry

A recent breakthrough by scientists at the University of Poisson, Canada has discovered the use of sniffer dogs in the detection of acidification in water samples. Although the training and research is ongoing, the university has released promising data suggesting a 98% success rate in the detection of subtle changes in water acidity. Dogs have […]

Israel's Arab Minority Integrating Politically, Economically

Throughout late February and March, "Israeli Apartheid Week" took place across 200 cities around the world, from the UK and South Africa to Canada and the USA. Anti-Israel events have been held on university campuses and academic institutions,...Show More Summary

Cruz Control: An Elitist at Liberty University

Who is the real Ted Cruz? His life is full of double identities and mixed loyalties. He was born in Canada, but puts on extra Texas bravado, going so far as to ask the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court whether or not his cowboy boots would be acceptable footwear for a lawyer before that august bench. Show More Summary

Canada’s Charitable Law Urgently Needs Reforming: New UVic Report

Attachment Size Modernizing-Canadian-Charitable-Law.pdf 1.84 MB A report released today by the University of Victoria’s Environmental Law Centre calls for sweeping reform of Canadian charitable law in line with other jurisdictions such...Show More Summary

Your Handy Guide to Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has hopped aboard the GOP clown car, announcing his candidacy on Monday at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. Let's talk about Cruz by way of a refresher on what he's all about. Doh! Canada Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1970 to an American mother and a foreign (Cuban) father. Show More Summary

Secular Governments, Religious Courts, and Women’s Rights in Canada, the UK, and the US

Marie Ashe, Suffolk University Law School, and Anissa Helie, John Jay College of Criminal Jsutice, have published Realities of Religio-Legalism: Religious Courts and Women’s Rights in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States at 20 U. Cal.-Davis J. International … Continue reading ?

Smart Grid: Schneider test bed project opens in Ontario university

In Canada, the new Schneider Electric Smart Grid laboratory at Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban Energy in Toronto, was officially opened this week.  A collaboration between the Ministry of Energy, Schneider Electric and RyersonShow More Summary

Universal public drug coverage would save Canada billions

Canada could save $7.3 billion annually with universal public coverage of medically necessary prescription drugs, researchers say. Canada is the only developed country with a universal health care system that does not include prescription drug coverage.

Canada could save billions of dollars with universal public drug coverage

Canadian taxpayers could save billions by the introduction of a universal public drug plan to provide prescriptions to all Canadians, according to a paper in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Canada is the only developed country with universal health insurance that does not also offer universal prescription drug coverage. read more

A new twist on predicting U.S. hurricanes – watch African thunderstorms two weeks in advance

Predicting which African storms will intensify into hurricanes Tel Aviv University researcher finds hurricanes ravaging US and Canada originate as disturbances in western Africa’s atmosphere Hurricanes require moisture, the rotation of the earth, and warm ocean temperatures to grow from a mere atmospheric disturbance into a tropical storm. Show More Summary

Here comes VAMP, a new open-access journal of vertebrate palaeontology

Just launched: a new open-access journal of vertebrate paleontology, brought to you by the University of Alberta, Canada! It’s called VAMP (Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology), and it charges no APC. Here’s a illustration from one of the two articles in its first issue. Show More Summary

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