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US to host international insect congress

As a burgeoning area of research and commerce, there have been a number of conferences held across Europe and in Canada dedicated to edible insects. But Wayne State University will be the first to host such a conference in the United State.

Antidepressants Commonly and Increasingly Prescribed for Nondepressive Indications

In a study appearing in the May 24/31 issue of JAMA, Jenna Wong, M.Sc., of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and colleagues analyzed treatment indications for antidepressants and assessed trends in antidepressant prescribing for depression.

An all-on-chip method for testing neutrophil chemotaxis

A team of researchers from the University of Manitoba in collaboration with local clinical scientists in Winnipeg, Canada, have developed a new method for rapid neutrophil chemotaxis test directly from a small drop of whole blood using a microfluidic system. Show More Summary

Digital health intervention does not lower heart attack risk

In a study published online by JAMA Cardiology, Sonia S. Anand, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C., of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and colleagues examined whether a digital health intervention using email and text messages designed to change diet and physical activity would improve heart attack risk among a South Asian population. read more

Canada’s top computer science universities 2016: Full results

A full list of 20 schools including their overall ranking and how they place on each of the five indicators The post Canada’s top computer science universities 2016: Full results appeared first on

Canada’s top engineering universities 2016: Full results

A full list of 20 schools including their overall ranking and how they place on each of the five indicators The post Canada’s top engineering universities 2016: Full results appeared first on

New Control Technology to Improve Prosthetic Arm Movement

At Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada researchers are working on improving the movement of an already highly advanced robotic prosthetic arm. The bebionic arm from RSLSteeper, a UK firm, has five independent fingers,...Show More Summary

Keyboard shortcut tech keeps an eye on your fingers

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If you're finding that there just aren't enough shortcuts on your computer's keyboard, an experimental new system from Canada's University of Waterloo may be what you need. It accesses different functions assigned to the same key, based...Show More Summary

Man robbed banks to get into music school

Mark Steven Vandendool, 24, took to robbing banks in order to raise funds to get into McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in Canada. He got caught before he got accepted. Read here.

Donald Trump, Liberal

Is this your candidate? “Everybody’s gotta be covered… Universal health care. The government’s going to pay for it.” “… single payer, it works in Canada; it works in Scotland.” “I generally oppose gun control, but I support … Continue reading ?

The 24 best universities in the world according to Times Higher Education

English-speaking universities continue to dominate the world, according to a new ranking from the Times Higher Education (THE) supplement released on Thursday. Of the top 24, 16 were American and six were British. Canada and Switzerland...Show More Summary

Canadian university invents bionic hand that lets users "feel" their fingers - CNET

Researches at the Simon Fraser University in Canada have come up with a control system for bionic hands that lets a user "feel" the fingers of the prosthetic limb.

I can’t wait to try this flexible, holographic smartphone

Hardware designers and manufacturers have been dreaming of bringing holographic mobile devices to life for some time now. But it seems like a team of researchers at Queen’s University in Canada might have beaten them all to the punch with the HoloFlex. Show More Summary

Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis

Montreal, May 4th 2016 -- A new study led by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and Cystic Fibrosis Canada reinforces the benefits of newborn screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Show More Summary

Canadian research finds that soy can limit growth of Listeria

Recent research from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, has found that soy can limit the growth of some bacteria, such as Listeria and Pseudomonas, and that it does it better than chemical-based agents. “Current synthetic-based,...Show More Summary

Beyond Einstein --"The Epic Detection of Gravitational Waves May Reveal a Totally Different Universe" (Thursday's Most Popular)

Cosmologist Latham Boyle with Canada's Perimeter Institute is excited about the unknowns that gravitational waves could now reveal. He explained there was a span of decades between the discovery of radio waves and their use in astronomy. “For 40 or...

Would You Rather Exercise Intensely For 1 Minute or Moderately For 45?

4 weeks agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

If you're constantly stressed about fitting a workout into your daily schedule, we have good news. A study published by McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, just released a report corroborating what exercise scientists have...Show More Summary

Why Federal Leadership on Universal Broadband is a Need, Not a Want

With one week still remaining in the federal telecommunications regulator’s hearing focused on the state of Internet access in Canada, the process has taken a surprising turn that ultimately cries out for leadership from Navdeep Bains,...Show More Summary

The Accreditation Battle Over Canada's First Christian Law School

Richard Moon (University of Windsor), The Accreditation of Trinity Western University's Law Program: There is a debate at the moment about whether the law societies (which regulate the legal profession in the various provinces) must accredit a law program to be offered by Trinity Western University [TWU], a private Evangelical...

Science News: How Monarch Butterflies Fly to Mexico and Back, How Blobs May Become All We Know

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ethan Linck A University of Washington mathematician developed a model that offers an explanation for how monarch butterflies know how to fly from Canada to Mexico. Manuel M Almeida/ On the Internal Compass of Monarch...Show More Summary

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