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New species of armored dinosaur found in New Mexico: Meet Ziapelta sanjuanensis

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

What do New Mexico and Alberta, Canada, have in common? Perhaps not much today, but millions of years ago they were both inhabited by closely related species of ankylosaurid dinosaurs, according to a study from the University of Alberta, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and the State Museum of...

Fox Whines About Bigoted Christians Being Persecuted In Canada

It's never a good morning without a hefty dose of Elisabeth Hasselbeck, sanctimoniously proselytizing over the persecution of helpless Christians. Law societies are rejecting graduates of Trinity Western University because signing up...Show More Summary

Play League of Legends in college, win scholarship money

The League of Legends North American Collegiate Championship returns for the 2014 - 2015 season with a larger competition layout and new region splits. Last year, 540 teams competed from 300 universities across the US and Canada. "This year, the...

Josh Hutcherson Leaves Toronto After 'Paradise Lost' Premiere With Claudia Traisac

Josh Hutcherson shows his love for home state university team Kentucky Wildcats while arriving at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada on Friday afternoon (September 12). The 21-year-old actor just premiered his new film, Escobar: Paradise Lost, the night before with co-star girlfriend Claudia Traisac. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Josh Hutcherson Just [...]

New Antibody-Based Treatment Improves Severe Asthma Care

A team of researchers at McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, have successfully evaluated an antibody-based drug – named mepolizumab – for certain patients with severe asthma. The new drug can replace...Show More Summary

Stephen Amell Wants To See Green Lantern On Arrow

Now that Arrow is a viable hit over at the CW, series lead Stephen Amell aka Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow has become a prominent part of the DC Comics Universe. The actor recently headed to Fan Expo Canada where he talked about the elements...Show More Summary

Fck Canada! Irny is a Four-Letter Word at Colleges Up There!

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a particularly humorless suppression of speech as the University of Western Ontario, where a student newspaper got in rouble for publishing an obviously tongue-in-cheek piece titled, "So you want...Show More Summary

Why age reduces our stem cells' ability to repair muscle

Ottawa, Canada (September 7, 2014) — As we age, stem cells throughout our bodies gradually lose their capacity to repair damage, even from normal wear and tear. Researchers from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and University of Ottawa have discovered the reason why this decline occurs in our skeletal muscle. Show More Summary

Canadian media falsely reports Sidney Crosby’s arrest

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby getting arrested during the NHL offseason would immediately bring the hockey universe to a standstill.  It’d be the biggest story in the history of Canada.  Or something like that. During the overnight hours Quebecor Media and its affiliates, including some of the country’s major tabloid papers, had the scoop of […]

College is an Irony-Free Zone: "So you want to date a T.A." Edition

last monthNews : Reason

Via he great site Inside Higher Ed comes word of a campus controversy at Canada's Western University in Ontario. As part of its "Frosh Special Issue 2014," the student publication The Gazette published an article titled "So you want to date a teaching assistant?" It features such advice as: 1. Do your research. Facebook stalk and get to know your TA. Show More Summary

Upson-Saia et al. (eds.), Dressing Judeans and Christians in Antiquity

NEW BOOK FROM ASHGATE: Dressing Judeans and Christians in Antiquity Edited by Kristi Upson-Saia, Occidental College, USA, Carly Daniel-Hughes, Concordia University, Canada and Alicia J. Batten, Conrad Grebel University College, Canada The past two decades have witnessed a proliferation of scholarship on dress in the ancient world. Show More Summary

Hitchhiking robot reaches journey's end in Canada

HitchBot, assembled from household odds and ends by university professors Frauke Zeller and David Smith, was to reunite with its creators at an art gallery in Victoria, British Columbia

A Startup Just Raised $3 Million After Inventing This Smart Cup That Can Tell You What's Inside It

For the past seven years, Mark One CEO Justin Lee has been fascinated with the concept of putting computers into everyday objects. As a biomedical computing student at Queens University in Ontario, Canada, Lee worked in a laboratory brimming with inventions like computerized glasses and all sorts of smart household objects. Show More Summary

Gel that wards off superbugs may arrive soon

A team of researchers from the School of Pharmacy at Queen's University in Canada has made a breakthrough in the war on hospital superbugs, have used natural proteins to develop an innovative antibacterial gel that kills the dreaded Pseudomonas aeruginosa, staphylococci and E.coli.

This Webcomic Profile Of Canada's Royalty Is Fake—But Still Fascinating

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In an alternate universe, Canada has its own royal family, one whose tradition subjects its members to grotesque rituals and incarcerating fashions. This short faux anthropological comic by Michael DeForge may describe a people who don't exist, but who are so bizarre we can't look away. Read more...

Hemp-derived carbon nanosheets help build cheap, high-performance supercapacitors

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Using waste hemp fibers as the starting material, researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada have developed a high-performance electrode material for supercapacitors at one thousandth the cost of the more commonly used graphene. Show More Summary

HitchBOT Shows That Robots Can Trust Humans With Cross-Canada Journey

A project cosponsored by a group of Canadian universities, startups and Microsoft Azure has resulted in a robot named HitchBOT successfully making its way across Canada, beginning its journey in Halifax on the country’s eastern coast and ending in Victoria, British Columbia on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Show More Summary

Another Chilling Read from the Arctic

Destination: Canada, The Arctic Circle Book:  The Bone Seeker, An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery, by M. J. McGrath (NEW 2014) “The boundaries of murder were unlimited.  Like some far distant universe, every individual act of killing was dark and vast and unknowable.” From The Bone Seeker by M. Show More Summary

Bumming rides, hitchhiking robot completes Canadian journey

A hitchhiking robot has completed a 3,700-mile journey across Canada Sunday, capping off a research project that explores the relationship between robots and humans. A team of researchers from a group of Canadian universities created...Show More Summary

Vince Young returns to Texas

Unable to get an NFL job and unwilling to show what he can (or can’t) do in Canada, Vince Young finally has decided to hang it up.  He’ll now return to the place from which he came. The University of Texas has announced that Young will return to the school, with a job in its…

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