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SL Letter of the Day: Love and Lyme

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I am on vacation for another week. But I've invited Dr. Lori Brotto to handle the Savage Love Letters of the Day. Dr. Lori Brotto is a clinical psychologist and sex researcher at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. You can...Show More Summary

Astronomers measure weight of galaxies, expansion of universe

Astronomers at the University of British Columbia have collaborated with international researchers to calculate the precise mass of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, dispelling the notion that the two galaxies have similar masses. While...Show More Summary

Gay Neighborhoods Are Turning Straight… And It Might Not Be A Bad Thing

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Queerty

There goes the gayborhood. Literally. A new study conducted at the University of British Columbia suggests that gay neighborhoods may soon be a thing of the past. The study has found that fewer same-sex couples are living in historically gay neighborhoods — San Francisco’s Castro district, New York’s Chelsea, Chicago’s Boystown, etc. Show More Summary

Study Finds Gay Neighborhoods Losing LGBT Cultural Identity

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In an upcoming book entitled There Goes the Gayborhood, University of British Columbia sociologist Amin Ghaziani says that “fewer same-sex couples reside in historically gay neighborhoods compared to 10 years ago” adding that “the number of gay men who live...

People In New York City And The Midwest Aren't Very Happy

Happiness is not equally distributed across the United States. A recent National Bureau of Economic Research working paper by Harvard economics professor Edward Glaeser, University of British Columbia economics professor Joshua Gottlieb,...Show More Summary

Mixed genes mix up the migrations of hybrid birds

Mixed genes appear to drive hybrid birds to select more difficult routes than their parent species, according to new research from University of British Columbia zoologists. "Instead of taking well-trodden paths through fertile areas,...Show More Summary

Atlantic salmon also show capacity to adapt to warmer waters

Populations of Atlantic salmon have a surprisingly good capacity to adjust to warmer temperatures that are being seen with climate change, a group of scientists at the University of Oslo and University of British Columbia have discovered. The finding about Atlantic species adds to recent UBC-supported research on heat tolerance of Pacific salmon. read more

CU-Boulder-led team identifies fossils of tiny, unknown hedgehog

Meet perhaps the tiniest hedgehog species ever: Silvacola acares. Its roughly 52-million-year-old fossil remains were recently identified by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team working in British Columbia. The hedgehog's scientific...Show More Summary

Newly discovered fungus holds clues to stopping superbugs

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A research team from McMaster University, the University of British Columbia and Cardiff University has discovered a fungus in the soil of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia that may offer hope in an increasingly fraught battle against...Show More Summary

'Microbe sniffer' could point the way to next-generation bio-refining

A new biosensor invented at the University of British Columbia could help optimize bio-refining processes that produce fuels, fine chemicals and advanced materials. It works by sniffing out naturally occurring bacterial networks that are genetically wired to break down wood polymer. read more

Dads Who Help Out Around the Home Might Raise More Ambitious Daughters

It's good to share household chores just to help spread the load, but there can be some interesting side effects as well. A study by the University of British Columbia found that dads who help out around the home might be more likely to raise ambitious daughters. Read more...

College Professors Read Bad Online Reviews Of Themselves (VIDEO)

You've probably seen Jimmy Kimmel's brilliant segment where celebrities read mean Tweets about themselves. In a similar vein, The Peak, the student newspaper of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, recently put together a clip...Show More Summary

New mobile app provides faster, more accurate measurement of respiratory rate

(Vancouver – June 19, 2014) – A new mobile app developed by researchers at the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children's Hospital and the University of British Columbia can measure respiratory rate in children roughly six times faster than the standard manual method. read more

With light echoes, the invisible becomes visible

Scientists at the University of Bonn and the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) have developed a novel camera system which can see around the corner without using a mirror. Using diffusely reflected light, it reconstructs the shape of objects outside of the field of view. Show More Summary

Law Society of British Columbia Votes to Reverse Accreditation of Anti-Gay Christian School

Back in December, I posted about a proposed new law school in British Columbia affiliated with (Christian) Trinity Western University where gay students who acted on their sexual orientation would not be allowed through the doors: At the time, I defended the school's right to exist. Show More Summary

British Columbia lawyers ask Law Society to overturn approval of Trinity Western law school

by Thaddeus Baklinski LANGLEY, British Columbia, June 11, 2014 ( – In the on-going battle to have its law school approved, Trinity Western University encountered another roadblock Tuesday when lawyers at a special meeting of the Law Society of British Columbia called for a reversal of the society’s…

Wolves in wolves' clothing not all the same

New research co-authored by University of Calgary alumna Erin Navid provides evidence that British Columbia's mainland wolves and coastal wolves are more distinct than previously believed. The research, published today in the scientific...Show More Summary

Currently Hanging: The Exhibition You Should See in Vancouver, B.C., Now, Is Not the One You Think

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

No, the art exhibition you should see in Vancouver, B.C. right now is not the Douglas Coupland celebrity-thon, it's Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth at the University of British Columbia's extraordinary Museum of Anthropology. Show More Summary

And then, they came for the fishermen… ‘high seas should be closed to all fishing.’

From the University of British Columbia and the department of eco-nuttery, comes this statement sure to produce blowback. I suspect it is just a matter of time before recreational fishing is targeted too. UBC’s Rashid Sumaila argues that the high … Continue reading ?

Report supports shutdown of all high seas fisheries

Fish and aquatic life living in the high seas are more valuable as a carbon sink than as food and should be better protected, according to research from the University of British Columbia. The study found fish and aquatic life remove 1.5 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year, a service valued at about $148 billion US. Show More Summary

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