John Helliwell studies happiness. The University of British Columbia economist helps edit an annual report on global happiness, has written about marriage and happiness, and has studied whether there's a link between how happy you are and the number of friends in your social network (there isn't). His most recent paper, released earlier this week by the […]
From the University of British Columbia – As the oceans warm, wide-ranging species will have an edge Marine species that already have large ranges are extending their territories fastest in response to climate change, according to new research from University of British Columbia biodiversity experts. The study is one of the first comprehensive looks at…
. Mariana Brussoni is an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia in public health and pediatrics, and lead author of a major report on the health benefits of “risky” play. The study determined what Free-Rangers feel in their (once in a while broken) bones: Too much supervision and safe-to-the-point-of-stultifying play spaces prevent kids from […]
According to researchers at University of British Columbia, global seabird populations have dropped 70 percent since the 1950s. The post Global Seabird Populations Are On The Decline, Which Is Bad News For The Health Of The Oceans appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Joshua Gabert-Doyon on the Boycott, Divest, Sanction movement at the University of British Columbia by From Adbusters #120: Manifesto for World Revolution PT.III The Boycott, Divest, Sanction (BDS) movement is a loom of global resistance and autonomy. Show More Summary
Another computer model. Seafood supply altered by climate change From the University of British Columbia: The global supply of seafood is set to change substantially and many people will not be able to enjoy the same quantity and dishes in the future due to climate change and ocean acidification, according to UBC scientists. These findings…
But first... The News! - [image courtesy Wikicommons] My friend Peter Klein, a Professor at University of British Columbia, points out a full page ad in the Globe touting the value of 'professional journalists'. "'We believe this isShow More Summary
U.S. Congress approval ratings are at record lows. Now a new study suggests that this may be partly due to a decline in the use of warm, agreeable language in the House. The study, co-authored by University of British Columbia business...Show More Summary
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Scientists with the University of British Columbia have discovered a very unusual, and stretchy, part of the fin whale's anatomy. “A colleague picks up this big white bungee thing. He pulled it and it recoiled. Then pulled it again.Show More Summary
(Image: University of British Columbia) Rorqual whales eat by swallowing massive gulps of water, then filtering out fish and krill from the water. Scientists at the University of British Colombia recently discovered that those gulps of water can be larger than the whales themselves, which can grow up to 20 meters long. Show More Summary
University of British Columbia researchers say a new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease. The findings, published today in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, reinforce the theory that brain hyperexcitability...Show More Summary
Chemotherapy can lead to excessive mind wandering and an inability to concentrate. Dubbed 'chemo-brain,' the negative cognitive effects of the cancer treatment have long been suspected, according to a University of British Columbia study which says it is the first to explain why patients have difficulty paying attention. read more
New research from Henry Siu at the University of British Columbia and Nir Jaimovich from Duke University shows just how much the world of routine work has collapsed.
"Working at heights is risky," affirms Geoff de Ruiter when quizzed by Gizmag on the challenges he faced while building a tiny treehouse perched 5.1 m (17 ft) off the ground in British Columbia. Happily though, the University of Northern...Show More Summary
Morten Bennedsen & Stefan Zeume (Michigan), Corporate Tax Havens and Shareholder Value Chris Brooks (University of Reading) et al., Corporate Reputation and Optimal Tax Planning Wei Cui (University of British Columbia), Taxation of State Owned Enterprises: A Review of Empirical Evidence from China Judith Freedman (Oxford), Lord Hoffmann, Tax Law...
The following blog post is from one of our regular contributors, Alan Cassels, a pharmaceutical policy researcher at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, a journalist, and author of the books “Seeking Sickness” and “The ABCs of Disease Mongering”. These are his opinions. ———————————— It’s great to see young journalists – all enthusiastic and energetic — weigh [...]
Three students at the University of British Columbia are working on a way to instantly recycle waste plastic into 3-D printing supplies.
Exceprted from the Vaccine Fact Check site: Unlike other leading Canadian universities, the University of British Columbia adopted a novel stance last week when the national press castigated it and one of its professors, Dr. Christopher Shaw, for conducting research...
In an effort to reduce the environmental impact of their studies in 3D printing, three engineering physics students at the University of British Columbia have developed a desktop plastic recycler and extruder that turns plastic waste into new material. Although