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Bubble of Spacetime --"A 'Time Machine' That Moves Greater Than Speed of Light Allowing It to Travel Back and Forward in Time"

After some serious number crunching, a University of British Columbia researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine --a bubble of space-time geometry which carries its contents backward and forwards through space and time as...        

UBC instructor uses math to investigate possibility of time travel

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine.

Thought Antarctica's biodiversity was doing well? Think again

(University of British Columbia) Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are not in better environmental shape than the rest of the world.

New chlamydia drug targets discovered using CRISPR and stem cells

(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators at the University of British Columbia have created an innovative technique for studying how chlamydia interacts with the human immune system. The results, reported today (April 25) in Nature Communications, identify novel drug targets for the sexually transmitted disease.

Making bins more convenient boosts recycling and composting rates

(University of British Columbia) Want to recycle or compost more? Try moving the bins closer, new UBC research suggests.The study shows that placing bins 1.5 meters away from suite doors drastically boosts recycling and composting rates by 141 per cent. The findings highlight how small changes in convenience can have a big impact on performance.

Medical history reveals multiple sclerosis begins to impact patients sooner

(University of British Columbia) People with multiple sclerosis can show signs of something wrong five years before the onset of disease, much earlier than previously thought, according to a new analysis of health records from people with the condition.

Drug created from malaria parasite shows promise as bladder cancer treatment

(University of British Columbia) A drug created from a malaria protein stopped tumor growth of chemotherapy-resistant bladder cancer, offering hope for cancer patients not responding to standard treatments.

UBC researchers connect common fats to a lazy lifestyle and diabetes

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) A UBC researcher is suggesting the types of cooking oils people consume may be sabotaging their efforts to stay healthy and avoid illnesses such as diabetes.

This smart bra can tell when you're getting stressed

When Cindy Wu was a student at The University of British Columbia, she began to suffer from depression. One thing that helped improve her health was yoga. "It was like a cure for me," the former mechanical engineering student said.  Wu eventually became a yoga instructor herself. Show More Summary

New tool can help estimate genetically modified pollen spread

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) Food purists may have cause to celebrate thanks to a recent international study directed by the University of British Columbia. The study, which evaluated the spread of genetically modified (GM) organisms to non-modified crops, has implications from farm to family.

New tool can help estimate genetically modified pollen spread

Food purists may have cause to celebrate thanks to a recent international study directed by the University of British Columbia. The study, which evaluated the spread of genetically modified (GM) organisms to non-modified crops, has implications from farm to family.

Study reveals 10,000 years of genetic continuity in northwest North America

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A study of the DNA in ancient skeletal remains adds to the evidence that indigenous groups living today in southern Alaska and the western coast of British Columbia are descendants of the first humans to make their home in northwest North America more than 10,000 years ago.

UBC invention uses bacteria to purify water

(University of British Columbia) A University of British Columbia-developed system that uses bacteria to turn non-potable water into drinking water will be tested next week in West Vancouver prior to being installed in remote communities in Canada and beyond.

Kane Presents The Global Battle To Capture MNE Profits At British Columbia

Mitchell Kane (NYU) presented The Global Battle to Capture MNE Profits (with Joseph Bankman (Stanford) & Alan O. Sykes (Stanford)) at University of British Columbia Allard School of Law last Friday as part of its Tax Law and Policy Workshop Speaker Series: This paper explores the various tools available to...

Tiny plankton wields biological 'gatling gun' in microbial Wild West

(University of British Columbia) Researchers have obtained an unprecedented view of the 'ballistic' weaponry of planktonic microbes, including one that can fire projectiles as if wielding a Gatling gun.

Innovative software converts Wi-Fi data into energy savings

For the first time in Canada, a University of British Columbia engineer has found a way to use Wi-Fi to determine the number of building occupants and adjust ventilation accordingly – saving energy without sacrificing air quality.

'Whale breath' reveals bacteria threatening endangered killer whales

(University of British Columbia) Droplets and exhaled breath caught from the blowholes of killer whales along the Pacific coast are providing scientists with insights into whale health and revealing bacteria and fungi that may be a threat to the mammals.

Genetics reveal mysteries of hard-to-treat bacterial infection in cystic fibrosis

(University of British Columbia) New UBC research on bacteria that cause major problems for those with cystic fibrosis reveals clues as to how it proliferates for so long in the lungs and offers new ideas for treatments to explore.

Hickman Presents Restoring The Lost Anti-Injunction Act At British Columbia

Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) presented Restoring the Lost Anti-Injunction Act, 103 Va. L. Rev. __ (2017) (with Gerald Kerska (J.D. 2017, Minnesota)), yesterday at University of British Columbia Allard School of Law as part of its Tax Law and Policy Workshop Speaker Series: Should Treasury regulations be eligible for pre-enforcement review?...

Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup

This week, Daniel Hemel (Chicago) reviews a new paper by Wei Cui (University of British Columbia), Taxation Without Information: The Institutional Foundations of Modern Tax Collection. Wei Cui’s new paper, Taxation Without Information: The Institutional Foundations of Modern Tax Collection, challenges the now-conventional wisdom that the effective tax collection depends...

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