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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

5 days 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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

last monthUnited 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

Ostracism more damaging than bullying in the workplace

Being ignored at work is worse for physical and mental well-being than harassment or bullying, says a new study from the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. Researchers found that while most consider ostracism less harmful than bullying, feeling excluded is significantly more likely to lead job dissatisfaction, quitting and health problems. read more

Promising discovery in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have identified a small molecule that prevents bacteria from forming into biofilms, a frequent cause of infections. The anti-biofilm peptide works on a range of bacteria including many...Show More Summary

Push to Commercialize Fracking Water Tech

Advanced dialysis technology developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia could reduce the use of fresh water and carbon dioxide emissions generated during hydraulic fracturing. The research team received $500,000 last...Show More Summary

Most NHL players peak by age 29: Study

A new University of British Columbia study identifies when the clock runs out on an NHL player's peak performance, giving team executives insight into how best to build a roster. The study by Sauder School of Business professor James Brander found that the performance of forwards peaks between the ages of 27 and 28. Show More Summary

UBC scientists find new way to mobilize immune system against viruses

University of British Columbia scientists have uncovered an intricate chain reaction in the body's immune system and have used the knowledge to develop a new treatment against harmful viruses. Viral pandemics, such as the coronavirus that caused the deadly SARS outbreak in 2002, have caused hundreds of deaths in Canada, yet effective anti-viral drugs are rare. read more

Lethal parasite evolved from pond scum

A genomic investigation by University of British Columbia researchers has revealed that a lethal parasite infecting a wide range of insects actually originated from pond scum, but has completely shed its green past on its evolutionary journey. A team led by UBC Botany Prof. Show More Summary

Planck reveals magnetic fingerprint of our galaxy

The team—which includes researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) at the University of Toronto—created the map using data from the Planck Space Telescope. Since 2009, Planck has charted the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the light from the Universe a mere 380,000 years after the Big Bang. read more

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