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 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
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
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...
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 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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
(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
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
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
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…
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
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
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 ?
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