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Want to feel stronger and thinner? Get some exercise

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) Just one 30-minute bout of exercise makes women feel stronger and thinner, according to a new UBC study. And the positive effect lasts well beyond the activity itself, which may be good news for women concerned about their body image.

Old tires make for stronger concrete

For some time now, crumbs of rubber from ground-up discarded tires have been used to produce a more resilient form of asphalt. Researchers from the University of British Columbia are taking things in a different direction, however, by...Show More Summary

Researchers untangle mystery of tiny bird's trans-Pacific flight

(University of British Columbia) Zoologists have documented the first record of a House Swift in the Americas -- and begun to unravel the mystery of how the tiny bird got from its south-east Asia breeding grounds to British Columbia, Canada.

Correction

3 weeks agoAcademics : Nature

The News Feature ‘Wood grows up’ (Nature545, 280–282; 2017) mistakenly implied that the Wood Innovation and Design Centre in Prince George is owned by the University of Northern British Columbia. The government of British Columbia owns the building, and the university

How the popularity of sea cucumbers is threatening coastal communities

Coastal communities are struggling with the complex social and ecological impacts of a growing global hunger for a seafood delicacy, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.

Ancient genetic markers in sockeye salmon can help manage healthier fish stocks

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) A recent study from UBC's Okanagan campus identifies new genetic markers in sockeye salmon that can help improve management of fish populations.

Wave Energy’s Potential For British Columbia

Since 2001, there have been several inquiries into the plausibility of harnessing the wave energy off Vancouver Island. So far, projects were rejected because of the associated costs. A new report from the University of Victoria’s West...Show More Summary

Parents' reasons for not vaccinating children influence public attitudes toward them

(University of British Columbia) Mothers are viewed negatively if their child hasn't been vaccinated, no matter the reason. But mothers who outright refuse to vaccinate their children are viewed in a harsher light compared to those who delay vaccines because of safety concerns or who aren't up to date due to time constraints.

In British Columbia, A Strange Pattern In Humpback Whale Behaviour Raises The Stakes For Conservation

Eric Keen, University of California, San Diego In a fjord system of northern British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province, a team of scientists, non-profits and an indigenous monitoring group have uncovered a curious humpback whale behaviour. Show More Summary

Study: Cannabis May Reduce Crack Use

M-J Milloy, University of British Columbia and M. Eugenia Socias, University of British Columbia North America is in the midst of a drug overdose disaster. In British Columbia, Canada, where nearly 1,000 people died of overdose in 2016,...Show More Summary

She’ll pitch to the big boys: Knuckleballer first woman in collegiate West Coast League

A female knuckleballer will be joining the ranks of college baseball players hoping to make an impact this summer in the West Coast League. Claire Eccles, a 19-year-old who plays softball for the University of British Columbia, will play for the Victoria HarbourCats in the 11-team league that attracts some of the best collegiate players in North […]

Exercising can protect the brain from Alzheimer's disease

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) The evidence is clear. Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, says a panel of researchers and not-for-profit leaders, led by UBC's Okanagan campus...

Researchers uncover potential risks of common MS treatment

(University of British Columbia) In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, UBC researchers have identified potential adverse reactions of a commonly used multiple sclerosis drug.

Solving one of nature's great puzzles: What drives the accelerating expansion of the universe?

(University of British Columbia) UBC physicists may have solved one of nature's great puzzles: what causes the accelerating expansion of our universe?

Believing a cocktail contains an energy drink makes you feel more drunk

(University of British Columbia) New research suggests that simply telling a young man that an energy drink has been added to his alcoholic beverage can make him feel more intoxicated, daring and sexually self-confident.

Gene sequencing study reveals unusual mutations in endometriosis

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Using gene sequencing tools, scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of British Columbia have found a set of genetic mutations in samples from 24 women with benign endometriosis, a painful disorder marked by the growth of uterine tissue outside of the womb. Show More Summary

Protecting life's tangled ecological webs

(McGill University) Keeping habitats connected, so that species can move in response to environmental change, is crucial to ecosystem resilience, according to researchers from McGill University and University of British Columbia.

Brain injury causes impulse control problems in rats

(University of British Columbia) New research from the University of British Columbia confirms for the first time that even mild brain injury can result in impulse control problems in rats.

New coral bleaching database to help predict fate of global reefs

(University of British Columbia) A UBC-led research team has developed a new global coral bleaching database that could help scientists predict future bleaching events. The new database contains 79 percent more reports than previous, widely used voluntary databases.

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...        

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