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How our workplace environment affects our weekend mood

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 […]

Study: wide-ranging species will have an edge in warming seas

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…

Kids Allowed to Engage in Unsupervised “Risky Play” Develop Skills that Help Later in Making Smart Decisions about Sex and Drugs

. 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 […]

Global Seabird Populations Are On The Decline, Which Is Bad News For The Health Of The Oceans

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.

BDS On Campus

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

Climate change & ocean acidification set to cause global seafood crisis by 2050

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…

How Journalists Could Conquer The World

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

Lack of prosocial words impacts Congress approval rating

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

Why an Architect Wrote a 52,438-Word Dissertation With No Punctuation

3 months agoNews : NewsFeed

Examiners at the University of British Columbia accepted it unanimously

Bungee Cord Nerve Explains How a Whale Eats So Much

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

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

A Whale Can Swallow More Water Than Its Entire Body Volume

3 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(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

Brivaracetam epilepsy drug could help treat Alzheimer's disease

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

'Chemo brain' is real, says study

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

Is Your Job ‘Routine’? If So, It’s Probably Disappearing

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.

Geoff De Ruiter builds tiny treehouse retreat for $8,200

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

"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

Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

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...

Salon’s “female viagra is long overdue” piece fell into the disease mongering trap

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 [...]

3-D printing gets a way to instantly recycle plastic waste into new 3-D 'ink'

Three students at the University of British Columbia are working on a way to instantly recycle waste plastic into 3-D printing supplies.

U. British Columbia Doubles Down on Academic Freedom, Avoids Firestorm

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...

Students create a machine that turns pop bottles into 3D printing materials

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

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