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Slate
The Bizarre Case of a Self-Sunk Pirate Ship Exposes How Insurance Companies Enable Illegal Fishingan important economic and nutritional source from the local population, said Da
The Bizarre Case of a Self-Sunk Pirate Ship Exposes How Insurance Companies Enable Illegal Fishing
Slate / Posted 2 hours ago
an important economic and nutritional source from the local population, said Daniel Pauly, a fisheries scientist at the University of British Columbia. Pauly recently concluded a catch reconstruction study of the past 60 years that found far... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
The Democratic convention: Michelle Obama makes powerful case for Hillary Clintonany different if the DNC had stayed truly neutral? The short answer is: no. Le
The Democratic convention: Michelle Obama makes powerful case for Hillary Clinton
The Globe and Mail / Posted 2 hours ago
any different if the DNC had stayed truly neutral? The short answer is: no. Let’s break it down in to three areas. The University of British Columbia’s Paul Quirk, a political science professor, walks us through each potential area where the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
The Democratic convention: Michelle Obama makes powerful case for Hillary Clintonany different if the DNC had stayed truly neutral? The short answer is: no. Le
The Democratic convention: Michelle Obama makes powerful case for Hillary Clinton
The Globe and Mail / Posted 4 hours ago
any different if the DNC had stayed truly neutral? The short answer is: no. Let’s break it down in to three areas. The University of British Columbia’s Paul Quirk, a political science professor, walks us through each potential area where the... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
UBC and Ryerson study finds streetcar tracks may contribute to increase in bike crashestrack flangeways. The authors argue the best way to make cities safer for cycl
UBC and Ryerson study finds streetcar tracks may contribute to increase in bike crashes
News-Medical-Net / Posted 7 hours ago
track flangeways. The authors argue the best way to make cities safer for cyclists in Toronto and other cities planning for light-rail is to create separated bike lanes that minimize interaction with rail tracks. University of British... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Vancouver property tax for foreign buyersdebate over who has been driving housing prices has been rife with accusations
Vancouver property tax for foreign buyers
Sky News Australia / Posted 14 hours ago
debate over who has been driving housing prices has been rife with accusations of racism against Chinese buyers. University of British Columbia real estate economist Tom Davidoff said the change will make it harder to buy homes for US... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
The picture of renters in Vancouver’s tight housing marketSalmond and his family came to Vancouver from London after his wife got a postd
The picture of renters in Vancouver’s tight housing market
The Globe and Mail / Posted 14 hours ago
Salmond and his family came to Vancouver from London after his wife got a postdoctoral research position at the University of British Columbia, arriving just before the 2010 Winter Olympics. She is now a biology instructor at Douglas... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Vancouver’s foreign-buyer tax draws criticism from housing expertsas foreign individuals or foreign corporations,” said Thomas Davidoff, a profes
Vancouver’s foreign-buyer tax draws criticism from housing experts
The Globe and Mail / Posted 15 hours ago
as foreign individuals or foreign corporations,” said Thomas Davidoff, a professor at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. “The question is, will buyers be able to successfully … hide their identity by having a... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
The Democratic convention: Three things to watch as the party tries to quell turmoilshe’s agreed in advance to resign at the end,” said Paul Quirk, Phil Lind Chair
The Democratic convention: Three things to watch as the party tries to quell turmoil
The Globe and Mail / Posted 16 hours ago
she’s agreed in advance to resign at the end,” said Paul Quirk, Phil Lind Chair in U.S. politics and representation at the University of British Columbia. He expects that there will be “visible friction” on the convention floor in Philadelphia and... Read more
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Herald Sun
Vancouver to tax foreign property buyersdebate over who has been driving housing prices has been rife with accusations
Vancouver to tax foreign property buyers
Herald Sun / Posted 17 hours ago
debate over who has been driving housing prices has been rife with accusations of racism against Chinese buyers. University of British Columbia real estate economist Tom Davidoff said the change will make it harder to buy homes for US... Read more
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Weekly Times
Vancouver to tax foreign property buyersdebate over who has been driving housing prices has been rife with accusations
Vancouver to tax foreign property buyers
Weekly Times / Posted 17 hours ago
debate over who has been driving housing prices has been rife with accusations of racism against Chinese buyers. University of British Columbia real estate economist Tom Davidoff said the change will make it harder to buy homes for US... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Vancouver to tax foreign property buyersdebate over who has been driving housing prices has been rife with accusations
Vancouver to tax foreign property buyers
The Courier Mail / Posted 17 hours ago
debate over who has been driving housing prices has been rife with accusations of racism against Chinese buyers. University of British Columbia real estate economist Tom Davidoff said the change will make it harder to buy homes for US... Read more
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Salon.com
British Columbia proposes real estate tax on foreign buyersdebate over who has been driving housing prices has been rife with accusations
British Columbia proposes real estate tax on foreign buyers
Salon.com / Posted 18 hours ago
debate over who has been driving housing prices has been rife with accusations of racism against Chinese buyers. University of British Columbia real estate economist Tom Davidoff said the change will make it harder to buy homes for U.S.... Read more
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ESPN
Biggest questions to answer now in Big 12 expansionto support your cause," Boren wrote to Ono in an email last year. Ono, however,
Biggest questions to answer now in Big 12 expansion
ESPN / Posted 22 hours ago
to support your cause," Boren wrote to Ono in an email last year. Ono, however, is set to become the president of the University of British Columbia in August. Boren could also try to put the network back on the table, but at this juncture,... Read more
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heraldscotland
Huntington's link gene more common that previously thought- report saysThe research was carried out by teams from Aberdeen University, the University
Huntington's link gene more common that previously thought- report says
heraldscotland / Posted 23 hours ago
The research was carried out by teams from Aberdeen University, the University of British Columbia and the Coriell Institute for Medical Research in the US, and suggests the condition is being missed by doctors in older people. Huntington's is an... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
In Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a brotherhood of supporttreatment for medical conditions such as HIV, Dr. Gross says. “Many had not see
In Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a brotherhood of support
The Globe and Mail / Posted 23 hours ago
treatment for medical conditions such as HIV, Dr. Gross says. “Many had not seen a doctor in years.” Researchers at the University of British Columbia are evaluating the program as part of a three-year, $270,000 study financed by Movember... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
New microneedle patch to painlessly monitor drugs in bloodmedical treatment, without drawing any blood. The microneedle drug monitoring
New microneedle patch to painlessly monitor drugs in blood
Decclan Chronicle / Posted yesterday
medical treatment, without drawing any blood. The microneedle drug monitoring system developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland could replace costly,... Read more
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PhysOrg
Scientists develop painless and inexpensive microneedle system to monitor drugsto determine the concentration of vancomycin in a patient's bloodstream. Credit
Scientists develop painless and inexpensive microneedle system to monitor drugs
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
to determine the concentration of vancomycin in a patient's bloodstream. Credit: Sahan Ranamukhaarachchi Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Researchers develop new microneedle system to painlessly monitor drugs in bloodstreamResearchers at the University of British Columbia and the Paul Scherrer Institu
Researchers develop new microneedle system to painlessly monitor drugs in bloodstream
News-Medical-Net / Posted yesterday
Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient comfort. The new... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Epicurean delights in the pet food aisledifferent tastes the way we do? Not really, according to Dr. Stanley Coren, pr
Epicurean delights in the pet food aisle
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted yesterday
different tastes the way we do? Not really, according to Dr. Stanley Coren, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of British Columbia and author of many books about dogs, including, most recently, "Gods, Ghosts and Black Dogs"... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Medical complaint challenges British Columbia prison’s use of segregationElwood Martin, a former prison doctor and now director of the Collaborating Cen
Medical complaint challenges British Columbia prison’s use of segregation
The Globe and Mail / Posted yesterday
Elwood Martin, a former prison doctor and now director of the Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education at the University of British Columbia. But even guidelines can be valuable in navigating the tricky ethical demands of working... Read more
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The Sudbury Star
Latin literary darlingfootsteps. Instead, Juma studied and earned a double degree in international r
Latin literary darling
The Sudbury Star / Posted yesterday
footsteps. Instead, Juma studied and earned a double degree in international relations and political science at the University of British Columbia after attending Upper Canada College in Toronto. He followed a girlfriend to California after... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
The Democratic convention: Party unity in danger on eve of Clinton’s big weekshe’s agreed in advance to resign at the end,” said Paul Quirk, Phil Lind Chair
The Democratic convention: Party unity in danger on eve of Clinton’s big week
The Globe and Mail / Posted yesterday
she’s agreed in advance to resign at the end,” said Paul Quirk, Phil Lind Chair in U.S. politics and representation at the University of British Columbia. He expects that there will be “visible friction” on the convention floor in Philadelphia and... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
B.C. Liberals face balancing act on housing as 2017 election loomswithout jeopardizing home prices, said Thomas Davidoff, director of the Centre
B.C. Liberals face balancing act on housing as 2017 election looms
The Globe and Mail / Posted yesterday
without jeopardizing home prices, said Thomas Davidoff, director of the Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate at the University of British Columbia. There are things the province could do, including requiring municipalities to zone valuable... Read more
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CTV News
B.C. Liberals face balancing act on housing as 2017 election loomswithout jeopardizing home prices, said Tom Davidoff, director of the Centre for
B.C. Liberals face balancing act on housing as 2017 election looms
CTV News / Posted 2 days ago
without jeopardizing home prices, said Tom Davidoff, director of the Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate at the University of British Columbia. There are things the province could do, including requiring municipalities to zone valuable... Read more
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CBC.ca
Researchers tracking 'underdiagnosed' heart attack in younger women, new momsparts of the vessels," says Dr. Jacqueline Saw, the country's leading expert in
Researchers tracking 'underdiagnosed' heart attack in younger women, new moms
CBC.ca / Posted 2 days ago
parts of the vessels," says Dr. Jacqueline Saw, the country's leading expert in spontaneous coronary artery dissection. The University of British Columbia researcher says the higher levels of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone released... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
In Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, a brotherhood of supporttreatment for medical conditions such as HIV, Dr. Gross says. “Many had not see
In Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, a brotherhood of support
The Globe and Mail / Posted 3 days ago
treatment for medical conditions such as HIV, Dr. Gross says. “Many had not seen a doctor in years.” Researchers at the University of British Columbia are evaluating the program as part of a three-year, $270,000 study financed by Movember... Read more
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New Kerala
Disordered eating habit on the rise amongst homosexuals - newkerala.com #94411of disordered eating behaviours among heterosexual youth, we cannot say there h
Disordered eating habit on the rise amongst homosexuals - newkerala.com #94411
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
of disordered eating behaviours among heterosexual youth, we cannot say there has been any definite reduction of these behaviours for sexual minority youth," said Ryan Watson, Researcher at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver,... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Dawgs gearing up for the WMBL post seasonhitters, Kellen Marruffo of the University of Utah (currently batting .352 as t
Dawgs gearing up for the WMBL post season
Calgary Sun / Posted 3 days ago
hitters, Kellen Marruffo of the University of Utah (currently batting .352 as their clean-up man) and Brendan Rose of the University of British Columbia (.336), they’ve also been relying on lead-off hitter Daniel Fredrickson, an outfielder from... Read more
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CTV News
Pokemon Go could help people with depression conquer 'barriers': UBC profBut for those players who keep their heads up, Pokemon Go could carry some surp
Pokemon Go could help people with depression conquer 'barriers': UBC prof
CTV News / Posted 3 days ago
But for those players who keep their heads up, Pokemon Go could carry some surprising mental health benefits. A University of British Columbia psychology associate professor who studies social interactions and their effects on mental health says the... Read more
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Terrace Standard
Nisga'a employees train in peer counsellingpersonal and professional lives. It came at the request of Phyllis Clark who w
Nisga'a employees train in peer counselling
Terrace Standard / Posted 3 days ago
personal and professional lives. It came at the request of Phyllis Clark who wanted to adapt a program she attended at the University of British Columbia school of continuing studies to meet the unique needs of a self-governing community. “Part of... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Disordered eating trends may not be improving among sexual minority teens, new research findsthan their straight peers, and those disordered eating trends may not be improv
Disordered eating trends may not be improving among sexual minority teens, new research finds
News-Medical-Net / Posted 4 days ago
than their straight peers, and those disordered eating trends may not be improving, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. The study, which analyzed data from youth ages 12 to 18, found disparities in the rate of... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
‘Disordered eating’ rates troubling among gay, lesbian, bisexual youthto purge, fast or take diet pills to lose weight while rates for such behaviour
‘Disordered eating’ rates troubling among gay, lesbian, bisexual youth
The Globe and Mail / Posted 4 days ago
to purge, fast or take diet pills to lose weight while rates for such behaviour among heterosexuals have decreased, a University of British Columbia study says. “Our study has found that it’s only getting worse for lesbian and bisexual... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
How to be a better patient to improve your own healthcan become even worse. Heilman, an emergency room physician in Cranbrook, B.C.
How to be a better patient to improve your own health
The Globe and Mail / Posted 4 days ago
can become even worse. Heilman, an emergency room physician in Cranbrook, B.C., and a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, has seen patients who’ve experienced chest pains for more than half a day before finally... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
What Gen Z can teach the rest of us about taking a social-media vacationalways rather speak to someone in person than communicate by text.) Last Novem
What Gen Z can teach the rest of us about taking a social-media vacation
The Globe and Mail / Posted 4 days ago
always rather speak to someone in person than communicate by text.) Last November, a 2015 study by researchers at the University of British Columbia reported what most of us probably already knew: Envy is the engine of Facebook. A friend posts... Read more
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ESPN
Future Big 12: The contenders, wild cards and ... UCLA?Santa Ono has been working furiously behind the scenes to get the school into t
Future Big 12: The contenders, wild cards and ... UCLA?
ESPN / Posted 5 days ago
Santa Ono has been working furiously behind the scenes to get the school into the Big 12, though he'll be leaving for the University of British Columbia in August. UC has recently renovated Nippert Stadium, plays in a top-40 TV market and has big... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
New imaging tool may help detect presence of androgen receptor in prostate cancer patientsto determine which treatment options are likely to benefit patients. In this is
New imaging tool may help detect presence of androgen receptor in prostate cancer patients
News-Medical-Net / Posted 5 days ago
to determine which treatment options are likely to benefit patients. In this issue of JCI Insight , researchers at the University of British Columbia describe a new imaging tool to detect the presence of the androgen receptor and its active... Read more
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The Tyee
Rehearsals for Retirement: Young Workers and the CPPretirement. Middle- and high-income workers will be the biggest winners, says
Rehearsals for Retirement: Young Workers and the CPP
The Tyee / Posted 5 days ago
retirement. Middle- and high-income workers will be the biggest winners, says Kevin Milligan, economics professor at the University of British Columbia. In a report Milligan recently co-authored for the C.D. Howe Institute, he found... Read more
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Perth Now
‘Disappointed’ China ramps up drillseach other as they compete for control. The South China Sea’s mineral and oil
‘Disappointed’ China ramps up drills
Perth Now / Posted 5 days ago
each other as they compete for control. The South China Sea’s mineral and oil resources are enormously valuable, with the University of British Columbia estimating that it was producing around 27 per cent of global fish exports in 2011, up from 11... Read more
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News.com.au
‘Disappointed’ China ramps up military drills in disputed waterseach other as they compete for control. The South China Sea’s mineral and oil
‘Disappointed’ China ramps up military drills in disputed waters
News.com.au / Posted 5 days ago
each other as they compete for control. The South China Sea’s mineral and oil resources are enormously valuable, with the University of British Columbia estimating that it was producing around 27 per cent of global fish exports in 2011, up from 11... Read more
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The Courier Mail
‘Disappointed’ China ramps up drillseach other as they compete for control. The South China Sea’s mineral and oil
‘Disappointed’ China ramps up drills
The Courier Mail / Posted 5 days ago
each other as they compete for control. The South China Sea’s mineral and oil resources are enormously valuable, with the University of British Columbia estimating that it was producing around 27 per cent of global fish exports in 2011, up from 11... Read more
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BC Local News
Vancouver’s hot real estate prices force companies to get creative to lure talenthome subsidies Instead of turning to people like Ridout for help with its facu
Vancouver’s hot real estate prices force companies to get creative to lure talent
BC Local News / Posted 6 days ago
home subsidies Instead of turning to people like Ridout for help with its faculty and staff recruitment challenges, the University of British Columbia rolls out a complete relocation department along with a significant housing subsidy... Read more
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St. Catharines Standard
South Niagara rowers going to worldsin the men’s coxed four along with Jacob Barker and Sam Goertz, both from the V
South Niagara rowers going to worlds
St. Catharines Standard / Posted 6 days ago
in the men’s coxed four along with Jacob Barker and Sam Goertz, both from the Victoria City Rowing Club; Kevin Chung, University of British Columbia Rowing Club; and Andre Pelletier, University of Western Ontario Rowing Club. Rowing Canada... Read more
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Niagara Falls Review
South Niagara rowers going to worldsin the men’s coxed four along with Jacob Barker and Sam Goertz, both from the V
South Niagara rowers going to worlds
Niagara Falls Review / Posted 6 days ago
in the men’s coxed four along with Jacob Barker and Sam Goertz, both from the Victoria City Rowing Club; Kevin Chung, University of British Columbia Rowing Club; and Andre Pelletier, University of Western Ontario Rowing Club. Rowing Canada... Read more
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Welland Tribune
South Niagara rowers going to worldsin the men’s coxed four along with Jacob Barker and Sam Goertz, both from the V
South Niagara rowers going to worlds
Welland Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
in the men’s coxed four along with Jacob Barker and Sam Goertz, both from the Victoria City Rowing Club; Kevin Chung, University of British Columbia Rowing Club; and Andre Pelletier, University of Western Ontario Rowing Club. Rowing Canada... Read more
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Sarnia Observer
French finishes on a strong notein each of the last two years. “Hopefully we can make it a three-peat this yea
French finishes on a strong note
Sarnia Observer / Posted 6 days ago
in each of the last two years. “Hopefully we can make it a three-peat this year,” said French, who spent two years at the University of British Columbia before transferring to the University of Waterloo where he's taking sport business. The... Read more
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Sooke News Mirror
Artist lets her imagination flow from the subconscious mindthe inner workings of the mind, she pursued studying expressive forms of therap
Artist lets her imagination flow from the subconscious mind
Sooke News Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
the inner workings of the mind, she pursued studying expressive forms of therapy, even during her time as an instructor at University of British Columbia. “The school was working with their minds, but I wanted something that was going to work with... Read more
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BC Local News
Artist lets her imagination flow from the subconscious mindthe inner workings of the mind, she pursued studying expressive forms of therap
Artist lets her imagination flow from the subconscious mind
BC Local News / Posted 6 days ago
the inner workings of the mind, she pursued studying expressive forms of therapy, even during her time as an instructor at University of British Columbia. “The school was working with their minds, but I wanted something that was going to work with... Read more
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The Tyee
Why Do We Pretend to Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills?C$1.3 billion has been set aside in Canada for a major oil spill -- a sum exper
Why Do We Pretend to Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills?
The Tyee / Posted 7 days ago
C$1.3 billion has been set aside in Canada for a major oil spill -- a sum experts find woefully inadequate. According to a University of British Columbia study, a release of 16,000 cubic metres of diluted bitumen in Vancouver's Burrard Inlet would... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Studying blood stored in plastic blood bags with Renishaw’s inVia™ Raman microscopyThe Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia, Canada, i
Studying blood stored in plastic blood bags with Renishaw’s inVia™ Raman microscopy
News-Medical-Net / Posted 7 days ago
The Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia, Canada, is leading the way in the use of Raman spectroscopy as a tool for monitoring biochemical changes and inter-donor variability in stored red blood cell (RBC) units. The... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Why Flying 30 MPH Doesn't Spell Disaster For Hummingbirdsnot fully grasp the size of objects around them, but monitoring how the sizes o
Why Flying 30 MPH Doesn't Spell Disaster For Hummingbirds
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 7 days ago
not fully grasp the size of objects around them, but monitoring how the sizes of things change helps them avoid high-speed collisions. This video includes clips and images from the University of British Columbia. Music provided courtesy of APM Mus... Read more
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