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Astronomers find gigantic "waterworld"

UBC astronomer Jaymie Matthews utilized the Canadian MOST telescope to confirm the existence of a new planet, potentially made up mostly of water, 180 light years away from Earth.

Space-time warp measured before star vanishes

Astronomers measured the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star and determined the mass of a neutron star, before it disappeared.

Can big data improve healthcare?

Computer scientist Raymond Ng discusses how big data is revolutionizing medicine, and why privacy is of utmost concern.

UBC chemist named top young Canadian scientist

Mark MacLachlan has been awarded the 2014 Steacie Prize in the natural sciences, Canada’s top award for young scientists and engineers.

"Catastrophic loss"of Chinook salmon could take place by 2100

Heart problems triggered by climate change could devastate Chinook salmon stocks, UBC researchers say.

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