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A discovery by a team astrophysicists including UBC researchers promises to have major implications for understanding how structures in the universe formed 10 billion years ago. Hidden within images of some of the oldest light in the universe, the team identified what they believe are galaxies...
Daniel Pauly, a zoologist with the UBC Fisheries Centre, has won the 2015 Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in Science. Other winners recognized this year by the American marine conservation awards include United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Prince Albert II of Monaco. Pauly, a...
UBC physicists have observed the pattern formed by a mysterious phenomenon that interferes with high-temperature superconductivity—discovering that it forms in a series of stripes, not a checkered pattern. The discovery, just detailed in Science, settles a long-standing debate in the field. The...
The Indian government has committed $1.92 million to support PhD students in science and engineering research programs at the University of British Columbia. The new program, developed in partnership with India’s national Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), will offer 20 students from...
Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez Plants feed us, give us shelter and clothing, and even provide biofuel. But pathogens are a constant threat, and fungi or bacteria can wipe out entire crops. Xin Li and her team at Michael Smith Laboratories have discovered that plants with an excessive amount of certain...
Microbiologists at the University of British Columbia have uncovered a novel mechanism that boosts B-cells’ sensitivity to extremely small amounts of foreign molecules. The immune system typically combines signals from B-cell antigen receptors (which distinguish foreign molecules) and Toll-like...
An international team of researchers has used infinitely short light pulses to observe ultrafast changes in the electron-level properties of superconductors, setting a new standard for temporal resolution in the field. The scientists—from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, the University of...
University of British Columbia researchers have found a new way to make state-of-the-art materials for energy storage using a cheap lamp from the hardware store. The researchers wanted to find a better way to make coatings that can be painted onto surfaces to conduct electricity or convert...
Take a closer look at local insect life in shutterbug, an exhibition of Ian Lane’s photography at UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum. This interactive family-friendly feature exhibition runs from March 11, 2015 – September 6, 2015. Ian Lane was a member of Nature Vancouver. An amateur photographer and...
The ancestors of a large family of parasites—including those that cause malaria—were equipped to become parasites much earlier in their lineage than previously assumed, according to University of British Columbia (UBC) research. The work, published in PNAS, traces the emergence of parasitism among...

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