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March 12, 2019
The first week of a newborn’s life is a time of the most rapid biological change in life as the baby adapts to living outside the womb, yet surprisingly little is known about these early changes.  An international research team co-led by University of British Columbia researchers has pioneered...
March 11, 2019
Honey from urban bees can tell us how clean a city is and help pinpoint the sources of environmental pollutants such as lead, new University of British Columbia research has found. In a study published today in Nature Sustainability, scientists from UBC’s Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical...
March 8, 2019
UBC researchers will use tracking and monitoring technology to determine if Southern Resident Killer Whales are able to forage for enough of their preferred prey, Chinook Salmon, to meet their nutritional needs. The new research project was announced today by Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of...
February 27, 2019
Achieving the Paris Agreement global warming target could protect millions of tonnes in annual worldwide fisheries catch, as well as billions of dollars of annual revenues for fishers, workers’ income and household seafood expenditures, according to new research from the University of British...
February 21, 2019
Alison Lister, Canada Research Chair in Particle Physics, quite loves quarks. She belongs to one of the largest scientific collaborations on the planet—the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider—and is helping to develop new particle detectors at Canada’s national lab for particle physics....
February 20, 2019
One of the largest field experiments ever conducted is providing the best evidence yet in support of a key Darwinian theory—that interactions between species are stronger toward the tropics and at lower elevations. An international research team used a simple experiment that mimics how plants and...
February 6, 2019
EMBARGO 8 AM EST Variations in a single gene in tiny stickleback fish alter how they interact with their environment and potentially trigger changes across an ecosystem, a new study from the University of British Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania finds. The study, published today in...
January 14, 2019
Haida Gwaii's small population of northern goshawks—already of great concern to conservationists—are the last remnant of a highly distinct genetic cluster of the birds, according to a new genomic analysis by University of British Columbia researchers. “Goshawks across the British Columbia Coast...
January 11, 2019
Catherine Johnson, a UBC researcher searching for ‘Marsquakes’ as part of NASA’s InSight mission and a leading expert on planetary magnetic fields, has been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society’s Price Medal in Geophysics. Johnson, a professor with UBC’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric...
January 9, 2019
A team of scientists in Canada has found the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded, providing new clues about the brief, puzzling pulses of radio energy from far outside our galaxy. The repeating FRB was one of 13 new bursts detected in just two weeks by the Canadian Hydrogen...

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