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2012-02-20 12:40:45

In 1997, a forest fire in Indonesia ignited an area of peatlands that smouldered for months.

2012-02-20 11:23:33

European-based speakers representing the fields of nuclear energy, genetically modified organisms, and harm reduction science in tobacco made the plea on 18 February at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science held in Vancouver, Canada.

Visualizations Help Communities Plan For Sea-level Rise
2012-02-20 04:00:08

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have produced computer visualizations of rising sea levels in a low-lying coastal municipality, illustrating ways to adapt to climate change impacts such as flooding and storms surges.

Pulsars: The Universe's Gift To Physics
2012-02-20 04:22:53

Pulsars, superdense neutron stars, are perhaps the most extraordinary physics laboratories in the Universe. Research on these extreme and exotic objects already has produced two Nobel Prizes.

Sound Illusion May Have Been Inspiration For Stonehenge
2012-02-18 05:05:58

There have been many theories behind the creation of Stonehenge, including some believing the ancient structure was originally intended to be a monument, a calendar, an observatory, or a place for healing or worship.

2012-02-17 11:13:35

Marcel Babin, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada's New Arctic Frontier at the Université Laval, will be discussing his research on the effects of environmental changes in the Arctic as part of an upcoming press breakfast panel discussion.

Image 1 - Osteoporosis Patients Receive Medication From Implanted Microchips
2012-02-17 06:09:52

Seven Dutch women suffering from osteoporosis received bone-strengthening medication from implanted microchips as part of a first-of-its kind study of wirelessly controlled drug-releasing devices.

2012-02-16 18:15:39

Marine protected areas (MPAs) may turn out to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

2012-02-16 10:57:26

According to a new study co-authored by SFU communication professor Adam Holbrook, national, provincial and local economic development policy makers need to pay closer attention to Vancouver’s uniqueness as a space for economic innovation.


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Science
2012-05-28 09:45:25

Science is a weekly peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). It was founded by New York journalist John Michaels in 1880 with financial support from Thomas Edison and later from Alexander Graham Bell. Because of limited success the journal ceased publication in March 1882, only to be reestablished a year later by entomologist Samuel H. Scudder who was able to keep the journal going until 1894, when it was sold to psychologist James...

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