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2014-01-30 12:29:18

GUELPH, ON, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Syngenta Canada Inc. and Dalhousie University, together with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, are partnering on an innovative research project to increase bee populations and blueberry yields in the Maritime Provinces. Canada is the world's largest producer of wild blueberries and most are grown in Quebec and in the Atlantic provinces. They are important economically and are part of our cultural identity. "An...

Marijuana Use Ups Crash Risk
2012-02-10 10:43:39

A Canadian study in this week´s issue of the British Medical Journal highlights the dangers of driving under the influence of pot, which nearly doubles the risk of a serious or fatal car crash, writes Sharon Kirkey for the Vancouver Sun. Using cannabis within three hours of driving causes accidents at nearly twice the rate as those who are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol claims the paper´s authors, from Dalhousie University. Lead author Mark Asbridge, an associate...

Binge Drinkers Likely To Pass Behavior On To Romantic Partners
2012-01-08 06:13:44

The behavior of a binge drinker is likely to influence the person with whom he or she is romantically involved, a new study by Canadian researchers has revealed. According to Robert Preidt of USA Today HealthDay, researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, studied 208 unmarried, heterosexual couples who saw each other at least five days each week. The researchers said that they were able to predict the likelihood that one partner would binge drink based on the behavior...

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2011-08-24 17:00:45

  A new study by scientists from the Census of Marine Life has placed the number of species of animals on planet Earth to about 8.7 million, a number based on a validated analytical technique that narrows the range much more than the previous estimate of between 3 million and 100 million. The scientists also noted that only about a quarter of all species on the planet have been discovered, and they say that many could exist in our own backyard. So far, only 1.9 million species have...

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2011-06-24 05:30:00

According to new research from the Census of Marine Life Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP), two expanses of the North Pacific Ocean are attracting an array of marine predators in predictable seasonal patterns. The new report archives the TOPP program's effort to track top marine predator movements in the Pacific Ocean. The study found major hot spots for large marine predators that exist in the California Current, which flows south along the U.S. west coast, and a trans-oceanic migration...

2011-06-23 23:06:24

Ian Jonsen, a research associate and adjunct professor in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University and co-lead investigator of the Future of Marine Animal Populations Project (FMAP), has teamed up with Barbara Block at Stanford University and several other American researchers to conclude a two year study entitled, "Tracking apex marine predator movements in a dynamic ocean" published in the science journal Nature released June 22. The study summarized the results from a ten year...

2011-05-10 15:18:10

Reef fishes and many other marine species live all their adulthood in one place but early in their lives, when they're eggs and larvae, spend a short period of time drifting and swimming in the open ocean. It seems intuitive that the duration of this open water period should determine the geographic extent over which species are found as species that spend longer drifting at sea are likely to reach greater distances. Interestingly enough, numerous studies have consistently failed to find any...

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2011-04-05 13:58:53

Researchers have discovered that a green algae invades tiny developing salamander embryos. The team from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada was the first to document a case of a plant living in partnership with a vertebrate. The researchers think that the salamanders might inherit the algae from their parents. The study is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It was already known that green algae lived inside the eggs of the spotted salamander species, which...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.