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2012-12-13 12:19:16

As one of the top 10 barley producers in the world, Canada faces a problem of adapting to the 'new normal' of a warmer, drier climate.

World Championship For Biotech Startup Won By Students
2012-11-23 13:01:08

A student group from the University of Alberta won first place at an international competition after discovering a way to turn waste paper into valuable chemicals.

Risk Of Farm Injuries Increases With Age
2012-11-13 18:00:43

Older North American farmers work fewer hours than their younger peers but spend more time operating heavy machinery and equipment—raising their risk of serious injury, according to new research from the University of Alberta.

Key To Child Fitness Is Intensity, Not Duration
2012-11-10 10:00:34

Children may need less than 10 minutes of taxing exercise per day to stay fit and healthy, but many of them aren't even getting that.

2012-11-02 14:53:31

Couples about to tie the knot shouldn't ignore nagging doubts about getting married.

Weight Loss Difficult Due To Negative Views In Media
2012-10-26 12:43:25

The Biggest Loser, a television show that aims to help overweight and obese individuals drop the pounds, may not have the positive effect it was hoping for due to the negative view it portrays.

2012-07-26 14:26:13

Women who suffered spinal injuries in the 2005 Pakistan earthquake continued to endure hardships years later, including abandonment by spouses and families.

2012-07-23 20:52:59

A team of University of Alberta researchers has identified a new class of compounds that inhibit the spread of prions, misfolded proteins in the brain that trigger lethal neurodegenerative diseases in humans and animals.

2012-07-13 10:54:37

A new study from the University of Alberta is challenging the notion that teaching the next generation of Sidney Crosbys how to take a bodycheck at an earlier age will help them avoid injury over the long term.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.