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Untold Fish Catches Revealed By Google Earth
2013-11-26 15:10:27

University of British Columbia Large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than what’s being officially reported, according to the first investigation of fish catches from space conducted by University of British Columbia scientists. Using satellite imagery from Google Earth, UBC researchers estimated that there were 1,900 fishing weirs along the coast of the Persian Gulf during 2005 and that they caught approximately 31,000 tonnes of fish that...

2013-11-21 14:18:01

The flight season timing of a wide variety of butterflies is responsive to temperature and could be altered by climate change, according to a UBC study that leverages more than a century’s worth of museum and weather records. Researchers from UBC, the Université de Sherbrooke and the University of Ottawa combed through Canadian museum collections of more than 200 species of butterflies and matched them with weather station data going back 130 years. They found butterflies possess a...

2013-11-12 12:04:40

News stories about sexually exploited youth in Canada perpetuate unhelpful stereotypes, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. The study, recently published in the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, found that stories seldom focus on perpetrators, do not capture the diversity of victims, and use words that legitimize the illegal act of sexual exploitation committed against youth. "Our research shows that news reports commonly use words that portray...

2013-11-07 13:51:32

War is hell, and according to new research, experiencing the horrors of war can cause people to have a greater affinity for members of their own group, particularly if individuals are exposed to war during key periods of their life. "These effects have the potential to explain why conflict sometimes leads to cycles of war and sometimes stimulates nation-building in its wake," says Joseph Henrich of the University of British Columbia, who helped conduct the study. The research appears in...

2013-10-25 23:03:39

Accomplished industry veteran brings extensive leadership to enable UBIC’s brand establishment in North America Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 UBIC, Inc. (TSE: 2158; NASDAQ: UBIC), a provider of strategic international litigation support, advanced predictive coding technology CJK TAR™ and forensic solutions, has appointed Sasha Hefler as Senior Director of Strategy & Communications to enhance UBIC’s brand awareness in the U.S., enabling the strategic vision of being...

2013-10-09 13:02:32

UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health research casts doubt on CCSVI theory A study led by Dr. Anthony Traboulsee of the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health to see whether narrowing of the veins from the brain to the heart could be a cause of multiple sclerosis has found that the condition is just as prevalent in people without the disease. The results, published in the U.K. medical journal The Lancet, call into question a controversial theory that MS is associated with a...

2013-10-01 23:35:14

Accomplished industry veteran brings extensive leadership to enable UBIC’s brand establishment in North America Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 UBIC, Inc. (TSE: 2158; NASDAQ: UBIC), a provider of strategic international litigation support, advanced predictive coding technology CJK TAR™ and forensic solutions, has appointed Sasha Hefler as Senior Director of Strategy & Communications to enhance UBIC’s brand awareness in the U.S., enabling the strategic vision of being...

Audubon's Warbler May Have 'Borrowed' DNA To Fuel Migration
2013-09-20 09:22:43

University of British Columbia A common songbird may have acquired genes from fellow migrating birds in order to travel greater distances, according to a University of British Columbia study published this week in the journal Evolution. While most birds either migrate or remain resident in one region, the Audubon's warbler, with habitat ranging from the Pacific Northwest to Mexico, exhibits different behaviours in different locations. The northern populations breed and migrate south for...


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Davidsonia, Journal
2012-04-25 14:26:44

Davidsonia is a scientific journal published by the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden. It specializes in the botanical natural history of the pacific northwest and horticultural and plant conservation issues. The print edition of Davidsonia existed from 1970 to 1981. It was revived in 2002 as an online journal. The journal provides full open-access to content on its website www.davidsonia.org . The journal is named after British Columbia botanical pioneer John Davidson. It...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'