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wood thrush migration
2014-08-23 03:00:15

Robin Heron, York University Juvenile songbirds on spring migration travel from overwintering sites in the tropics to breeding destinations thousands of kilometers away with no prior experience to guide them. Now, a new study out of York University has tracked these “student pilots” on their first long-haul flight and found significant differences between the timing of juvenile migration and that of experienced adults. “Juveniles departed later from their overwinter sites in...

Gaming Augments Players’ Social Lives
2014-03-28 18:17:30

North Carolina State University New research finds that online social behavior isn’t replacing offline social behavior in the gaming community. Instead, online gaming is expanding players’ social lives. The study was done by researchers at North Carolina State University, York University and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. “Gamers aren’t the antisocial basement-dwellers we see in pop culture stereotypes, they’re highly social people,” says Dr. Nick...

Songbirds Risk Missing Peak Food Supply Says Study
2013-06-03 13:45:42

York University A mismatch between the departure schedules of songbirds and higher spring temperatures at their breeding sites is putting them at risk, according to a new study out of York University. The study, "A Trans-Hemispheric Migratory Songbird Does Not Advance Spring Schedules or Increase Migration Rate in Response to Record-Setting Temperatures at Breeding Sites", published in the journal PLOS ONE, tracked the spring migration of purple martins over five years from the Amazon...

2012-10-09 11:01:08

Drugs streamed into Health Canada's accelerated review process are more likely to be withdrawn from the market or earn a serious safety warning than those that undergo the standard review, according to a recent paper out of York University. The study, published online by the Archives of Internal Medicine on Oct. 8, is the first of its kind undertaken in Canada. It tracked a total of 434 new active substances (NASs) approved by Health Canada between 1995 and 2010, examining how many...

Migrating Songbirds Depart On Time
2012-07-26 07:10:41

A new study by York University researchers finds that songbirds follow a strict annual schedule when migrating to their breeding grounds — with some birds departing on precisely the same date each year. The study, published in the journal PLoS ONE, is the first to track the migration routes and timing of individual songbirds over multiple years. Researchers outfitted wood thrushes with tiny geolocator "backpacks," recording data on their movements. Spring departure dates of birds...

2012-06-04 23:03:05

Premier event, co-sponsored by ventureLAB, to provide top-level collaboration opportunities for York Region and Greater Toronto Area (GTA) bio-medical industry leaders and officials. York Region, Ontario (PRWEB) June 04, 2012 More than 250 bio-medical industry professionals and healthcare officials will gather at the MedEdge Life Sciences Business Summit in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The summit takes place Thursday, June 14 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge...

2012-02-08 10:30:14

A new study on children who are raised bilingual examined the effects on children's development of growing up speaking two languages. The study found that different factors were responsible for the language- and non-language-related outcomes of bilingualism found in previous research. The research was carried out at York University in Toronto and published in the journal Child Development. Bilingual children show differences in how they develop language and cognitive skills through the...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'