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Tag: University of British Columbia

Beehives Located In Cities Can Be Used To Monitor Pollution

A novel study claimed that urban bees can help determine pollution levels in a city. The scientists analyzed the chemical composition of honey extracted from six neighborhoods in Vancouver and found the city to be extremely clean.

Earth/Environment March 12, 2019

University Announces Professor Of Cannabis Science To Look Into Pot Use For Opioid Treatment

Can cannabis help people who are suffering from opioid use disorder? The University of British Columbia has assigned a pot professor to look into the use of cannabis to aid in the treatment of substance misuse.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 24, 2018

Astronomy Student Discovers 4 Planet Candidates Using Kepler Space Telescope Data

A 22-year-old astronomy student at the University of British Columbia has identified four planet candidates as part of her coursework. Once the new planets are confirmed, she could become one of the youngest ever to accomplish such a feat.

Space May 31, 2016

Scientists Discover Plankton With Strange Human-Like Eye

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a complex eye-like structure on single-celled marine organisms called warnowiids. It is believed that the predatory microbes make use of this functional eye to hunt their prey.

Earth/Environment July 2, 2015

Confirmed: Dr. Oz's Advice is Unfounded

Medical claims made on television shows may not be reliable, according to a new study out of Canada.

Life December 21, 2014

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