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R links sound and touch across languages
Turns out, some words are more tactile than you might expect. That’s according to a new global study noting a clear linguistic connection between sound and touch.
Jan 31, 2022
Data from thousands of cameras confirms protected areas promote mammal diversity
A new University of British Columbia study offers new evidence that protected areas are effective at conserving wildlife.
Jan 27, 2022
UBC-led research team finds nine new coronavirus species
A former UBC post-doctoral research fellow led an international research team in re-analyzing all public RNA sequencing data to uncover almost ten times more RNA viruses than were previously known, including several new species of coronaviruses in some unexpected places.
Jan 26, 2022
When relationships break down, men are at risk of mental illness
A new UBC study confirms that when men transition out of relationships, they are at increased risk of mental illness, including anxiety, depression and suicide.
Jan 26, 2022
Salmon camps show youth Indigenous science at work
Imagine a summer camp where you can watch grizzly bears catch salmon in streams, while learning about the migration and preparation of the fish hovering in the water at your feet.
Jan 25, 2022
Q&A: How racism holds Black women back from leadership positions
Black women are woefully underrepresented in leadership positions in North American businesses. A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business finds that stereotypes about Black women put them at a serious disadvantage in the workplace.
Jan 24, 2022
Here’s why whales don’t drown when they gulp down food underwater
Ever wondered whether whales can burp, and why they don’t drown when they gulp down gallons of water and krill? New UBC research may just hold the answer.
Jan 20, 2022
Nearly half of countries’ shared fish stocks are on the move due to climate change, prompting dispute concerns
Climate change will force 45 per cent of the fish stocks that cross through two or more exclusive economic zones to shift significantly from their historical habitats and migration paths by 2100, a challenge that may lead to international conflict, according to a new UBC study.
Jan 18, 2022
Sunflowers’ invisible colours help them attract bees and adapt to drought
It turns out sunflowers are more than just a pretty face: the ultraviolet colours of their flowers not only attract pollinators, but also help the plant regulate water loss, according to new UBC research.
Jan 18, 2022
UBC experts on Pfizer antiviral treatment for COVID-19
Health Canada has authorized Pfizer’s PAXLOVID™ antiviral treatment for adults with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk of progressing to serious disease, including hospitalization or death. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 17, 2022