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Looking for a faster way to learn a language? Try historical linguistics
A new study conducted by UBC English professor Dr. James Stratton finds that one of the best ways of fast-tracking your language acquisition may be to learn a bit of language history – at least when it comes to learning a historically related language.
Dec 20, 2022
Most wildlife bridges are bear-ly wide enough
Canadian researchers measured wildlife overpasses around the world and found 71 per cent in North America are narrower than recommended.
Dec 19, 2022
UBC experts on 2022 FIFA World Cup final
France and Argentina will meet in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final on Sunday. UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 16, 2022
UBC engineers want to save whales from drowning…in noise
Chronic ship noise can lead to stress, hearing loss and feeding problems for marine mammals like whales, dolphins and porpoises. UBC researchers are diving in to help address the issue.
Dec 15, 2022
From COVID-19 to the common cold: UBC scientists identify broadly effective, infection-halting compound
Researchers at UBC’s Life Sciences Institute have identified a compound that shows early promise at halting infections from a range of coronaviruses, including all variants of SARS-CoV-2 and the common cold.
Dec 14, 2022
UBC experts on the holiday season
The holidays are just around the corner. UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to the season.
Dec 13, 2022
Science is making it possible to ‘hear’ nature. It does more talking than we knew
Geography professor Dr. Karen Bakker argued that digital bioacoustics is helping scientists eavesdrop on the natural world and learn astonishing things.
Dec 9, 2022
Climate change contributing to real Christmas tree shortage
UBC Faculty of Forestry professor Richard Hamelin explains how climate change continues to plague the real Christmas tree market and what should be considered for improving the worldwide growing supply chain shortage.
Dec 9, 2022
Winter holidays a final opportunity to visit MOA before temporary 2023 closure
The upcoming winter holidays present a final opportunity for visitors to explore the Museum of Anthropology at UBC before it closes for much of 2023. This temporary closure is to complete the seismic upgrades of its famous Great Hall and accomplish other work on the building.
Dec 8, 2022