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Web crawler takes virtual bite out of cybercrime

Simon Fraser University researcher Richard Frank is helping to take a virtual bite out of cybercrime. His web crawler, designed to track websites that exploit children, will be among the School of Criminology's demonstrations ...

dateMar 04, 2014 in Internet
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Study supports decline in global violence

A new study by the Simon Fraser University-based Human Security Report Project (HSRP), released today at United Nations headquarters in New York, offers compelling evidence that, post-World War II, there is a significant ...

dateMar 04, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Ancient herring catch nets fisheries weakness

Archaeological data indicate modern herring management needs to take a longer look into the past to manage fisheries for the future says a new study involving Simon Fraser University researchers.

dateFeb 17, 2014 in Ecology
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Controlling lion's share of lionfish

(Phys.org) —Three Simon Fraser University researchers and a recent graduate have co-authored the first study to demonstrate that beating back the fearsome lionfish will rejuvenate threatened native fish ...

dateJan 27, 2014 in Ecology
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Study says sharks/rays globally overfished

(Phys.org) —One quarter of the world's cartilaginous fish, namely sharks and rays, face extinction within the next few decades, according to the first study to systematically and globally assess their fate.

dateJan 21, 2014 in Ecology
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Feast or fancy? Black widows shake for love

(Phys.org) —A team of Simon Fraser University biologists has found that male black widow spiders shake their abdomens to produce carefully pitched vibrations that let females know they have "come a-courting" ...

dateJan 16, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Birds outsmart wasps to feed young

(Phys.org) —A species of bird found in Central and South America is able to supply its young with a steady diet of wasp larvae, evading stings from defending workers by using physical, not chemical tactics ...

dateDec 27, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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CSI for invasive species

(Phys.org) —Several Canadian biologists, including two at Simon Fraser University, are breathing a collective sigh of relief after learning that a monstrous fish found in a Burnaby, B.C. pond is not a northern ...

dateNov 25, 2013 in Ecology
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Grizzly bear management is too risky

(Phys.org) —Six biologists, including four from Simon Fraser University, cast doubt on the scientific soundness of management of British Columbia, Canada's grizzly bear population in a new paper published online in the ...

dateNov 07, 2013 in Ecology
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Cellular tail length tells disease tale

Simon Fraser University molecular biologist Lynne Quarmby's adventures in pond scum have led her and four student researchers to discover a mutation that can make cilia, the microscopic antennae on our cells, ...

dateOct 31, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Pipeline protest mentality is big in B.C.

A new working paper produced by a Simon Fraser University researcher reveals that most environmental protesters attempting to block oil pipeline projects, such as those proposed by Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan, aren't ...

dateOct 21, 2013 in Environment
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