University of Alberta

Barking up the wrong tree

Besides attacking North America’s lodgepole pines, a combination of climate change and the mountain pine beetle are threatening to wipe out the remaining population of Alberta’s whitebark pine—a ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Ecology
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Outstanding in the cold

Physicist John P. Davis is counting the days until he takes delivery of equipment that will give the University of Alberta the distinction of having the coldest laboratory in Canada.  

dateFeb 20, 2012 in Superconductivity
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The challenge of migration

Canada has used immigration as a population expansion policy resulting in the country’s highly diverse society. And often among the challenges brought on by large-scale immigration, are individual stories ...

dateFeb 17, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Killing prions with ozone

When it comes to infectious agents, it doesn’t get much worse than prions. These misfolded proteins are highly resistant to a wide variety of extreme disinfectant procedures. They have been identified ...

dateFeb 15, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Kids show cultural gender bias

(PhysOrg.com) -- Talk about gender confusion! A recent study by University of Alberta researchers Elena Nicoladis and Cassandra Foursha-Stevenson in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology into whether speaki ...

dateFeb 09, 2012 in Social Sciences
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E-learning must synch or sink

(PhysOrg.com) -- According to one University of Alberta researcher, people looking to further their education through e-learning may want to look carefully at the conditions under which online coursework will ...

dateJan 30, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Good wingmen fib for a friend

It could be called the wingman theory or the Barney Stinson principle (after the character played by Neil Patrick Harris on hit TV show How I Met Your Mother). A University of Alberta researcher says that – like Barney ...

dateJan 17, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Exploring space burps

(PhysOrg.com) -- Forget the Big Bang theory on the origins of the universe. University of Alberta physicist Greg Sivakoff is looking to find the secrets of the Big Burp theory.

dateJan 16, 2012 in General Physics
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