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Alaskan whale deaths in 2015 could have been due to toxic algae

Anchorage - Researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are saying a toxic algae bloom could have caused the deaths of 44 whales in 2015 in the Gulf Coast of Alaska, but they are not ruling out other possibilities.

Extinction of species: humans are speeding up evolution

Vancouver - Scientists at the University of British Columbia (UBC) claim human actions are responsible for accelerating the evolutionary process by causing the extinction of “younger” species.

University of British Columbia president resigns

Vancouver - The 13th President of the University of British Columbia resigned today after being in the position for just over a year. The reasons for his departure are vague leaving only room for speculation.

Chinook salmon in danger of being wiped out

A new climate change study conducted by the University of British Columbia scientists does not bode well for the West Coast's Chinook Salmon stocks. The question of the salmon's ability to adapt to warming waters was the basis of the study.

UBC raising funds for Doctors without Borders fight against Ebola Special

Vancouver - On Black Friday, instead of shopping, students and teachers from the University of British Columbia's English Language Institute held a fair to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders fight against Ebola.

Maybe entomophagy will be trending in time

Vancouver - Entomophagy the consumption of "bugs," may become much more prevalent in the future especially to supply protein and ensure that a food supply is available for the world's growing population.

Video: UBC President Arvind Gupta talks about opportunities Special

Vancouver - Dr. Arvind Gupta, the new President of the University of British Columbia, hopes to usher in much-needed change for the university. Unlike previous generations, investing in a university degree may not guarantee a high-paying job when students graduate.

Op-Ed: Unhappiest cities in the U.S. national study finds some oddities

Vancouver - The University of British Columbia has been researching that elusive thing that America’s constitution is dedicated to pursuing, and presumably catching: Happiness. Apparently happiness is now regional, rather than national.

Study: Sadists are more common than we might suspect

There are sadists among us and they’re part of our everyday life, finds a new study. Recently published research suggests we can find them trolling on social media and maybe even in our own close circle of otherwise well-adjusted friends.

Teens trading sex for booze or drugs still live at home: Study

A new study out of British Columbia, Canada suggests a small number of rural teens are trading sex for booze or drugs. But what is even more surprising is that most of those kids still live at home with family.

Op-Ed: Comet Elenin, Nibiru - On science of fear and fearlessness

Should we fear Comet Elenin, Nibiru and other celestial phenomena and speculation? Is there a scientific basis for fear and fearlessness? Richard Hoagland claims the comet represents another plot like 9/11 to create mass fear (video).
 

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UBC s Faculty of Medicine at the Vancouver Pride Parade.
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