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Teesta Setalvad nominated for Spring Congregation Honorary Degree by University of British Columbia

Teesta Setalvad nominated for Spring Congregation Honorary Degree by University of British Columbia

Renowned civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad, who played a massive role in the campaign for justice for the victims of the 2002 massacr...Read More

Honey bees can monitor pollution in cities

Honey bees can monitor pollution in cities

Toronto: Honey bees may help monitor pollution in cities and help pinpoint the exact sources of environmental pollutants such as lead, a ...Read More

Humans enjoyed chocolate 1,500 years earlier than thought

Humans enjoyed chocolate 1,500 years earlier than thought

Toronto: Humans have been enjoying chocolate far longer than previously thought, according to a study which found that cacao was grown fo...Read More

DNA can tell about childhood abuse

DNA can tell about childhood abuse

Toronto: Victims of childhood abuse carry an imprint of the trauma in their DNA, which are detectable years later and could be used as ev...Read More

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Smartphone-powered $100 ultrasound machine

Toronto: Scientists have developed a low-cost, wearable ultrasound probe that can be powered by a smartphone and could dramatically lower...Read More

Engineers from British Columbia University develop cheap and portable smartphone-powered ultrasound machine

Engineers from British Columbia University develop cheap and portable smartphone-powered ultrasound machine

Toronto: Engineers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe — no bigger than a ...Read More

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‘China’s two-child policy may raise gender inequality’

Toronto : The new universal two-child policy in China could be negatively affecting women’s status and gender equality, according to a st...Read More

Soon a sensor that may develop foldable gadgets

Soon a sensor that may develop foldable gadgets

Toronto: Scientists have developed a new, inexpensive sensor that could help develop tablets which can be folded and put away in your poc...Read More

Feeling homesick? Try pet therapy

Feeling homesick? Try pet therapy

Toronto: Animal-assisted therapy can help students’ combat homesickness and could also be a useful tool in lowering drop-out rates, finds...Read More

Painless patch can monitor side effects of drugs

Painless patch can monitor side effects of drugs

Toronto: Researchers have created an inexpensive microneedle drug monitoring system — a thin patch pressed against a patient’s arm — that...Read More

Disordered eating habit on the rise amongst homosexuals

Disordered eating habit on the rise amongst homosexuals

Toronto: Boys and girls belonging to sexual minority groups such as gay, lesbian and bisexuals are increasingly indulging in disordered e...Read More

Homosexual men in small cities less likely to be tested for HIV

Homosexual men in small cities less likely to be tested for HIV

Toronto: Men who live in small cities and have sex with other men are less likely to get an HIV test than their metropolitan counterparts...Read More

Dogs hate being cuddled

Dogs hate being cuddled

Toronto:  Dog owners, take note! Your pet may not like being cuddled as a new study suggests that the canines feel stressed and unhappy w...Read More

Your voice can be tool to influence others

Your voice can be tool to influence others

Washington D.C: Why is it that some speakers influence us powerfully, while others with good voices don’t? According to a recent study, i...Read More

Air pollution exposure in pregnancy ups asthma risk in babies

Air pollution exposure in pregnancy ups asthma risk in babies

Toronto:  Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic sources during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asth...Read More

Powder to instantly stop bleeding comes closer to reality

Powder to instantly stop bleeding comes closer to reality

Washington D.C.: A team of researchers has created a self-propelled powder to stop bleeding. University of British Columbia (UBC) researc...Read More

‘Gym-replacing’ exercise pill could be a reality soon?

‘Gym-replacing’ exercise pill could be a reality soon?

Washington D.C.: Not a fan of gymming? Then, you may be happy to know that scientists may be one step closer to developing a pill that de...Read More

Exodus of white dwarf stars captured for first time ever

Exodus of white dwarf stars captured for first time ever

Washington : A team of astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has, for the first time, collected a census of young white d...Read More

Twitter can help doctors understand patients better

Twitter can help doctors understand patients better

Toronto: Using Twitter can help physicians answer health queries from their patients in a better way, say researchers from University of ...Read More

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