UBC researchers pull paper linking vaccine component to autism after data alleged to be manipulated

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Researchers from the University of British Columbia are retracting their scientific paper linking aluminum in vaccines to autism in mice, because one of the co-authors claims figures published in the study were deliberately altered before publication — an issue he says he realized after allegations of data manipulation surfaced online. Powered by More...

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By admin On Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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Cannabis research booms with backing of commercial growers

The budding marijuana industry is spurring new research around cannabis that will have long-term effects on a variety of fields, from farming to new medicine, as companies look for solid scientific data on the More...

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By admin On Saturday, October 14th, 2017
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Canada urgently needs to diversify in science, tech, engineering and math: report

Canada urgently has to figure out how to foster diversity — whether that’s based on gender, race or physical ability — in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, say contributors to a new More...

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By admin On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Lab-grown diamonds touted as ethical alternative

The lab-grown diamond industry is growing as millennials seek out eco-friendly, conflict-free alternatives to mined diamonds, industry insiders say. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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North Korea's nuclear tests causing earthquakes, experts say

South Korea said it detected an earthquake Friday near North Korea’s main nuclear test site, the fourth since the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test explosion last month. Some experts suggested More...

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By admin On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Richard Branson bets on Hyperloop One's futuristic technology

Hyperloop One, which is developing super high-speed transportation systems, will be renamed Virgin Hyperloop One after being taken over by the billionnaire behind suborbital spaceflight company Virgin Galactic. Powered More...

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By admin On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Facebook will help investigators release Russia ads, Sandberg tells Axios

Facebook Inc. chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Thursday the company was committed to helping U.S. congressional investigators publicly release Russia-backed political ads that ran during the 2016 More...

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By admin On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Living in a greener neighbourhood could lower your risk of death: study

Trees stretching their canopies over city streets and grass tickling the sidewalk near your home are more than just pretty, they could actually be helping you live longer, a new study suggests. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Canada aligning with U.K. to fight global growth in coal-fired electricity

Canada is joining forces with the United Kingdom to push for a global crackdown on unabated coal-fired electricity. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Geoengineering aims to slow global warming by manipulating climate, but risks are unknown

Geoengineering can be as simple as planting trees to remove CO2 from the air or as complex as trying to use giant mirrors to reflect the sun into space. Some scientists say it has promise but warn that its potential More...