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PSU Study Shows Green Roofs Could Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

Green roofs – roofs that are planted with vegetation -- may improve the indoor air quality of commercial buildings by cutting the amount of ozone coming into the buildings from the outside, according to new research from Portland State University.

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Gene Responsible for Toxic Metal Accumulation in Durum Wheat Identified

University of Alberta biologists identify gene responsible for cadmium accumulation in durum wheat, according to a new study published in Nature Genetics. 

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Water That Never Freezes

Making ice cubes is a simple process: you take a plastic ice-cube tray like you’d find in most households, fill it with water and put it in the freezer. Before long, the water crystallises and turns to ice.

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Black Hole Revealed

An international team of over 200 astronomers, including scientists from MIT’s Haystack Observatory, has captured the first direct images of a black hole.

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New Non-Antibiotic Strategy for the Treatment of Bacterial Meningitis

With the increasing threat of antibiotic resistance, there is a growing need for new treatment strategies against life threatening bacterial infections. 

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Protecting Our Ocean — and Our Bottom Line

Improving the health of our ocean requires investment. But that investment doesn’t have to be a choice between our planet and our pocketbooks.

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Rolling in the Deep - Quirky Behaviour Indicates Major Implications for Prized Luxury Seafood

In 2005 Dr. Annie Mercier was sent a strange video: sea cucumbers rolling around at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Extreme Environment - Canadian Space Agency Funding Research Into Finding Extraterrestrial Life

Dr. Penny Morrill’s latest research project may help detect life on other planets.

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Souris Area Watershed Group and UPEI Partner on Atlantic Salmon Research

The University of Prince Edward Island and the Souris and Area Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation have received $48,000 from the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF) and $7,000 from the PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund for Atlantic salmon research, monitoring, and conservation in three rivers in Eastern PEI.

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