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Counting Sheep

From a rocky outcrop in the forest surrounding Penticton, members of the UBC Okanagan Wildlife Society gaze across a valley onto a steep sun-drenched slope, as government wildlife biologist Craig McLean details what he has spotted.

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Big Sagebrush Recovery After Fire Inhibited by its Own Biology

Recovery of big sagebrush populations after fire is inhibited by the loss of adult plants and the limited ability of new seedlings to survive or reproduce.

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Forest Corridors Vital For Wildlife

Canada has committed to protecting nearly 20 per cent of the country’s landscape by 2020.

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Diving Deeper Into Coral Research

Growing up in Idaho, far from any coastline, Danielle Claar says her curiosity about the underwater world was sparked as a teenager on a scuba diving trip with her parents.

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Eating More Plant-Based Foods May Be Linked to Better Heart Health

Eating mostly plant-based foods and fewer animal-based foods may be linked to better heart health and a lower risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

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Ancient Drop of Water Rewrites Earth's History

The remains of a microscopic drop of ancient seawater has assisted in rewriting the history of Earth’s evolution when it was used to re-establish the time that plate tectonics started on the planet. 

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Seeking Biomarkers That May Predict Suicide Risk Among Women

A four-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health will help researchers determine how the stabilization of ovarian hormones estradiol and progesterone may help lower symptoms associated with suicidality among females with longstanding thoughts of suicide.

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Stanford Researchers Study Birds to Improve How Robots Land

Under the watchful eyes of five high-speed cameras, a small, pale-blue bird named Gary waits for the signal to fly.

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Blood Clotting Proteins Discovered as Biomarkers of Lupus Nephritis

University of Houston researcher Chandra Mohan is reporting in Arthritis Research and Therapy that clotting proteins, both those that promote blood clots (pro-thrombotic) and those that work to dissipate them (thrombolytic), are elevated in the urine of patients who suffer from lupus nephritis (LN).

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Geoengineering Versus A Volcano

Major volcanic eruptions spew ash particles into the atmosphere, which reflect some of the Sun’s radiation back into space and cool the planet.

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