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Posted Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:08 in Science

Uncovering a “cosmic baby boom”: astrophysicist watches as stars are born 12 billion years ago

Looking 12 billion years into the past, Dal’s Scott Chapman and an international team of astrophysicists saw huge numbers of stars forming rapidly in a short period of time. They used a powerf...  Read more


Posted Tue, 03/05/2013 - 10:20 in Science

The camels lived in a boreal-type forest. The habitat includes larch trees; the depiction is based on records of plant fossils

Remains of extinct giant camel discovered in High Arctic

A research team led by the Canadian Museum of Nature, and including Dalhousie's John Gosse, has identified the first evidence for an extinct giant camel in Canada’s High Arctic.   Read more


Posted Tue, 03/05/2013 - 10:08 in Arts

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Born in hell, escaped to freedom: Human rights activist to share his harrowing story of life inside North Korea’s labour camps

Shin Dong-hyuk, the only person born in North Korea’s political prison camp who is known to have escaped, is coming to Dalhousie this week to share his gripping personal story. He'll also meet with ...  Read more


Posted Tue, 03/05/2013 - 09:33 in Science

New study links binge eating to strained mother-daughter relationships

Dalhousie researchers link binge eating among university-aged women with strained mother-daughter relationships in a recent study published in the journal Eating Behaviors.  Read more


Posted Fri, 03/01/2013 - 11:27 in Oceans

Shark fisheries globally unsustainable: Researchers estimate 100 million sharks die every year

The world’s shark populations are experiencing significant declines with perhaps 100 million or more sharks being lost every year, according to a study published this week in Marine Policy.  Read more


Posted Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:56 in Science

Two dogs take a photo break with Catherine Floyd

When learning goes to the dogs

Dr. Simon Gadbois, known for his work with coyotes, is operating an innovative lab at Dalhousie that trains dogs to perform many tasks that will benefit society in many interesting ways. It pro...  Read more


Posted Mon, 02/18/2013 - 07:42 in Health

Dr. Matthews supervises a dentistry student.

New approach to oral health research in Canada

A Dalhousie-directed Canadian network of oral health researchers is a new research collaboration and the first of its kind in Canada. The network recently announced its first round of funding, which w...  Read more


Posted Wed, 02/13/2013 - 14:30 in Arts

An installation by Stephen Kelly

Student-designed installation illustrates the science of art

Computer science PhD candidate and exhibiting artist Stephen Kelly mixes science with the arts in his new installation piece titled Patch.  Read more


Posted Tue, 02/12/2013 - 08:45 in Agriculture

Dalhousie University receives accreditation for International Food Business degree

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) has formally approved Dalhousie University’s International Food Business (IFB) degree which allows graduates of the program to receive ...  Read more


Posted Mon, 02/11/2013 - 17:42 in Dalhousie-related

Incoming Director of the EUCE

Strengthening Canada-European Union ties

Earlier this month, the European Commission announced that Dal's European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) will be receiving €300,000 (more than $400,000 CDN) over the next three years to support E...  Read more


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