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Posted Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:01 in Science

The Mysteries of an Active Volcano System: The Magma Plumbing System Gives Clues about how Oceanic Crust is formed

Until recently, researchers mostly believed that the oceanic crust is formed at mid-ocean ridges from a single magma body called the axial magma lens and located in the middle of the earth’s crust. ...  Read more

Posted Thu, 10/02/2014 - 14:00 in Science

Adjunt Professor, Dalhousie University.

Nature at risk: biodiversity will remain in crisis

The biodiversity crisis is alarming, with the future of many animal species and habitats at risk. Derek Tittensor, a Dalhousie adjunct biology professor and senior marine biodiversity scientist with t...  Read more

Posted Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:45 in Science

Tara Imlay holds a male Barn Swallow

Where have all the swallows gone? Seeking answers to bird population decline

Dalhousie University graduate student researchers are studying swallows in their breeding grounds to try to find the cause of the sudden and steep decline of swallow populations in the Maritimes and a...  Read more

Posted Tue, 06/17/2014 - 15:00 in Science

Program director Dr. Danielle Cox works with graduate students to prepare NS Math Circles programming.

Eastlink and Dalhousie University partner to support math education for youth in Nova Scotia

Eastlink has donated $500,000 to Dalhousie University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics’ “Nova Scotia Math Circles” program. Nova Scotia Math Circles is a province-wide outreach initi...  Read more

Posted Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:45 in Science

‘Viral aphrodisiac’: Cricket disease leads Dalhousie University researcher to uncover unique sexually transmitted virus

Dalhousie Biologist Shelley Adamo and her team have discovered that one of the most unique sexually transmitted diseases nature has to offer is more disturbing than previously thought. The cricket vir...  Read more

Posted Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:35 in Science

Dal Hydrology Research Group releases the first Nova Scotia watershed assessment, geo-database, and atlas for public use

The Hydrology Research Group at Dalhousie University, in collaboration with Nova Scotia Environment (NSE) has launched the first Nova Scotia Watershed Atlas and geodatabase as part of the Nova Scotia ...  Read more

Posted Thu, 03/13/2014 - 09:59 in Science

Why expanding flu vaccination is good public policy

A Dalhousie study, authored by Courtney J. Ward of the Department of Economics, shows that expanding flu vaccine coverage to healthy young people, as well as the elderly, might be a better strategy of...  Read more

Posted Tue, 03/04/2014 - 07:54 in Science

Dalhousie launches new undergraduate degree option in medical sciences

Students looking to study the science and biology of the human body will have a new option to consider at Dal this fall. Starting in September 2014, Dalhousie will offer Atlantic Canada's first Bachel...  Read more

Posted Mon, 02/03/2014 - 10:06 in Science

Dalhousie evolutionary biologist recognized for challenging long-held scientific beliefs

Dalhousie’s Dr. Ford Doolittle, recognized as one of the world’s top molecular evolutionists, was today awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSE...  Read more

Posted Fri, 10/18/2013 - 09:50 in Science

Beyond the nature versus nurture debate

Four international leaders in the field of epigenetics, including one Gardiner Award winner, will participate in this year’s annual Dorothy J. Killam Memorial Lecture Series beginning Friday, Octobe...  Read more

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