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How can tiny nanoparticles help hugely complex endeavours like medical diagnostics? For addressing this & similar questions, UBC's Dr. Russ Algar was one of two researchers on campus honoured with a prestigious Sloan Fellowship.

Science is the idea that through questioning and testing those questions — through trying again and again and again until something works, and then sharing those findings with the world — we can make the world a better place for everyone.

Fish mean many things to many different people throughout BC. To the many coastal First Nations peoples, they are an important source of subsistence and an integral element of culture. For the Haida Nation of Haida Gwaii, herring reign supreme.

In today’s day and age, data is everywhere. What can we do with it all, and how can we analyze it quickly and accurately? Ask Dr. Mark Schmidt, one of the two UBC researchers who were awarded a Sloan Fellowship this year.

You might not be able to tell from the amount of sushi bars around Vancouver, but the world’s fisheries are in danger. More than 85 per cent of them are pushed beyond their biological limit to replenish fish stock and it’s only getting worse.

As a student who spends all their money on beer and the occasional book, organic foods might not make it into your grocery cart. Even if for no reason other than the price, perhaps you’ve asked yourself how much better organic food really is.

Having worked with Anelosimus spiders for a long time, Aviles and Hoffman observed less social species found at higher elevations and more social species found at lower elevations. Social spiders are those that live in giant, cooperative webs.

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