Dec 6, 2018
Drawing is better than writing for memory retention
Older adults who take up drawing could enhance their memory, according to a new study.
Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that even if people weren’t good at it, drawing, as a method to help retain new information, was better than re-writing notes, visualization exercises or passively looking at images.
Dec 5, 2018
Peace, not war, responsible for deforestation in armed conflict zones
Rates of deforestation in war zones increase dramatically once peace is declared, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
Dec 3, 2018
New study ranks which Canadian cities are best prepared for climate change
A new study from the University of Waterloo sheds some light on which Canadian cities are most prepared to take on the challenges of climate change.
Nov 28, 2018
Waterloo-inspired student starts company to help other females in STEM
Companies developing bionic arms that learn, a new type of water treatment system, a scalable biological manufacturing platform and a smart monitoring system for steam traps took home the top prizes at yesterday’s 23rd staging of the University of Waterloo’s Velocity Fund Finals (VFF).
Nov 22, 2018
Researchers identify drug mixtures that can lead to serotonin syndrome
Mixing antidepressants with common drugs found in your medicine cabinet could lead to Serotonin Syndrome, a condition caused by excessive levels of the chemical in the brain.