Jan 16, 2020
Reflecting sunlight away from earth could fight climate change and poverty
As the world's experts race to find ways to combat climate change, new findings reveal that an experimental process to redirect the sun's energy could mitigate both climate change and global income inequality.
Jan 10, 2020
Ridesharing links can boost transit use in the suburbs
Integrating ridesharing with transit in poorly serviced suburban neighbourhoods is an effective way to get people out of their cars and boost ridership.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo found two-thirds of people who took advantage of inexpensive rideshare trips in a pilot project used them to travel to or near bus stops.
Jan 9, 2020
Study finds deforestation is changing animal communication
Deforestation is changing the way monkeys communicate in their natural habitat, according to a new study.
This study, led by an anthropologist at the University of Waterloo, offers the first evidence in animal communication scholarship of differences in vocal behaviours in response to different types of forest edge areas.
Jan 8, 2020
Statement on recent plane crash in Iran
We are aware of reports that Marzieh (Mari) Foroutan and Mansour Esnaashary Esfahani, two University of Waterloo phD students, were listed on the passenger manifest of flight PS752.
Jan 2, 2020
People too trusting of virtual assistants
Attributing lifelike qualities to virtual assistants could cause people to reveal more personal information to the companies that own them than they otherwise would, according to a new study.