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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Dead fish do tell tales: Using the necrobiome to measure impact of wastewater on aquatic life

Rainbow darter fish in a respirometer used to measure metabolic activity.

Waterloo Biologists Paul Craig and Andrew Doxey find fish struggle to live in the Grand River downstream from Kitchener, Ontario’s wastewater treatment plant.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Science entrepreneurs dominate 2017 Spring Velocity Fund Finals

Spring 2017 Velocity Fund Final $25,000 competition winners with large cheques.

Crop frost protection, skills marketplace and wearable oxygen devices were just some of the winning Science innovations at the Spring 2017 Velocity Fund Finals today. Science entrepreneurs and Velocity Science companies won a total of $85,000 in funding.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Destruction of small wetlands directly linked to algal blooms in Great Lakes

Wetland

Canada’s current wetland protection efforts have overlooked how the environment naturally protects fresh-water resources from agricultural fertilizer contaminants, researchers from the University of Waterloo have found.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Science entrepreneurs to compete at the 2017 Spring Velocity Fund Finals

Cartoon of a figure pitching to an audience.

Seven Science entrepreneurs and companies will be competing for $125,000 at the Spring Velocity Fund Final on Thursday. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Short people have an evolutionary advantage, study finds

Stick figures in blue with the shortest figure highlighted in gold.

A group of researchers from Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Waterloo have uncovered a surprising genetic link between height, arthritis, and the Out of Africa migration between 50,000 and 130,000 years ago.