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Fans are not a magic bullet for beating the heat!
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Fans are not a magic bullet for beating the heat!

A new study by researchers at the University of Ottawa throws cold water on the idea that fans can effectively cool you down during extremely hot weat…
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Drought and wildfire concerns rise as Canada navigates a shift from El Niño to La Niña
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Drought and wildfire concerns rise as Canada navigates a shift from El Niño to La Niña

The winter of 2024 was characterized by various unusual climatic events that set new records.

We spoke with Associate Professor Hossein Bonakdari, …
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New research suggests that our universe has no dark matter
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New research suggests that our universe has no dark matter

The current theoretical model for the composition of the universe is that it’s made of ‘normal matter,’ ‘dark energy’ and ‘dark matter.’ A new uOttawa…
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Tick, mosquito season nears: What to watch out for in 2024

Mild winter and early thaw part of changing climate trend that allows tick populations to survive and flourish in eastern Canada
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Exploring the genetic composition of fungi and its role in plant health
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Exploring the genetic composition of fungi and its role in plant health

The complex and very diverse world of fungi is often referred to as the fifth kingdom of organisms. It includes various yeasts, moulds and mushrooms. …
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Older adults want to express themselves with emojis, they just don’t understand how to

Improving older adults’ understanding of emojis use could help combat ageism, reduce loneliness, according to new study.
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May 13 to May 17

91st Annual ACFAS Conference

The University of Ottawa will be privileged to host the 91st Annual ACFAS Conference from May 13 to 17, 2024, with knowledge mobilization in French as…
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University of Ottawa event calendar – March 18 - 22, 2024

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Beyoncé has a country hit. How will country radio handle that?

As the country radio programmers settled into their seats bright and early on a recent Friday morning for a presentation in a hotel ballroom at the annual Country Radio Seminar, they were met with a warning. “The data really won’t be easy to digest. It’s not a pretty picture, right now, of representation,” said Jada Watson, assistant professor at the University of Ottawa whose research focuses on country music.
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Gen Z is Embracing Dictatorships

Speaking to Newsweek Joel Westheimer, an expert in democratic ideals at the University of Ottawa, said youth discontent with American democracy is likely a response to increased partisanship and deadlock in Congress and the threat from climate change.
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Crime is surging and Canadians are being left with one message: You’re on your …

Canada must reverse this dark trend, writes Michael Kempa, Professor in Criminology. We need to give people hope that the state has what it takes to secure our more courageous forays into open public and commercial life. It all starts with effective policing and community safety.

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