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Study: Overfishing threatens a quarter of the world's sharks and rays

Study: Overfishing threatens a quarter of the world's sharks and rays

VNACOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A quarter of the world's cartilaginous fish, namely sharks and rays, face extinction within the next few decades through overfishing, Canadian scientists say.
War on invasive lionfish in Atlantic waters yields first good news

War on invasive lionfish in Atlantic waters yields first good news

CORVALLIS, Ore., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Scientists say they've made progress in the war on lionfish, a voracious, invasive tropical species that's wiped out most native fish in some Atlantic locales.
39 minutes closer to quantam computing

39 minutes closer to quantam computing

(UPI) -- A fragile quantum computing state remained stable for 39 minutes at room temperature, setting a quantum memory world record and heralding a new phase in super fast quantum computing.
Ananth Baliga
Tree-dwelling orangutans in Borneo increasingly coming to earth

Tree-dwelling orangutans in Borneo increasingly coming to earth

BURNABY, British Columbia, July 29 (UPI) -- Orangutans in Borneo are coming down from the trees, a newly observed behavior that may show adaptation to habitat change, primatologists say.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 20, 2013.
By United Press International

DNA study suggests human immunity to disease has ethnicity basis

BURNABY, British Columbia, April 19 (UPI) -- Immunity to disease may vary depending on ethnicity so designing treatments that will work for everybody may be impossible, U.S. and Canadian researchers say.

Protein changes on virus change strain

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The influenza virus continually undergoes slight modifications to the proteins covering its surface, causing the new strains, a Canadian researcher says.

De nova firms, a new business sector

BOSTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A new breed of technology start-up companies -- de nova firms -- are creating a novel, potentially very profitable business cycle, researchers in Canada said.

People happier if they give than receive

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- No matter how much money -- or how little money -- people have, they feel happier after they give to others than buy for themselves, Canadian researchers say.

Woman who killed animals out of jail

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A young Canadian woman convicted of torturing and killing animals and who fantasized about killing homeless people is out of jail, authorities say.

Date of Polynesia settlement refined

BURNABY, British Columbia, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Researchers say they've improved their dating of when the last major chapter in human colonization, the so-called Polynesian triangle, occurred.

Diplomat: French diplomats good models

LONDON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- If British diplomatic corps want to become considered among the world's elite, it should look to the French, Britain's top diplomat said.

Fish virus found in Canadian waters

VICTORIA, British Columbia, July 19 (UPI) -- Canadian researchers have reported detecting a potentially deadly virus, found in some European salmon farms, in freshwater sport fish in British Columbia.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 20, 2012.
By United Press International

Bill Millin, D-Day piper, dies at 88

LONDON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Bill Millin, who walked Sword Beach braving gunfire and playing the bagpipes for British troops on D-Day, has died. He was 88.

D.C. lead exposure details still unclear

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The number of children affected by an increase years ago in the lead levels of water supplies in the District of Columbia is still unknown, U.S. scientists say.

Heart risk higher for Canadian immigrants

TORONTO, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The longer immigrants live in Canada, the unhealthier their hearts become, a British Columbia doctors told a medical conference in Toronto.

Third right foot found in British Columbia

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- For the third time in six months, a human right foot in a sneaker was found washed ashore on islands off British Columbia.

Canadian schools to send robot to Mars

OTTAWA, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A group of Canadian universities wants to launch a mission to Mars in 2009.

Scotland is shut out in bagpipe contest

GLASGOW, Scotland, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Scottish bagpipers were shut out of the top three spots in this year’s World Pipe Bands Championships.

Cuckolded fish more likely to eat young

CHICAGO, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Male fish are more likely to eat their offspring when they are uncertain of their paternity, a study by Canadian and Wisconsin researchers said.

New purse nags forgetful women

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 27 (UPI) -- Six female university students in Canada who were tired of rummaging through their purses to make sure they brought everything have developed a bag that knows.

Hypothesis examines genes' brain war

LONDON, March 21 (UPI) -- Researchers from Britain and Canada have devised the so-called "imprinted brain hypothesis" they say explains the evolutionary genomic causes of autism.

Missing students found dead in ravine

BURNABY, British Columbia, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Searchers have found the bodies of two young men who disappeared on their way home from a pub at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Vancouver OKs residential sex trade

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The Vancouver City Council has sanctioned the right of sex-trade businesses to operate from local residences, the Globe and Mail reported Friday. The 4-3 vote took place after Jamie-Lee Hamilton, a well-known transsexual and advocate for prostitutes, spok
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