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The Day the Stars Collided

It was all hands on deck for U of T astronomers during a rare cosmic event that led to the first sighting of a new object

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3D Movies in the Sky

A U of T startup is developing a whole new kind of night-time entertainment

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The War of Currents

U of T startup ARDA Power is looking to change people’s ideas about where electricity should come from

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Were Invented by U of T Alumni

The list includes everything from life-saving innovations to everyday conveniences

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Making the World Unsafe Again?

Donald Trump’s presidency is raising the risk of violent conflict among the world’s great powers

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“Instagram for Doctors” Helps Physicians Solve Medical Puzzlers

A smartphone app co-created by a U of T alum allows health professionals to share images of unusual cases

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Data Science Meets the Holiday Party

Unsure of how to pair wine with cheese? A U of T scientist offers a unique solution

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The Wisdom of Crowds

PhD student Justin Kim is working on intelligent “swarming” robots that could one day help rescue earthquake survivors and explore other planets

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An Army of Tree Lovers

U of T’s Faculty of Forestry is teaching Torontonians how to care for one of the city’s most valuable resources – its trees

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Spotlight on Dementia

An innovative blend of research and theatre is enabling scientists to reduce the stigma around a distressing disease

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Perfecting the Knuckleball

A team of U of T engineering students has designed a machine that can throw baseball’s most difficult pitch

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Predicting Genetic Disease

First-year student’s company lands $100,000 in start-up funding to identify individual genetic health risks

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10 Vows for a Stronger Marriage

A U of T grad student wrote her wedding vows based on research into what makes a relationship last

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Don’t Click That Link — Walk Through That Door!

A computer science grad reimagines two-dimensional web pages as 3-D virtual worlds

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Into the Wilderness

Animals in Canada – and how they live, mate and die – inspire an indie concept album by a U of T biologist and friends

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Help in a Heartbeat

Toronto’s public defibrillators could save more lives if they were placed in better locations, U of T researchers find

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Arctic Sea Ice in Century-Long Decline

U of T scientist uses long-lived algae to track annual changes in northern climate back to 1300s

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Business Ties

Governments should do more to encourage immigrant entrepreneurs to forge links with businesses in their native countries, according to a U of T report

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Leaning Left

Meditation might make you more liberal, according to new U of T research

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Making Traffic Smarter

An intelligent transportation system could reduce wait times at traffic lights in Toronto by more than half

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Intelligent Clothing

Architecture grad student Stacie Vos has developed a “smart” shirt that can detect germs and protect its wearer from them

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What Causes Altitude Sickness?

New U of T research upends theories about how the body adapts to less oxygen

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Is Air Quality Affecting Your Health?

A U of T prof is looking at the relationship between traffic emissions, health and how close people live to major roads

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Energy Superpower – or Underachiever?

Canada must co-ordinate its energy research better if it wants to be a global player, according to a U of T report

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Personalized Medication

Genetic testing may reveal what pharmaceutical drugs work best for you, with the fewest side effects

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Subway to Mecca

The Saudi Arabian city is wrestling with a transit problem of Koranic proportions

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Toronto’s Waterfront Conundrum

Why can’t Toronto’s waterfront emulate Chicago’s? Land ownership, says political science student Gabriel Eidelman

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Anti-Prejudice Campaigns Can Backfire

They may have reverse effect of what they intend, U of T Scarborough psychologists find

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Bad Drivers?

U of T study shatters myth that recent immigrants cause more car accidents than other Canadians

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Caring for the Elderly

Women often look after their older relatives – for no pay. As populations age, this may have to change

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Gay or Straight?

Do some cultures have better “gaydar” than others?

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Seeing Red

Colours affect our emotional state, and maybe our motor control as well, new research has found

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Bar Brawls

It seems young men may fight primarily to gain the approval of … other men

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How Big is Ford Country?

Rob Ford garnered more support downtown in last fall’s Toronto election than initially thought, analysis shows

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The Living City

Engineers are using the idea of “urban metabolism” to design more sustainable neighbourhoods

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Folic’s Effects

The synthetic version of a micronutrient found in broccoli may have role in breast cancer, study finds

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Finding the Fakes

U of T engineers help the TTC uncover counterfeit tokens

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Easing Depression

Studies find that electrical stimulation to one side of the brain helps improve depression

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Overqualified − and Stressed Out

Immigrants who are overqualified for their Canadian jobs might not just be bored. Their mental health might be suffering as well

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The Age of a Face

The culture and language you are raised with can affect your ability to judge the age of people’s faces

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Does Dieting Affect How You Think?

Yes, and not always in expected ways, research shows

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Planetary Mysteries

Discoveries of new planets outside our solar system are forcing astronomers to rethink theories of how planets form

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The Shapes of Bones

New technique using X-rays could help forensic scientists identify the dead

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The Polite Party

Psychology research finds that conservatives are more concerned with order, liberals are more compassionate

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Is Having a Job Good for Your Health?

Research finds that young people without jobs are significantly more likely to die of all causes than employed people

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Smashing!

Now that the Large Hadron Collider is working, U of T physicists are preparing to sift through mountains of data in search of the elusive Higgs boson

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Winter Really Is Bad for You

Cold climates are associated with early death and illness, according to new U of T research

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Pay Now, Medicate Later

Economist proposes pension-like system to pay for drugs as Canada’s population ages

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The True Nature of Time

A century after Einstein proposed his theory of relativity, scientists are still debating how time works

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In the Mood for Love

Women more likely than men to experience physical arousal without thinking that they’re aroused, study finds

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Prescription Pill Overdose

Researchers investigate the dangers of OxyContin

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Cool Computing

A new kind of optical switch could allow computers to run 100 times faster – without overheating

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The Price of Happiness

Workers paid hourly are generally happier, dollar for dollar, than those on salary, study finds

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Diabetes and Driving

U of T study finds that diabetics who keep strict control of their blood sugar are more likely to be involved in a car accident, not less

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Dating on the Rebound

For some people, dating right after a break-up may be a good idea

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We Are Star Stuff

A large asteroid could destroy all life on earth. But a “rain” of extraterrestrial debris long ago may have led to the conditions that started it, says a U of T geologist

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The Rules of Attraction

Tinkering with pheromones turns fruit flies into indiscriminate lovers

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The World’s Largest Telescope

As scientists prepare the next-generation space telescope, University of Toronto astronomers are pushing for an even larger ground-based scope

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Pinocchio Parenting

Even parents who consider honesty extremely important frequently lie to their kids

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Tainted Air

We pull bad food from the shelves as soon as possible, so why aren’t we more concerned about poor air quality?

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An Army of Tree Lovers

U of T’s Faculty of Forestry is teaching Torontonians how to care for one of the city’s most valuable resources – its trees

recent post image

The True Nature of Time

A century after Einstein proposed his theory of relativity, scientists are still debating how time works

recent post image

Dating on the Rebound

For some people, dating right after a break-up may be a good idea

recent post image

Is Having a Job Good for Your Health?

Research finds that young people without jobs are significantly more likely to die of all causes than employed people

recent post image

Into the Wilderness

Animals in Canada – and how they live, mate and die – inspire an indie concept album by a U of T biologist and friends

recent post image

Bar Brawls

It seems young men may fight primarily to gain the approval of … other men

recent post image

The Age of a Face

The culture and language you are raised with can affect your ability to judge the age of people’s faces

recent post image

Finding the Fakes

U of T engineers help the TTC uncover counterfeit tokens

recent post image

Is Air Quality Affecting Your Health?

A U of T prof is looking at the relationship between traffic emissions, health and how close people live to major roads

recent post image

Winter Really Is Bad for You

Cold climates are associated with early death and illness, according to new U of T research

recent post image

In the Mood for Love

Women more likely than men to experience physical arousal without thinking that they’re aroused, study finds

recent post image

Overqualified − and Stressed Out

Immigrants who are overqualified for their Canadian jobs might not just be bored. Their mental health might be suffering as well

recent post image

Diabetes and Driving

U of T study finds that diabetics who keep strict control of their blood sugar are more likely to be involved in a car accident, not less

recent post image

Prescription Pill Overdose

Researchers investigate the dangers of OxyContin

recent post image

The Living City

Engineers are using the idea of “urban metabolism” to design more sustainable neighbourhoods

recent post image

The Price of Happiness

Workers paid hourly are generally happier, dollar for dollar, than those on salary, study finds

recent post image

How Big is Ford Country?

Rob Ford garnered more support downtown in last fall’s Toronto election than initially thought, analysis shows

recent post image

Anti-Prejudice Campaigns Can Backfire

They may have reverse effect of what they intend, U of T Scarborough psychologists find

recent post image

Gay or Straight?

Do some cultures have better “gaydar” than others?

recent post image

The World’s Largest Telescope

As scientists prepare the next-generation space telescope, University of Toronto astronomers are pushing for an even larger ground-based scope

recent post image

We Are Star Stuff

A large asteroid could destroy all life on earth. But a “rain” of extraterrestrial debris long ago may have led to the conditions that started it, says a U of T geologist

recent post image

Pinocchio Parenting

Even parents who consider honesty extremely important frequently lie to their kids

recent post image

The Rules of Attraction

Tinkering with pheromones turns fruit flies into indiscriminate lovers

recent post image

Easing Depression

Studies find that electrical stimulation to one side of the brain helps improve depression

recent post image

The Shapes of Bones

New technique using X-rays could help forensic scientists identify the dead

recent post image

Cool Computing

A new kind of optical switch could allow computers to run 100 times faster – without overheating

recent post image

Planetary Mysteries

Discoveries of new planets outside our solar system are forcing astronomers to rethink theories of how planets form

recent post image

Folic’s Effects

The synthetic version of a micronutrient found in broccoli may have role in breast cancer, study finds

recent post image

Smashing!

Now that the Large Hadron Collider is working, U of T physicists are preparing to sift through mountains of data in search of the elusive Higgs boson

recent post image

Tainted Air

We pull bad food from the shelves as soon as possible, so why aren’t we more concerned about poor air quality?

recent post image

The Polite Party

Psychology research finds that conservatives are more concerned with order, liberals are more compassionate

recent post image

Perfecting the Knuckleball

A team of U of T engineering students has designed a machine that can throw baseball’s most difficult pitch

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The Paperwork Burden

Helping high schoolers fill out financial aid forms could boost post-secondary enrolment

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Making Traffic Smarter

An intelligent transportation system could reduce wait times at traffic lights in Toronto by more than half

recent post image

Does Dieting Affect How You Think?

Yes, and not always in expected ways, research shows

recent post image

Bad Drivers?

U of T study shatters myth that recent immigrants cause more car accidents than other Canadians

recent post image

Subway to Mecca

The Saudi Arabian city is wrestling with a transit problem of Koranic proportions

recent post image

Personalized Medication

Genetic testing may reveal what pharmaceutical drugs work best for you, with the fewest side effects

recent post image

Caring for the Elderly

Women often look after their older relatives – for no pay. As populations age, this may have to change

recent post image

Business Ties

Governments should do more to encourage immigrant entrepreneurs to forge links with businesses in their native countries, according to a U of T report

recent post image

Toronto’s Waterfront Conundrum

Why can’t Toronto’s waterfront emulate Chicago’s? Land ownership, says political science student Gabriel Eidelman

recent post image

Pay Now, Medicate Later

Economist proposes pension-like system to pay for drugs as Canada’s population ages

recent post image

Intelligent Clothing

Architecture grad student Stacie Vos has developed a “smart” shirt that can detect germs and protect its wearer from them

recent post image

Arctic Sea Ice in Century-Long Decline

U of T scientist uses long-lived algae to track annual changes in northern climate back to 1300s

recent post image

Help in a Heartbeat

Toronto’s public defibrillators could save more lives if they were placed in better locations, U of T researchers find

recent post image

Seeing Red

Colours affect our emotional state, and maybe our motor control as well, new research has found

recent post image

Leaning Left

Meditation might make you more liberal, according to new U of T research

recent post image

Energy Superpower – or Underachiever?

Canada must co-ordinate its energy research better if it wants to be a global player, according to a U of T report

recent post image

Don’t Click That Link — Walk Through That Door!

A computer science grad reimagines two-dimensional web pages as 3-D virtual worlds

recent post image

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Were Invented by U of T Alumni

The list includes everything from life-saving innovations to everyday conveniences

recent post image

10 Vows for a Stronger Marriage

A U of T grad student wrote her wedding vows based on research into what makes a relationship last

recent post image

What Causes Altitude Sickness?

New U of T research upends theories about how the body adapts to less oxygen

recent post image

Predicting Genetic Disease

First-year student’s company lands $100,000 in start-up funding to identify individual genetic health risks

recent post image

Spotlight on Dementia

An innovative blend of research and theatre is enabling scientists to reduce the stigma around a distressing disease

recent post image

“Instagram for Doctors” Helps Physicians Solve Medical Puzzlers

A smartphone app co-created by a U of T alum allows health professionals to share images of unusual cases

recent post image

The Wisdom of Crowds

PhD student Justin Kim is working on intelligent “swarming” robots that could one day help rescue earthquake survivors and explore other planets

recent post image

3D Movies in the Sky

A U of T startup is developing a whole new kind of night-time entertainment

recent post image

Data Science Meets the Holiday Party

Unsure of how to pair wine with cheese? A U of T scientist offers a unique solution

recent post image

Making the World Unsafe Again?

Donald Trump’s presidency is raising the risk of violent conflict among the world’s great powers

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The War of Currents

U of T startup ARDA Power is looking to change people’s ideas about where electricity should come from

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