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Fear itself can cut wildlife numbers in half: study

Fear itself can cut wildlife numbers in half: study

Fear of predators – not just the number of prey that predators directly kill – can significantly reduce the number of individuals in prey populations, according to a new Western University study. In fact, fear can reduce wildlife populations by 50 p …

Three named Distinguished University Professors

Three named Distinguished University Professors

Three professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) awards, joining a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers

Study: Students ignoring online feedback

Study: Students ignoring online feedback

While a majority of students tend to ignore online feedback from professors, it matters the least to those who need it the most. However, inspiration for a solution might be as simple as a trip to the local grocery store, according to researchers from Western and Queen’s University Belfast.

Researchers root out relief in tobacco plants

Researchers root out relief in tobacco plants

The roots of an effective and affordable way to combat Type 2 diabetes, stroke, dementia and arthritis might be found by using high-yield plants, like tobacco and potatoes, according to work by Western and Lawson Health Research Institute.

Plaques honour research, advocacy legacy

Plaques honour research, advocacy legacy

The past continues to be on display across campus as the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) and Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel were unveiled this week as the latest heritage plaques celebrating significant research-related moments in the university’s history.

Western gives CSA astronaut’s mission a boost

Western gives CSA astronaut’s mission a boost

During a space-to-Earth connection today, Saint-Jacques launched Exploring Earth, a web-based initiative in cooperation with Western researchers that uses photos he is taking in orbit to explain the amazing science of how Earth works.

Black widow spiders dial up posture for survival, sex

Black widow spiders dial up posture for survival, sex

A new study led by Western University’s Natasha Mhatre shows how black widow spiders’ body dynamics and posture help them decode important vibrations that travel through their webs and up their legs.

Research explores smell’s role in bird mating

Research explores smell’s role in bird mating

When it comes to a song sparrow attracting a mate, the little feathered fellow may want forget about the singing audition and worry more about his smell, according to one Western PhD student.

Journey into the weird and wonderful

Journey into the weird and wonderful

Biology professor Brent Sinclair shares true facts about everything from escaped Nazis, remote island archipelagos and, yes, ‘True Facts’ about everything science – and silly.

NSERC taps two for elite national honours

NSERC taps two for elite national honours

A pair of Western researchers have been honoured among the winners of six Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) six national prizes.

Three named Distinguished University Professors

Three named Distinguished University Professors

Three professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) awards, joining a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers

Study: Students ignoring online feedback

Study: Students ignoring online feedback

While a majority of students tend to ignore online feedback from professors, it matters the least to those who need it the most. However, inspiration for a solution might be as simple as a trip to the local grocery store, according to researchers from Western and Queen’s University Belfast.

Researchers root out relief in tobacco plants

Researchers root out relief in tobacco plants

The roots of an effective and affordable way to combat Type 2 diabetes, stroke, dementia and arthritis might be found by using high-yield plants, like tobacco and potatoes, according to work by Western and Lawson Health Research Institute.

Plaques honour research, advocacy legacy

Plaques honour research, advocacy legacy

The past continues to be on display across campus as the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) and Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel were unveiled this week as the latest heritage plaques celebrating significant research-related moments in the university’s history.

Western gives CSA astronaut’s mission a boost

Western gives CSA astronaut’s mission a boost

During a space-to-Earth connection today, Saint-Jacques launched Exploring Earth, a web-based initiative in cooperation with Western researchers that uses photos he is taking in orbit to explain the amazing science of how Earth works.

Black widow spiders dial up posture for survival, sex

Black widow spiders dial up posture for survival, sex

A new study led by Western University’s Natasha Mhatre shows how black widow spiders’ body dynamics and posture help them decode important vibrations that travel through their webs and up their legs.

Research explores smell’s role in bird mating

Research explores smell’s role in bird mating

When it comes to a song sparrow attracting a mate, the little feathered fellow may want forget about the singing audition and worry more about his smell, according to one Western PhD student.

Journey into the weird and wonderful

Journey into the weird and wonderful

Biology professor Brent Sinclair shares true facts about everything from escaped Nazis, remote island archipelagos and, yes, ‘True Facts’ about everything science – and silly.

NSERC taps two for elite national honours

NSERC taps two for elite national honours

A pair of Western researchers have been honoured among the winners of six Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) six national prizes.