Science & Technology

USask water and climate change expert to address UN

Professor John Pomeroy is in New York on Sept. 23 presenting to the United Nations about the melting cryosphere and threats to water resources

Puzzle-solving zebrafish help scientists answer research questions

WCVM Today
Almost every pet store sells zebrafish, but what pet owners may not know is that 70 per cent of this small tropical fish’s genetic structure is similar to their own

The simple reason a viral math equation stumped the internet

The Conversation
Mathematicians and mathematics educators have been weighing in on a particular debate rooted in school mathematics that shows no signs of abating

Regrowing nerves, understanding severe period pain are focus of new USask research

A research project led by clinical psychologist Dr. Michelle Gagnon (PhD) will follow a group of youth from before menstruation begins to three years after

USask chemists solve 27-year-old riddle, produce promising new compound

USask chemists have successfully produced for the first time a new, stable organic compound which has eluded other scientists for decades

From doctoral thesis to coffee-table book, for USask researcher

A tweet of hydrology doctoral student Caroline Aubry-Wake flipping through a coffee-table style book describing her research has gone viral

Fire-adapted insects make the most of breeding grounds sterilized by wildfires: USask research

Most creatures find a burnt environment uninhabitable, but a USask research team has discovered how certain species of insects use these scorched lands as a safe location to lay egg

USask graduate student aims to improve quantum computing by studying qubits

Mandana Bidarvand, who is pursuing a PhD in mathematics, says enhancing medical imaging technology is one potential application of her research

Research finds insecticides impair a bee’s ability to move in a straight line

After exposure to the insecticides sulfoxaflor and imidacloprid, honeybees suffer an impaired optomotor response, which is an innate orienting behaviour using wide-field visual motion information

USask major scientific centres awarded 27 per cent of MSI funding

Four flagship research centres at the University of Saskatchewan uniquely equipped to keep Canada at the forefront internationally in vaccine development, imaging science, sustainable water management and monitoring space weather have been awarded nearly $170 million

Bold USask projects aim to advance MS therapy, agriculture innovation

Three interdisciplinary health and agriculture projects led by USask researchers have been awarded $250,000 each through a federal program

USask graduate to serve as geologist-in-residence at national park

Dr. Victoria Stinson (PhD’22) will conduct field work and host tours in Pukaskwa National Park through a new Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences program