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Northern Hail Project recovers record-breaking hailstone

August 3, 2022

A Canadian record-breaking hailstone was recovered by the Northern Hail Project field team weighing 292.71 grams, eclipsing the previous title holder – a hailstone weighing 290 grams, collected nearly 50 years ago.

Bioarchaeologists confirm museum shrunken head as human remains

August 3, 2022

Researchers have verified the authenticity of a South American tsantsa (shrunken head) as human remains, an important step in the global effort toward decolonization and preserving and understanding Indigenous history.

Experts available to speak about the declaration of monarch butterflies as an endangered species

July 25, 2022

Recently, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature added the migratory monarch butterflies to its Red List of Threatened…

New Western-led project probes health benefits of parks in Canada

July 20, 2022

New research project led by HEAL will explore the impact of parks and protected areas across Canada on people’s health and well-being.

Hibernating insects regrow muscles on demand: study

July 19, 2022

New research from Western University has found potato beetles can break down and regrow muscles on demand, allowing them to preserve energy over the winter.

Open-source tech enables 3D-printed surgical table

July 15, 2022

A collaborative project between Western Engineering and Michigan Tech University was successful in building a 3D-printed, functional surgical fracture table at a fraction of what it would normally cost.

Health Canada approves first COVID-19 vaccine for youngest kids: Experts available to comment

July 14, 2022

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by Health Canada for children under five, the first vaccine approved for that age…

Western Space team uses NASA data to decipher clouds of sand on distant planets

July 7, 2022

A new study led by researchers at Western University provides critical information on sand clouds observed in distant planets and helps affirm a larger theory of how planetary atmospheres work.

Innovative lung imaging technique shows cause of long-COVID symptoms

June 28, 2022

Using functional MRI with inhaled xenon gas, researchers have  identified for the first time, that long-COVID symptoms are related to…

Western University experts available to media ahead of World Refugee Day

June 17, 2022

World Refugee Day, an international day designated by the United Nations (UN), will be marked this year on Monday, June…