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Friday, November 2, 2018
Perfectionists are rarely satisfied with their performance or appearance and engage in harsh self-criticism when their efforts fall short. Perfectionists are also more likely to develop the eating disorder bulimia nervosa, according to new research.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The Whale Habitat and Listening Experiment (WHaLE) team collaborated with a number of federal agencies, including the Canadian military, to conduct a unique data collection experiment in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this past summer.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
During August and September, the Northwest Atlantic Ocean’s sea surface temperatures creep up to just below 20 degrees Celsius. The warm waters bring with them some cold blooded creatures: sharks.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Over a year after a 63-foot female blue whale — the largest animal species on Earth — was sighted floating off the coast of Nova Scotia, Dal’s Gordon Price, Chris Harvey-Clark, Christopher Nelson and a team of volunteers are working to turn the loss into a learning opportunity.
Friday, August 10, 2018
Dalhousie professor uses statistical techniques to determines authorship of long disputed Beatles favourites.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Dalhousie Professor finds that rat control should be an urgent conservation priority on many remote tropical islands in an effort to protect coral.
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Kate Pepler (BA’16) is set to open Halifax’s first zero-waste café and store this fall — the latest chapter in her deep dedication to sustainability. Environment, Sustainability and Society Science Environmental Programs Alumni
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
New funding from the Government of Canada will support Dal researchers in protecting and restoring coastline habitats in Nunavut.