UBC’s tall wood building, Brock Commons.Credit: Image courtesy of University of British Columbia The mass wood structure and façade has been completed for UBC’s Brock Commons student residence — the world’s tallest wood building at 18 storeys (53 metres, about 174 feet) — four months ahead of schedule, showcasing the advantages of building with wood.

Sarqardliup glacier in west Greenland.Image Credit: Shfaqat Abbas Khan Earlier recent work has shown that the east, southeast and northwest regions of the Greenland ice sheet have contributed to 77% of the total mass loss over the last century. Now, researchers have used gps data to show that the east, southeast and northwest also contributed

Sediment samples taken from 17 marine locations around the world reveal a 2.5-million-year cool period beginning about 7 million years, a time of sweeping ecological changes across the planet.Credit: Herbert Lab / Brown University Around 7 million years ago, landscapes and ecosystems across the world began changing dramatically. Subtropical regions dried out and the Sahara

Researchers at KAUST have sequenced the genome of a coral reef fish from the Red Sea, the blacktail butterflyfish, for the first time. Credit: Flickr/Tim Sheerman-Chase   A genome for the blacktail butterflyfish may illustrate how reef fish adapt to challenging conditions in the Red Sea. Sequencing the genome of an organism allows scientists to

New management research from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University shows that when deadlines are in place workers, tend to complete their tasks at the last minute, often leading to lower quality outcomes. In “Deadlines, work flows, task sorting, and work quality,” Natarajan Balasubramanian, associate professor of management at the Whitman

ANU PhD student Yuzhi Hu with a 3D print of the 400 million year old fish fossil that is six times the size of the specimen. Credit: Australian National University Three-dimensional prints of a 400 million year old fish fossil from around Lake Burrinjuck in southeast Australia reveal the possible evolutionary origins of human teeth,

In the flooded Hranicka Abyss in Czech Republic, Polish explorer Krzysztof Starnawski examines the limestone crevasse and prepares for a 2016 expedition to measure it depths. Starnawski and his Polish-Czech team discovered that the cave goes 404 metres down, making it the world’s deepest known flooded abyss. (KRZYSZTOF STARNAWSKI / AP)   A polish explorer

The first Zika virus-related death in the continental U.S. occurred in June of this year, but even now, months later, two aspects of this case continue to puzzle health experts. First, why did this patient die? It is quite rare for a Zika infection to cause severe illness in adults, much less death. Second, how

Microplastic fibre inside sea pen polyp.Credit: Michelle Taylor Scientists working in the mid-Atlantic and south-west Indian Ocean have found evidence of microfibers ingested by deep sea animals including hermit crabs, squat lobsters and sea cucumbers, revealing for the first time the environmental fallout of microplastic pollution. The UK government recently announced that it is to

The OSIRIS narrow-angle camera aboard the Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft captured this image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on September 30, 2016, from an altitude of about 10 miles (16 kilometers) above the surface during the spacecraft’s controlled descent. The image scale is about 12 inches (30 centimeters) per pixel and the image itself measures about 2,000