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Students dig into the past during 'Ancient Food Day'

January 31, 2023

Did you know Ancient Greeks enjoyed a snack that resembled Timbits?

They were called enkrides – small golden cakes made with a simple cheese dough, fried in olive oil and eaten with generous amounts of honey and pepper.

Our Community Faculty of Arts & Science
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‘Liquid windows’ inspired by squid skin could help buildings save energy

January 31, 2023

Inspired by the dynamic colour-changing skin of organisms such as squid, University of Toronto researchers have developed a multilayered fluidic system that can reduce the energy costs of heating, cooling and lighting buildings.

Breaking Research, Our Community Alumni, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Research & Innovation, Sustainability
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Link between coffee and kidney disease may depend on genetic variant, study finds

January 31, 2023

Researchers at the University of Toronto and University of Padova have found that the association between heavy coffee consumption and kidney dysfunction hinges on a common genetic variation.

Breaking Research, Our Community Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Food, Health, Nutritional Sciences, Research & Innovation
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Researchers develop coating that prevents synthetic fabrics from shedding harmful microplastics in the wash

January 30, 2023

A team of researchers at the University of Toronto have designed a solution to reduce the amount of microplastic fibres shed when washing synthetic fabrics.   

Breaking Research, Our Community Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Plastics, Research & Innovation, Sustainability
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‘A singular legacy’: U of T community remembers former Mississauga Mayor ‘Hurricane’ Hazel McCallion

January 30, 2023

The University of Toronto community is mourning the death of Hazel McCallion, a devoted champion for her community and a longtime friend of U of T Mississauga. 

Our Community Alexandra Gillespie, Meric Gertler, Mississauga, Politics, U of T Mississauga
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U of T undergrad develops AI tool to accelerate the search for alien life

January 30, 2023

Are we alone in the universe? With the help of artificial intelligence, scientists may be one step closer to finding the answer. 

Breaking Research, Our Community Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Faculty of Arts & Science, Research & Innovation, Space, Victoria College
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‘Putting people front and centre’: Historian Anna Shternshis keeps Holocaust survivors' stories alive

January 27, 2023

For University of Toronto historian Anna Shternshis, understanding the past means connecting with people’s stories – or, in the case of her research, their songs.

Global Lens, Our Community Antisemitism, Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, Faculty of Arts & Science, History, Music, Research
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Stars in the same constellation: How the space and health fields benefit from each other’s innovations

January 26, 2023

New innovations in either space or health care technology can be useful for both sectors, according to a recent research paper by physician Farhan Asrar, pr

Our Community Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Health, Research & Innovation, Space

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