2008-11-20

    
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November 20, 2008
  Roadside memorials affect driver behaviourPDF files may take a moment to load

A new study conducted by the Schulich School of Engineering at the Univer-sity of Calgary indicates that in the short term, roadside memorials may actually prompt improved driver behaviour at intersections.

The study observed driver red-light-running behaviour at selected intersections in the city where mock memorials were set up. Significant changes were observed in the six weeks following the installation of the mock memorials when compared to the six weeks prior.

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November 20, 2008
  U of C research team unlocks secret to premature agingPDF files may take a moment to load

In a race against time, University of Calgary researchers are trying to develop treatments that will increase the likelihood of longevity and delay the many health problems linked to old age.

Previously, faculty of medicine lead researcher Karl Riabowol and his colleagues studied Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, a rare condition where the physical signs of aging are greatly accelerated throughout childhood. Children with this premature aging syndrome don't usually live past their 13th birthdays.

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November 20, 2008
  Spun: Bring Me The HorizonPDF files may take a moment to load

Bring Me The Horizon has all the pieces necessary to put out a solid album. They demonstrate their technical proficiency on pretty much every track on their latest, Suicide Season, and it's definitely not a lack of musicianship that brings the album down. Though they also show moments of songwriting promise, demonstrating a penchant for writing solid metalcore riffs, they then proceed to beat the listener over the head with those riffs for up to five minutes at a time.

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November 20, 2008
  Spun: Missy HigginsPDF files may take a moment to load

On her sophomore release, On a Clear Night, Missy Higgins makes an admirable attempt at convincing the listener that she's putting forward something new, but unfortunately most of the time she's just treading well-worn ground.

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November 20, 2008
  Spun: White LiesPDF files may take a moment to load

Death comes riding the old sounds of new wave, apparently, and makes a great single. White Lie's somberly titled Death EP starts with synth echoing, kick drum and ride pounding, and the bass thumping the works forward. Then comes Harry McVeigh's vocal echo like he really, really wants to be Ian Curtis-- even if it's a little more Franz Ferdinand in execution.

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