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The Varsity

The University of Toronto's
Student Newspaper Since 1880

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The Blues wrap-up

A summary of the year with U of T sports ­– from CIS championships to disappointing seasons

1 April, 2013
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Federal government to absorb loss as unpaid student loans reach $540 million

The federal government has announced it will write off 44,000 loans this year, meaning taxpayers are set to pick up […]

18 March, 2013
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Google acquires U of T start-up

Google recently acquired the University of Toronto start-up company DNNresearch Inc., the brainchild of computer science professor Geoffrey Hinton and […]

18 March, 2013
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Surprising method of survival observed in extremophilic algae

An extremophilic type of algae has the ability to survive in extreme environments such as the high temperatures of pristine […]

17 March, 2013
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Amplified greenhouse effect causes the north to appear more like the south

An international team of scientists has found that amplified greenhouse effects in the Arctic have resulted in northern seasons and […]

17 March, 2013
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Some animals sniff to smell, others sniff to assert dominance

When dogs or other animals sniff each other, the obvious assumption is that they are trying to smell each other. […]

17 March, 2013
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Research estimates over 100 billion planets in milky way

As we gaze into the night sky it is not hard to notice the numerous stars that stretch across the […]

13 January, 2013
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Stem cells can “mass-produce” patient’s own cancer-fighting immune cells

Researchers have used stem cell technology to produce large quantities  of cultured cells that can attack and kill cancer and […]

13 January, 2013
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