Yet in the days before or after, Christmas represents a great opportunity to reflect on the amazing integration of technology into our modern world, reaching deep into something as seemingly timeless as the holidays, even if we may tell our younger relatives it was Santa who delivered their packages. Continue reading The Technology of Christmas
When identifying similarities between environments, your kitchen and the scientific laboratory may not appear to be all that similar on first glance. Continue reading Kitchen Science
While these microorganisms are dispersed throughout our body, the ones that form our gut microflora have wide-ranging effects on our bodies and lives and, as research evolves, we’re learning more about how they affect the very core of bodily function. Continue reading “It’s What’s Inside that Counts”
The concept of stochasticity does not mean that the scientific models are invalid nor that we should merely give up trying to predict and model our world. Instead, it should help us better explain our surroundings. Continue reading Reflecting on Stochasticity
In the end, we’re left with only one sustainable course of action, one alluded to in the familiar 3 R’s: reduce the quantity of waste generated in the first place. Continue reading Waste: Is It Really Garbage?
In today’s fast shifting world, it is the ability to apply skills and mental processes, such as the scientific method, to new problems and, thereby, find solutions that enable us to find success. Continue reading We’re All Scientists Now
There has never been a better time to be a student at Concordia. The new Centre for Science, Research, and Innovation (CSRI) is well-equipped for undergraduate research, as well as for hosting outside researchers. Continue reading Science at Concordia
A notable physicist once noted this: “Understanding physics is child’s play compared to understanding child’s play.” This is something we should consider before labelling the social sciences as “soft.” Continue reading In Defense of Social Science
Just when you thought it was safe to use your computer again, a new computer exploit rose from the mist, and this time, unlike with some past exploits where only certain operating systems or software packages were targeted, it affects almost everything. Continue reading Nobody is Immune
Donovan Makus Every human being has an effect on our planet regardless of their lifestyle. From the most rural herder to a socialite in a modern city, we all have an impact on our planet. The size and nature of this impact, however, varies, and this is the key issue of our ecological footprints. An ecological footprint is an attempt to quantify, in … Continue reading How Will I Affect the Earth?