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
Today, fake news is easier to spread than ever before, simplified by the low entry burden to participate on mediums such as Facebook and Twitter. Continue reading Fake News and You
HIIT isn’t magic. It still requires time and effort, but thanks to its advantages, it provides a more time-efficient way to improve cardiovascular fitness, one that doesn’t involve endless hours spent on the treadmill or stationary bike. Continue reading Why HIIT the Gym?