Is space the future resting place of our garbage?

From plastic bags to old electronics and food waste, trash is beginning to accumulate in our landfills. Landfill This is leading many people to wonder, is it viable to send our trash into … [Read more...]

How hard do you have to hit a chicken to cook it?

Like most people, I often look for more efficient ways to do things. Since heat is just another form of kinetic energy, is it possible to cook a chicken by hitting it? I see a few ways this problem … [Read more...]

Dreams: Can you catch them

A picture of a person sleeping (c) Mdf, CC BY-SA 3.0 Like most people, I barely remember my dreams. I remeber that last night I had a dream, but I don't know what it was about. Sometimes I can … [Read more...]

Caffeine sensitivity

A picture of Taiwanese bubble tea (c) Mdf, CC BY-SA 3.0 During the winter break, a cup of bubble tea kept me awake for a whole night. This was not the first time that small doses of caffeine … [Read more...]


Photo: Serotonin — via chemistry-reference 5-HT or 5-hydroxytryptamine is the scientific name for the organic compound serotonin. It was first discovered by Vitorrio Erspamer in Rome in 1935, … [Read more...]

2018 Annual Kwantlen Science Challenge

Science challenge team (left to right) Jenny Mei, Kent Kotaka, Flora Guo, Andy Kim, Jessy Zhu, Mozi Lu, Navnoor Sodhi, Mr. Halabi, via Mr. Lu On November 24th, seven seniors students represented … [Read more...]

A Biography of Gertrude Elion

Elion in lab Mdf,CC BY-SA 3. Gertrude Elion was a biochemist who was integral to the inventions of several major drugs. She, along with G. Hitchings and Sir J. Black, received the Nobel … [Read more...]

My Childhood View of Scientists Debunked

Scientist with glowing mixture via Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA The views of science I have now are much different from the ones I had when I was younger. I, probably along with many other students, … [Read more...]

The Frogcicle

  Winter is arguably the season with the harshest weathers. It's the origin of snow blizzards and powerful winds. In such a cold time of the year, people can easily stay home and … [Read more...]


A picture of a radium watch (c) Mdf, CC BY-SA 3.0 When we look back in history, it is easy to look at tragedies in hindsight and realize the errors. For instance, I would often think that if … [Read more...]