Is antibacterial soap better than regular soap?

Soap (c), CC BY-NC 4.0 The word bacteria is quite unpleasant. Generally, I don't want to think about the number of bacteria growing on my phone screen and faucet taps. Thus, I wanted to know which measures we take to protect ourselves against bacteria are actually effective. In … [Read more...]

Is Sugar Killing Us?

We love sugar as a society but I know from first hand experiences how addicting added sugar can be. When I was younger I would come home from school and eat an ice cream sundae with a couple chewy granola bars because they tasted so good. But my mom disapproved so she dared me to try not eating any … [Read more...]

Zzz! What About Napping?

Sleeping Man Sleep Rest (c) Lilly Cantabile CC0 1.0 I love napping. Whenever I feel stressed or tired, I sleep. However, these naps tend to be over an hour long. Occasionally, they can even last up to three hours. However, can they still be considered naps? Are naps even good for you? Our … [Read more...]

Yeah. Your fries have stuff in them.

French Fries CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Potatoes are amazing. Even better, fries are easily one of the best snacks ever to have been invented. As a potato lover, I do not discriminate against any shape, size, or colour when it comes to potatoes. Although, ever since watching a video … [Read more...]

A New Type of Airplane

When you think of an airplane, you might picture an airplane similar to the one below. However, some individuals from MIT) have developed a new type of airplane which can fly without using any moving components. Condor (c) Charles Regina CC0 1.0 How do Most Planes Work? For most … [Read more...]

Shedding Light on Gravitational Waves: Part One

NSF’s LIGO Has Detected Gravitational Waves (c)Charly W. Karl, CC BY-ND 2.0 Since the beginning of time, people have been fascinated with the unknown. In our universe, the area that we know the least about is outer space. Scientists have studied space for centuries. Despite that, there … [Read more...]

Leaf Them Alone: Plants can take care of themselves

(c)Akil Mazumder, CC0 1.0 Disclaimer: From this title, I do not mean that you should not water your plants. I mean that leafy plants grow in a specific way that maximizes their self-sufficiency. Please keep your plants watered. Thanks! With that being said, I have a … [Read more...]

The Dvorak Keyboard

I was researching a new USB keyboard to get for my computer when I stumbled upon something rather weird. I am switching keyboards because my current one can be rather uncomfortable, and I came upon a solution to that problem: a Dvorak keyboard. This is a keyboard with a different layout … [Read more...]

Why do we get Nervous?

Today is testing day for me. My cycling club has set up a nice area for us to basically do the beep test on a bike. Every three minutes the wattage will increase by 25 until I break down and cannot continue. I am extremely nervous for this. My stomach hurts and I feel light headed but why is this? … [Read more...]

InSight’s Landing In Sight

Yeah, It's another space post. Mars InSight Rover (c) NASA, Public Domain Yes, It's another space post. Again. I promise I can write about other things — but things in space are just so cool, it's hard not to! This week — on Monday, November 26th — NASA's InSight Lander (standing … [Read more...]