The Most Important Pharmaceutical Intervention in the last Half-century

Whenever I'm sick, my mom always tells me to drink Chinese medicine; a bitter concoction of herbs and who knows what else. Because of this, I've always associated herbal Chinese medicine as a home remedy, and have sometimes even discredited its medicinal properties. Thus, it was to my surprise that … [Read more...]

The First Programmer

Nowadays, when someone thinks about programming, they think of someone typing away at a computer but it was not always like this. Now, for all activities, there is always a first and the for the first programmer, computer programming was a lot more different. Before the days of visual user … [Read more...]

Does menstruation affect my kinaesthetic performance?

Poovamma at the 2017 Asian Championships (c), CC BY-SA 4.0 Earlier this week, while I was at soccer practice, it was evident that my performance was not up to my usual standards. I was defeated easily, and often couldn't keep up with the rest of the team. In my mind, I attributed my … [Read more...]

Biography: Vera Rubin

Astronomer Vera Rubin (c) National Air and Space Museum, used under the Smithsonian's Terms of Use "a Copernican-scale change" in cosmological theory, reported the New York Times, was the culmination of Vera Rubin's life. A life-long lover of the stars, Dr. Rubin was the first astrophysicist to … [Read more...]

Hypatia

Portrait of Hypatia (c) Jules Maurice Gaspard CC0 1.0 In my Grade 8 Social Studies and French classes, I watched countless movies. The one that has left a strong impression on me for a very long time is the movie "Agora". The story evolved around the protagonist, Hypatia of Alexandria, a … [Read more...]

Dr. Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison is an American engineer, physician, and astronaut. She is known for going to space in May of 1992 in NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavor. After her time with NASA, she went on to found two technology companies. Here is a little more about her incedible life. Mae Jemison before going to … [Read more...]

Elizabeth Blackburn

Elizabeth Blackburn, (c) Conrad Erb (CC BY-SA 3.0) Most known for winning the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine, Dr.Elizabeth Blackburn, is considered as one of the most notable scientists. As a native Australian, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn studied biochemistry and earned her B.Sc. and … [Read more...]

Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Better Than The Competition?

Boeing 787-8 maiden flight overhead view (c) Dave Sizer, CC BY-SA 3.0 The 787 Dreamliner is touted by media to be one of the best planes on the planet right now. Many travelers find it to be one of the most comfortable planes to ride in. Airlines seem to love buying them (Boeing has delivered … [Read more...]

The Perfect Bite

Tempering (c) Saanse CC BY-SA 2.0 I love chocolate. I love the way snaps as I break it apart and the way it melts in my mouth. When I was little, I would simply melt chocolate chips in the microwave and pour them into silicone moulds. This way, I could eat larger pieces of chocolate instead of … [Read more...]

My Ongoing Quest to not talk about Quantum Mechanics in Social Studies

Whenever someone asks me what my favourite class in school is, I usually say Math or Science. I enjoy these courses so much because everything I learn is something that can be verified as true or not true, simply by testing it. I enjoy the repeatability of these subjects because I can usually … [Read more...]