Archives for March 2019

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...]