The Goal that is Worth Every Sacrifice

We all have aspirations that we try to accomplish, but there is likely a limit to how far we are willing to go. However, according to nature, there is one goal worth every risk and sacrifice: the passing of genes to the next generation.  Salmon Jumping Upstream (c) John E. Thwaites, Public … [Read more...]

How Voice-Altering Gases Work: A look into Helium and its lesser-known opposite

If you've been on the internet at all during the last decade, you may have noticed the trend of using helium to raise the sound of one's voice. Personally, I had noticed that the trend existed, but never really watched any helium videos until I came across this … [Read more...]

5 Tasty Medicines You Can Find in Your Garden

Disclaimer:  Please ensure that you are not allergic to any of these plants before trying out these methods. Ask a doctor if you are unsure about any of these treatments. What works for others may not work for you. There are lots of common herbs and plants with many medicinal … [Read more...]

Sleep and Teenagers: How much is enough?

We all have that one friend that goes to bed past 1 am and wakes up at 6 am to get ready for school. Obviously that isn't healthy but does the average teenager also miss needed sleep hours to function well?  The recommended amount of sleep for a teenagers developing brain is 9.5 hours.  … [Read more...]

Smartphones: The Modern Tricorder

If you are a fan of any sci-fi show, then chances are you've seen a device like this. Medical Tricorder (TNG: The Chase)License: Fair Use - this image is copyrighted, but used here under Fair Use guidelines. Owner/Creator: Paramount Pictures and/or CBS Studios It has … [Read more...]

The Trouble with Telescopes

Man, what a month. If you've been following space news lately, you'll know what I'm talking about. Jeez, even if you've just been following the regular news, you've probably heard some of it — the Soyuz MS-10 launch failure was a pretty widely-spread story. (By the way, Roscosmos, the Russian … [Read more...]

Biography of me – Jaden Jeong

Hello, my name is Jaden. I was born on December 27, 2003 in Seoul, South Korea. Science has always aroused my interest and I am intrigued by the most random things. I worry a lot about my social status which is the main reason for my severe procrastination. Singing and dancing to kpop is my lifelong … [Read more...]

Eric Souder

CST-100 Starliner in Orbit (c) NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Hey! I'm Eric Souder, and despite what the post image might suggest, I'm not actually a Boeing CST-100 Starliner. I do, however, think it's a pretty cool spacecraft. Aside from that, I'm a grade 11 student at Sir … [Read more...]

Nicolas Deporcq-Pomerleau

Nice to meet you!  My name is Nicolas.  I am 15 years old and in the 10th grade at École Secondaire Jules-Verne.  Outside of school, I attend Japanese and math classes every week and also work as a tutor at Kumon.  When that doesn't keep me busy, I enjoy running, eating good … [Read more...]

Mariem Mahmood!!!

Hi, my name is Mariem Mahmood. I am a 10th-grade student at Burnaby South Secondary. One of the many reasons why I joined FSL was that I enjoy learning about different fields in science, especially topics related to biology and neurology and I also wanted to learn things that are out of the high … [Read more...]