The Women of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2009-2015)

By Maia Poon The Nobel Prize has been awarded since 1901, when Alfred Nobel requested for the prize to be created in his will. Since then, the Nobel Prizes have been awarded 590 times to 904 … [Read more...]

Vancouver, a livable city

Vancouver is an incredible place to live and has been ranked top 10 on the worlds most liveable cities list for more than a decade. Interestingly, however, since 2011 Vancouver has begun to descend … [Read more...]

Charging Your Phone Overnight: Is It Safe?

One week ago, my brother asked me if I could unplug his phone before I went to bed. He feared that an overnight charge would “fry” his battery. Not wanting to leave my warm, cozy bed, I decided to … [Read more...]

The Origins and Uses of Pi

By Xavier Lam Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to it's diameter. No matter the size of the circle this ratio will always stay the same. The special characteristic of pi is that it is an … [Read more...]

Climate Change Impacts All of Us

United Nations Photo © UN Photo/Mark Garten 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Climate change is a pressing issue that affects us all and will result in a severe alteration of life on earth. … [Read more...]

The effects of light pollution

Light Pollution Before and After(c) Jeremy Stanley (CC BY 2.0) A century ago, you could walk outside anywhere at night and see all the stars and the beauty of the Milky Way. Nowadays, due to the … [Read more...]

Is snowflake a fractal?

Snowflake macro photography 1 (c) Alexey Kljatov (CC BY-SA 4.0) Since the start of January, I have expected snow to come because the first snow is usually around this time period. However, it is … [Read more...]

The Naked Egg Drop: What’s the Best Design?

In my last physics class, we were given the challenge of protecting an egg from a free fall drop. We were given parameters such as “devices must be free-standing” and “no materials can be attached to … [Read more...]

The Switching of Earth’s Magnetic Poles

By Xavier Lam Here's a fun fact: The Earth's magnetic poles have switched places many times before. This means that if you looked at a compass, North would be South and vice versa. The Earth's … [Read more...]

Top 10 Pixar Animated Movies

I went to Science World during winter break to see the Science Behind Pixar Exhibition, and I got to say that it really reminds me of how much I love these movies. So I thought it would be fun to make … [Read more...]