What is a Lunar Eclipse?

In reality the science behind the epic lunar eclipses, that occurs 2-4 times a year, is simple. A lunar eclipse happens when a full Moon passes directly behind the Earth. Therefore the Earth's shadow … [Read more...]

Affine Ciphers in Java

In the January 15th session of Future Science Leaders, we learned about affine ciphers. Affine ciphers are a simple example of encryption that can be easily deciphered by computers. Affine … [Read more...]

One of the Longest Running Scientific Studies

We all hope that science is advancing at a fast rate. Occasionally the nature of what we are studying requires that our studies take a long time - a very long time. Such a long time in fact that all … [Read more...]

Chocolate Milk: Is it good for you?

I tried chocolate milk for the first time just a while ago, and I've been obsessed with it ever since. However, there has been lots of concerns about how it can negatively affect human's health. I … [Read more...]

How Do Fireworks… Work?

People all around the world ring in the new year with a wide variety of festive celebrations, often including fireworks! Even if you don’t go see the show, you can probably hear the display booming … [Read more...]

Immunotherapy: The Future of Cancer Treatment

By Xavier Lam In the past, many people diagnosed with cancer would face bleak futures with little to no successful treatment options. However, the recent growth of research in immunotherapy has … [Read more...]

Killing Bacteria with a Virus: Phages

What are Bacteriophages? Bacteriophages, also known as phages, were discovered by Frederick Twort in the early 20th century. Initially phages were used to treat only diseases such as cholera due to … [Read more...]

Northern White Rhinos: All is Not Lost

By Maia Poon On March 19th, 2018, the world’s last male northern white rhinoceros died at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Sudan, the 45-year-old rhino, had been gravely ill for days. He was … [Read more...]

Standardized Testing: Can it predict college success?

Candian schools focus on students grades, while American schools focus on students standardized test scores. So which system prevails? Are grades or standardized testing a better predictor of college … [Read more...]

Inertia in Driving

I was studying for my driving knowledge test the other day when I stumbled across an unfamiliar word "inertia". It says that when we make a turn at a curve, the force of inertia will try to keep us … [Read more...]