Can we really trust at home DNA tests?

How does it work? With migration becoming more and more common, people have been losing touch with their ancestral roots and have begun to wonder about the origins of their families. One popular way … [Read more...]

The Science Behind Coral Bleaching

  January 4th, 2019 My final geography class of 2018 concluded with a discussion around coral reef bleaching, and the ramifications of climate change on the Earth's aquatic life. This … [Read more...]

Lab-Grown Meat: Would You Take a Bite?

Maia Poon   NYC-Diner-Bacon-Cheeseburger (c) Evan-Amos, CC0 1.0 Imagine eating a juicy hamburger with the guilt-free knowledge that no animals’ lives were taken in … [Read more...]

MedConnect Conference 2018

Maia Poon Suturing a Banana (c) Maia Poon, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Today, November 18th, 2018, was the MedConnect Conference at the SFU Burnaby Campus, hosted by Phi Delta Epsilon … [Read more...]

Life Made in the Lab: The Miller-Urey Experiment

Maia Poon Miller-Urey experiment (1953) (c) YassineMrabet, CC BY-SA 3.0 Organic chemistry is the branch of chemistry specializing in the study of carbon-containing compounds. These … [Read more...]

The power of Sudoku on the mind

Sudoku (c) Dobrichev (CC BY-SA 4.0) I have noticed that as I get older, I also get busier and have little time to relax. This is why in recent years, I've looked for ways that I can relax my … [Read more...]

The Sound of the Violin

Maia Poon Have you ever wondered how so many different pitches can be created on an instrument with just four strings? Or how people make such cool sound effects on the … [Read more...]

Introduction to Celiac disease and its symptoms

Wheat Field In Newton-St-Loe © Lauren Tucker, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Ibreez Asaria December 1st, 2018  February 17th, 2017 was the day I was diagnosed with Celiac disease. Many of you … [Read more...]

The Story of My Sprained Knee

I was just playing basketball when I sprained my knee last week on Saturday. This is my first actual injury in the course of 4 years of playing. And I got to say, what happened still remains as … [Read more...]

Dark Matter and Dark Energy

found Credit: (richter1910/Depositphotos)  Looking up at the night sky in Jasper last Summer, I wondered what kept the stars in galaxies together? Was there some other form of energy or … [Read more...]