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?

By Amanda C. Lee 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 … [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...]

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?

By Amanda C. Lee 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 … [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...]