With an aging population, researchers are investigating new ways for organs to repair and restore themselves before they shut down. Get the full story Winning the Race Against Organ Failure
Des facultés cognitives utiles aux échecs... et dans la vie Blogue Le cerveau à tous les niveaux lun 19/11/2018 - 17:49 19046 Biologie
UBC’s Diversity in Mathematics workshops seek to spur an interest in STEM careers. Photo: Istockphoto.Mentorship is a crucial part of STEM retention efforts, especially for women, Indigenous youth and recent immigrants.By Silvia Moreno-GarciaAs an undergraduate student in India, UBC mathematician Malabika Pramanik was one of two women in a cohort of 25. When she moved to North America, she became a visible minority, an immigrant adapting to a new culture. The sense of isolation was…
This is a guest post by JC Cahill, of the Department of Biology at the University of Alberta. Steve is an old friend from grad school, and just yesterday [as I write] he gave a well-received lecture on writing, here at the University of Alberta. The enthusiasm and interest expressed by our early career scientists […]
Connie Tang, Chemistry co-editor Stephen Heard is a professor of environmental ecology at the University of New Brunswick, although you may know him as Steve, the author of the science blog Scientist Sees Squirrel, which is this year’s winner for the Science Borealis and Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC) People’s Choice Award for […]
Volunteer Profile: Jan LeungMonday, November 19, 2018 - 12:00amHave you ever wondered what it's like to volunteer at Science World? We asked Jan Leung about her experience under the dome as a part of the Research and Evaluation team.Read more
Richard Fedorak, who carved out a remarkable career in 30 years at the University of Alberta, has passed away. But his legacy will live on. Get the full story Remembering a Research Pioneer and R2R Rockstar
By Simon ShapiroWatching "The Great British Baking Show" recently, I was intrigued by the judges' comments. They would glance at piece of bread and immediately say"You proofed it for too long" (or not long enough)"You kneaded it too much" (or not enough)"Overbaked" (or underbaked)"Oven was too hot" (or too cool) "The wrong flour""Too much liquid" They really seemed to know all about the process and what can go wrong. (It sounded complex and lots could…
This week we turn 500! To celebrate, we're taking the opportunity to go off format, talk about the journey through 500 episodes, and answer questions from our lovely listeners. Join hosts Bethany Brookshire and Rachelle Saunders as we talk through the show's history, how we've grown and changed, and what we love about the Science for the People. Here's to 500 more episodes!
Unoccupied Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) are also becoming a tool of interest for upstream oil and gas producers. A methane gas detection UAV is capable of spotting small, isolated gas leaks at ground level from up to 30 meters in the air — a feat that’s not quite as easy as it sounds.