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Posts Tagged ‘science’

Combining Nature with Science for Better Health Outcomes

June 16th, 2014

Science is a wonderful and glorious thing. It is through science that we have been able to rid the world of some terrible diseases and it is through science that our lives have been enriched with technology. As Dr. Michio Kaku once said, “Let us hope that we can wield the sword of science with […]

Why I Love and Hate Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson

March 28th, 2014

I’m a big fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson. He’s charismatic, he’s entertaining, and he is genuinely enamored with science. That sense of excitement and enthusiasm is positively contagious, making all of us just as interested and just as captivated by the universe around us. And that’s why I was so stoked when I heard that […]

8 Modern Conveniences We Have Because of the Space Program

December 2nd, 2013

When people think of NASA, the European Space Agency and other similar organizations around the world, they usually envision these ambitious missions to Mars. They see the International Space Station and they gaze at the Curiosity Rover, but many people fail to realize the tight connection between what we see way out there and what […]

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC

February 28th, 2013

Most people think of universities as places for higher education, but they’re so much more than that. They can be primarily centres of academic research, but sometimes they open up that research to the wider community. That is the case with the relatively new Beaty Biodiversity Museum on the University of British Columbia Point Grey […]

Sunday Snippet: Dr. Michio Kaku

March 25th, 2012

“Of course, science is a double-edged sword; it creates as many problems as it solves, but always on a higher level. There are two competing trends in the world today: one is to create a planetary civilization that is tolerant, scientific, and prosperous, but the other glorifies anarchy and ignorance that could rip the fabric […]

Grammar 101: Decontamination Terms

June 28th, 2011

Many words in the English language may have seemingly similar meanings, but this does not mean that you can use these words interchangeably. Venomous and poisonous do not have the same definition, so it’s important to know which word to use when. Similarly, many of the terms that you may encounter related to decontamination have […]

Sunday Snippet: Michael Crichton

July 18th, 2010

“Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. […]

Sunday Snippet: Arthur C. Clarke

January 17th, 2010

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” I heard this quote the other night on Fringe when Walter exclaimed that someone close to him once said those words. They looked familiar, so I had to look up the source. Considering that he teamed up with Stanley Kubrick to write 2001: A Space Odyssey, I […]