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Scholarship Opportunities for Indigenous Students

Scholarship Opportunities for Indigenous Students

By Farah Elgaweesh   If you identify as Métis, Inuit, or First Nations, there are lots of academic opportunities that can financially aid you in your postsecondary journey!   To start the process of applying to scholarships and bursaries, good places to...

Mitosis and Meiosis

Mitosis and Meiosis

By Sara McPherson   Cell division is an important part of what allows us to grow and reproduce. Cell division is also involved in many important processes like cell differentiation, healing from injuries, and fighting infections, all of which help us survive as...

The History of Medicine: Childbirth

The History of Medicine: Childbirth

By Freeha Anjum   Welcome to our brand-new article series! In this series, we will be covering the history of medicine (if you’re wondering why, check out our Liberal Arts series, which overviews why STEAM is important!).  Note: This is part 1 of the “The History...

The Ig Nobel Prize: Why are Cats Liquid?

The Ig Nobel Prize: Why are Cats Liquid?

By Angela Zhu   Did you know that there exists an amusing prize for the funniest scientists and their comical findings?  In this series, we will explore the famous Ignoble Nobel Prize (abbreviated as “Ig Nobel”) and share some interesting research done by the...

The Orbit of the James Webb Space Telescope

The Orbit of the James Webb Space Telescope

By Vincent Jia   In my previous article, I introduced the basic structures and main functions of the James Webb Space Telescope. If you haven’t read my first article about the James Webb Space Telescope, click here to read it first. In this article, we are going...

The Arrow of Time

The Arrow of Time

By Sophia Eiley   Time is defined as “the continued sequence of existence and events that occurs in an apparently irreversible succession from the past, through the present, into the future” [1]. But what defines the sequence? And why does it flow forward?...

The James Webb Space Telescope: Rewriting Cosmic History?

The James Webb Space Telescope: Rewriting Cosmic History?

By Vincent Jia   Introduction The desire to fully understand the origins of the universe and the formation of galaxies has been pushing the development and construction of telescopes of various types. Due to the technological limitations of the Hubble telescope...

Dating the Past: Radiometric Dating

Dating the Past: Radiometric Dating

By Farah Elgaweesh   The origins of life on Earth have remained shrouded in mystery for many years. Humans have generated a myriad of theories from the plausible to the absurd, attempting to answer fundamental questions about how and when life was first sparked....

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