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Do you consider yourself better at science than the average American? In 2014, the National Science Foundation released its report on science and technology, which included a set of 11 questions designed to test America’s scientific knowledge.

It seems you can’t watch sports today without hearing about the debilitating nature of traumatic brain injuries caused by repetitive or excessive blows to the head. Researchers are on the forefront of detecting concussions.

Is it spring, already? With flowers in bloom and a week of sunshine, it sure feels like it. In February, the average temperature has been a degree or two greater than normal, a trend that is expected to continue to worsen in the future.

Why on earth is Candy Crush so addicting? A recently published study may offer some insight into what makes games like Candy Crush so hard to put down. “When we added the cues, the behaviour shifted. It was a really big shift towards risky choice.”

Last week, we published the NSF's science literacy quiz. Overall, us UBCers are way more scientifically literate than the average American. So congrats, even if it is a small victory. But the results also showed some gaps in UBC’s science knowledge.

Babies can understand that individuals are part of larger social groups and are socially dominant to those in smaller groups, suggesting that they may be able to reason about complex social concepts within the first few months of life.

The UBC Neuroscience Club is composed of a group of students passionate about neuroscience. The club has plans to put neuroscience learning and research in the limelight at UBC, one of its long-term goals is to form of a neuroscience major.

According to James Tansey, executive director of the Centre for Social Innovation and Impact Investing, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on campus have fallen by 22 per cent in 2014 compared to 2007 with a 32 per cent reduction at the end of 2015.

According to UBC psychology professor Kalina Christoff, people aren’t likely to be swayed by logic — however scientifically accurate it may or may not be — on emotional positions like whether one is pro-life or pro-choice.

The conversation around abortion is filled with misconceptions and these myths make meaningful discussion on an already contentious issue all the more difficult. What does science have to say about abortions?

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