Sci-fi readers will know the feeling of reading a book written decades ago that reads like a premonition of our current lives. Thinking about the societal effects of technological innovations can be fun. For Illes, it's a job.
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For some, politics is something people either choose to engage with or not. For others, engaging in politics is not a choice but a necessity. Jessica Wang, a science historian at UBC, is happy to be the latter.
Early on, Gardy used her interests to guide her. She naturally found herself engaging in sci-fi as a young adult, reading books like The Coming Plague or The Hot Zone in her spare time, which helped to inspire her Bachelor’s degree in microbiology.
In the town of Thondebavi, outside Bangalore in southwestern India, Dr. Nemy Banthia’s project has come to life, connecting the small town to the rest of the country with a road design that resists heavy rains, intense heat and poor drainage.
You’re an early-career scientist — a UBC undergraduate sitting in HEBB 100 or a graduate student thrown into an unfamiliar field — and your state of perpetual confusion stands in sharp contrast to your competent, confident mentors.
The probe will orbit the sun for a year before ultimately catapulting itself into an intersecting course with the asteroid Bennu using Earth’s gravitational field. The two will intersect and OSIRIS will attempt to collect a sample from the surface.
The weather might have started to get cold, but UBC researchers deliver hot studies and findings all year round. Here are a few “hot” UBC research to check out while you wrap yourself with your blanket scarf and sip on your Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Of all childhood cancers, medulloblastoma is the most common. Attempts to develop targeted drug treatments against the disease have mostly been unsuccessful and a recent study from UBC may have found an explanation why.
Imagine a piece of PlayDoh with two marbles in it. If you stretch the clay, the distance between the marbles increases. If you squish it, the distance decreases. That's what gravity waves do, but with nothing pushing or pulling the clay.
A fossil found in 1805 on Prince Edward Island has finally been identified by a UBC postdoctoral fellow. The fossil of the dimetrodon was first was first found in 1805 by a farmer digging a well in PEI.