If it felt like 2016 was actually longer than a normal year you would be totally right, even if it is only a second longer. Before you totally move onto 2017, here are The Ubyssey's top 10 most read science stories from 2016.
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Also known as “Leading the Way Towards a Low-Carbon Future,” this one-time-only graduate course takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the effects of climate change and how to work towards lowering carbon emissions.
I am weary and wary of grand scientific agendas. Promises of curing neurodegenerative diseases, abating international poverty or engineering a completely disaster-proof building make me squirm with skepticism.
People are rejecting science, expertise and “elitism.” Science is to blame. It's hidden in its shell for far too long, and must now poke its head back into the scary, "post-truth" world and fight for its existence and importance.
Organic chemistry is the worst. Or so I thought. Going into my second year, I was downright terrified of Chemistry 233, UBC’s introductory organic chemistry class. But as student of the class, I think its bark is worse than its bite.
“I feel very honoured — It's very humbling. Looking back two years ago, I never would've imagined [it]. If someone told me, ‘You're going to be on Forbes 30 Under 30,’ I wouldn't believe them. I'd think they were crazy,” she said.
2017 is looking like a good year for Ann Makosinski, a second-year English major. Earlier this week, she woke up to text messages saying congrats. At first she didn’t even know why. She was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 for her energy inventions.
Did you make a new year's resolution to read more? Or do you just really hate parties and want to never be invited again? Either way, here's a list of science books to have you excited about science and spouting facts no one cares about.
"I don't care what the activity is, if it is weightlifting, if it is going for a bike ride, a run, a swim, they're all good. But you can't use your phone, you can't use your computer to watch Youtube," said UBC professor Peter Graf.
It’s been two weeks since you’ve made your New Year’s resolutions and the confidence you once had in keeping them is waning. Not to worry! Here is a list of the most common resolutions and the apps that will help you achieve them.
Hummingbirds are magnificent creatures — they fly at breakneck speeds, move with ninja-like agility and hover. It seems impossible that we could ever understand their movements, but the picture just became a little clearer.
With the sole exception of some dusting in December, 2015 saw no snow fall whereas 2016 was strikingly opposite. January 2016 recorded a meagre 1 centimetre of snowfall compared to an astonishing 27.40 centimetres in December 2016.
“I would love it if everyone out there who is voting had some background in evaluating evidence,” said Sara Harris, professor of teaching at UBC, paleo-oceanographer and co-author of Understanding Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Practice.
On January 18, undergraduate students will participate in the Science Case Competition hosted by the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) and SCI Team, where they will research and devise solutions for a global health crisis.
In September 2016, UBC launched its 10-month master of data science program with an inaugural class of 22 students. The program seeks to prepare students for careers wherever data science may be applicable.