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.
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For years, vaccines have been plagued with the myth of a false link between the MMR vaccine and autism, but researchers at UBC have brought to light other factors that may be influencing parent’s choice to vaccinate their kids.
A new study by researchers from UBC’s psychology department argues that president-elect Donald Trump’s distinct communication style was a factor in his success during the Republican primary elections.
If you find your mood being affected by winter’s shortening days, there is no reason to remain in the dark any longer. The truth is you’re not alone. About 15 per cent of the population feels worse during the winter. One per cent suffers from SAD
PhD UBC student Yaxi Hu recently identified a cancer-causing food dye using a new method of NMR spectroscopy. She won the MITACS Award for Outstanding Innovation for her work and met Canadian Minister of Science Kristy Duncan.
The UBC hospital sleep clinic recently received increased funding which will be used to improve the facility — but what does a sleep clinic actually do? Understanding why and how sleep disorders occur is a critical step to finding a treatment.
Finals are approaching and unless you enjoy attempting to read the chicken-scratch notecards scattered around your room, here’s a list decoding which flashcards apps are worth your time but not your money — they are all free.
Did you know that Canada apparently doesn’t have a national bird? Or at least, didn’t? Because as of last week, the Canadian Geographic and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society named the gray jay as the winner of Canada’s Next Top Bird.
UBC and Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group recently announced the signing of a three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) to merge Kal Tire’s innovation goals with the expertise of the UBC Okanagan school of engineering.
The UBC BIOMOD team recently won gold at the Biomolecular Design (BIOMOD) international design competition that gives undergraduates from around the world the opportunity to showcase their innovative, biologically inspired engineering projects.
UBC mechanical engineering professor Dr. Yusuf Altintas, along with his team, are here to make sure your coffeemaker doesn't overflow your mug and make sure your airplane doesn't fall out of midair. He's received global recognition for his work.
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.
According to Danilewitz, meditation increases the connection of the lateral prefrontal cortex to the insula and amygdala, which increases the rational process over emotional reactions like fear or anxiety. .
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.
The number of days of rain in October is normally around 15. This past month we saw the new record high for Vancouver — 28 days of rain — breaking the previous record of 26 days set in 1967 and matched in 1985.