In fact, cold-footedness is where the term “to get cold feet” originates from. In the Ottoman Empire, it was common that soon-to-be-wedded grooms would bolt in the night upon a discovery that their betrothed’s feet were freezing.
Search the archive
Although the primary symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease — dementia — typically does not develop until late adulthood, mouse studies led by Dr. Weihong Song suggest a connection between vitamin A deficiency in the womb to Alzheimer's later in life.
The scientific community often operates under the assumption that it is destined to succeed simply because it is committed in principle to noble aims. But noble aims mean nothing if scientists do not perform the actions to support them.
UBC is a diverse community — we are multinational, many-gendered and religiously varied. Sometimes we honour our differences and sometimes we fall short of doing so. Whether we want to be or not, we are all shaped by our shared environment.
Need inspiration? Heed the advice of Dr. Stravos Avramidis, the head of wood science. “You cannot lock yourself in a room — talk to your colleagues. Talk to whoever uses what are you are doing. That’s the only way to get ideas,” he said.
“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.
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.