Pushing a human out of your body is scary enough before you add in the high-stakes Hollywood drama. According to new research from UBC, the fear of pain and damage associated with childbirth may be pushing women towards unnecessary c-sections.
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All of human knowledge has only inched up to understanding four per cent of everything, so knowing 30 per cent of differential calculus isn’t too shabby.
This year, the students of UBC iGEM are trying to attack a globally relevant plant disease using our microscopic friends — bacteria. So what is UBC iGEM?
The section highlighted UBC profs and students behind important discoveries. They’ve shared a few standout phrases about the process of science-ing: “That’s pretty cool”, “Let’s try...”, “But what’s the point?”, “I don’t know!”, “You’re kidding me,” and “It's very humbling.”
FlowRep, a new piece of software developed by UBC’s Dr. Alla Sheffer and her group, can take a complete 3D model and convert it into a compact 2D representation. To build FlowRep, Sheffer’s group conducted research at the intersection of psychology, fine arts, computer science, and geometry.
As part of Science Literacy Week last month, Megan Russel, a graduate student in geophysics and planetary science at UBC, gave a “Behind the Science” talk about the cutting edge discoveries in our solar system, including updates about spacecrafts like OSIRIS-REx.
In recognition of our world-class science, on September 8, the federal government announced that the University of British Columbia will receive $42 million to fund science and engineering research.
Dr. Ingrid Stairs of UBC’s department of physics and astronomy is one of the world’s experts on pulsars. Her research into pulsars is so cutting edge that The Royal Society of Canada just presented her with the Rutherford Memorial Medal.
Wildfires made headlines this summer both locally and globally. But BC was affected in different ways than Europe, where timber is not a significant industry. In bouncing back from the damage, UBC's Lori Daniels highlights the concerns of First Nations.
The trade-off of short term economic benefit and long term ecological risk creates a dilemma for the provincial government in deciding how to regulate salvage logging and is at the heart of a nationwide debate. UBC's Andison opines that the ecological impacts should be taken more seriously when deciding how to proceed.
UBC researchers worked together with interns at Microsoft Garage to develop the Holographic Brain Project, which was designed as a neuroanatomy learning tool to help teach a wide range of students about the brain.
Three UBC students started Innovation OnBoard with the goal of helping undergraduates become entrepreneurs. What brought them together was their shared mutual experience in trying to break into the entrepreneurial world.
From September 17 to November 3, the Woodward Library is hosting an exhibit titled Body Snatching & the Roots of Anatomy. You may be asking yourself, just what is body snatching? This antiquated practice is as grim as it sounds.
Bridging the gap between research and students, the Living Library allowed anyone to meet a real, live grad student and talk to them. The graduate students who were part of the Living Library were recruited by liaison librarians who thought that some students would be a personable, informative “book.”
Sacrificing material goods to build temples or giving offerings to appease a supernatural deity can be very costly. If religion can cause people to behave against their best interests, what is its purpose?