On August 24, 2016, Ada, an autonomously sailing robot designed and built by a team of UBC students, set out to be the first boat to cross the Atlantic Ocean completely autonomously. She was lost at sea until December 1, 2017.
Science is the idea that through questioning and testing those questions — through trying again and again and again until something works, and then sharing those findings with the world — we can make the world a better place for everyone.
In January, we released our long-anticipated "guide to drinking classy on the cheap.” I (being the science editor and all) wanted to take a more objective approach to the age-old question of how university students can drink, cheaply.
"I usually walk around campus at night with my headphones in, music blaring, staring at my phone. I’m a big guy and usually feel comfortable enough on campus to be plugged in, even in poorly lit corners of campus at night."
Quasisymmetric Schur functions are a tool to help mathematicians solve problems. The problem is that they are so new and so theoretically ahead of the curve, no one even knows what problems to solve with them yet.
The Friedman addition of the J. B. MacDonald building, the Neville Scarfe building and Sherwood Lett House and Robson House in Place Vanier were all found to have levels exceeding Health Canada and the Ministry of Environment guidelines.
A few week ago, we published a list of nerdy books that would make you an annoying know-it-all at parties. We forgot that it's 2017 and no one reads anymore so we put together a list of our favourite nerdy YouTube channels.
I would not consider myself a religious person. Honestly, I don’t understand how anyone could think of me as religious. So when I ask friends for class notes because I've missed a lecture due to a religious holiday, I always get weird looks.
When I immigrated to the United States, I was only a few months old. My parents and I weren’t running from civil war, religious persecution or a violent dictatorship. My dad had gotten a job offer and he, my mom and I were following the opportunity.
Koby Michaels is a third-year integrated science student, current science editor and former sports editor of The Ubyssey. He likes talking nerdy in bed, and refused to write anything personal for this issue.
“Divers become carbonated beverage.” That's how Dr. David Harrison, the medical manager of the Hyperbaric Unit at VGH, explained the effects of scuba diving. “You don't have to be stupid to die scuba diving, but it does help.”
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.
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.
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.
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.