Koby Michaels


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 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.

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.

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