John Watkins’s Across the Board is an exploration of mathematical puzzles and conundrums about the chessboard. It is not about the game of chess itself but rather the fascinating mathematics behind the chessboard and the pieces that traverse it.
Marlise Hofer, a social psychology graduate student and the lead author, conducted the study in Dr. Frances Chen’s Social Health Lab. The study examined the effect of scent on females’ stress responses using t-shirts.
UBC’s physics and astronomy department was lucky to host Dr. Barry Barish, one of the recipients of the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics. Barish began his talk by describing that space-time is extremely stiff and hence changes in distance are very small, which is why the observed effects are so small as well.
On this vast Earth, your favourite spot to hang out might be around The Boulevard or The Pit. Your favourite spot to hang out outside of Earth, however, probably shouldn’t be around a dying main sequence star — not unless you want to risk a very tragic end!
This week, the UBC Library in collaboration with campus partners is joining universities, libraries, scientific, cultural and community organisations across Canada for a week-long celebration of science.
As a result of emailing a prof out of the blue, Raison went on to spend a year doing a directed study course with now-retired psychology professor Dr. Don Dutton, during which she conducted a literature review of articles concerning intimate partner violence.
How touchscreens impact the behaviours of consumers is a relatively new area of research. According to a study by UBCO’s Dr. Ying Zhu, those who use devices with touchscreens for online shopping spend more impulsively than subjects with access to only desktop computers.
The drawings were brought to Vancouver by the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health in collaboration with neuroscientists and curators from the Universities of South California and Minnesota, and the Cajal Institute in Spain.
The amount of oxygen that fish can get is limited by the surface area of their gills, explained Dr. William Cheung. As fish get bigger, “the growth of the area of the gills cannot keep up with the growth of the body,” he said.
Heartfelt Images — an annual contest for UBC medical and dental students — is now in its 17th year. Between 2011 and 2016, 262 students submitted 345 pieces of art including sketches, paintings, sculptures and original pieces of music.
The moon passes by the sun at 3,682 kilometers per hour. But truly, with enough distance, any movement is undetectable — the eclipse looked like just a shadow of a rock, larger each time it was glimpsed, stealing across the eye of the sun.
Human motion remains a hard puzzle for animators. Help is on the way with DeepLoco, a new machine learning algorithm that helps animated characters learn how to move in realistic environments. It still faceplants a lot, though.
In 2011, Warner Brothers approached Schreyer to develop the Kryptonian language for Man of Steel. Her background in reviving and protecting endangered languages made her the perfect candidate to create an imaginary language.
Gender inequity in STEM has long been an issue at universities and beyond. The Michael Smith Laboratories hosted the fourth annual Maker Camp, which brought together 24 girls to take part in everything from Arduino coding to craftivism.
Have you ever seen a face that wasn’t really there? If your food looks terrified and your mop is giving you the stink-eye, don’t worry — you’re not crazy. Local artists are exploring our ability to see faces everywhere & a scientist explains how.
White, circular dots have been popping up on UBC windows. And they are more than just decorative glass stickers. They could actually reduce birds’ collisions with windows, possibly saving their lives.
Net neutrality’s existence is currently on the chopping block in the United States. In response, the internet has imploded yet again, with calls to “Save the Internet” seen in mid-July by popular websites including Reddit, Amazon, Imgur and Google.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University partnered with Telus World of Science to create the KPU-Science World Speaker Series. This year, the speaker series started with two Amazon Field School leaders explaining the importance of forest conservation.
The study results indicate strong negative reactions against children that aren’t vaccinated. But we shouldn’t blame anti-vaxxers, because the majority of people who are under-vaccinated are just delaying vaccinations due to time constraints.