Blog Posts

An evaluation of low-carb diets: Fad or fact?

The Atkins diet has emerged in recent years as a serious contender among diets. Rising above many other fad diets by allowing its adherents to eat the fat-heavy foods that most other diets forbid, low-carb…




Will Biohacking Echo the Personal Computer Revolution?

Thanks to the growing open science movement – a societal shift where barriers between scientific institutions and the general population break down and there is increased hands-on involvement of laypersons in scientific research and innovation…


The Cochlear Implant: Genocide or Medical Miracle?

Genocide. A word reserved for the worst of human rights atrocities—the deliberate extermination of a particular demographic. The fact that this word has been used by some to describe cochlear implants (CI) for the deaf…


The War for CRISPR

Science is often viewed as the embodiment of the good in humanity. Human progress, curiosity and selflessness are all revered principles within the scientific community, and the pursuit of truth is said to be held…


The Importance of Science Literacy in Democracy

What distinguishes democracy from other forms of government like monarchy, autocracies and dictatorships, is that in a democracy, every citizen’s voice counts equally and the direction of the country is steered by the will of…


Therapy in the Palm of Your Hands

Even while writing this, I found myself scrolling through one app or another on my phone. It’s truly amazing how the development of technologies, such as the iPhone or the iPad, has made it easier…


Study Better with Memory Hacks

Like many students, I’ve spent the better part of high school learning how to learn. More specifically, learning how to memorize, considering how secondary school tests tended to emphasize knowledge more than application, unlike university….


POTS Syndrome: A Little More Tired Than Normal

For many undergraduate students, the juggling of countless courses, extracurriculars and part-time jobs can lead to little time for food or sleep, as well as a lot of early mornings and late nights. Add to…