Sci & Tech

Build a $300 Underground Greenhouse

Build a $300 Underground Greenhouse

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. A goal for many is to build a greenhouse where nutrient-dense produce can be grown year-round in. Being able to produce food – especially in colder, rural locations – is a life source for man-kind; however, it’s the price tag of such an investment that has inhibited most from acting […]

Young Scientist Designs Brilliant Biotech Arm

Young Scientist Designs Brilliant Biotech Arm

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. Inspiration to do well and utilize one’s passion for a higher purpose affects all at some level. Ambition from this inspiration can be so motivating, amazing feats can then be accomplished. For 24 year-old Marita Cheng, the passion to help others in their unfortunate disability led to the creation of a […]

Sardine Disappearance Was Foreseen But Ignored

Sardine Disappearance Was Foreseen But Ignored

By: Amada Froelich, True Activist. Prophesied by researchers last year, the inevitable has happened in Canadian waters: Sardine fleets returned with no fish this month. The loss for the western Canadian’s fisheries, normally worth CAN$32 million (US$30.7 million), still took many by surprise. Sardines still exist off the US pacific coast, but the vanishing of […]

The Higgs Field, explained

One of the most significant scientific discoveries of the early 21st century is surely the Higgs boson, but the boson and the Higgs Field that allows for that magic particle are extremely difficult to grasp. Don Lincoln outlines an analogy (originally conceived by David Miller) that all of us can appreciate, starring a large dinner […]

From Sci-Fi to Reality: Monkey Feels Touch With Prosthetic Hand

From Sci-Fi to Reality: Monkey Feels Touch With Prosthetic Hand

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. A sense of touch allows connection with others, enables one to interact with their surroundings, and allows one to feel their limbs are their own. But people who are paraplegics or have lost limbs have to navigate the world without this fundamental sensory input. Fortunately, a recent scientific breakthrough may […]