What’s so super about the supermoon?

Friday, September 5th, 2014
SuperMoon_CMYK_Brian Carey

For those across Newfoundland who were not drowning in rain or fog on August 10, a lucky few may have caught a glimpse of a phenomenon that has not taken place for nearly twenty years. At 6:10pm for 26 minutes, the moon was in its full stage and was closer to us than it had […]

 

How to push through tough days without the caffeine

Friday, September 5th, 2014
Coffee_CMYK_chichacha

In an ideal world, we’d all have eight to ten hours of sleep a night, and rise from bed in the morning without a second thought to face our nine am lecture. Unfortunately, few of us reach that lofty goal each and every night. For many, a caffeine stimulant is the only solution to tired […]

 

Top 5 tech for back-to-school: Essential technology to help make your school life easier

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
TechforSchool_CMYK_Stephanie Kilgast

Everyone needs some help with managing classes, homework, and social lives at the start of a new school year. In the interest of alleviating some unnecessary stress, I present to you a list of five recommendations for technology that will make your school life that little bit easier: 1)    WolframAlpha (wolframalpha.com) I’ve loved WolframAlpha ever […]

 

The science of better drinking: The orientation week article you’ve all been waiting for

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
AlcoholSafety_CMYK_Evil Sivan

Like any good back to school week, there are bound to be some celebratory drinks to be had. Sadly, there are many myths and half-truths about alcohol that continue to propagate. I’ve taken it upon myself to dispel some of these, as well as offer tips to help increase your level of fun and improve […]

 

Workshop on Nature Watch is on the way

Sunday, April 6th, 2014
NatureStudies_RGB_L'ArcEnCiel via Flickr

On April 24, MUN Botanical Garden is hosting a workshop on PlantWatch; a part of the national NatureWatch series of volunteer monitoring programs designed to help identify ecological changes that may be affecting the environment. The principal aim of the workshop is to let people get acquainted with the program and how they can participate […]

 

Pop Science: First tangible evidence of the Big Bang discovered

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

On March 17 a team of astrophysicists working on the Background Imaging of the Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization (BICEP2) experiment announced the discovery of gravitational waves. These waves are, as their name suggests, ripples in space-time caused by gravity that propagates outwards from a source. Until now, gravitational waves were considered a theoretical concept, originally predicted […]

 

Petition aims to bring computer science courses to high schools

Sunday, April 6th, 2014
CompSci_RGB_hackNY

No matter what field you go into, you’re likely going to have to work on a computer at some point. We live in a digital age, and computer science jobs are on the rise. But the Newfoundland and Labrador high school curriculum only offers one computer science course, and a petition has been started to […]

 

Food security at MUN

Sunday, April 6th, 2014
FoodSafety_RGB_foodbunny via Flickr

Many students will agree that the food available on campus may not be the best. To address this issue, a group of graduate students have started a Campus Food Sustainability Project at MUN. The group informally surveyed students and found out that most students are having issues with unhealthy, non-locally sourced, expensive, and not easily […]

 

To infinity and beyond!—MUN student to do astronomy research at Yale

Monday, March 31st, 2014
Astronomy_RGB_Daryl-Clark

This summer one MUN student will be reaching for the stars. Anna O’Grady, a second year joint physics and math student, was awarded the Hoffleit Undergraduate Astronomy Research Scholarship. The scholarship will provide her with the opportunity to work as an intern at Yale with astronomy research for six weeks this summer. “I’m going to […]

 

Get science right town hall to speak of cuts to science research

Monday, March 31st, 2014

EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. A new date will be posted on the “Get Science Right” – St. John’s Facebook event. Get Science Right? What does that mean? What’s wrong with science? The Get Science Right town hall meeting happening this Monday, March 31 aims to target the “serious crisis in science and research […]