A hook-up app for cuddling: Cuddlr

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Tired of hook-ups and starved for hugs? Now you can find platonic physical intimacy at the touch of a screen with Cuddlr: an app for cuddling. Cuddlr allows users to find people nearby who want to cuddle—not date or have sex—just cuddle. “Our culture doesn’t have a space for closeness without pressure,” said Cuddlr developers […]


Ozone hole shows signs of shrinking

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

New report presents positive news for environmental advocates The first comprehensive update on the status of the ozone layer in four years is showing good news: the ozone layer is showing signs of future recovery. The encouraging new report, Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2014, was released jointly on September 10 by the United Nations […]


POP SCIENCE: Modern medicine and 3D printing

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

3 mind-blowing medical applications for adaptive manufacturing Additive manufacturing – or 3D printing – is one of the most promising new technologies of the last 20 years (though the processes involved have been in development since the 1980’s). If you haven’t heard of it, it involves using an electronic model and a piece of manufacturing […]


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

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

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 […]