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Children need to learn that science is worth getting excited about. Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Science Must Grow Young Advocates if it Wants to Connect With the Real World

by Tolullah Oni Science needs more “academic hybrids”: scientists who buck the stereotype of working in silos. This way of thinking must be broken if the...
Radio telescope dishes of the KAT-7 Array point skyward as the sun sets over the proposed South African site for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope near Carnavon in the country's remote Northern Cape province in this picture taken May 17, 2012. South Africa is bidding against Australia to host the SKA, which will be the world's largest radio telescope when completed. Picture taken May 17, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTR32CDQ

From Rural Kenya to a PhD in Astronomy

by Willice O. Obonyo I grew up in a Kenyan village with dark skies and vivid stars. We admired the sky and listened to stories...
Does our dependence on smartphones harm our social fabric? Alone with phone via shutterstock.com

Does Your Smartphone Make You Less Likely to Trust Others?

by Kostadin Kushlev Imagine you are visiting a new city and get lost on your way to that famous must-see museum. In times of yore...
It’s far too easy to type in haste and repent at leisure. Shutterstock

How to Keep Angry Social Media Posts in Check

by Craig Blewett “Speak your mind” and “post your mind” are not the same thing. A study that investigated how messages containing different emotions spread across...
Taking up running? Here’s what you need to know to make it to February

Taking up Running? Here’s What you Need to Know to Make it to February

by Vybarr Cregan-Reid If the statistics are correct, many millions of new runners have laced up for the first time in the last few days. If you...
A geographical map depicting hotbeds of dark web activity related to illegal products. Larger circles indicate more activity. Christian Mattmann, CC BY-SA

Searching Deep and Dark: Building a Google for the Less Visible Parts of the...

By Christian Mattmann In today’s data-rich world, companies, governments and individuals want to analyze anything and everything they can get their hands on – and the...
Sedentary Eating.

The World Is Getting Fatter With Technology

If you are one of the majority of people who make New Year’s resolutions, you are also very likely to fail at keeping them....
How can students think critically about information in today’s age? UBC Library Communications Follow

The Challenge Facing Libraries In An Era Of Fake News

Imagine, for a moment, the technology of 2017 had existed on Jan. 11, 1964 – the day Luther Terry, surgeon general of the United...
Many hands, light work.

Too Many Tabs – Why Some People Can Multitask Online And Others Can’t

The internet may be the most comprehensive source of information ever created but it’s also the biggest distraction. Set out to find an answer...

How Do Children Use The Internet?

By Sonia Livingstone and Mariya Stoilova The internet has reached almost every corner of the globe, but most research on how it is used, particularly among children,...