To Infinity and Beyond: TWOS presents The Science Behind Pixar

by Zosia Czarnecka As you enter The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition, you pass the life size cut outs of Sully and Mike and are welcomed by a short film introducing the general creation process at Pixar Studios. The exhibit, now open at Edmonton’s Telus World of Science, showcases the tremendous time, precision, and attention to detail that goes into creating Pixar’s fan-favorite films. The short … Continue reading To Infinity and Beyond: TWOS presents The Science Behind Pixar

A Bolt for the Blue: Decontaminating Water with Lightning

by Parmiss Mojir shaibani & Amirreza Sohrabi This article is part of a series about the University of Alberta’s eHUB accelerator program which helps students turn their ideas into real companies. We will be featuring a story about one of the accelerator teams every Tuesday in the coming weeks. When Parmiss Mojir shaibani was just three years old, she was hospitalized for the consumption of … Continue reading A Bolt for the Blue: Decontaminating Water with Lightning

Science: It’s For Everyone

by Emily Quecke This Earth Day, hundreds of Edmontonians braved the wind and sleet to march with the thousands of others in over 600 locations across the globe in the name of science. All ages and backgrounds banded together in support. From the school-aged children with their families and homemade signs to the “Edmonton Raging Grannies” singing their protest, the rally was electric and warm … Continue reading Science: It’s For Everyone

Funding Basic Science: A Leap of Faith

by Sydney Hampshire “Ipsa scientia potestas est.” Knowledge itself is power. Science loves Latin for naming. Organisms, anatomy, and phenomena across the disciplines use Latin and Latin, it seems, has an innate tendency towards poetry. “Knowledge itself is power” directs us towards the need for basic science – because basic scientific principles inform our understanding of everything else around us. Unfortunately, in recent years, scientific … Continue reading Funding Basic Science: A Leap of Faith

Teaching with Dinosaurs – An Interview with Scott Persons

by Chris Berger Scott Persons is a man who has devoted his life to discovery, education, and public science outreach.  A researcher and teacher already lauded for his contributions to the field of paleontology, Edmontonians may know him from his appearances at Nerd Nite events around the city; Canadians, from his Summer 2016 series on CBC radio featuring Alberta dinosaurs; and people the world over, … Continue reading Teaching with Dinosaurs – An Interview with Scott Persons

Where My Ladies At?

by Devyn Rorem Where my ladies at? While being recently sucked into a Youtube Vortex, clicking on one video after another to avoid doing my homework, I stumbled upon a video with the aforementioned title. The video, by Emily Graslie of Brainscoop, questioned why science education media was so male dominated. She offered a few reasons as to what could be causing this: women seem … Continue reading Where My Ladies At?

The Right To Die | By Sunny Fong

November 2010 Untreatable. Degenerative. After days of diagnostic testing, that is what my neurologist told me. “Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis” he continued. “You probably know it from Stephen Hawking. ALS is a neurodegenerative disease, primarily affecting the motor neurons in the nervous system, as well as the muscles in your body. You will still have all your sensations, but won’t be able to react to them.” … Continue reading The Right To Die | By Sunny Fong

Discovering Game Development in Alberta | By Hanhmi Huynh

The game development industry remains one of the fastest growing industries, and there is no doubt that there is a surge in game production and studios here in Canada. Globally, the video game industry is estimated to generate over 100 billion dollars in revenue annually. In Canada, a recent report from the Entertainment Software Association of Canada revealed that the video game industry contributed 3 billion dollars to the Canadian … Continue reading Discovering Game Development in Alberta | By Hanhmi Huynh

Science and the City: January, February, and March | By Hanhmi Huynh

Welcome back Wanderer readers! I hope the past few months have been good to you — your January full of the promise of a new year, your February full of love rather than broken bonds, and your March well-rounded (pun intended). There were many science inspired events that I am ecstatic to share with you, and there are many more coming up that I hope to … Continue reading Science and the City: January, February, and March | By Hanhmi Huynh