It has been said that the Internet is the wild west of our times. It is vast, untamed, and the site of all manner of lawlessness. For people like Leonard Koenig, member of the popular website reddit.com, it is a […]
The DNA Phantom: Reality redefined
In 1985, Dr. Peter Gariaev, of the Institute of Physics/Techniques Problems Academy of Science of the USSR, was working with DNA and the correlation spectroscopy thereof. What Gariaev observed was that light, when shone into a scattering chamber with DNA […]
We have a club?
Ask almost any campus club at Laurier Brantford what the most common question they receive from students is, and the answer will likely be: “We have a [insert club name here] club?” This is a frustrating question for Lewis Wood, […]
Beasts in Hollywood: Should children win Oscars?
History has been made. This year’s Academy Awards will feature the youngest nominee in the category of Best Actress ever. Quvenzhané Wallis, nominated for her portrayal of the character Hushpuppy in the Oscar nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, was […]
In a small living room with two TV’s, an Xbox, and a Super Nintendo, Tommy* dropped a record on the turntable and fished a small plastic bag from his pocket. The contents of the bag were dark, dry, and brittle. […]
Three hundred years off
Everything you know about calendars is wrong. Or so says Dr. Hans-Ulrich Niemitz, author of “Did the Early Middle Ages Really Exist?” Dr. Niemitz’s paper proposes that roughly 300 years of medieval history were fabricated. The theory of the phantom […]
A fantastic fear of failure
It is a scene with which most of us are familiar. An evaluation has not gone well and now the class has to figure out what to do about it. The solution, increasingly, has become to re-weight or re-evaluate. […]
Why can’t we be friends?
Though it may not come as a surprise to anyone, science has succeeded in proving that friendships between men and women are, in fact, difficult. A new study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships by April Bleske-Rechek […]