Articles

A view of space debris floating around the Earth from outer space.

Rockin’ Around the Space Debris

Humans have always looked to the stars for guidance and a sense of belonging, whether it was for celebrations and harvests or for physics and math. But if wanting to feel a part of something is a uniquely human trait, so is the ability to trash every place we’ve ever set foot on.

Two groups of people. There is a bubble hovering over the first group of people, depicting the median artery. Four identical bubbles hover over the second group of people. There is an arrow pointing to the right to show a transition.

The Mysteries of Modern Microevolution

In the womb, the median artery is the first main blood supplier for the forearms and hands. Two other vessels soon take over this responsibility, and the median artery vanishes—most of the time.

Five science-communicators, where four of five are women.

Gender Imbalance in SciComm (Op-ed)

In this op-ed, we take a look at gender imbalance in our club and what this might mean in the greater context of the science communication field.

A portrait of Kalpana Chawla. The text reads "Astronaut, first woman of Indian descent to go into space".

Kalpana Chawla

Meet Kalpana Chawla, an Indian-born American astronaut and engineer. Being the first woman of Indian descent to go into space, she continues to inspire young girls everywhere.

A portrait of Rosalind Franklin with a strand of DNA running vertically across the centre of the image. The text reads "Chemist, pioneer in X-ray crystallography".

Rosalind Franklin

Sometimes called the Dark Lady of DNA, Rosalind Franklin (1920–1958) was a prolific researcher in multiple scientific fields. She’s best known for her contribution to discovering DNA’s structure—as well as the controversy surrounding it.

A portrait of Barbara McClintock picking out a chromosome from a cob of corn using a pair of tweezers. The text reads "Cytogeneticist, the discovery of transposons, the jumping genes".

Barbara McClintock

Meet Barbara McClintock, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who revolutionized the field of modern genetics. Although McClintock is unfortunately not as well-known as other scientists, her contributions to genetics are immeasurable.

A portrait of Maria Merian. The text reads "Naturalist, pioneer in scientific illustration".

Maria Merian

Maria Sibylla Merian is a long forgotten science illustrator, entomologist, and self-taught naturalist. In this article, we recount her story and achievements that have shaped the field of scientific illustration.

A portrait of Meemann Chang. The text reads "Palaeontologist, pioneer in the study of vertebrate fossil records".

Meemann Chang: The Rose of Chinese Science

Why have some creatures gone extinct and not others? And how did modern animals and plants come about from them? These are all questions that can be answered by looking into the past through fossils. Read about one of the modern pioneers of the field of paleontology: Dr. Meemann Chang.