Monthly Archives: April 2015

15 04, 2015

Story behind better late

By |2015-04-15T11:22:44+05:30April 15th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

This month’s Futures story in Nature Physics comes from J. Kyle Turner, who highlights some of the less-explored issues with time travel in his story Better late. I was introduced to The Secret about two years ago, in 2007. I received the book from my parents on my 22nd birthday and I was very interested in The Secret’s message. I had always (unknowingly) used The Secret, but now that I knew how deep it went, I was intrigued. I started using it for little things, nothing too significant, but it […]

14 04, 2015

Golden Rules for success

By |2015-04-14T11:45:55+05:30April 14th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

“At strategies for success wellness centers, we work with you to develop a personalized strategic plan to help you overcome barriers to living up to your full potential.” These barriers may be chronic, or situational; regardless we will discuss creative, but effective solutions to achieve your personalized Strategy for Success. At all of our centers, we offer individual, couples and family counseling, medication evaluations, medication management and post-trauma care. In addition, we offer short-term life consulting services to address “phase of life concerns,” such as parenting difficulties, work-related stress, adjusting […]

13 04, 2015

Finding the Right Lab for You

By |2015-04-13T11:47:56+05:30April 13th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Finding a post doc lab is really tough. It’s not just because you are not sure about what you want to study, the fact that you don’t know enough people in fields that differ from the one you are currently working on, and that you have to decide soon. It is just one of those next to impossible decisions that we go through because there are so many options and we know that the choice can really affect our career path. Hopefully knowing that it is tough for everyone else […]

10 04, 2015

Galaxy’s greatest hero- Simon Clash

By |2015-04-10T10:31:42+05:30April 10th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Futures as we’re being visited by the Galaxy’s greatest hero, Simon Clash. We are fortunate that James Aquilone managed to get hold of an extract from Clash’s life story enabling us to see the hero in action. A brzzt-brzzt-brzzt came stuttering through the air as we sped over the black sands of Desolation. Something hit the repulsor-cycle’s rear fin, sending it into a vicious spin. Ja-bot was immediately thrown. I fought to regain control, and had nearly stopped the ever-widening gyre, but the cycle caught the edge of a dune […]

9 04, 2015


By |2015-04-09T10:57:02+05:30April 9th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

We kick off this week’s experiments for our poll with the discovery of a special kind of light: cosmic microwave background. The story of this discovery is a beautiful example of the fortuity of scientific discovery. Abstract. Theories unifying gravity with other interactions suggest temporal and spatial variation of the fundamental “constants” in expanding Universe. The spatial variation can explain fine tuning of the fundamental constants which allows humans (and any life) to appear. We appeared in the area of the Universe where the values of the fundamental constants are […]

8 04, 2015

The Genetically Modified “Non-Browning” Apple

By |2015-04-08T10:13:29+05:30April 8th, 2015|Categories: Research|0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced on February 13 its decision to deregulate the first two non-browning apple varieties, Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny.The Arctic apple’s go-ahead is a notable achievement for Canadian firm Okanagan Specialty Fruits, as the small biotech is one of the few to have successfully moved a GM plant through the regulatory process on its own. Indeed, two weeks after the apple’s launch, Okanagan announced its acquisition by Germantown, Maryland-based Intrexon, a synthetic biology company. Okanagan’s stockholders will receive $10 […]

7 04, 2015

Guide to Informational Interviews

By |2015-04-07T14:49:56+05:30April 7th, 2015|Categories: Jobs|0 Comments

Informational interviews are one of the most powerful tools available to graduate students and academics who wish to figure out what exactly it is they wish to do.”- Lauren Celano What is an informational interview? First things first: informational interviews are not meant to ask for jobs, internships, etc. An informational interview is a time to sit down with a professional or an industry expert, and get their insight, advice and wisdom on their career path. Whether you’re speaking to a CEO or an intern, treat them as a source […]

6 04, 2015

CANCER: The Emperor of all Maladies

By |2015-04-06T10:24:17+05:30April 6th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee was one of the first books I read about cancer research, and it left a lasting impression on me. I read it around the time when I started my Co-op placement at BC Cancer last May, and not only is it well written, it also provides an integrative “biography” of cancer to the reader (would recommend!). I was fortunate enough to see him speak at the tail end of my Co-op placement, where he announced that his book was being made into […]

4 04, 2015

The story behind Asymmetrical warfare

By |2015-04-04T11:27:11+05:30April 4th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

What  is Asymmetric warfare? It is a war between belligerents whose relative military power differs significantly, or whose strategy or tactics differ significantly. Asymmetric warfare can describe a conflict in which the resources of two belligerents differ in essence and in the struggle, interact and attempt to exploit each other’s characteristic weaknesses. Such struggles often involve strategies and tactics of unconventional warfare, the weaker combatants attempting to use strategy to offset deficiencies in quantity or quality. Such strategies may not necessarily be militarized.This is in contrast to symmetric warfare, where […]

2 04, 2015

The future experiments of peer review

By |2015-04-02T16:25:52+05:30April 2nd, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people of similar competence to the producers of the work. It constitutes a form of self-regulation by qualified members of a profession within the relevant field. Peer review methods are employed to maintain standards of quality, improve performance, and provide credibility. In academia peer review is often used to determine an academic paper’s suitability for publication. In a 2014 survey of over 30,000 NPG researchers, authors told us that they want us to innovate when it comes to peer […]


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