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Building boom in the works at UBC (with video)

Print<p>Related<p>A construction boom at the University of B.C. is helping the province’s biggest university shed its former reputation as a commuter …

How to tell if produce is organic in 2 seconds

<b>If you’re unsure about the nature of supermarket produce, here’s the giveaway.</b><p>Some people have strict standards about eating organic fruits and …

This is the most effective way to discipline kids, according to science

Getting small kids to behave can be a delicate science for parents. Some worry about being too harsh; others are left exasperated by children who seem out of control. Many try to avoid yelling or spanking, and even time-outs are seen as too strict in some parenting circles.<p>But parents shouldn't be …

Parenting

How Fitness22 is making 'millions of dollars a year' selling iPhone apps with no marketing

It's been raking in big bucks selling iPhone apps.<p>The company makes about a dozen (so far) fitness apps and charges $2 to $6 apiece for them, plus offers them in bundles for $9 to $25.<p>All told, Fitness22 — formerly known as ClearSkyApps— has wracked up 30 million downloads so far, all on iOS, and …

Apps

The doors of the University of British Columbia’s new $107-million centrepiece at the Vancouver-Point Grey campus had its soft opening earlier this …

University of British Columbia

The Perch restaurant will bring fine dining to new AMS Nest at UBC

Most people associate the phrase “on-campus dining” with images of burgers, sandwiches, and greasy pizza.<p>But a new eatery going up this summer at …

Food & Dining

Plastics dumped in world's oceans estimated at 8M tonnes annually

New research shows for the first time the enormity of the problem posed by the amount of plastic finding its way into the world's oceans.<p>The study, …

John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip

61 min The Staging Post follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. Stuck in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats' and facing …

A remarkable, 14-year photo project documents the world’s oldest trees

Some of the world’s oldest trees are tucked away on untouched mountainsides, isolated lands, and private islands. And for 14 years, photographer Beth Moon traversed these farflung places to capture photographs of ancient trees before they died or got cut down by man.<p>Each trip took careful planning, …

National Trust

The cat and the box!

The cat and the box!

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

This giant robot is designed to let you juggle cars (for real)

Ex-NASA engineer has a dream to let anyone control a robot that throws VW Beetles into the air<p>Science fiction is filled with giant robots that people can control like extensions of their own bodies. Dan Granett wants to build one for real, as <i>Gizmodo</i> originally reported. Granett, a former technician …

Stylish furniture shipped to your door, without the markup

Plenty of online startups have taken aim at 'the middleman' in an effort to lure consumers with lower prices. But every industry has its own set of middlepeople, and some are easier to cut out than others.<p>Take the furniture industry, for example, where multiple layers of buyers and sellers can …

Breast Cancer Photo Essay: Man Documents His Wife's Brave Battle With The Disease

When Reddit user freckledsmile posted a link to Angelo Merendino's photo essay of his wife Jennifer's battle with breast cancer, he moved even the most stoic of Redditors to tears. "I've never once cried from something I found on Reddit. Not until now... I think I'm actually sobbing," wrote one. …

Scuba Diving's Top 100 Readers Choice Awards 2013

The results are in. Based on the opinions of thousands of divers from across the globe, our annual Top 100 Readers Choice Awards showcase the best …

Perfectly Timed Photos of Great White Sharks Breaching

Call it skill, luck or just being at the right place at the right time. Chris McLennan is an international award winning travel and adventure photographer who's captured some truly amazing photos of great white sharks breaching.<p>The ocean around Seal Island, in False Bay, South Africa, is the only …

White Shark

Ocean Array Could Clean 7,250,000 Tons of Plastic

Millions of tons of tiny bits of plastic float in giant patches — or gyres — in oceans around the world. There are five large patches of plastic. One …