Illustration of the vagus nerve. Credit: Kenneth Probst/UCSF ENLARGE New research by neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh and University of California San Francisco (UCSF) revealed that a simple, earbud-like device developed at UCSF that imperceptibly stimulates a key nerve leading to the brain could significantly improve the wearer’s ability […]

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Maddie Moate’s videos cultivate enthusiasm for science in young people. Credit: Image courtesy of YouTube In this series of articles, some of YouTube’s most popular science channels take a turn in the spotlight. Their creators employ a range of techniques and styles, weaving together graphics, footage, animation, sound design, and a […]

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B.C. Premier Christy Clark addresses the inaugural B.C. Tech Summit, in Vancouver, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck) VANCOUVER — Students in British Columbia’s public elementary schools are on track to become the first generation to get basic training in computer coding as the province answers a […]