Sci-Section

Sci-Section

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Hosts: Kian Yousefi Kousha & Sherry Chen From time to time, we might forget the reason behind studying sciences. Science is not just about chemical titrations or DNA transcription. Rather, it is about enhancing the quality of our life. Sci-Section wants to talk about applied aspects of science, something that you can apply it to your day to day life, and actually care about. This includes information from various fields of science such as nutrition, health, psychology, etc. Catch us live on CFMU 93.3 Wednesdays at 6pm. Curious about a scientific topic? Let us know. [email protected]


Season Finale: Biotechnology (Interview with McMaster iGEM team)
Jul 8 • 18 min
In this episode, we learn about the history of biotechnology in the world of sciences. We also talk about various applications of biotechnology in agriculture, medicine, etc. As well, listen our interview with Jacqueline Hong and Jia Hui Cao from McMaster…
Probability in Science
Jul 1 • 16 min
In this episode, we learn about the concept of probability and its mathematical application in various fields of science including the scientific method of conducting research. We also take on the Monty Hall Probelm and discuss/clarify its meaning. Music:…
Lasers (Interview with Arya Kimiaghalam)
Jun 25 • 15 min
In this episode, we learn about the different applications of lasers in various fields of medicine and technology. We also have an interview with Arya Kimiaghalam, a second year undergraduate student specializing in physics at the University of Toronto.…
Vegeterianism
Jun 14 • 11 min
In this episode, we talk about the different forms of a vegetarian diet such as lactovegeterianism, veganism, etc. We also talk about the benefits and harms associated with each diet. Music: How deep is your love by Bee Gees (Intsrumental by…
Language (Interview with Caleb Gordon)
Jun 7 • 24 min
In this episode, we learn about language. We also have an interview with Caleb Gordon, a language enthusiast and a conlanger (which is a person who makes languages). Caleb will be studying at University of Victoria in the upcoming school year. Music: -…
Water-Soluble Vitamins
May 15 • 9 min
In this episode, Kian takes a look at Water-Soluble Vitamins, B and C. Sources of these vitamins, their benefits and even harms are discussed as well. Script Editor: Daniel Tran Music by LittleTranscriber : Music:…
Fat-Soluble Vitamins
May 8 • 10 min
In this episode, Kian takes a look at Fat-Soluble Vitamins, A,D,E and K. Sources of these vitamins, their benefits and even harms are discussed in this episode. Script Editor: Daniel Tran Music by LittleTranscriber : Music:…
Hunger, Satiety and Diets
Apr 28 • 11 min
In this episode, we look into the process of hunger, satiety, and the role of Leptin, CCK and NPY hormones in these processes . In addition, we talk about different diets (low-carb, fruit diet, low-fat) and their potential harms to human body. **Since…
Studying (Interview with Jill McMillan)
Apr 13 • 13 min
In this episode, we talk about different study methods that can be beneficial during exam season, like Pomodoro technique. We also have an interview with Jill McMillan, Academic skills program coordinator at McMaster University’s Student Success Centre,…
Caffeine
Apr 4 • 18 min
In this episode, we look into one of the important elements of our day to day life: Caffeine. We talk about the impact of caffeine on memory and cognition and also its metabolism in our body (its influence on adenosine receptors in brain). **Since this…
Breakfast
Mar 30 • 12 min
In this episode, we look into breakfast to see if it really is the most important meal of the day. We talk about perfect healthy options for the first meal of the day and talk about breakfast in various cultures. **Since this show is being recorded for…
Sleep
Mar 22 • 11 min
In this episode, we look for reasons behind sleeping and its influence on our function. Moreover, we look into different sleep cycles and a recent study on split-sleep schedule to see if it is practical or not. **Since this show is being recorded for CFMU…