December 2016

Hey guys! In my last 2 posts, I looked into what sports are played in the Olympics, and how the sports played have changed over the years. In this post, I'm going to look into why the sports change, and who makes these decisions. (1.) Almost every year, the sports played in the Olympics change. A lot of the sports that were played in the first ever Olympics are no longer played in the Olympics now. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a group of 90 people who make the decisions on...Read More...
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This post accidentally appeared on comments now everyone can see it here. Hello everyone, today I would like to elaborate more about human-wildlife conflict (HWC) in a concentrated and impactful way. In agricultural regions where human population growth begins to encroach on animal territory .e.g The elephant, which is the largest mammal to walk on earth need to eat enough roots, grass, fruit and bark to sustain their large bodies. This means that their large bodies animal can destroy poor...Read More...
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HEIIo everyone ,today am looking at negative feeling about policies and conservation joint.Good relations with surrounding communities allows for example Ol pejeta ranger and community teams to intervene is these cases.Frequent meeting are held with farmers and pastroralist in the area, where wildlife movement can be shared and discussed,as can ways to mitigate risk,and what to do should an incident occur.Together with the kws ,Ol pejeta has the capacity to move wildlife out of certain areas...Read More...
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Hi all!!! So this week, I need to identify the difference between love, lust, and infatuation; as those are going to be key topics throughout all my research. LUST is strictly when you're attracted to someone's physical appearance, (1,2,3) and in stead of wanting to have an in depth conversation with them, you just really want to have sex with them.. and that's it. (1,3,6) When you feel lust, your sexual desire doesn't stop. Another thing is, you glorify this person. You don't see them for...Read More...
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Alright so some of you from last year might remember that I was toying with the idea of trying to ban or tax plastic bags in Langley. Things happened and by the end of the year I was extremely exhausted and had a busy summer ahead of me, so I sort of just put that idea on the back burner for the time being. However before I finished last year, with the help of my mentor Ahndra, I created an informative document type of thing explaining our current environmental situation and why taxing...Read More...
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So since my last post was pretty depressing, I thought I would share a couple of things that are pretty inspiring and innovative. In my last post I briefly mentioned a man named Boyan Slat, but didn't go into to much detail. So Boyan Slat is a Dutch entrepreneur and inventor who has devised a plan to hopefully clean up the Pacific Gyre. As I have mentioned before, pretty much the main reason why all the plastic has converged into this one huge thing is due to the fact that an ocean gyre is...Read More...
Last Reply By Agnes Naserian (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, So last week, I discussed the history of fossil fuels and advantages of using them, this week is a bit antithetical to the last research, as I will be discussing the negative environmental impacts of fossil fuels, and fossil fuel companies role in climate change. The burning of fossil fuels release greenhouse gases into our atmosphere, which contributes to climate change (1,2,3,4,5). These gases cause heat to build up in the atmosphere and raise the average temperature of our...Read More...
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THIS WEEK I HAVE NOT MANAGED TO RESEARCH MUCH OF BUT I HAVE GATHERED SOME RESOURCES FOR MORE SEARCH Conservation success is often predicated on local support for conservation which is strongly influenced by perception of the impacts that are experienced by local communities and opinions of management and governance; reasons why wild animals threaten human settlements. It could be to protect themselves or their family from being eaten or killed by humans ,to protect their territory from...Read More...
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Hey everyone! For this third round of research, I've decided to look into how a human child's upbringing can affect them later in life. I will be taking a step back from the scientific side of this topic, and I will be focusing more on the psychological effects of a person's upbringing and their early attachments. While researching this subject, I discovered that a child's attachments can greatly affect them as adults. Children with insecure attachments are likely to have underdeveloped...Read More...
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HOW SOCIAL MEDIA HAS HELPED DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Despite of social media having lots of challenges today we are going to look on how social media has helped some of the developing countries Social media as an equalizer As on world health organization article recently started, one fact sheet or an emergency message about an outbreak can be spread through twitter faster than any influenza virus. Social media saves life When major illness occurs social media is often the first to know. Clever monitoring of social media can predict diseases...Read More...
Last Reply By Opal Patil (Johnston Heights) · First Unread Post
HELLO Guys! Today on my post I checked on E waste problems and how long it takes to decompose. E –WASTE PROBLEM Electronic equipment contains toxic substances such as lead cadmium mercury and barium. Estimated 4750 tannins of lead are contained in personal computers and televisions that are disposed of each year in Canada. Exposure to high levels of lead cadmium and mercury have been linked to adverse effects on human health and wildlife including neuron-behavioral effects for lead chronic...Read More...
Last Reply By Milka Wanjiru (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
(This video may not be about exploitation, however take think of: the situation of being effects from sexual exploitation/being sexually exploited effects) HELLO! First of all, hope you are doing well! Second, thanks for those that commented! They are always loved! *w* Okay, so on to part 2! What this part will consist of what I originally planned to add, as well as what you all suggested or looking for! So let's get started! My replies for those who commented will be right after the...Read More...
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This week's research is pertaining more to background knowledge on the inner workings of the brain than anything else. As it is relatively removed from the correlations between exercise and the brain, it is not really under the realm of research I am doing, it is, nonetheless imperative that I understand the workings of the brain, especially brain biology and neural pathways (in depth brain chemistry and such is of the complexity that leaning it will be an ongoing project) before I start my...Read More...
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Last Reply By Aiswarya Alagusunder (JH alumni) · First Unread Post

Project Plan

Emily Schaffer (LFAS)
Question: “How does the use of technology affect a child's development?” I am planning to look into the psychological and physical affects that technology has on children. I will explore both the pros and cons. I hope to gain first hand knowledge of how children are using technology and how often from a second grade class at my school through interviews and surveys. I will start my project by first attempting to understand a bit about how the brain develops and then move on to looking at the...Read More...
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Hello again! In the previous post, I mentioned the various environmental challenges Canada faces. This included agricultural issues, coal issues, pipeline problems, and natural resources; especially oil. In this post, I will be talking about the policies of Canada when it comes to the environment and the current Liberal stance on the issue. Currently, the Canadian Government has banned the creation of new coal-fired power plants. The government has also passed regulations that mandate lower...Read More...
Last Reply By Adithya Baskar (Johnston Heights Alumni) · First Unread Post
(Before I start this round, I have to take the time to thank Ben and Adithya for the links they provided in my last research round. It was a huge help for this round’s topic.) Computationalism is a theory which states that thinking is a form of computation (specifically when looking at the human brain). This idea relates to cognitive computation specifically, where computers are designed to “learn” and “understand” similar to how the human mind does. In relation to my last round of research,...Read More...
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Hello again, and Merry Christmas! In my previous two research posts, I discussed the pros and cons of the Canadian refugee/immigration program, and I recommend you read it to gain a better understanding or "feel" to the approach I'm taking towards this question. As I mentioned in my Project Plan, this post and the one following it will be mainly focused on the environment and its place as a political challenge or opportunity for Canada. The environment is definitely something that affects...Read More...
Last Reply By Nicole Shimmin (Johnston Heights-Alumni) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! I’m back with another round of research, and this time we’re moving forward with Maya architecture. It was stated in my project plan that this week’s research round would be Pre-colombian architecture as a whole, however I find if I make it too broad-based, I lack opportunity to go as deep as I can into the said topic. Like before, the techniques and materials used as well as some of the other historical aspects of that specific era of architecture. The Maya were a society that...Read More...
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How Multiple Sclerosis is Diagnosed MS is one of the most difficult diseases to diagnose. It has so many different symptoms (as seen in past posts). A "typical MS patient" is a young woman with sudden neurological symptoms, they are discrete or in a combination. This may last weeks, or months then resolving itself, recurrent symptoms months, or years. MS is almost impossible to diagnose in older patients. Their are no laboratory tests that can clearly diagnose MS one way or another. (2)...Read More...
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The laws in place of art during Hitler's reign were some of the most intense laws regarding artistic expression during those generations. In Germany, Ideal art would be seen as "Art whose exterior form embodied an Inner racial ideal" (Grosshans 1983, p87) Government sanctioned art had to hold qualities of both heroism and romance as said in "The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia" (p. 335) Their desire for such regulations, and dislike for art work that strayed from said models,...Read More...
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C2RR4: During my last post, I began to cover the practice of foot binding that occurred during Imperial China. To recap, foot binding was the process of breaking and bending a young girl’s feet to fit a tiny shoe. For this round, I will continue this topic and cover more of the practice itself and the process. To begin, the practice of foot binding was done on young girls from the ages of 4-6. It was done with young girls because they were believed to be the only age range that could with...Read More...
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Hi everyone, The following is the new information concerning evolution. As said earlier in previous posts, it is not a factor that drives things from simple to complex. Evolution is the change in frequency of genes over time. It is simply the descent with modification.The process of evolution is classified into two major groups, which are large scale and small scale evolution. Small scale evolution involves the study of change of frequency of genes for a certain population of species from...Read More...
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Hi All! Uncle Tom's Cabin, is the intertwining stories of slaves that are living in the south and the trials and hardships they face. The main character is Tom, who is kindhearted and remains a faithful christian despite all that has happened to him. This novel was said to be the spark that ignited the american civil war. It is reported the when Abraham Lincoln met the books author, Harriet Stowe, he said " Is this the little woman who made this great war?” and others said it "had given...Read More...
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My plan for this week was to find information on the different disorders that affects brains and hampers the abilities to make memories. While conducting my research, I decided to collect more information on how we lay down memories first, specifically long term memories. Most experiences we have usually leave no permanent trace. However, some experiences are so striking that they forge new connections between neurons and therefore alter the structure of our brains. Only experiences that...Read More...
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First, a description of Bionics: Bionics is the science of how humans and animals perform tasks and solve certain types of problems through the use of their bodies, the application of this study to the design of computer-driven and other automated equipment and finally, the application of this study to the design of artificial limbs, organs, and other prosthetic devices. I have become interested in neural prosthetics, which is which is a type of prosthetic that can integrate with the body...Read More...
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