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COVID-19 and the Environment

– Featured Image By Emma Houle Since the Coronavirus pandemic shut down the world, our environment has faced many changes such as increased pollution from surgical masks and decreased air pollution from stay-at-home orders. The following article lists some of the shocking environmental statistics that illustrate what has come from the COVID-19 pandemic. Dolphins returned to the Bay of Bengal […]

E. coli: Full of Crap?

What comes to mind when you hear about E. coli? Most likely, you associate E. coli with food poisoning or a bad meal. Maybe a trip to Chipotle took a wrong turn. Indeed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that ~75,000 people become ill each year in the U.S. from the particular strain called E. coli O157:H7.1 However, […]

Napping: A Quick Recharge

Hey you! Yeah you, a college student. Have you ever dozed off during a mid-afternoon lecture, or just struggled to maintain your focus and overall energy throughout the day? Chances are that you have; I have too. In fact, it’s quite common to get tired in the afternoon. Many of your peers work around this, as you may notice, by […]

Sex in Space?

Space has been a fantasy I have recently been exploring. I love space-themed movies and TV shows; they provide a detailed feeling of extraterrestrial life outside the one we’ve known. Aesthetically, space can be a beautiful setting or an amazing plot point to a movie, like it is in Guardians of the Galaxy. Stories that are accompanied by the mysteries […]

Mysteries of the Dark Cosmos: Unlocking The Secrets of Dark Matter and Dark Energy

By Mikayla Kauinana & Archit Tiwari Modern physics has transformed the world and the lives of the people in it. Its applications can range from microwave ovens, smoke detectors, and GPS to nuclear power, synthetic elements, and quantum mechanics. The speed of such advancements and our knowledge of classical physics has led some to suggest that we might be reaching […]

Studying the Brain in 3-D

-Featured Image By Ryan Hoffman Imagine growing brain tissue and watching it organize autonomously into a mature, three-dimensional mini-brain. What does that look like to you? If you’re imagining a tiny brain floating in a jar, that is creative, but not spot-on. If you’re imagining a complex ball of cells, that is more accurate. The term “mini brain” can be […]

Petrology: Rocks Origin Stories

By Simone Wright Rocks are cool. They’re like small time capsules that describe the Earth’s history. The variety of characteristics impies a natural process unique to that rock; like a game of mystery to describe the events leading up to them. Geologists study rocks not only to understand/model Earth processes, but to access fundamental knowledge about the universe around us. […]

(W)hooo Lives in the Box?

Owls come in many shapes and sizes as there are over 250 species around the world, living in different habitats like agricultural fields or thick forests. Most live in natural habitats like trees or caves, but some rest in human-made places like owl boxes or barns.

Fingerprinting: A Word of Precaution

Fingerprints are like social security numbers—they hold the key to your identity. No two fingerprints are alike, and biometric scanners can even differentiate twins, no matter how similar they are. Biometrics not only reinforce security but also establish accessible and reliable records of employees’ work hours. Such technology eliminates fraudulent input of hours. Biometrics are also used in air travel. […]

Time to Simone Wright: How to Become Instagram Famous

Any good artist knows that in order to have a beautiful picture you must have the right medium to translate it properly. When painting an ocean you don’t want to use the same shade of blue, so you add variety of colors to represent shadows and highlights. The same concept applies to photography, except time and light are your shadows […]