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Frustration Breeds Creativity

Frustration Breeds Creativity

When many of us reach the point of frustration, we decide to quit and come back to it again the next day, only to become more frustrated. But, according to Tim Harford, studies have shown that standing up to our frustration could eventually breed an increased level of creativity in our lives. To begin proving… Read more

Tumor-Detecting Nanoparticles

Tumor-Detecting Nanoparticles

Most, if not all, of us have had a family member or friend affected by cancer. It is a hard disease to control, a hard disease to treat, and a hard disease to fight. Some cancers, though most can be treated more easily than others, are especially hard to tackle, and even detect. Dr. Bhatia… Read more

Vaccination Dilemma

Vaccination Dilemma

In a globalizing world, there is no question that diseases could evolve and threaten the lives of countless human beings. In an effort to protect ourselves, the health care system has developed vaccinations as the ideal weapons to combat these deadly diseases. However, the effects of vaccination are still a highly-contested debate. With people protesting vaccines because… Read more

Befriending Stress

Befriending Stress

Psychologist Kelly McGonigal has always preached to her patients that stress is harmful to their body, but a recent study has made her second guess her stance on stress and how it may impact her patients.This revolutionary study investigated the impact of stress perception and how particular mental states can impact human health. The study… Read more

Shape Shifting Technology

Shape Shifting Technology

Engineers at MIT have developed an all new, enhanced form of technology that they believe will reshape the way we utilize technology in our lives. Sean Follmer (above, right), Daniel Leithinger (above, left), and Hiroshi Ishii (above, middle) are the engineers responsible for inFORM, an interface for technology that allows for physical manipulation of virtual images…. Read more

Breaking the Habits We Love to Hate

Breaking the Habits We Love to Hate

We all have habits we love to hate. In other words, we hate that we have the certain habits but love them too much to make an effort to stop them. Whether we eat too much when we are sad or we smoke even though it’s bad, we all have those weaknesses that we know… Read more

Replicable Results and Incredible Headlines

Replicable Results and Incredible Headlines

We all know that correlation does not equal causation. Many websites use clickbait in their headlines to attract readers, and headlines involving science are no exception. But what would you say if you knew that many of the incredible studies cited aren’t even reproducible? Surely, as a good science student, you would reject them, right? Well…… Read more

Einstein’s Theory Confirmed: Colliding Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

Einstein’s Theory Confirmed: Colliding Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

The LIGO Experiment: The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, also known as the LIGO Experiment, is an experiment that uses two detectors, located in Washington State and Louisiana, to sense even the smallest distortions in space based on the impact from gravitational waves on Earth as they pass through the planet. These sensors are immensely sensitive,… Read more

Human Embryo Research of CRISPR/Cas9

Human Embryo Research of CRISPR/Cas9

Scientists have recently been pushing for the ability to research a component known as CRISPR/Cas9 in humans. However, there’s been much debate as to whether genetic editing and engineering is ethical. This debate began with the ethics of stem cell research, but has now expanded to the more complex ideas of genetic modification. Now, after years of arguing the need… Read more

How Should I Read a Scientific Paper?

How Should I Read a Scientific Paper?

Help! I want to read this scientific paper, but it’s super long and confusing and I don’t even know where to start! Won’t someone think of the children! Scientific papers can be very daunting, especially to people who have never read one before. However, if you’re studying a scientific field, it’s incredibly likely you’ll have… Read more