I’ve Bean Thinking: What are the Effects of Coffee on Memory?

Nowadays, with over 400 billion cups consumed every year, coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks. The sweet aroma of ground beans is familiar to any time of the day. Many people look forward to starting off their morning, sipping the warm liquid out of their favorite beach themed mug. Teenagers gather in […]

How to Win the Winter Olympics as a Ski Racer Using Organic Compounds

As the Winter Olympics came and went, phenomenal ski racers raced for the gold medal. With a strong mindset, long practices, and certain techniques refined, there is another key ingredient to the recipe of winning. The answer is wax. Wax is a polymer, a substance that has many subunits (monomers) combined together and help create […]

Figure Skater: Physics on Ice

Recently, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the 2018 Winter Olympic Games concluded following a closing ceremony packed with culture and athletes. Over two weeks of international competition, the world witnessed many moments that will be remembered as the highlights of another Olympic games. According to online data found here, figure skating remains one of the most popularly […]

Vaping: A Potential Health Concern

E-cigarette use has grown approximately 900% among high school students between 2011 and 2015, according to Rob McConnell, an internal medicine specialist at USC. However, as young adolescents are lured into e-cigarettes by their appeal as a “healthy alternative” to cigarettes, what are the major health concerns of e-cigarettes or vaping? Vaping, the inhalation of […]

Blue Light: The Sleep Killer

Sleep is pivotal for every human being. Whether you are an adult or a teenager, a good night sleep can provide increased cognitive reasoning, wider attention span, and simply a good feeling to tackle the day. However, there are many ways in which we can get a lack of sleep or even a bad sleep. […]

Wanderlust: Is it genetic?

As the world becomes more globalized, traveling keeps getting easier. Low-cost flights have made going away for a short weekend or a long vacation as easy as pie. It is the best time to be alive for those of us who cannot stay in one place. Some people seem to have an unquenchable thirst to […]

The Psychology of Dreaming

   Dreaming, a term conservatively defined as the various thoughts, memories, and emotions that occur during sleep, is a phenomenon that has stumped psychologists for decades. Why? Because the reasoning behind why dreams occur is extremely elusive, leaving psychologists with an incredibly large unanswered question. Though a definite explanation has yet to be discovered, psychologists continue to […]

Twitching While Falling Asleep? Here’s Why

Have you ever been jolted awake by the feeling of falling off a cliff right before you’re about to fall asleep? Or perhaps your body shook uncontrollably as you were closing your eyes? There is a very high chance you might have—in fact, about 70% of people have experienced this at one or multiples times in their lives. Sudden, involuntary […]

Women and Alcohol Related Problems

As the school year comes to an end and summer starts, children will undoubtedly find themselves with more free time in the absence of school work. Many high school and college age students will use this time to find a summer job, complete internships, and enjoy the extra time outdoors. Unfortunately, many teens and young […]

Veganism: What and Why?

Veganism, along with vegetarianism, has become an increasingly popular lifestyle in today’s society. It rejects the concept of using non-human animals for trade, sports, and anything to satisfy our human needs. One confusing aspect of veganism is the difficulty of differentiating the lifestyle from that of vegetarians. According to The Vegetarian Resource Group, just like vegetarians, vegans don’t […]