Student Feature: Phelan Yu

phelan yu, the scientific student, harvard

Written by: Zeke Benshirim     You’ve probably heard by now that climate change poses a massive threat to global food security. News stories from just the past few days warn of threats to staple crops like wheat and corn, or indispensable treats like coffee and chocolate. But how do we know how much trouble we’re […]

De-Extinction, A Plausible Solution?

We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, and humans are to blame. According to World Wildlife Fund, since 1970 there has been a 58% decline in numbers of fish, mammals, birds, and reptile worldwide, which means that 2 % of species are vanishing across the globe each year (Westcott, 2016). Around 30 […]

Nanonobel Prize

They say great things are done by a series of smaller ones all brought together — at least, this is what this year’s chemistry Nobel Prize winners proved to the scientific community when creating “the smallest machines in the world”. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded on the 5th of October the Chemistry Nobel prize to the […]

A is for Average

For many years, and continuing today, the average grade is a C; a grade of B is considered above average, and a B+ was considered outstanding. However, as prices have inflated, so too have grades. A highly respected 81 in a high school chemistry class in 1960 is now considered the bottom of the barrel. […]

The 10/90 Gap

the scientific student, 10/90 gap

Although technology and medicine have greatly advanced over time, much of this progress has stayed within developed countries. While countries like the United States have access to high-tech medical devices, low-resource countries still struggle to maintain the fundamentals of health care. This disparity is known as the 10/90 gap. Activists claim that only 10% of global […]