Think Twice Before Drinking….

Your throat is dry, so you do what anyone would do – you reach for some water. But are you reaching for a plastic bottle of water? Well first off, plastic bottles would likely just remain in landfills and take many years to disintegrate, which hurts our planet. That gives us one reason to ditch the […]

The Importance of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding has been a controversial topic for many reasons, with many people on both sides. The benefits of breastfeeding are numerous, as shown by various research papers. Not only does it provide nourishment, but it is also one of the first vehicles for intestinal bacterial colonization. The consumption of breast milk modulates the fragile body […]

Remembering Cassini 1997-2017

After nearly two decades in space, NASA’s spacecraft, Cassini, made a fateful plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere on September 15, 2017- disintegrating and completing its mission. Cassini, the first human-made satellite to enter Saturn’s orbit, launched in 1997 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and arrived at Saturn in 2004. With a collaboration between […]

Hubble’s Powerful Successor

The universe hides secrets that ever since the beginning of time humanity has tried to reveal, from the uncertain forms of galaxies to even the apprehension of forms of life. The year 1990 shocked us with the launch of Hubble, a never-before-seen telescope with unimaginable capacities. This amazing device turned out to explore key parts of […]

How To: Send Something Into (Near) Space

Hey, guys! Sheamol here, and this is the first in my “How To” series. This will include the weird and wonderful, from how to recreate a digital image on your window using 3 pens and plastic sheets, to the more mind-boggling ideas of navigating hyperbolic space, or the most efficient way to pack spheres into […]

What’s in Your Water?

With hurricane season roaring to its peak, millions of shoppers will begin stocking up on bottled water to make sure they are prepared in the event of a disaster. However, more and more Americans are beginning to question the safety of what they choose to drink in an emergency. Millions of Americans currently consume bottled […]

The Impact of Biological Sex on Stress Levels

Do stress levels differ according to biological sex? Do the different sexes cope with stress differently? Numerous studies show that the answer to these two questions is yes. This is because of the way the stress hormone reacts with the differing levels of hormones in the male and female bodies. Women scored significantly higher than […]

The Top 3 Applications of Organ-on-a-chip

Organ-on-a-chip has been in the news lately due to its potential to make changes in the field of medicine, including research and pharmaceutics. First successfully developed in 2010 by the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, the chip has shown that it can be the base to remarkable research opportunities. What is an Organ-on-a-chip? Defined as […]

Advancements in Alternative Energy Processes

As consumption rates for fossil fuels and other nonrenewable energy resources exceed the supply, researchers are investigating forms of alternative energy production. Both hydrogen fuel production and carbon monoxide production have gained significant attention for being possible substitutes for current energy sources. Hydrogen is a clean-burning fuel, meaning it generates zero emissions and is less […]