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Oxygen as a Cure for Jet Lag

Oxygen as a Cure for Jet Lag

By Tiffany Ng ’20 The circadian rhythm is essentially a built-in biological 24-hour clock in plants, animals, and fungi. The most common instance where the circadian rhythm is disturbed is… Read more »

Brain Implants Restore Sense of Touch through Robotic Prosthetic

Brain Implants Restore Sense of Touch through Robotic Prosthetic

By Kristine Lister ’18 While prosthetic limbs have enabled people all over the world to regain lost control of their extremities, new research has re-enabled the sense of touch for… Read more »

ZMapp Falls Short in Efficacy

ZMapp Falls Short in Efficacy

By Tiffany Ng ’20 The Ebola virus is one that is highly infectious and can quickly cause thousands of fatalities, as it did in 2014. Researchers have been working on… Read more »

Climate Talks To Eliminate HFCs

Climate Talks To Eliminate HFCs

  By Jeffrey Ho ’20 On October 15, 2016, climate talks in Kigali, Rwanda ended with the ambitious goal of eliminating all HFCs. The binding agreement is an amendment to… Read more »

MIMIVIRE: evidence for a new form of life?

MIMIVIRE: evidence for a new form of life?

By Dana Nieh ’19 The mimivirus has been stirring up controversy within the scientific community due to its potential categorization as the unrecognized fourth branch of the tree of life–in… Read more »

Britain’s Sustainable Energy Plan

Britain’s Sustainable Energy Plan

By Ahmad Sabbagh ’17 In preparation for the two-week United Nations conference that will be taking place in Paris starting November 30, Britain has announced a plan to close down… Read more »

Proposal for a Unified Microbiome Initiative

Proposal for a Unified Microbiome Initiative

By Ahmad Sabbagh ’17 A group of leading microbiologists have called for a government-led effort proposed as the Unified Microbiome Initiative (UMI) to develop research and new tools to understand… Read more »

The Coming El Niño

The Coming El Niño

By Michael Beveridge ’17  As one of the strongest predicted weather patterns ever recorded gathers in the Pacific Ocean, many people are left wondering: what is the El Niño and… Read more »

Gene-Editing Program Advanced in Pigs

Gene-Editing Program Advanced in Pigs

By Ahmad Sabbagh ’17 Scientists have once again made remarkable progress in improving the celebrated yet controversial gene-editing technique known as CRISPR. At a recent gathering at the National Academy… Read more »

Is the Northeast Well Prepared for Hurricane Joaquin?

Is the Northeast Well Prepared for Hurricane Joaquin?

By Agustina Hobbs ’17 Hurricane Joaquin has made the headlines for the last couple of days. On Thursday, meteorologists began addressing the large impact that hurricane Joaquin could have on… Read more »

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