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The Amazon Can Be Saved By … Poop?

The Amazon rainforest swept news headlines and garnered global attention because of its destructive forest fires in 2019; according to this article (1), the resulting deforestation stripped any protection of natural land, its biodiversity and its indiginous animals. Though the … Keep Reading


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Brain’s Cortex Evolved from a Lamprey-like Ancestor

A team of researchers conducted a study at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden on a lamprey brain which revealed that the cortex of our brain is over 500 million years old and revealed many new insights on brain evolution. As … Keep Reading


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How YOU Can Help Cure COVID-19

COVID-19 Outbreak Over the past few weeks, and likely to continue for the foreseeable future, I have been stuck at home due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Schools are closed until the end of the year, restaurants are only doing … Keep Reading


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Unit 6: Gene Expression and Regulation

Three useful Terms to know for this Unit Helicase: Helicase unwinds the DNA so replication can occur. This is the first step for DNA replication and it is a crucial step because if the two pieces of DNA strands are … Keep Reading


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The Coral-lation Between Algae and Coral Reefs

Image from Wikimedia Commons Humans have burned enormous amounts of fossil fuels since the Industrial Revolution, pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The ocean absorbs vast amounts of heat as a result of increased concentrations of greenhouse gases. The steady … Keep Reading


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Ichthyornis: The Bird with a Jaw

It’s weird to think that birds evolved from a group of carnivorous dinosaurs, but what if that really was the case? These dinosaurs are labeled as theropods, and one of the most famous examples of this subdivision is the Tyrannosaurus … Keep Reading


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COVID-19

An unfortunate pandemic had attacked our nations not long ago. Coronavirus, aka, COVID-19, first emerged in China at the beginning of the year, then has spread to nearly every country in the world like rapid fire. Why is the virus … Keep Reading


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From Tyrannosaurs to Parrots: Evolution of the Bird Brain

Image from Wikimedia Commons When people think about birds, “intelligent” is usually not the word that comes to mind. In fact, many dismiss modern-day avian families as clueless, fearful pests whose brains are not capable of functioning at the same … Keep Reading


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How Plastic Really Tricks Sea Turtles

Nearly everybody has heard of the ongoing issue between sea turtles and plastic pollution. Sea turtles mistake the plastic bags for jellyfish, right? A new and very recent study has proven that this hypothesis may be incorrect. The study, led by … Keep Reading


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Making Steps Towards the Use of Silver Ions in the Fight Against Superbugs

For centuries, researchers have known that silver ions possess antimicrobial properties. In the modern age, researchers are working to find ways to utilize these ions in the fight against superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics. In the past, the antimicrobial … Keep Reading


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The Dancing Star

When Einstein first talked about General Relativity he talked about how it predicts that bound orbits of one object around another are not closed, as in Newtonian Gravity, but process forwards in the plane of motion. We first saw general … Keep Reading


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How COVID-19 Developed From Nature

As the coronavirus has taken over our lives, it has become a main topic of conversation. Many people have their own ideas about the virus and there are many conspiracies surrounding it. One of the common conspiracies surrounding COVID-19 is … Keep Reading


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The Villain of our Diet

Image from Wikimedia Commons The average American diet is among the most sugar-filled in the world. According to an article on grist.org, “Americans eat 31 percent more packaged food than fresh food, and they consume more packaged food per person … Keep Reading


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Tigers of the Wild

In the midst of our social isolation many of us have been drawn into the documentary “Tiger King.” It shows us a group of people who are working to keep tigers in captivity, but why? Sadly, the population of tigers … Keep Reading


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Concerning COVID-19

2,006,513 have tested positive. At least 128,886 have died. These are the worldwide statistics measuring those affected by coronavirus, and these numbers will likely have risen by the time you read this post. It’s not a hoax, it’s not an … Keep Reading


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