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Could Llamas Cure COVID-19?

Jun 16, 2020

  By Emma Goldberg Scientists around the world are racing to find a cure for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, that has become a global pandemic.  Researchers in the US and Belgium may have discovered the key to a cure: a furry, goofy, lovable llama! Meet Winter: a 4-year old, chocolate brown […]

Jumping Coronavirus

Feb 13, 2020

By Devina Thiono Earlier this year, there was a pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China. It was later found that the outbreak was caused by a new type of virus that is now named 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The symptoms began with fever, coughing, and shortness of breath, which may arise 2-14 days after initial exposure […]

The Bionic Mushroom – A New Superhero?

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By Rachel Cherney   A fungus among us can now produce electricity with the help of cyanobacteria – a certain species of microbe. You read that right, scientists in New Jersey have harnessed nature’s diversity to generate bionic, electricity producing, mushrooms. Microbes, microscopic single-celled organisms, can produce a variety of materials and functions that are […]

From the Archives: Dive Into the Mysterious World of Sharks

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With summer fast approaching and many people heading to the beach, we thought it would be a good time to revisit some recent shark discoveries. This post was originally published on February 9, 2017. By Michelle Engle In the past few months, scientists have made some amazing discoveries about sharks. Let’s dive into the new […]

E. coli: The Bug We Love and Hate

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By Yitong Li The recent E. coli outbreak is all over the news these days. These malignant bacteria can be found in romaine lettuce, leafy vegetables, and possibly all salad mixes. Many people have been hospitalized because of it and one person has died. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this is […]

Sailing to Mars

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By Jennifer Schiller Did you ever want to go to space? Explore a distant planet and discover its secrets? Yeah, me too. So do the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and NASA, who are simulating life on Mars with the missions of the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS). Their goal? Find out how […]

Storm Surge: The Science of Hurricanes

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By Christina Marvin Anyone who has lived through a hurricane can tell you these storms are no joke. Before accurate tracking, hurricanes had the potential to wipe out entire cities, such as the Labor Day hurricane in Key West in 1935. With better equipment, lives and property can be saved, although widespread destruction and lasting […]

Eat Your Heart Out: Growing Heart Tissue on Spinach Leaves

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By Allyson Roberts Regenerative medicine is one of the hottest topics in biomedical science right now. Multiple labs are using inventive approaches to try and find ways to create body parts in the lab. In the United States alone, there are over 120,000 people currently on the waiting list for an organ transplant, and an […]

Dive Into the Mysterious World of Sharks

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By Michelle Engle In the past few months, scientists have made some amazing discoveries about sharks. Let’s dive into the new research and what it means for sharks and scientists. In August 2016, a group of Danish scientists published a report in Science that radiocarbon dating had allowed them to investigate the lifespan of the […]

Molecular Machines – 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Oct 21, 2016

By Sarah Marks For me, one of the most exciting times of the year is in early October, and it’s not just because I love fall leaves, brisk weather, and pumpkin spice lattes.  October is when science gets its time in the sun, with the Nobel Prize announcements.  A legacy of Alfred Nobel, Nobel Prizes […]