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Informative articles on various STEM topics and research are published weekly.

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  Emily Richter   04 Sep 2020   3 min
Understanding California’s devastating wildfires

Emily Richter - Why are California’s wildfires often so destructive? Here are three reasons.


  Eric Bebenov   04 Sep 2020   3 min
Mysteries surrounding foreign accent syndrome

Eric Bebenov - With less than 100 medically reported cases of foreign accent syndrome, researchers are still trying to tackle the underlying details of this mysterious condition.


  Reagan Smith   04 Sep 2020   4 min
Viruses: Living or nonliving?

Reagan Smith - Scientists have long debated whether or not viruses are alive. In this article, we explore the parameters for life and see how a virus stacks up.


  Nellie Nguyen   04 Sep 2020   2 min
Fatal familial insomnia

Nellie Nguyen - Insomnia is a relatively common sleep disorder, but a certain gene mutation could have deadly results.


  Sam Hronek   30 Aug 2020   3 min
Communication innovation: How COVID-19 has influenced communication

Sam Hronek - People need to communicate, especially during this pandemic, and many modern applications have helped people communicate worldwide.


  Nellie Nguyen   23 Aug 2020   3 min
Nocturnal sleep-related eating disorder

Nellie Nguyen - With over 80 known sleep disorders and a variety of different eating disorders, it can be difficult to understand each one. However, there is a lesser-known disorder that is an unsettling combination of both.


  Mehri Sadri   19 Aug 2020   4 min
Harlow’s maternal monkey business

Mehri Sadri - Harlow’s experiment with newborn monkeys is one that although successfully studied the mother-child relationship, has encountered an ethical dilemma.


  Emily Richter   19 Aug 2020   3 min
Chemistry in cooking: The nutritional changes caused by cooking

Emily Richter - Have you wondered if the process of cooking your food destroys or increases the nutrition value of its ingredients? Let’s look at a vegetable hand-pie recipe and talk about how it reflects the nutritional changes your food undergoes as a result of cooking.


  Reagan Smith   19 Aug 2020   3 min
Recent Salmonella outbreak linked to onions

Reagan Smith - A recent salmonella outbreak, linked to onions, has come from Thompson International, Inc. Let’s analyze the outbreak and dive deeper into the details of salmonella.


  Angela Zhang   16 Aug 2020   5 min
Quarantine's effect on pets: Quirky behaviors explained

Angela Zhang - Due to quarantine orders, pet owners across the world have been cooped up at home with their pets for months on end. As a result, many owners have been noticing that their animals are acting strangely and are wondering why that is.