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  Reagan Smith   26 Sep 2020   3 min
Sweden’s Controversial Approach to COVID-19

   Sweden has had a unique response to COVID-19, as the leading epidemiologist Anders Tegnell has refused to compromise freedom for the sake of lowering cases. In his home country, he is a hero; in other places, he is an example of what not to do.

  Ari Rednour   26 Sep 2020   3 min
Why do cats sleep so much?

   Cats, whether in the great outdoors or a house cat in the city, are known for their ability to sleep for hours on end. Let’s explore the science behind why cats sleep for so long. Could it be genetics? Natural instincts? Or are cats just true creatures of laziness?

  Simone Rothaupt   25 Sep 2020   4 min
Climate TRACE: A revolution in climate tracking

   Climate TRACE, a novel artificial intelligence technology, is the key to not only track but solve climate change down to the individual power plants.

  Reagan Smith   18 Sep 2020   3 min
New Australian study shows low COVID-19 transmission rates in schools

   A study done by the University of Sydney in partnership with the NCIR shows that with proper distancing and safety measures, the rates of COVID-19 transmission from student to student and student to teacher are lower than other respiratory infections.

  Mehri Sadri   12 Sep 2020   2 min
Halos seen by Hubble

   Our large home, The Milky Way, is not as alone as we may think. The Andromeda galaxy and its halo-like appearance create a jaw-dropping scenery, and NASA’s Hubble telescope has given us the colorful scenery scientists study today.

  Khushi Shah   11 Sep 2020   3 min
How African Americans have been affected by COVID-19

   African Americans are getting hit harder by COVID-19 in comparison to other ethnic groups financially, economically, and socially.

  Ramizah Tayiba   11 Sep 2020   2 min
Asteroid mining

   Current mining operations are destructive. Enter space mining. How can we extract materials from asteroids and bring them back to Earth? How will it be an improvement of current mining exploits?

  Reagan Smith   07 Sep 2020   2 min
Virtual and augmented reality in surgery

   With advancements in surgery come increased complications and risks. Implementing augmented and virtual reality technologies reduces human error and enables medical students to receive ample training before they reach the operating table.

  Valeria Rivadeneyra   07 Sep 2020   3 min
The science of musicians and dancers

   The human brain is designed to seek absolute harmony, and each of its neurons has a rhythm. This is evident in activities such as dance and music.

  Famesh Patel   07 Sep 2020   5 min
The clock ticks

   The Doomsday clock was created in 1947 as a way to indicate our effect on the world. Scientists wanted to show how far we were to ultimate human extinction at the dawn of nuclear warfare and it has been updated ever since.