InterSTEM Blog


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  Carly Schinhofen   04 Sep 2020   3 min
Pseudoscience and COVID-19

   The spread of pseudoscience and false information in our current pandemic needs to be taken seriously. The scale of the crisis calls for immediate action in ensuring people follow health guidelines and take the advice of medical professionals.


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

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


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

   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?

   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

   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

   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

   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

   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

   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

   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.