InterSTEM Blog


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

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  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.


  Ari Rednour   16 Aug 2020   7 min
The effects of blue light on eyes

Ari Rednour - In a time where we have been forced to rely on our electronic devices, the blue light our eyes intake has only skyrocketed with the increased use of electronics. What is really happening to our eyes on a chemical and biological level as they absorb this new level of blue light?


  Vrutti Patel   16 Aug 2020   2 min
6 scientific myths debunked

Vrutti Patel - In a world abundant with information, many widely known false beliefs, known as myths, have been circulating for some time. Let’s take a look at 6 of those most noted myths.


  Patrick Nguyen   12 Aug 2020   3 min
Online learning vs. Physical learning

Patrick Nguyen - With the school year nearing, there is a divide between the choice of classroom learning vs. online learning. Let’s analyze the risks of each style and bring light to the ongoing debate.


  Ramizah Tayiba   09 Aug 2020   1 min
Why the SpaceX Launch was significant

Ramizah Tayiba - While we are living during a major global pandemic, there has been a huge development in space aviation as SpaceX became the first privately owned company to send astronauts to the ISS.


  Carrie Shim   09 Aug 2020   2 min
Safety concerns of COVID-19 vaccine

Carrie Shim - Amidst the urgency to find the vaccine for COVID-19, experts fear that it may not be so simple. Studies have shown that there are various dangers that scientists need to be aware of.


  Benjamin Tang & Teddy Rosenthal   08 Aug 2020   2 min
The weak nuclear force and why it's important

Benjamin Tang & Teddy Rosenthal - The weak interaction is one of four forces that governs the laws of the universe. What is its history? Why is it an important topic in modern physics?