From Cold to Hot Tumors: Combating Cancer with the Flu Vaccine

From Cold to Hot Tumors: Combating Cancer with the Flu Vaccine

Illustration by Sophia Zhao. The ability to harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer has transformed medicine in recent years. A new study from the Zloza research group at the The State University of New Jersey suggests that we

Of Mice and Running Wheels: Physical Activity Mediates the Risk for Atherosclerosis

Of Mice and Running Wheels: Physical Activity Mediates the Risk for Atherosclerosis

Illustration courtesy of Antalique Tran. Most would consider it common knowledge that exercise enhances physical health and that an active lifestyle reduces risk of heart disease. However, few have been able to demonstrate, on a cellular level, the mechanisms of

Uranium—A Promising Catalyst for the Hydrogenation of Ethene to Ethane

Uranium—A Promising Catalyst for the Hydrogenation of Ethene to Ethane

In chemical processes, catalysts are compounds that increase the rate while undergoing a cycle of structural changes. At the end of the reaction, the catalyst reforms as it had presented originally. Some of the most common catalytic reactions in organometallic

The Microbial Clock: Diverse Airborne Microbiota Follow A Diel Cycle

The Microbial Clock: Diverse Airborne Microbiota Follow A Diel Cycle

Image courtesy of Pixabay. The world is teeming with microorganisms in the soil, water, and even air. However, the study of the atmospheric microbial ecosystem has long been outshone by research into the Earth’s diverse terrestrial, aquatic, and human microbiomes.

The Future of Data Storage Is Hidden In Plain Sight: New ‘DNA-of-Things’ technology has the power to transform our digitized world

The Future of Data Storage Is Hidden In Plain Sight: New ‘DNA-of-Things’ technology has the power to transform our digitized world

Illustration by Zihao Lin. A petabyte is the equivalent of 1015 bytes of digital information, one billion times larger than the standard megabyte that composes common digital files like an audio clip or high-resolution picture. Approximately 10 billion users’ photos

Science in the Spotlight: Infinite Powers

Science in the Spotlight: Infinite Powers

Image courtesy of Flickr. Have you ever wondered how DreamWorks animators created Shrek? Or how we may measure the speed of light using cheese in a microwave? Calculus holds the key. Whether you are a prospective STEM major or just

Undergraduate Profile: Maddie Bender (TD ’20)

Undergraduate Profile: Maddie Bender (TD ’20)

Image courtesy of Michelle Barsukov. For Maddie Bender (TD ’20), it all started with chess. Growing up, she was a competitive player of the game, which takes place in a notoriously majority-male arena. Bender, however, never minded being the only

Science vs. The Apocalypse: Robot Takeover

Science vs. The Apocalypse: Robot Takeover

Image courtesy of Flickr. In science fiction movies such as The Terminator and The Matrix, robots develop such sophistication that they overpower the humans who invented them. Amidst rapidly advancing robot technology, such a scenario may seem less like a

Q&A: What was Mars’s atmosphere like?

Q&A: What was Mars’s atmosphere like?

Illustration by Ellie Gabriel. Over billions of years, Mars transformed from a wet planet with a thick atmosphere to one characterized by dry, cold terrain and a thin atmosphere. One of NASA’s longstanding goals is to understand how this happened.

Counterpoint: Revisiting the Effects of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reef Fish

Counterpoint: Revisiting the Effects of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reef Fish

Image courtesy of Pixabay. If you have ever watched Finding Nemo or listened to an aquarium guide, you know that coral reefs are the teeming metropolises of the ocean. Despite accounting for less than one percent of the seabed, they