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Posts From Caroline Ayinon

A Clothing Cool Down

A Clothing Cool Down

Stanford researchers have engineered a new polyethylene-based textile that is able to keep the body cooler than any currently available fabric.

Blast from the Past: Antibiotics Past and Present

Blast from the Past: Antibiotics Past and Present

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, researchers are frantically searching for ways to counter new bacterial “superbugs.” Instead of looking for new state-of-the-art solutions, researchers might have more success dusting off ancient medieval texts. Just last summer, scientists discovered that

Mythbusters: Human Microbiota

Mythbusters: Human Microbiota

The human digestive tract is a thriving ecosystem, teeming with life and activity. On an intellectual level, many of us know this, even if it can be discomfiting to think about the trillions of living cells in our guts that

Robots with Electronic Skin

Robots with Electronic Skin

A research team at the University of Exeter has developed a new way to produce graphene that could allow for the creation of electronic skin.

New Species of Hummingbird Discovered in the Bahamas

New Species of Hummingbird Discovered in the Bahamas

Through both observational and genetic methods, Teresa Feo in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology has determined that two populations of Bahama hummingbirds, previously believed to belong to the same species, are actually two distinct species.

Seafloor Like Never Before

Seafloor Like Never Before

Using new satellite technology, scientists found a way to map the ocean floor with never-before-seen details. Now, the public has access to a 3D, interactive map of the seafloor, and scientists have access to a wealth of information that will advance their work in various fields.

Q&A: What causes differences between identical twins?

Q&A: What causes differences between identical twins?

Identical twins share exactly the same genome, and are usually raised under the same conditions during the early parts of their lives. Thus, it is not surprising that identical twins share strikingly similar physical features. However, twins often find themselves

Q&A: How do dancers spin without becoming dizzy?

Q&A: How do dancers spin without becoming dizzy?

Scientists have discovered a physiological basis for ballet dancers’ ability to avoid the effects of dizziness.