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Posts From Cindy Kuang

Earth’s Evolution through Eons: Using the history of argon as a constraint of continental evolution

Earth’s Evolution through Eons: Using the history of argon as a constraint of continental evolution

Art by Noora Said. How can we study crustal development? Scientists have long sought to understand the development of the Earth—in particular, what exactly has allowed it to transform into the only known life-harboring planet? Yale graduate student Meng Guo

The Role of Death in Plant Life: How does soil organic matter help crop growth?

The Role of Death in Plant Life: How does soil organic matter help crop growth?

Art by Anasthasia Shilov. Death, SOM, and Soil Death often stays in the soil. Over time, organisms and residues in varying states of decomposition form a vital component of the soil: soil organic matter (SOM). SOM has always been thought

Put Down Your Drink:  Investigating the Role of the Kappa Opioid Receptor behind Intense Alcohol Cravings

Put Down Your Drink: Investigating the Role of the Kappa Opioid Receptor behind Intense Alcohol Cravings

Image courtesy of Grace Macdonald. Throughout history, alcohol has been enjoyed as a source of personal relaxation, a delightful accompaniment to meals, and a social lubricant. What happens when your preoccupation with alcohol becomes so intense that it inhibits your