Elisa Visher

Discovering the History of the Universe

The proposed WFIRST project will measure light emitting from distant supernovas to determine the history of the expansion of the universe. This project hopes to answer important questions about the nature of dark energy and the future of the universe.

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Mary Roach’s 2003 novel, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, takes a detailed look into the various destinies of post-mortem human bodies, and is extremely accessible despite its morbid subject.

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23andme: A Genetic Social Network

Google-affiliated biotech company 23andme has been in the business of personal genomics since 2006, but it just recently introduced a new social networking feature along with a price reduction that it claims democratizes personal genomics.

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