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Posts From Ellie Gabriel

Digit Evolution: Debate over bird wing development

Digit Evolution: Debate over bird wing development

Wiggle your fingers. There should be ten of them. Now wiggle your toes. Still ten, right? We’re obviously not the only species that have digits. Birds have digits too. However, the development of their digits and consequently their wings is

A New Reality: VR technology treats phobias in autistic patients

A New Reality: VR technology treats phobias in autistic patients

Most people know someone with autism, whether it be a sibling, a close friend, or an acquaintance. The Center for Disease Control’s 2014 census found that one in fifty-nine children living in the US has autism—more than double the number

Staring at the Sky

Staring at the Sky

NASA satellite finds new exoplanets just months after launch Many of us wonder what lies beyond Earth and our solar system. Star Wars, The Martian, and other science fiction works have helped to quench our imaginations, but perhaps it need

Locally Sourced: What Comes First, Division or Differentiation?

Locally Sourced: What Comes First, Division or Differentiation?

Every year, high school seniors face the daunting task of deciding what to do after they graduate. Those who chose to further their education must decide where to go to college. After that, more questions arise. What will you major

Robotic Role Models Show Therapeutic Promise

Robotic Role Models Show Therapeutic Promise

We often take for granted our ability to detect social cues such as facial expressions and body language. For many children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD),  this social-communicative ability is not innate and instead must be learned. Unfortunately, most