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Planetary Protection: How the Ancient Moon Shielded Earth’s Atmosphere

Planetary Protection: How the Ancient Moon Shielded Earth’s Atmosphere

Image courtesy of NASA. The Moon has been the Earth’s companion since long before humans have lived on Earth. But new research shows that several billion years ago, the Moon played a far more important role. Researchers from the National

Hunting Ghosts: The Future of Tinnitus Treatment

Hunting Ghosts: The Future of Tinnitus Treatment

Image courtesy of Pixabay. Seven years before he finished translating the Bible, Martin Luther started hearing a loud buzz. The sound was so distracting that, whenever it started, he had to put his work aside and wait for the torment

A Forgotten Greenhouse Gas: How scientists have underestimated the impacts of nitrous oxide emissions

A Forgotten Greenhouse Gas: How scientists have underestimated the impacts of nitrous oxide emissions

Image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory (Wikimedia Commons). While the anthropogenic element of climate change remains a hotly politicized topic and the crisis itself becomes ever more dire, a coalition of scientists spanning a range of disciplines and institutions report

Life in Motion: Dr. Janet Iwasa and the Animation Lab

Life in Motion: Dr. Janet Iwasa and the Animation Lab

Art by Ellie Gabriel. Open your biology textbook to any page, and chances are that you’ll find a diagram embedded alongside the concept that is being explained. Textbook authors have long since realized how useful diagrams can be to communicate

Academia Within an Ending Universe: A Conversation with Katie Mack

Academia Within an Ending Universe: A Conversation with Katie Mack

Art by Ellie Gabriel. Looking up at a clear night sky and pondering the significance of each individual speck of light forces one to question one’s place in the vast and ever-expanding universe. Though daunting and terrifying at first, there

Erika Check Hayden: Paving the Way for More Inclusive Science Storytelling

Erika Check Hayden: Paving the Way for More Inclusive Science Storytelling

Art by Anmei Little. For someone like Erika Check Hayden, a career in science journalism was the perfect match. The daughter of two scientists, her early passion for science bloomed as she immersed herself in different labs, internships, and educational

Adding the “A” To STEAM: Brain Sciences and the Arts with Susan Magsamen

Adding the “A” To STEAM: Brain Sciences and the Arts with Susan Magsamen

Art by Anmei Little. For someone who has spent her career studying neuroaesthetics—how brain sciences interface with the arts—Susan Magsamen has a surprising secret: she’s not a very good artist herself. “Like, not good at all,” she laughs. “Not a

Thinking Space: New Innovations in Biomedical Research

Thinking Space: New Innovations in Biomedical Research

Art by Ellie Gabriel. Biotech and biomedical business skyrockets, literally, as Andrea Yip, CEO and founder of Luna Design and Innovation, launches commercial research experiments into space. Luna is advancing human health and well-being by making space a commercially viable

“OkZoomer” Platform Connects Isolated College Students: Ileana Valdez’s Creation Promotes Social Interaction Across Barriers

“OkZoomer” Platform Connects Isolated College Students: Ileana Valdez’s Creation Promotes Social Interaction Across Barriers

Art by Ellie Gabriel. Ileana Valdez is inventive, inspired, and intelligent, and over the quarantine period, she used these traits along with her education to make a positive difference in the world. After receiving news that the Spring 2020 semester

Science vs. The Apocalypse: Antibiotic Resistance

Science vs. The Apocalypse: Antibiotic Resistance

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Since the discovery of penicillin, the first commercialized antibiotic, in 1928, our society has dramatically improved. We have raised life expectancy, improved quality of life, and altogether created a healthier world. However, it’s not just