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How to Find a Planet in 3 (Not So) Easy Steps

How to Find a Planet in 3 (Not So) Easy Steps

Finding an exoplanet using one of the most common methods is pretty easy in theory. But be warned, it’s much harder in practice than it sounds.

Fracking Fossil Fuels: Exploration or Exploitation of Natural Gas?

Fracking Fossil Fuels: Exploration or Exploitation of Natural Gas?

Natural gas production through hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) has boomed in the past decade in the United States due to an increase in permits for gas exploration and a decrease in prices which drives consumer demand, a concerning trend for human health and the environment.

The Science of Thanksgiving Turkey

The Science of Thanksgiving Turkey

The Maillard reaction that takes place in nearly all of food preparation.

Why Food Access Matters for Health and Well-Being

Why Food Access Matters for Health and Well-Being

How does the experience of food insecurity relate to health? Learn why food access is considered an up and coming social determinant of health.

Our Plastic Problem

Our Plastic Problem

Biomedical research currently relies on single-use plastics but how often do we actually consider the effects of that reliance?

Flu-Fighting Fuel for the Immune System

Flu-Fighting Fuel for the Immune System

Scientists in Switzerland found that something unexpected may help your body fight against the flu virus this season, eating more fiber.

Rigor mortis? I thought you said Rick and Morty!

Rigor mortis? I thought you said Rick and Morty!

Just in time for Halloween, join Jenna Beam in an exploration of what causes Rick and Morty – I mean rigor mortis.

Not your topical fountain of youth

Not your topical fountain of youth

Have you ever wondered why antioxidants have become a staple ingredient in skincare and cosmetics? Read more to learn about how antioxidants protect your skin from premature aging, and how scientist are making these formulations better with nanotechnology.

Missing Data: How the Exclusion of Female Subjects from Medical Research Hurts Science

Missing Data: How the Exclusion of Female Subjects from Medical Research Hurts Science

In trying to improve human health, research has left out a huge portion of humanity. This bias doesn’t just hurt women, it impedes the progress of medicine.

Yeast in science: from glass to flask

Yeast in science: from glass to flask

We eat (or drink) them all the time, but what about in the lab? For scientists, yeast has been an invaluable tool for making biological discoveries.