by Chiungwei Huang on August 5, 2019

A new non-toxic blue pigment in two centuries has just been discovered. Now the team of chemists set out to find a safer red pigment. Continue reading

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by Connor LaMontagne on August 1, 2019

It is extremely important for science to be open for everyone but is it open to those who are young? Are we missing out on discoveries because we do not listen to the questions that children ask about science? Continue reading

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by Bree Iskandar on July 29, 2019

Americans reached the moon 50 years ago – what do the next 50 years look like for space exploration and travel? Continue reading

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by Daniel Conroy April 29, 2019

Renewable energy has come a long way in the last 60 years. A major influencer was the OPEC crisis which led the U.S. government to a drastic change in energy policy. In general, carbon dioxide emissions are responsible for ocean … Continue reading

by Bevin Blake April 23, 2019

The sun is shining and you’re about to make the responsible choice to slather on some sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful (but also warm and wonderful) UV rays. Even the smell of sunscreen elicits summertime nostalgia … Continue reading

by Kathleen Furtado April 22, 2019

Spring is officially here, so it’s time for some science about some of the most adorable baby animals. In my past training as an animal scientist at UC Davis, spring was largely marked by births within all the herds at … Continue reading

by Laetitia Meyrueix April 19, 2019

Toxins are everywhere these days. In your water, in your food, in your beauty products, in mostly everything you consume or surround yourself with. Most importantly, toxins are in the headlines. The media has done a great job sensationalizing many … Continue reading

by Dominika Trzilova

Have you ever marveled at a gecko climbing on glass? Or wondered why mosquito bites are painless unlike the injections we get at the doctor’s office? The natural world has developed some ingenious features during the ~3.8 billion years of … Continue reading

by David Abraham April 15, 2019

When feeling under the weather, we commonly end up sitting in a doctor’s office chair. Blood and saliva samples are whisked away to a room filled with instruments, some as big as a washing machine. In this room technicians run … Continue reading

by Samantha Stadmiller April 10, 2019

It was March 2019, I was at the end of my fourth year of graduate school, and finally taking a ‘real’ vacation. This meant I tried my best to unplug from the stresses of school by leaving my computer and … Continue reading

by Bree Iskandar April 7, 2019

Every living thing on earth is made from a genetic sequence that contains four different nitrogenous bases – adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C) and thymine (T). You can think of these bases like letters in a language – different … Continue reading

by Rashmi Kumar April 2, 2019

March Madness has arrived, which means my alter ego – the one that worships Coach Roy Williams, mumbles curses against Zion, and says words like “offensive rebound percentage” – has officially been unleashed.  As I fervently check my NCAA bracket … Continue reading

by Eva Vitucci

Unfortunately, the link between dietary supplement use and negative health impacts is not new. This is likely because the selling of these supplements is not controlled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA is the U.S. government … Continue reading