Wednesday, October 16th 2019

Record Breaking U.S. Astronaut Improves Understanding of Human Reactions to Spaceflight

Hollie Jinks Illustration by Allie Sullberg On October 16, 2015, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly began his 383 days in space and broke the record for the...

Scientists Embark on a New Project to Genetically Engineer Dogs

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Robert Perez Researchers at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health in China have been working to genetically alter beagles. More specifically,...

Memories of Holocaust Survivors Help Map Gratitude in the Brain

Kristie Chairil Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator A recent study examining the effects of gratitude on the brain has been made possible with the...

Stanford Researchers Develop Artificial Skin that can Detect Pressure

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer Stanford University chemical engineering professor Zhenan Bao and his research team have developed a plastic “skin” that can deliver sensory inputs to...

The Flying Dead: Deadly Parasite Causes “Zombie” Bees

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator Tiny flies have been infesting honeybees with a parasite, causing the bees to lurch and stagger like...

NASA Unveils Plan to Send Humans to Mars in 20 Years

Peter Crump Staff Writer Illustration by Robert Perez NASA has recently released an outline of their plan to send humans to Mars by the 2030s in a report...

AI Machine Takes IQ Test: Scores Similar to a 4-year-old

Peter Crump Staff Writer Advances in computer technology inevitably raise questions about the intelligence of machines compared to humans. In an attempt to answer some of...

Genetically Engineered Mini Pigs Allow People to Bring Home the Bacon

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator People in Shenzhen, China can soon bring home the bacon, in the form of dinner or a...

New ‘Samsung Pay’ App Coins a Different Way to Pay

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration By Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Samsung may be late to the mobile wallet party, but it sure made a head-turning entrance. Samsung’s new...

96% of Deceased NFL Players Test Positive for Brain Disease

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Researchers at Boston University and the Department of Veterans Affairs have found chronic traumatic encephalopathy in 87...