Earth Science

A Review of the 2020 AAAS Meeting

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AAAS stands for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Since its formation in 1848, it has been dedicated to the scientific community in America (and, more recently, worldwide). As part of a yearly trip, Oundle School attended the 186th installment of the AAAS annual meeting in Seattle, WA. The students were also invited […]

Earth Science

DNA Analysis of the Sucrose Synthase Enzyme in Genetically Modified and Heirloom Pisum sativum

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Abstract: The world’s changing demands for crops has resulted in the genetic modification of plants’ genotypes, to increase crop yield and resist invading bacteria. Sucrose synthase (SuSy) is an enzyme that synthesizes sucrose; sucrose is integral for plant growth and the formation of carbohydrates. Two varieties of pea plants, genetically modified Pisum sativum and heirloom […]

Climate Change

Conversation with Dr. Vivien Cumming

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Srija Mukhopadhyay Dr. Vivien Cumming is an Earth Scientist with an award-winning PhD and postdoctoral research at Durham University in the UK, Harvard University in the USA and McGill University in Canada. She is also a photographer, filmmaker and explorer whose work took her to 6 continents and some of the most naturally diverse locations […]

Earth Science

The Environmental Considerations of Tempe Town Lake

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Abstract Following the repair of the Tempe dam in 2010, Tempe Town Lake has faced significant environmental consequences that pose risks to the safety of Tempe locals. This research paper analyzes the different perspectives of bio-conservationists, hydrologists, public health officials, and Tempe residents to help formulate a prospective solution to effectively address the environmental concerns […]

Earth Science

The Effects of Solar Eclipses on Animals

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The August 21st total solar eclipse stretched from coast to coast, with the penumbra covering most of the United States and a path of totality crossing twelve states and four time zones. Millions of people already live under this path, with tens of millions more travelling to these areas to witness the astronomical event of […]

Blogs

The Science behind Tsunamis

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A tsunami is a series of long, high sea waves caused by a disturbance in the water. This disturbance can come about in many ways such as an earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, or meteorite. The most common causes are volcanic or earthquake activity, and the disturbance itself causes abrupt movement of the water column. Tsunamis […]

Biology

The Boiling River

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I had the pleasure of interviewing geoscientist and National Geographic Explorer, Andrés Ruzo on the publication of his first book, The Boiling River. Many of us have childhood dreams, perhaps of long lost places, imaginary worlds we might once be lucky enough to visit. We might be told stories, ones which we believe at the […]

Earth Science

How do sloths breathe upside down?

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A team of Scientists at Swansea University has found out why sloths are able to spend up to 9o% of their lives hanging upside down, yet still breathing normally. This research was carried out in Costa Rica and published by the Royal Society here in the UK. This research found that the sloths, which live […]

Earth Science

How do sloths breathe upside down?

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A team of Scientists at Swansea University has found out why sloths are able to spend up to 9o% of their lives hanging upside down, yet still breathing normally. This research was carried out in Costa Rica and published by the Royal Society here in the UK. This research found that the sloths, which live […]