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Forgotten Scientists

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                                        Figure 1: John Ray                                              Figure 2: Henrietta Swan Leavitt Who are they? How […]

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Professor Nergis Mavalvala

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Nergis Mavalvala [1] Introduction Nergis Mavalvala champions diversity as the Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics and the Associate Head of the Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) [1], a female in a male-dominated field, but that’s just the beginning. She is also a Pakistani-American, and openly queer. A professor […]

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Alan Turing: The Pioneer and Revolutionary

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Alan Turning; Courtesy of The New York Times Abstract:  Alan Turing was a homosexual English mathematician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist, known for his famous work in cracking the Nazi Germany communication code called the Enigma code and developing the first blueprints to what became the modern computer. However, aside from his revolutionary work in these […]

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Joan Roughgarden and Social Selection

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Joan Roughgarden, courtesy of Stanford University Profiles  LGBTQ+ Pride month is celebrated every June in remembrance of the Stonewall riots to champion the dignity and visibility of LGBTQ+ individuals. It is estimated that LGBT people are around  20% less represented in STEM fields than expected.1 Therefore, it is important we champion the inclusivity of LGBTQ+ individuals […]

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Pride Month 2020

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A Pride Month protest taking place in New York City. Courtesy of nycpride.org Introduction  On June 26th, 1969, police in New York City had raided Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. The bar was just one among many havens for those in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender community. This riot had inspired […]

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SPACE-X and Our Space Economy

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Despite our fascination with outer space for decades, the promise of commercial space travel remains difficult to attain. However, that may have all changed two weeks ago, when two NASA astronauts were sent into orbit in a SPACE-X rocket. The first major launch in nearly ten years, the mission took place during an unusual time […]

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New Technological Solutions to the Staging of cancer

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New Technological Solutions to the Staging of cancer 1.1 Cancer Types What is Cancer: Cancer is a terminal disease caused by the uncontrolled growth of cells. While regular cells proliferate in a controlled manner, cancer cells proliferate uncontrollably due to a loss of cell cycle control systems. Cancers are not well understood, because there are […]

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What is the correlation between the rising levels of pollution in 19th century Britain and present-day China relative to the increasing cases of irreversible physiological repercussions to the systema respiratorium?

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Abstract This article focuses on exploring the correlation between the rising levels of pollution and the increasing reports of respiratory disorders in the civil population. In order to provide evidence for such claim, Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5) and Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) levels in both 19th century Great Britain and present-day China (two countries that […]

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The rising number of shark attacks in Western Australia – just a side effect of another amazing recovery?

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ABSTRACT Eastern Australia is famous for its shark attacks but, since the turn of the millennium, the number of shark attacks is rising significantly in Western Australia. To identify possible reasons for this trend, we collected data about shark sightings/detections and analyzed data of all recorded shark attacks in Western Australia since 1900. The data […]

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Differences Between Non-Biomedical Forms of Knowing and Biomedical Forms of Knowing

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https://ysjournal.com/differences-between-non-biomedical-forms-of-knowing-and-biomedical-forms-of-knowing/Biomedical evidence informs Western ways of knowing in medicine and research. In other words, it is how we know when someone is sick (e.g., a person’s body temperature above 100.4 degrees Farhenheit informs us that they have a fever1), when two variables are positively correlated (e.g., a Pearson’s coefficient of close to 1.0 informs us […]

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The Effectiveness of Coconut Husk and Sodium hydroxide pretreatment in the removal of Arsenic from model Arsenic solutions

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Abstract Arsenic is highly toxic in its inorganic form and is naturally present in high concentrations in the groundwater of many countries. Contaminated water used for drinking, food preparation, and irrigation of food crops poses a significant threat to public health due to its high levels of arsenic. Among various technologies available for arsenic removal […]

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The Chemistry of Tobacco Products

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Figure 1: Tobacco products. Courtesy of The Independent. Introduction Over 5000 chemicals can be found in tobacco smoke often having devastating carcinogenic, respiratory, or circulatory effects on the human body. The most common tobacco smoke caused deaths include cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as well as various types of cancers, making it one of […]

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We take their breath and life away

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It is a well-known fact that smoking is injurious to health and is linked to several diseases, including cancer. Many campaigns promote anti-smoking by highlighting the devastating effects it has on your body. However, did you know that smoking endangers animals too? From domestic pets to wild sea turtles to mutilated lab rats, smoking severely […]

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An Overview on Electronic Cigarettes: Health and Environmental Concerns

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Introduction: What are electronic cigarettes? Electronic cigarette is a term used to describe electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), which are noncombustible tobacco products. These products use a liquid solution that contains nicotine including ingredients such as flavorings, propylene glycol, and vegetable glycerin. However, the chemical composition of e-cigarettes vary. They are different from regular cigarettes […]

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Tobacco’s Impact on the Brain and Neural Function

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Abstract: Tobacco usage is known to be one of the leading causes of death, with 7 million worldwide dying each year as a result of smoking cigarettes, or chewing tobacco products.[1] There are also many around the world that do not smoke, but inhale cigarette smoke as a result of being exposed to smokers, in […]

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The Effect of Sponge Material on the Growth of Escherichia coli

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ABSTRACT The purpose of this experiment was to determine the antimicrobial effectiveness of copper in the aqueous conditions of a damp sponge and to compare copper’s antimicrobial effectiveness to that of common sponge materials currently on the market, including untreated-cellulose, odor-resistant, and triclosan-treated sponges. If copper sponges could replace triclosan-treated sponges, this could limit the […]

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Earth Day Interview with Daniel Webb

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Daniel Webb is the founder of Everyday Plastic. In 2016, Webb moved to Margate in Kent. He was shocked by the densely polluted coastline in this idyllic seaside town in England. What shocked him further was the lack of recycling facilities at his new home. With this in mind, Webb set out to collect all […]