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November 8, 2019

Imagine walking around with an oxygen tank necessary for your survival, but every vial of oxygen costs $340. For many people with chronic diseases, the medicines and therapies that help them live longer pose threats to them financially, and they must often choose their health over their financial se...

October 12, 2019

Mmm...fries! Photo from Wikipedia Commons, originally posted to Flickr by Ebru.

Junk food is a staple of modern childhood. Though foods like chips, soda, cookies, and ice cream are bad for your health when eaten in excess, creating obesity and heart problems among other things, a little doesn’t hurt....

October 12, 2019

Photo from Wikipedia Commons, originally posted to Vaping360.com.

Only a few years ago, a new device was advertised to help people who were addicted to smoking. These so-called Juuls were created as a safer alternative to smoking, helping people to wean off the cigarette that caused so many health is...

May 6, 2019

“Using the Event Horizon Telescope, scientists obtained an image of the black hole at the center of galaxy M87, outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it under the influence of strong gravity near its event horizon,” as the caption to this photo reads in the NASA article “Black Hole Image...

April 5, 2019

For twelve years, Timothy Ray Brown, dubbed the “Berlin patient,” was the only person to be cured of HIV—until now. Photo: Science Mag.

     Twelve years ago, the first-ever person was cured of HIV. Research suggested that a cure to HIV wouldn’t be possible, as HIV is a virus that always stays in the...

February 7, 2019

     After 5 minutes and 36 seconds of battling, Grzegorz Komincz, known in the gaming world of StarCraft II as MaNa, announced "GG," an expression that video game players often use when they are defeated. His victorious opponent was AlphaStar, an artificial intelligence (AI) introduced by DeepMind...

February 2, 2019

A 23andme kit for sale on Amazon for $99.99.

     Over the winter break, my friend got a 23andme kit for Christmas and got her DNA analyzed. I found this fascinating and brought up the conversation of genetic testing with my parents. I wondered if it were possible for me to know my DNA and learn what...

December 6, 2018

Photo credit: CNN/CDC 

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare disease that has recently been afflicting the South. This polio-like disease is wreaking havoc in Georgia, as this disease currently has no cure; we don’t even know what the virus looks like!

AFM is a rare disease that affects the spinal co...

May 15, 2018

The men’s and women’s tennis teams had a very successful season. Both teams made it to the final four of state and were highly ranked going into the state tournament. In the region tournament both teams played Wesleyan. The guys were able to win region, and the girls came close but ended as the runn...

May 15, 2018

It’s hard to imagine that two years ago the girl who gave speeches with confidence on stage was a shy freshman with big dream. If you recently got to know our new student body president Zainub, you would surely be fascinated by the huge transformation she has undergone. Becoming student body preside...

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