By Savanna Ledford Wendy’s is a popular fast-food chain that promises quality and offers great late night eats to over 12 million loyal customers.1 However, in a turn of events that turned stomachs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched an E. coli investigation after 97 people fell ill after eating sandwiches with … Continue reading “Quality is our Recipe” – Lettuce Reconsider That Slogan
By Olivia Marx As a budding biologist, my non-scientist family and friends sometimes seek my expert opinion on matters of the life sciences. Do they ask me my professional opinion on today’s pressing issues, such as “should we get the COVID-19 vaccine?” or “when does a fertilized egg become a fetus?”. No, they have already … Continue reading De-extinction: What are the odds you’ll be eaten by a dinosaur?
By Ian Hayman Alcohol has been a mainstay in human society for over 6,000 years and is essential to many aspects of culture due to it’s pain-killing, mind altering, disinfectant, and food preserving properties 1,2. Alcohol has been instrumental in the development of numerous celebrations and traditions, ranging from the unsanctimonious ’21 run’ to celebrate … Continue reading Beer me, Temperance!
By Mariam Melkumyan You have spent days, weeks, or months collecting data and now need to analyze and see if anything is significant. You look at your data and realize that the statistics classes you took did not prepare you for the actual application of the statistics. You look at your options for analysis and … Continue reading Spilling the T on Statistical Analysis
By Gaelyn Lyons Ever since the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade in July2022, there have been concerns about the right to birth control for people who menstruate. Justice Clarence Thomas's comments about reconsidering previous Supreme Court decisions on birth control fueled many of these concerns.1 In response, the House of Representatives passed a bill … Continue reading Inconceivable! The Mechanisms Behind Birth Control and the Importance of Knowing What is Best for You
By Hannah Johnson Figure 1: Marie Curie née Skłodowska1 Marie Curie is mostly remembered for her contributions towards the discovery of radioactivity1,2,3. The full scope of the groundbreaking contributions she has made as one of the first women in STEM are less commonly known. As the driving force behind the discovery of two radioactive elements, … Continue reading The Life of Madam Curie
Thank you to everyone who voted for Lions Talk Science’s Best Blog Post of Summer 2022! The results are in, and your favorite LTS article was "How Tf Do We Get This Drug in the Brain?" written by our fantastic editor, Stephanie Baringer! For her winning article, Stephanie will receive a $25 gift card! Additionally, our randomly chosen voter to … Continue reading Winner of Summer 2022 LTS Best Blog Post
By Jackson Radler If most of your driving career has been in North America, it’s likely that circular traffic intersections are a bit unconventional. We Americans like intersections clean and efficient: with sharp 90° angles and computer-controlled lights maintaining an orderly flow of traffic. So, what’s the deal with these loopy curvy European contraptions? Are … Continue reading Roundabouts and Rotaries and Traffic Circles, Oh My!
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By Julia Simpson The project that would eventually become the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was initially proposed in 19961, 2. The goal was to build a powerful telescope specifically designed to image in infrared, allowing scientists to see through cosmic dust clouds and look further into the history of the universe than ever before2. … Continue reading A Webb of Wonder: The James Webb Space Telescope