By Carli King Seventy years ago, the discovery of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) double helix rocked the scientific world and is still, to this day, considered one of history’s greatest scientific achievements. Twenty years ago, The Human Genome Project was completed, marking the first generation of the human genome sequence, further propelling scientific research. These … Continue reading Finding the missing piece of the puzzle: the discovery of the DNA double helix
How Weevil Our Crops Recover?: The history of how Alabama farmers went (pea)nuts over an invasive pest
By Laura Odom It’s a tale as old as time: the farming of a crop supports the economy of a region until importation, human travel, or climate change introduces an invasive pest species that likes to snack on the aforementioned crop. Invasive species are often advantaged in new habitats, as they typically have no natural … Continue reading How Weevil Our Crops Recover?: The history of how Alabama farmers went (pea)nuts over an invasive pest
The science that your cat can teach you
By Olivia Marx If you have ever lived with a domestic, or house cat, you’re probably aware of some distinctly feline habits, such as sleeping most of the day, chasing bugs and toys around, staring out the window, and meowing in a way that you just can’t ignore. Cats are a delightful addition to any … Continue reading The science that your cat can teach you
Drink to Your Health: The Gin and Tonic Story
By Greg Kincheloe Nearly everyone that enjoys cocktails has a go-to default drink. These drinks vary widely according to everyone’s personal taste, but often share two qualities: 1) they are widely known, implying that any self-respecting bartender should know how to make them, and 2) they are almost impossible to mess up, making them a … Continue reading Drink to Your Health: The Gin and Tonic Story
Breaking Barriers: 10 women that have changed the face of science
By: Carli King Women have been historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) fields. Currently, women account for nearly half of the United States workforce; however, they represent only 27% of STEM employees1. While gains have undoubtedly been made – from 8% of STEM workers in 1970 being women – there is still … Continue reading Breaking Barriers: 10 women that have changed the face of science
Can nature work to nurture our brains?
By Alexandra Evans Most Americans are guilty of it, but how much time do we spend staring at our screens throughout the day? A Nielson Total Audience Report published in 2017 determined that a majority of Americans spend approximately 10 hours a day staring at a screen, whether that be a computer, laptop, smartphone, or … Continue reading Can nature work to nurture our brains?
Biosensing Tattoos Your Mother Would Approve Of
By Stephanie Baringer Imagine this: you are at a family gathering and your mom sees your newest tattoo and starts to interrogate you on the purpose of your new ink masterpiece. In a mix of excitement and internalized teenage angst you exclaim, “But mom, you don’t understand! This tattoo could save my life!” Maybe that … Continue reading Biosensing Tattoos Your Mother Would Approve Of
What Does Evolution Teach Us About Medicine?
By Afton Widdershins If you took a biology class during your school years, you may be familiar with the concept of evolution, the idea that living things acquire changes that they can pass on to their offspring. These changes begin as tiny, random mutations acquired as genetic information is copied imperfectly from parent to offspring. … Continue reading What Does Evolution Teach Us About Medicine?
Bring the Beat In: How the Brain Processes Binaural Beats and the Potential Cognitive Benefits the Beats Provide
By Gaelyn Lyons Finals are just around the corner, and you're scrambling to study for that last exam. You're probably stressed out, having a hard time focusing, and *most likely* losing sleep. First, let's take a deep breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. How are you feeling? Are you still stressed? Then let me tell you … Continue reading Bring the Beat In: How the Brain Processes Binaural Beats and the Potential Cognitive Benefits the Beats Provide
Aspirin and Its Evolution Across Decades
By Hannah Johnson Figure 1: A box of aspirin. When you have a headache, a fever, or inflammation, the usual response to obtain relief would be taking an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug), such as aspirin or ibuprofen. While these are common over the counter (OTC) drugs that are often found in a person’s medicine cabinet, … Continue reading Aspirin and Its Evolution Across Decades