By Hannah Johnson Figure 1: An image of coral and fish from the Great Barrier Reef9 When it comes to the 7 natural wonders of the world, it probably comes as no surprise that the Great Barrier Reef falls under this classification. Located off the coast of Australia and considered to be the largest living … Continue reading The Great Barrier Reef in Danger of Decline
rFC: The Solution to Ending Industrialized Vampirism of Horseshoe Crab Blood
By Julia Simpson Imagine for a moment you’re in a bar with a group of friends; it’s science-themed trivia night – which you’re attending, because you’re awesome – and the announcer says, “okay folks, final question: the modern medical research industry and healthcare system depend on harvesting a critical chemical from what blue-blooded ocean-dwelling creature?” … Continue reading rFC: The Solution to Ending Industrialized Vampirism of Horseshoe Crab Blood
Fantastic Bacteria and What to Feed Them: A Glimpse into Rad Environmental Bacteria
By Victoria Silvis Bacteria are an incredibly diverse domain of microorganisms which were among the first organisms living on earth. In order to survive through hundreds of millions of years’ worth of change, these bacteria have learned how to consume and survive on some fascinating and unbelievable substances! Not only have bacteria evolved to eat … Continue reading Fantastic Bacteria and What to Feed Them: A Glimpse into Rad Environmental Bacteria
Considering the Impact of Plastic Usage
By Sonam Lhamo A fish with a discarded plastic band around its head. Karen Doody/Stocktrek Images via Getty Images Plastics are ubiquitous in our life; they are found in our common household items such as toothbrushes and toys, they make up parts in our cars, and they are used even in life-saving medical devices. Plastics … Continue reading Considering the Impact of Plastic Usage
How Does Summer Turn to Fall?
By Rebecca Fleeman Photo Credit: PxHere As a Florida girl, born and raised, I am often asked why I chose to attend graduate school in Pennsylvania, a state with cold and snowy winters. Family, friends, and colleagues immediately ask, why I would leave such “vacation-type” weather, then quickly follow up with “so, do you plan … Continue reading How Does Summer Turn to Fall?
What’s With All the Hype? The “Murder Hornet” Problem Explained
By Ryan Hylton Only one science topic has rivaled the Coronavirus pandemic in recent news cycles: the “Murder Hornet”. Although this nickname is a bit sensational, it does not fall far from the truth. Vespa mandarinia, or the Asian giant hornet, is the largest hornet species in the world and is known for its ability … Continue reading What’s With All the Hype? The “Murder Hornet” Problem Explained
Recommendations to Prevent Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the Pediatric Population
Credit: Thanks for your like from Pixabay An endocrine disruptor is an exogenous chemical or mixture of chemicals that can bind to the body's endocrine receptors to activate or block natural hormone synthesis, resulting in modification of hormonal signals and normal endocrine function. Alternately, these chemicals can mimic naturally occurring hormones in the body, including … Continue reading Recommendations to Prevent Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the Pediatric Population