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Saltwater, Steam, and Solar Power: The Trifecta for Clean Water

Climate change continues to be at the forefront of many scientific endeavors, and so too does the ever-approaching threat of freshwater shortages.  Modern technology is able to convert…

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2 Ideas About ACE Inhibitors as COVID-19 Treatments

Scientists are scrambling to find effective COVID-19 treatments. Researchers have explored surprising and creative drug combinations to treat the novel virus, which has severely burdened numerous healthcare systems,…

It’s Getting Hot Beneath the Surface: Marine Heat Waves are Impacting our Oceans Food Chains

  From delicious Abalone, to swarms of bright red krill and plankton too small to see with the naked eye, coastal invertebrates make up the basis of the…

Animals After Dark (In a Solar Eclipse)

On the 21st of August 2017 the majority of the eastern United States experienced an astronomical phenomenon that only few bear witness to during their lifetimes- a total…

Elephants, Ethics, and Ecotourism in Thailand

During the summer following my sophomore year at Dickinson, I was lucky enough to serve as the elephant department intern at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, NY. …

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Better When We Work Together! An Assay Combining the Knowledge of Genetic Testing and Clinical Diagnosis Offers Promising Improvements in Diagnosing FMF

Have you ever heard of diseases that cause problems with the immune system? They’re called autoinflammatory diseases, and they cause cells that are supposed to protect the body…

Can Thickening the Atmosphere Reduce the Effects of Climate Change?

It’s a race against time when it comes to climate change.  Global warming is directly related to the increase in power, or magnitude, of natural disasters around the…

Why are our fish getting smaller?

So why are our fish getting smaller? A recent study by biologists from the University of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources found that freshwater fish may…

Models Suggest Biodiversity Lowers Zoonotic Disease Risk

     According to recent findings by environmental scientists at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign, decreasing biodiversity might mean an increase in…

A scientist claimed the coronavirus was made in a lab. Here’s what happened.

In an article published on January 30, 2020, James Lyons-Weiler, PhD claimed that the coronavirus was created in a laboratory. Dr. Lyons-Weiler stated the virus had a unique…