Biological Sciences

Prehistoric Conditions Predict Extended Drought in California

Prehistoric Conditions Predict Extended Drought in California

Evidence of prehistoric droughts indicate current levels of greenhouse gases could lead to century-long droughts, according to researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles. Led by UCLA professor Glen MacDonald, the study examined how radiative forcing—a climatic warming process involving sun spots, changes in the earth’s orbit, and decreases […]

 
 

Finding the Most Time-Effective Exercise Routine

Finding the Most Time-Effective Exercise Routine

Exercising regularly is difficult, and people who ease off exercising primarily do so because of a lack of time (1). However, new research by scientists at McMaster University shows that the effectiveness of exercise depends mainly on intensity, rather than duration. One type of workout known as “sprint interval training” can be […]

 
 

Mark Laidre: Discovering the Coconut Crab

The Coconut Crab (Credit: Mark Laidre).

Coconut crabs, the largest terrestrial crab, have been studied very little because they are perceived as food and predated into scarcity. In response to the resulting lapse in knowledge, Mark Laidre, a Neukom Fellow at Dartmouth, traveled to the Chagos Islands to study the behavior and ecological significance of these […]

 
 

Promising Nanoparticle-mediated Therapy Technique Aims to Alleviate Asthma

Promising Nanoparticle-mediated Therapy Technique Aims to Alleviate Asthma

By Kevin Kang Contemporary therapies for allergy-mediated diseases like allergic asthma and food allergies are sub-optimal (1). These diseases are caused by the body’s hypersensitive reactions to otherwise innocuous environmental proteins. Present treatments, which involve administering escalating doses of a harmful allergen can be risky and prolonged. Allergens are environmental […]

 
 

Clear-cut Approach To Morality

Clear-cut Approach To Morality

Five people are in life threatening positions. Hope for them is gone, unless one innocent individual is killed. Which option would you go with? Molly Crockett from Oxford College and David Pizarro from Cornell University performed a series of research experiments suggesting that there is in fact a popular response […]

 
 
 
 
 

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