How Does Adderall Work?: A PSA
Neuroscience

How Does Adderall Work?: A PSA

Why the sudden media spotlight on adderall? Seriously, it seems like it’s been all over the news lately. In the past six months, the New York Times has published a slew of occasionally terrifying articles about adderall, ritalin, and other attention-enhancing drugs. People condemn it and praise it, scoff at it and crave it, but I’m mostly just left wondering, “Isn’t adderall made … Continue reading

Even Devils Are No Match For a Contagious Cancer
Biology / Cancer

Even Devils Are No Match For a Contagious Cancer

The end of the Devil? Well, the Tasmanian devil that is. Sadly, that might well soon become a reality as a fatal contagious cancer is decimating the population of this marsupial. Found exclusively in Tasmania as their name suggests, devils, scientifically known as Sarcophilus harrisii, are small, primarily nocturnal scavengers with an unusually small amount … Continue reading

Mars or Bust
Science Fiction

Mars or Bust

Speculative fiction has given rise to a breathtaking array of possible futures, ranging from galaxy-spanning empires to tragic self-annihilation. Such timelines diverge from one another through a myriad of technological advances and geopolitical maneuvers, but there is one event which has been accepted as practically inevitable in humanity’s near future: a manned mission to Mars. … Continue reading

Oxysterols: The True Cardiovascular Culprits
Biology / Cardiovascular Health

Oxysterols: The True Cardiovascular Culprits

By Ian MacArthur Cholesterol has long been vilified by health professionals as a primary contributor to heart disease. Now, after over sixty years of research, Fred Kummerow of the University of Illinois is challenging this view. Decades of probing the biochemistry of heart disease has led Kummerow to identify oxidized cholesterols and other oxidized lipids … Continue reading