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Artificial Intelligence: Creating our own extinction?
Artificial Intelligence / Computer Science / Jack Zhong

Artificial Intelligence: Creating our own extinction?

By: Jack Zhong Edited By: Hsin-Pei Toh While we are nowhere close to creating a human brain, we humans have successfully created artificial ones in the form of computers. This development occurred in just a little over 50 years after Professor Alan Turing created the precursor to the first computers to break the Enigma encryption used … Continue reading

The Opposite of “Roundup Ready”: Monarch Butterflies in the Age of GMOs
Alexandra DeCandia / Ecology / Environmental

The Opposite of “Roundup Ready”: Monarch Butterflies in the Age of GMOs

By: Alexandra DeCandia Edited By: Timshawn Luh Monarch butterflies are an iconic American species. Found in all 50 states, these orange-and-black backyard visitors delight children with their delicacy and grace. They pass through our gardens each year, participants in an annual, multi-generational migration among the farthest undertaken by an insect species. Travelling south from Canada … Continue reading

An Incomplete Inheritance: New Research Demonstrates That Histone Proteins Can Carry Genetic Information
Biology / DNA / Tiago Palmisano

An Incomplete Inheritance: New Research Demonstrates That Histone Proteins Can Carry Genetic Information

By: Tiago Palmisano Edited By: Bryce Harlan In the modern scientific community, it is common knowledge that deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) carries our genetic information. Every organism reads its DNA like a set of intricate instructions and pass on some of these instructions to its children through a process known as inheritance. DNA is our biological … Continue reading

The Coming Age of Nuclear Fusion
Nuclear / Sustainability / Technology

The Coming Age of Nuclear Fusion

By: Ruicong Jack Zhong Edited by: Timshawn Luh  With global climate change becoming a pressing issue, it is now more important than ever to find sustainable sources of electrical energy. This past year, the US experienced wild winter weather with record-breaking snowstorms, and harsh weather is expected to continue and worsen. Electricity forms the basis … Continue reading

Breaking Down a Binary: New Research Suggests a Spectrum of Biological Sexes
Biology / gender / gene / Genetics

Breaking Down a Binary: New Research Suggests a Spectrum of Biological Sexes

By: Tiago Palmisano Edited by: Josephine McGowan  The discussion of gender identity has seen a sharp increase in recent years. As social stigma fades and scientific understanding increases, those who do not identify with the traditional gender binary are gaining the acceptance that all humans deserve. But the concept of “biological” sex identification remains a … Continue reading

Gender: A Biological or Social Construct?
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Gender: A Biological or Social Construct?

By: Kimberly Shen Edited by: Arianna Winchester On August 22, 1965, Janet Reimer gave birth to two healthy twin boys named Bruce and Brian. However, an accident occurred when the two boys underwent a circumcision operation. Because the equipment burned Bruce’s penis beyond repair, Bruce ultimately had to undergo an operation that removed his penis. … Continue reading