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  • Electromagnetic Waves: How They Allowed Us To Image a Black Hole
    Using a fundamental property of the universe to study the universe We interact with electromagnetic waves (also known as electromagnetic radiation) on a daily basis. It is simply a form of energy that we use to heat food, listen to music in the car, see the world around us, solve crime, treat cancer, and so […]
  • Sneezes, Wheezes, and Everything In Between
    Can you imagine how difficult it must be to have a food allergy? In this post, we break down what an allergy is, what it causes, and how it’s treated. Imagine this: You’re 11 years old, and you go to the beach. Your family doesn’t typically go to the beach so this is a new […]
  • Why Is My Gin and Tonic Glowing?
    Well, the answer to that is pretty simple. There are molecules of a specific compound that fluoresces when exposed to ultraviolet light. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t actually the gin that is glowing. Instead, it is the tonic. Tonic water contains a molecule called quinine, which was actually a compound developed to treat malaria. […]
  • From Sweet Treats to Losing Feet
    An understanding of Diabetes, the world’s 6th deadliest disease. Introduction In the United States, 1 in 10 Americans have some form of diabetes. Among the US population overall, crude estimates for the prevalence of diabetes in 2018 were as follows: 34.2 million people of all ages—or 10.5% of the US population—had diabetes. 34.1 million adults […]
  • Could Tripping on Shrooms Solve Depression?
    In this article, we will explore the history of hallucinogens, understand the mechanism of these drugs in the brain, and what potential they have as a medical treatment. What is a Hallucinogen? A hallucinogen is a drug that causes hallucinations, which are sensations and imagery that seems real but are not. There are two categories: […]

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Sneezes, Wheezes, and Everything In Between
    Can you imagine how difficult it must be to have a food allergy? In this post, we break down what an allergy is, what it causes, and how it’s treated. Imagine this: You’re 11 years old, and you go to the beach. Your family doesn’t typically go to the beach so this is a new […]
  • From Sweet Treats to Losing Feet
    An understanding of Diabetes, the world’s 6th deadliest disease. Introduction In the United States, 1 in 10 Americans have some form of diabetes. Among the US population overall, crude estimates for the prevalence of diabetes in 2018 were as follows: 34.2 million people of all ages—or 10.5% of the US population—had diabetes. 34.1 million adults […]
  • Could Tripping on Shrooms Solve Depression?
    In this article, we will explore the history of hallucinogens, understand the mechanism of these drugs in the brain, and what potential they have as a medical treatment. What is a Hallucinogen? A hallucinogen is a drug that causes hallucinations, which are sensations and imagery that seems real but are not. There are two categories: […]
  • The Dangers of Alcohol
    Alcohol abuse is estimated to be the world’s 3rd largest risk factor for disease and disability. This is part of the reason why doctors ask about alcohol and drug use during routine health screenings. In 2019, almost 55 percent of people over 18 had an alcoholic drink in the past month. Almost 26 percent admitted […]

Biology

  • Sneezes, Wheezes, and Everything In Between
    Can you imagine how difficult it must be to have a food allergy? In this post, we break down what an allergy is, what it causes, and how it’s treated. Imagine this: You’re 11 years old, and you go to the beach. Your family doesn’t typically go to the beach so this is a new […]
  • From Sweet Treats to Losing Feet
    An understanding of Diabetes, the world’s 6th deadliest disease. Introduction In the United States, 1 in 10 Americans have some form of diabetes. Among the US population overall, crude estimates for the prevalence of diabetes in 2018 were as follows: 34.2 million people of all ages—or 10.5% of the US population—had diabetes. 34.1 million adults […]
  • Could Tripping on Shrooms Solve Depression?
    In this article, we will explore the history of hallucinogens, understand the mechanism of these drugs in the brain, and what potential they have as a medical treatment. What is a Hallucinogen? A hallucinogen is a drug that causes hallucinations, which are sensations and imagery that seems real but are not. There are two categories: […]
  • Drugs and Superbugs!
    If you’re alive today, you have probably had an experience with antibiotics. Antibiotics are a group of medications that are designed to kill bacteria, a microorganism that can cause illness and disease. If abused or misused, antibiotics could potentially create a large problem in the near future, and there are already signs that it is […]

Chemistry

  • Why Is My Gin and Tonic Glowing?
    Well, the answer to that is pretty simple. There are molecules of a specific compound that fluoresces when exposed to ultraviolet light. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t actually the gin that is glowing. Instead, it is the tonic. Tonic water contains a molecule called quinine, which was actually a compound developed to treat malaria. […]
  • What is Nuclear Power?
    Atoms make up all of the known matter in the world. The word atom is derived from the word greek word atomos, which means uncuttable. That is a terribly ironic origin of the word because the cutting or splitting of atoms is so iconic in world history.  Introduction The word Atom comes from the greek […]

Health

  • Sneezes, Wheezes, and Everything In Between
    Can you imagine how difficult it must be to have a food allergy? In this post, we break down what an allergy is, what it causes, and how it’s treated. Imagine this: You’re 11 years old, and you go to the beach. Your family doesn’t typically go to the beach so this is a new […]
  • From Sweet Treats to Losing Feet
    An understanding of Diabetes, the world’s 6th deadliest disease. Introduction In the United States, 1 in 10 Americans have some form of diabetes. Among the US population overall, crude estimates for the prevalence of diabetes in 2018 were as follows: 34.2 million people of all ages—or 10.5% of the US population—had diabetes. 34.1 million adults […]
  • Could Tripping on Shrooms Solve Depression?
    In this article, we will explore the history of hallucinogens, understand the mechanism of these drugs in the brain, and what potential they have as a medical treatment. What is a Hallucinogen? A hallucinogen is a drug that causes hallucinations, which are sensations and imagery that seems real but are not. There are two categories: […]
  • The Dangers of Alcohol
    Alcohol abuse is estimated to be the world’s 3rd largest risk factor for disease and disability. This is part of the reason why doctors ask about alcohol and drug use during routine health screenings. In 2019, almost 55 percent of people over 18 had an alcoholic drink in the past month. Almost 26 percent admitted […]
  • Drugs and Superbugs!
    If you’re alive today, you have probably had an experience with antibiotics. Antibiotics are a group of medications that are designed to kill bacteria, a microorganism that can cause illness and disease. If abused or misused, antibiotics could potentially create a large problem in the near future, and there are already signs that it is […]

Physics

  • Electromagnetic Waves: How They Allowed Us To Image a Black Hole
    Using a fundamental property of the universe to study the universe We interact with electromagnetic waves (also known as electromagnetic radiation) on a daily basis. It is simply a form of energy that we use to heat food, listen to music in the car, see the world around us, solve crime, treat cancer, and so […]
  • Why Is My Gin and Tonic Glowing?
    Well, the answer to that is pretty simple. There are molecules of a specific compound that fluoresces when exposed to ultraviolet light. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t actually the gin that is glowing. Instead, it is the tonic. Tonic water contains a molecule called quinine, which was actually a compound developed to treat malaria. […]
  • What is Nuclear Power?
    Atoms make up all of the known matter in the world. The word atom is derived from the word greek word atomos, which means uncuttable. That is a terribly ironic origin of the word because the cutting or splitting of atoms is so iconic in world history.  Introduction The word Atom comes from the greek […]