Thursday, May 19, 2022

FDA approves anti-COVID Merck pill

On Thursday, December 31, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a five-day, at-home treatment option for patients 18 and older who are at high risk of severe COVID-19.

Did the US Army Make the First Pan-Coronavirus Vaccine?

Through this sequence, along with nearly 2 years of research, the U.S. Army recently announced that they have created a single vaccine against all COVID and SARS variants.

Everything You Need to Know About Lichens and More: A Comprehensive Guide to The...

Lichens are defined as a symbiotic relationship between a fungi and a photobiont (symbiont capable of photosynthesis), usually algae. Instead of a singular organism.

Beijing Snows

By Emma Wu The crystal snow sparkles in the sunlight. This is the artificial snow that was specifically generated for the Beijing Olympics. Beijing doesn’t...

Mapping Numbers in Different Directions in Space 

By Emma Wu While organizing items, everyone tends to place them smallest to largest, left to right. Why is that? This has been a debate...

James Webb Space Telescope Fully Deployed Its Primary Mirror

On January 8th NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope successfully completed the unfolding of its mirror, taking its final shape.

Deltacron: the New ‘Scariant’?

Recently, there have been alleged sightings of a new “variant” named Deltacron. Now, before you enter a state of profound panic, let us reassure you that there is no cause for concern.

Strength-Diverse Wildfires May Encourage Biodiverse Landscapes

Above is a photograph of the Lassen and Plumas National Forests nine years after the 2000 Storrie Fire. Surprising to most, the area is thriving with resprouting black oaks and live conifers. 

Brain Maps Can Be Used to Predict Behavior

This has long been a question that people have wanted to understand. Can your next move be predicted? According to a study released in 2014, there is a way to do so using brain maps. Brain maps are brain scans that will track the firing of neural circuits around the brain, thus creating a path that was a response to a stimulus. The path of the neural circuits or areas of the brain are used to form the brain map. By tracing the path of the neural circuits based on the stimulus, researchers could predict which brain path would be run based on previous stimulated brain paths. 

Hunger and Loneliness Activate Similar Areas in the Brain

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all been isolated from the rest of humanity for quite a while. Hunger is also something that we have all experienced as well. Scientists have discovered that these two states of hunger and isolation are linked.

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