Thursday, September 23, 2021

Reimagining Eden

The story of Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden is one of the most widely known parts of Christian lore, and perhaps one of the oldest as well. Like other Biblical stories, it was derived from earlier Sumerian traditions. The word eden is a Sumerian word meaning ‘plain.’ No matter your religion, you are probably familiar with the tale of the world’s first two humans and their misdemeanors in paradise. It is referenced in countless films and books, which leads to it being explained even in secular schools. It has infiltrated pop culture. Despite this, it is almost always depicted incorrectly. As is typical of the Bible, no physical description of Adam, Eve, or the serpent is included. It never explicitly states that the forbidden fruit is an apple or that the serpent is a snake (it was definitely not a snake). In this article, we’ll explore a few ways of envisioning the antagonist in this famous scene.

Benefits vs. Risks of Caffeine for Adolescents

Around 80% of the world’s population consumes caffeine everyday and roughly 73% of kids consume caffeine everyday. This is a shocking statistic, which raises the question: is caffeine good for adolescents?

A Better Explanation for Physical Differences Amongst Sexes

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Often, society has noted the stark physical differences between men and women: men are generally taller, and women often have wider hips. The typical explanation stems from Charles Darwin’s note that, “undoubtedly,” the greater size and strength of a man is due to how men must impress mates, with natural selection choosing time and time again the strongest and most able in the struggle for life. Men had to be aggressive and competitive for wives, whereas women were picky to choose the best mate.

Inconsistent Sleeping Patterns in Teenagers Increase Risky Behavior

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There’s nothing wrong with catching a few more winks of sleep on the weekends right? Wrong. Teenagers are notorious for either not getting enough sleep during the week or sleeping too long on weekends or both. However, studies show that getting inconsistent amounts of sleep over a long period of time can cause a number of behavioral and physical problems, along with problems in cognitive function.

Undergraduate Student Makes Breakthrough in Graph Theory

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In May, the then-20-year-old undergraduate student Ashwin Sah at Massachusetts Institute of Technology made a breakthrough in the field of graph theory.

Zokinvy, the Recently FDA Approved Progeria Treatment

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350-400 children around the world suffer from a genetic syndrome called Progeria. Progeria is a type of progeroid syndrome, with a more specific name of Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome. With a genetic mutation in the lamin A (LMNA), a protein involved in holding together the center of the cell, premature aging occurs.

Teenagers Aren’t Receiving Sufficient Amounts of Sleep

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Teenagers are well known for not getting enough sleep. Maybe you are one of them. However, an insufficient amount of sleep, especially over a prolonged period of time, is not healthy for the growing mind.

Gray Wolves in America Taken off the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the Lower...

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On October 29, a public announcement was made by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) that stated, gray wolves (Canis lupus) would be delisted from the Endangered Species Act (ESA), in most of the contiguous 48 states. A few days later on November 3rd, it was officially published in the Federal Register. The terms to this delisting will take full effect January 4, 2021.

The Role of Invariants in Mathematics Today

By Sophie Zhu Invariants are attributes of a mathematical object that stay constant if one changes certain, non-central features. Typically, the features that can be...

New Artificial Enzyme Can Drastically Speed Up The Breakdown of Plastics

By Shawn Gupta Plastic waste is a huge problem for our planet. It is estimated that over 300 million tons of plastic are produced annually,...

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