Thursday, September 23, 2021

Genetic Scissors Win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020

Emmanuelle Charpentier, a French professor, and Jennifer Doudna, an American biochemist, are the 6th and 7th women to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Their discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 is a molecular tool that can be used to make precise incisions in the genetic material, making it easier to edit genetic code. This discovery revolutionized molecular life sciences, bringing new opportunities with breathtaking potential.

The Record Breaking Hyperactive Hurricane Season in the Atlantic

This year’s record breaking hyperactive hurricanes in the Atlantic have five active tropical cyclones spinning synchronously. An event like this is only the second of it’s kind known to man. The five systems are Hurricane Sally, Hurricane Paulette, Tropical Storm Teddy, Tropical Storm Vicky, and Tropical Depression Rene.

Importance of elliptic curves in number theory

Number theory is one of the fundamental subject areas in mathematics today. In the most elementary sense, it studies the relations between integers—the whole numbers: 1, 2, 3, etc. Although much of elementary number theory accomplishes that, much of these seemingly simple problems in number theory must be solved using complicated methods over structures called groups, rings, and fields.

Easy No-Yeast Bagels

Super easy to make, they require only 5 ingredients and 20 minutes, and clock in at only 240 calories each. Soft, flavorful, and versatile, these bagels taste just as great with either sweet or savoury toppings.

Elon Musk, a Look Back

Elon Musk is a widely-viewed technological genius who is in charge of Tesla Motors, is trying to build a tunnel under L.A., and is...

Remembering NASA’s Katherine Johnson

By Grace Hwang Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician and trailblazer for racial and gender equality, died at age 101 on February 24. Even though the 2016...

Scientists pinpoint extragalactic radio signals

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Scientists have isolated mysterious radio signals originating 500 million miles away from our galaxy. This discovery is the latest revelation regarding fast radio bursts...

Giving the avian endangerment crisis perspective

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Although it seems like we see and hear them every day, the bird population in North America is drastically decreasing—so much so that it...

New malaria vaccine is a new hope for Africa

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by Nikitha Kamath Known to be deadly at times, malaria is an infectious disease that is more common in countries with tropical climates. This mosquito-borne...

Getting Wrecked- Stories from the sidelines of the opioid epidemic

Dr. Kimberly Sue is an anthropologist with a Harvard education and a physician at Riker’s Island, New York City’s main jail complex. She...

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