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COVID-19: A Global Pandemic

In the U.S. alone, coronavirus deaths have passed 55,000, with over 980,000 confirmed cases. Worldwide, more than 200,000 people have died, with 2.95 million confirmed cases as of today. In early March of 2020, The World Health Organization declared this coronavirus—COVID-19—a global pandemic. What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a new …

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Australia on Fire

Australia has been on fire for four long months. Since September 2019, bushfires have raged all across the country— burning over 17 million acres, destroying or damaging over 3,000 homes, and killing at least 28 people along with an estimated 1 billion animals. Koalas alone are feared to have lost …

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The Vaping Epidemic

In light of the 37 recent deaths and 1,479 cases of mysterious lung disease linked to vaping, with parents desperate for a solution, it is of utmost importance to examine the impact of e-cigarettes on the bodies of young people. Vaping is the inhalation and exhalation of vaporized liquid juice …

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Allan Dib’s One Page Marketing Plan

In his book The 1-Page Marketing Plan, Allan Dib provides the proverbial map to treasure: explicit instructions for making money, simplifying what would have been a tedious, complicated task into a manageable, concise plan. Right from the beginning, Dib dives into the importance of money. He emphasizes that money is …

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Metalenses: The Future of Optics

Did you think that Phones were thin now? Think again. A major breakthrough in the optics field– the development of metalenses– could make phones, cameras, telescopes, and other optical devices slimmer than ever. Revolutionized by a team of Harvard University researchers, these metalenses could replace traditional, curved, bulky, glass lenses with …

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Bitcoin: An Explanation

What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is an online currency invented in 2009 by an anonymous creator under the name Satoshi Nakamoto. This cryptocurrency, or electronic currency, has baffled the majority of the population since it first came into the limelight. Its value has boomed from its original creation, when it was …

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DNA Sunscreen Strengthens Over Time

Constantly reapplying sunscreen during a relaxing beach day is a tedious task that many people dread. Fortunately, scientists have been looking into developing a DNA-based sunscreen that will not only protect your skin, but also become more effective the longer it is worn. How it works: Studies have shown that …

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Genetically Modifying Human Embryos – The Debate

As the twenty-first century progresses, fiction is soon becoming reality. Babies with enhanced traits have been seen on the big screen, but with modern technology, they are coming closer and closer to our reach. Essentially, they would be created through genetically modifying embryos, manipulating the genome of a human embryo …

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The Octobot: A Soft Robotics Breakthrough

Although it may superficially resemble a small and adorable toy, the Octobot, as named by its inventors at Harvard, is a major break through in soft robotics. Most significantly, it is the first completely soft robot, and it is capable of moving on its own. The Octobot contains no hard …

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Japan’s Plans for Space Debris Removal

As technology expands, mankind has managed to litter trash both on the planet and around it. Debris in space has become increasingly problematic lately, so the Japanese space agency JAXA has developed plans for a spacecraft that utilizes a tether to snare and destroy the trash. In this past month, a …

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