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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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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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Coral Reefs: Why They Are Worth Saving

Coral reefs are an object of fascination for many who love going to the beach and seeing ocean life, but they are facing many problems caused by humans. Coral reefs are not only home to a diverse community of organisms, but they are also a popular place to visit for …

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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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Cosmic Rays Discover Void in Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza was built in Egypt over 4,500 years ago as a tomb for their pharaoh, Khufu, and it has since become one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. For centuries, there have been speculations that this 230 meter structure contains hidden passageways and cavities. …

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Superbugs: The Unseen Threat

What are superbugs? Superbugs are bacteria and viruses that are resistant to antibiotics and other medications, and they pose a serious threat to our livelihood since they are extremely difficult to eliminate, having rendered most treatments ineffective. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year in the United States, …

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iPhone X: The Newest Smartphone Technology

On June 29, 2007, Steve Jobs released a new product that shocked the modern society- the iPhone. This revolutionary device changed the way people would interact with one another. This new cell phone had a never before seen multi-touch screen, a connection to the internet, and the ability to listen to music, …

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