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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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AeroMobil: The Flying Car of the Future

For decades, the future has been depicted with new and innovative technology — flying cars, conscious machines, and resurrections of extinct species. As science advances, this future is starting to become a reality. Aeromobil, a small Slovakian firm, has recently announced that their new flying car will be made commercially available …

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Enceladus, Saturn’s Moon, Could Sustain Life

While the Hollywood film industry fantasizes about life beyond Earth, NASA just proved it may not be just a fantasy for long on Enceladus. Enceladus, Saturn’s moon, was found to contain hydrogen after a 12 year investigation by Cassini spacecraft. Hydrogen is one of the main elements needed to support …

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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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Newly Discovered Continents: Zealandia and Mauritia

At some point in our elementary school careers we’ve sung the continents’ names to memorize all seven of them. But now another question has arisen: how would Zealandia and Mauritia fit in? Zealandia Researchers found new information to confirm that New Zealand and some small islands sit on Zealandia. It …

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