Category : Science

The Creation of a Serial Killer: Nature vs. Nurture

Dexter Moser was born on February 1st in 1971. Dexter lived most of his childhood life with his older brother, Brian, and Laura Moser, his mother. Unfortunately for this family, Laura Moser was a drug addict, but she never let her bad habits affect her love for her children. When Dexter was three, Laura Moser began acting as an informant in the Estrada drug cartel….

1 Comment / 47515 View / April 20, 2015

Your Friends Are More Popular Than You Are

Ever notice that a lot of people you know are more gregarious, outgoing, and popular than you are? That after your evening at home, all of your friends are posting pictures of their night out? If so, you might not…

1 Comment / 348 View / January 25, 2015

One Graphic Displaying Jonas Salk’s Impact in Creating the Polio Vaccine

On October 28th, 1914, Jonas Salk was born, who would later go on to invent the polio vaccine that had a massive effect on world health and near polio eradication.  Below is a graphic that commemorates the progress thus far…

2 Comments / 482 View / October 28, 2014

Antibiotics: Friend or Foe?

When the Black Plague hit 14th century Europe, the knowledge about microorganisms was so limited that the most scientific explanation for the cause of infection was an imbalance in the four bodily humors. It was a time when culture teemed…

2 Comments / 375 View / October 4, 2014

Science Citizenry: One of the Largest Innovations of the Century

Because of the increasing accessibility in the social-media dominated and technologically-connected contemporary world, a novel power is placed in hands of everyday citizens. Knowledge, education, and information are literally only a click away. While these truths may seem obvious –…

0 Comments / 207 View / September 27, 2014

The God Particle: Two Years Later

In July, 2012, researchers at CERN, home to the world’s largest particle accelerator, announced the discovery of a new, never-before-seen particle. In March, 2013, it was confirmed to be the Higgs boson, popularly called the God Particle. The Higgs boson…

1 Comment / 201 View / September 4, 2014

How We Destroy the Scientists of Tomorrow

Go to any college admission session and ask, “What activity is most impressive that a high aspiring science or engineering student can do for college admissions?” For those that do get an answer, the response will overwhelmingly be the same:…

4 Comments / 1086 View / August 28, 2014

Rolling the Dice: Harnessing the Power of Randomness

People usually like to have a plan. We map out our response to all of the possibilities, attempting to control the uncertainty in the world around us. However, across a wide variety of disciplines, research has found examples of how…

0 Comments / 247 View / August 23, 2014

Why We Can’t Stop Keeping Up with Kim: Evolution and Fame

Kim Kardashian announced, some time ago, the release of her new book Selfish. And what, pray tell, is the subject matter of this coffee table book? Selfies. 352 pages worth, to be exact. And, despite the ridicule that this book…

0 Comments / 427 View / August 22, 2014

The Science of ALS, Harvard Research, and The Ice-Bucket Challenge

I peered into the icebox at the local grocery store at 9:30 on a Wednesday morning and found it empty. However, just as I was about to walk away dejected, I spied a lone bag of ice hiding in the…

0 Comments / 401 View / August 19, 2014