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Monthly Archives: November 2023

Designer Babies: An Ethical Dilemma

Written By: Manya Davis Designer babies are created by genetically modifying the DNA of an embryo to influence the expression of desired genes. Currently, scientists are exploring the broad applications that CRISPR, a tool used for editing genomes, has on the advancement of designer babies.

Can Capturing Carbon Stop Global Warming?

Written by: Chad Park Global warming is a real threat, and one of the primary causes is carbon dioxide. The Earth’s most abundant greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide levels, have risen over 90% since the 1970s, reaching a record high of 417.06 parts per million (ppm)

CRISPR-Cas9: The Most Effective Method of Gene Editing

Written by: Aditya Hansoty Gene editing is a form of genetic engineering in which DNA can be inserted into or deleted from the genome of a living organism. In 2012, George Church, Jennifer Doudna, Emmanuelle Charpentier, and Feng Zhang, were successful in complexing the CRISPR-Cas9

A Brief History of Modern Physics

Written by: Karthik Prasad     The 19th and 20th centuries gave physicists a glimpse into the true underpinnings of the universe itself: modern physics. Three major theories emerged in this time period–special relativity, quantum mechanics, and general relativity. This article aims to overview the

Example of Meissner Effect with Superconductivity

Remember that Room Temperature Superconductor?

Do you remember that crazy news back in late July about a room temperature superconductor? You might remember that some researchers in Korea found a material that was able to show signs of superconductivity at just room temperature levels instead of extremely cold conditions. This

Using Extremophiles to Study the Potential of Life on Mars

Written by: Claudia Kowal Extremophiles are organisms that survive under extreme conditions, living in places we once thought were uninhabitable- like acidic hot springs or arctic tundras. Different types of extremophiles can live in different types of environments, including those with an extreme pH (acidic