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The Potential of Xenobots, a Living Machine

Written by: Nathan Handjojo In a new field of cutting-edge biotechnology, a groundbreaking fusion of biology and robotics has emerged, pushing the boundaries of what we conceive as living organisms and machines. Enter the xenobots – a revolutionary class of programmable, living robots created from

The Zebra Finch Weather Forecast: A New Form of Bird Communication

Written by: Claudia Kowal Introduction Similar to people, most bird species use vocalizations to communicate with each other. Typically, birds vocalize through songs and calls, warning others of predators, nearby food sources, or to mate (Thompson, 2014). However, recent research has shown that a particular

5 Simple Steps to Leading a Happier Life

Written by: Abhinav Anne Interviewed: Dr. Laurie Santos – Professor of Psychology at Yale University and Founder of the Happiness Lab “Are we truly wired for happiness?” This question posed by Dr. Laurie Santos, a Professor of Psychology at Yale University and the Founder of

The Science of Awe

Awe, often described as an intense emotional response to experiences that transcend one’s perceived understanding of the world around them has intrigued scholars throughout history. Defined by a deep sense of wonder and amazement, awe has captivated the curiosity of scholars, scientists, and thinkers across

Evolution of the Horse– The Most Complete Fossil Record

Written by: Claudia Kowal Introduction How did the small, dog-like creatures from millions of years ago evolve into the modern horses we know today? This question can be answered through the extensive excavation of horse ancestors’ fossils over the past several decades. While many other

Repetition Tempo for Muscular Hypertrophy

Written by: Andrew D. Katson Introduction  Hypertrophy-focused resistance training, whether it be with body weight, bands, or barbells, is an effective way to improve bone health, mobility, and muscular strength and size. This form of exercise has both aesthetic and practical uses in day-to-day life.

The Last Spark: Unveiling the Mysteries of Terminal Lucidity

Written by: Abhinav Anne Intrigued by the profound contemplations of religion, philosophy, and literature on the conscious experience of dying, science has recently directed substantial attention toward unraveling the mysteries of death. The relentless pursuit of medical advancements, particularly the advent of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

The Science of Dreams

Written by: Chad Park Dreams are a phenomenon that has intrigued humanity for centuries. Dreams captivate our nights, naturally leading to questions about their origins, function, and meaning. Dreams are a puzzling concept, with fascinating foundations for their existence, potential roles in cognitive processes, and

How Our Environment Shapes Our Genes

A product of the interplay between environmental factors and genetics, the emerging field of epigenetics has unveiled fascinating layers of complexity in the inheritance of traits and the evolutionary process. Epigenetics, the study of heritable traits and changes in cell function that occur without altering