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First Genetically Modified Pig Heart Transplanted to a Human

First Genetically Modified Pig Heart Transplanted to a Human

Anika Prasad February 6, 2022

David Bennett Sr., a 57-year-old Maryland man, received a transplant of a genetically modified pig heart. The first-of-its-kind transplant surgery was performed earlier this year on January 10, by surgeons...

Omicron: A Variant Of Concern

Omicron: A Variant Of Concern

Anika Prasad December 8, 2021

The latest Covid-19 variant, initially referred to as B.1.1.529 was first detected by South African scientists. Dr. Angelique Coetzee, the chairwoman of the South African Medical Association was the first...

Cyber Security: A Growing Industry

Cyber Security: A Growing Industry

Devanshi Gollamudi November 2, 2021

Growing Demand for Cyber Security: Why? How many times a day do you scroll through Instagram or check how many likes you got on your latest tweet? Our constant glances down at our phones and social media...

A New Hope for Age Related Memory Loss

A New Hope for Age Related Memory Loss

Anika Prasad, Staff Writer September 6, 2021

As human beings, our memories are who we are. They tell us about our past, our connections, and our lives. Our memories shape us into what we are today. Undoubtedly, memory loss is equivalent to losing...

The History of Computer Science

The History of Computer Science

Varun Patel, Staff Writer April 30, 2020

Computer science, a field that is growing at an astonishing rate, with breakthroughs occurring everyday all across the world. For the average person, the advancements brought upon by computer science have...

The relevance and application of Imaginary numbers

The relevance and application of Imaginary numbers

Aditya Jithesh, Staff Writer April 29, 2020

What do you think about when I say “i”? Most people know “i” to be the square root of -1, and some may even remember it from the quadratic formula. Most people struggle when they are asked how...

A Breakthrough Cancer Drug: Pembrolizumab

A Breakthrough Cancer Drug: Pembrolizumab

Rehan Shah, Staff Writer April 27, 2020

Here is a simple question to ponder, although not the easiest one to provide a response with. Which medical advancements have had the most significant impact on mankind? If we ask a group of world –...

Why YOU Need to Learn How to Code?

Why YOU Need to Learn How to Code?

Varun Patel, Staff Writer April 17, 2020

print(“Why code?”) Coding, Scripting, Programming - whatever you call it, they’re fundamentally the same thing. Over time with our constant consumption of mass media, we’ve begun to view programming...

The Truth Behind Resveratrol And Berries: The Overlooked Fruit

The Truth Behind Resveratrol And Berries: The Overlooked Fruit

Rehan Shah, Staff Writer April 15, 2020

If I told you that consuming a few blueberries, bilberries, cranberries, and grapes a day can improve your overall health quality by a significant amount, it would be hard to believe. In a world where...

Solar Technologies: Paving The Way To A Great Future

Solar Technologies: Paving The Way To A Great Future

Axay Raval, Managing Editor April 13, 2020

Around 783 million, or nearly 1 in 10 people around the world lack access to clean drinking water, according to UNICEF. This number is huge and there are indeed various technologies out there to help provide...

The Rise and Impact of Quantum Computing

The Rise and Impact of Quantum Computing

Srikar Parsi, Editor in Chief April 13, 2020

From the 1960s, computers have been exponentially increasing their power while becoming smaller and more portable. However, we are now close to our limit. In the 1900s, transistors (switches that stop...

Is Spider Silk Really Stronger Than Steel?

Is Spider Silk Really Stronger Than Steel?

Joel Kallarackal, Managing Editor April 13, 2020

The age-old question of whether spider silk is stronger than steel has had received multiple reactions. However, in the last year, scientists have confirmed that spider silk is stronger. In fact, it has...

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