List/Grid Tag Archives: Science

Proposal for a Unified Microbiome Initiative

Proposal for a Unified Microbiome Initiative

By Ahmad Sabbagh ’17 A group of leading microbiologists have called for a government-led effort proposed as the Unified Microbiome Initiative (UMI) to develop research and new tools to understand… Read more »

The Coming El Niño

The Coming El Niño

By Michael Beveridge ’17  As one of the strongest predicted weather patterns ever recorded gathers in the Pacific Ocean, many people are left wondering: what is the El Niño and… Read more »

Gene-Editing Program Advanced in Pigs

Gene-Editing Program Advanced in Pigs

By Ahmad Sabbagh ’17 Scientists have once again made remarkable progress in improving the celebrated yet controversial gene-editing technique known as CRISPR. At a recent gathering at the National Academy… Read more »

Is the Northeast Well Prepared for Hurricane Joaquin?

Is the Northeast Well Prepared for Hurricane Joaquin?

By Agustina Hobbs ’17 Hurricane Joaquin has made the headlines for the last couple of days. On Thursday, meteorologists began addressing the large impact that hurricane Joaquin could have on… Read more »

Where the Pope and Science Find Common Ground

Where the Pope and Science Find Common Ground

By Michael Beveridge ’17   Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, has made headlines during his tenure for making moves to “liberalize” the Church, most recently for his… Read more »

A Scientific Analysis of the Nepal Earthquake

A Scientific Analysis of the Nepal Earthquake

By Ahmad Sabbagh ’17 A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal’s capital Katmandu and surrounding areas on Saturday April 25th, devastating the region and killing over 2,500 people while injuring over… Read more »

HIV Outbreak in Indiana Worsens

HIV Outbreak in Indiana Worsens

By Daniel Bertan ‘17 Over the past month, Scott County, Indiana, a small southern county in the state, has experienced a massive H.I.V. outbreak. The outbreak was first declared mid-march,… Read more »

California Has an Endless Supply of Water in the Ocean

California Has an Endless Supply of Water in the Ocean

By Ahmad Sabbagh ’17 What was once considered a project too expensive and unsustainable to carry out might finally have turned to be a life-saving technology with a feasible implementation…. Read more »

CRISPR: Human Genome Editing Just Got Easier

CRISPR: Human Genome Editing Just Got Easier

By Ahmad Sabbagh ’17 The celebrated yet controversial CRISPR gene-editing technique has become more efficient and feasible to use thanks to the discovery of a mini enzyme by researchers from… Read more »

CO2 Pollution Stabilizes, Despite Continued World Growth

CO2 Pollution Stabilizes, Despite Continued World Growth

By Michael Beveridge ’17 For the first time in over 40 years, increasing growth has not resulted in an increase in global CO2 emissions.  Renewables like solar and wind power… Read more »

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