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The Science Hub: Fall Edition

Thomas Weldele, Andrew Lee, and Naomi Schmitt November 28, 2019

Leaves changing colors Every year, in the fall, trees change from their normal green to a brilliant display of red, yellow and orange. Though this change may seem magical, the reasoning behind it is simple:...

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The Science Hub: research on death, new dwarf planet, U.S. to leave Paris climate accord

Thomas Weldele, Naomi Schmitt, and Alex Dodos November 9, 2019

New research on the nature of death They say the brain is the most important organ in your body—according to the brain. The brain has such a big ego, in fact, that it is incapable of acknowledging its...

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The Science Hub: social media study, Nobel Prizes, firefighting foam contamination

Thomas Weldele, Naomi Schmitt, and Alex Dodos October 30, 2019

Stop demonizing screen time and start getting more sleepy time A talking point we have all heard by now is that social media and phones are rupturing the social fabric and making people, especially young...

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The Science Hub: California water levels, Momias de Guanajuato, Starship

Thomas Weldele, Naomi Schmitt, and Jimena Perez October 10, 2019

Average Water Levels in California After a rain-filled winter, courtesy of numerous atmospheric rivers, California is sitting above an average amount of water for this time of year at a large majority...

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The Science Hub: vaping related illness, benefits of GMOs, failed Indian moon landing

Thomas Weldele and Naomi Schmitt September 11, 2019

The Science Hub is back with more science-based news, this time with a section by guest writer, Avidh Bavkar '20. The Vape Problem Six deaths, over 480 cases of a mysterious illness, stretching across...

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The Science Hub: telescope controversy, amazon rainforest fires, northern white rhinos

Thomas Weldele, Naomi Schmitt, and Matthew Godfrey August 28, 2019

The Science Hub returns after a summer hiatus for more science news, including a section by guest writer, Matthew Godfrey. Telescope Controversy From submerged base to summit, Mauna Kea stands taller...

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The Science Hub: kilogram redefined, effects of skipping breakfast, sails in space

The change in the kilogram that didn't change anything The kilogram, for the majority of one’s life, was defined by a mass of platinum-iridium that was officially declared one kilogram.  That kilogram,...

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The Science Hub: a study on dementia, aftereffects of measles, Schrodinger’s art

A study on dementia A new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) detailed that there are roughly 50 million people in the world with dementia and around 10 million cases additionally per year....

Weather 101, an update on Californias frequent rainfall.

Weather 101: Storm Watch

Thomas Weldele, Writer May 19, 2019

Nature is now liberally giving what it once had taken from California. Especially throughout this winter, California has received an enormous amount of rain, even more so when considering the drought that...

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The Science Hub: first image of a black hole, the cost of climate change, deadly fungus rises

Rachel Chang, Jonathan Soriano, and Thomas Weldele April 10, 2019

First ever image of a black hole We have seen the unseeable: A black hole—a monster. It bends all light to its epicenter attempting to travel through the fabric of space and time—until it reaches...

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The Science Hub: Mozambique’s deadly cyclone, drought-free California, expanding stomachs

Rachel Chang, Jonathan Soriano, and Thomas Weldele March 27, 2019

Mozambique’s devastating aftermath of Cyclone Idai Cyclone Idai, one of the most disastrous storms to hit Africa in decades, made landfall in Mozambique on March 15. With 1.7 million people in its...

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The Science Hub: new drug for depression, NASA budget proposal, rise in measles

Rachel Chang, Jonathan Soriano, and Thomas Weldele March 14, 2019

New FDA-approved drug for depression Last week, a new drug for depression was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This new treatment is a fast-acting nasal spray composed of esketamine, a...

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