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Targeting Cancers with a Malarial Protein

What type of cells multiplies rapidly, invades surrounding tissue, and even takes over the arrangement of blood vessels nearby? If you said, “Cancer cells,” think again. That is not to say that you are wrong….


On the Existence of Climate Change

Growing up, I always thought climate change was a, you know, thing. That it existed. I believed news about glaciers melting and species going extinct, and felt the summers getting hotter. Apparently not everyone seems…


Hit the Message Home

Imagine this: you get a call from your child’s teacher that he has stolen from another child at school, with concrete evidence. You bring this up with your child, but he completely denies the accusation….


Soylent: Is this the future of food?

For those who haven’t heard about it, Soylent is a so-called nutritionally perfect drink created by Rob Rhinehart, an engineer and entrepreneur.(1) It comes as a powder that you blend with water and oil, and…


Trust me, I’m a doctor

What comes to mind when you think about pigeons? Flying rats? Waddling fowls? How about medical professionals? As outlandish as this notion appears, it isn’t nearly as far-fetched as one might think. A recent study…


Game on.

Rebecca glances at the game clock, wiping the sweat off her brow. There are 23 seconds left, and Rebecca’s Vipers are down 98-95 to the rival Cougars. Neither team has any timeouts left. The game…


What’s in your meat?

On October 26, 2015 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization announced that it added ‘processed meat’ and ‘red meat’ to its list of Group 1 (carcinogenic to humans)…


Open yourself up to music

What goes through your mind when you watch a professional pianist’s fingers dance across the keys? Is it a sense of wonder, perhaps with a hint of envy? At least, that’s how I feel. It…


Remembering Sleep

For the average university student, pulling the first all-nighter is like a rite of passage. When you spend all night studying for tomorrow’s exam or stay up Sunday night frantically typing out an essay due…