For the Love of Contrast // Part 2: LG’s Road to OLED Authority
Electronic / Identity / Science / Technology

For the Love of Contrast // Part 2: LG’s Road to OLED Authority

By: Eli Epperson Edited by: Helena Rios In South Korea, a competition for television display dominance is raging. Its competitors, Samsung and LG, lead the world in the production of this pervasive technology field, which, by the year 2022, is expected to be worth close to $170 billion [1]. As mentioned in the prequel of … Continue reading

The Role of Our Immune System in Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer's Disease / brains / Neuroscience

The Role of Our Immune System in Alzheimer’s

By: Mariel Corinne Tai Sander Edited by: Kim Chia In 1907, at a conference in Tubingen, Dr. Alois Alzheimer described a curious disease characterized by “numerous small miliary foci…found in the superior layers…the storage of a peculiar material in the cortex” [1]. While researchers now know what those “small military foci” are—plaques of beta amyloid … Continue reading

Electronic / Science / Technology

For the Love of Contrast // Part 1: The OLED Explained

By: Eli Zachary Epperson Edited by: Helena Veronique Rios For more than a decade, the tech giants Samsung and LG have ruled the market for television displays. While the most popular television technology is the familiar liquid-crystal display, or LCD, the organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, display has emerged as a notable competitor [0]. In fact, OLED … Continue reading

“One Pig Heart Please”: Xenotransplants Take A Step Forward
Biology / Tiago Palmisano

“One Pig Heart Please”: Xenotransplants Take A Step Forward

By: Tiago Palmisano Edited by: Bryce Harlan Xenotransplantation. The first time I heard this word I assumed it was something from a sci-fi show. Technology akin to the faster-than-light hyperdrive or the gravitational tractor beam, perhaps. Little did I know that xenotransplantation is not only very real, but also on the frontier of medicine. But … Continue reading

An Evolutionary Exploration of Animal Sexuality
Animal Behavior / Biology / Ecology / evolution

An Evolutionary Exploration of Animal Sexuality

Written by: Julia Zeh Edited by: Olivia Ghosh Does homosexuality exist in animals other than humans? Yes, and no. From the perspective of Darwinian evolution, homosexuality is a puzzling concept. According to Charles Darwin, natural selection works to promote fitness in the sense of increasing reproductive output. In order for certain traits to evolve, they … Continue reading

Two New Developments in Medicine: PSCK9 Inhibitors and the WATCHMAN Device
Biology / Tiago Palmisano

Two New Developments in Medicine: PSCK9 Inhibitors and the WATCHMAN Device

By: Tiago Palmisano Edited By: Bryce Harlan One reason I love biology is that despite centuries of research and discovery, we are continuously gaining new insight into the machinations of the human body. Even today our understanding of medicine is expanding as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies strive to develop more sophisticated strategies for combating disease. … Continue reading

Dominant Females and Weird Animal Sex: A look at anglerfish, spotted hyenas, and gender roles
Animal Behavior / Biology / Ecology / evolution / gender

Dominant Females and Weird Animal Sex: A look at anglerfish, spotted hyenas, and gender roles

Written by: Julia Zeh Edited by: Olivia Ghosh The animal kingdom is chock-full of weird, crazy, mixed-up gender roles and sexualities. From sex-changing fish to homosexual birds, and everything in between, evolution has created an immense diversity among animals when it comes to the behavioral and morphological aspects of gender and sex. The spotted hyena … Continue reading

Is vaping safer than smoking? Let’s consider the science!
Health / Tiago Palmisano

Is vaping safer than smoking? Let’s consider the science!

By: Tiago Palmisano Edited by: Bryce Harlan Cigarette use in the United States has significantly declined over the past decade. Anti-smoking campaigns such as the American Legacy Foundation’s “truth” have certainly played a role in this fortunate trend. Additionally, the gradually rising mountain of scientific evidence has helped to open the eyes of younger generations. … Continue reading