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Science

Scientific Literacy and Its Importance

January 26, 2021

Everyday, there are newspaper stories related to pharmaceuticals, energy needs, and the environment. Articles that may seem political at first glance are actually related to science and the environment. As a result, there is a need for citizens to be scientifically literate to participate in the civic issues of the society and take informed decisions to improve their quality of life. […]

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Coronavirus News

Neurosurgeon Says to Keep Learning in Order to Stay Sharp during Pandemic

January 17, 2021

Dr. Sanjay Gupta said trying simple new things can keep our brains cobweb-free, NPR reported. The coronavirus pandemic has stunted our ability to engage in social activities like parties, group sports, and concerts, but small brain teasers can help us stay sharp. Studying learning began in the 19th century. […]

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Humpback Whale Surprises Tourists Near Statue of Liberty

December 16, 2020

A humpback whale was spotted in New York Harbor near the Statue of Liberty, NBC News reported. The marine mammal spent hours swimming along the city shoreline, surfacing every minute or so for breath. Long ago, whales left land and headed back to sea. […]

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Thai Fisherman Finds Whale Vomit Rocks Worth up to $3.2 Million

December 10, 2020

A fisherman may be a millionaire after finding rocks of hardened whale vomit, the “Daily Mail” reported. The regurgitated substance, ambergris, is used as an odorless agent to maintain the scent of perfume like Chanel No. 5. Hunting marine mammals began 9,000 years ago. […]

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Average Human Body Temperature Lowering, No Single Cause Known

December 4, 2020

Human bodies are increasingly falling short of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, “Science Alert” reported. While previously believed to be confined to the US and UK, the phenomenon was recently found in a remote Bolivian tribe as well. In animals, homeostasis regulates body temperature. […]

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News

New AI That Predicts Shape of Proteins Could Solve 50-Year Problem

December 3, 2020

A London lab has programmed an artificial intelligence to predict protein shapes, “The New York Times” reported. The program, called AlphaFold, can look at a string of amino acids and accurately predict which 3D shape they will form when they become a protein. Why does protein folding matter? […]

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