Archives for November 2018

Allergic to Stress: Dermatographic Urticaria

Last year, I was under a lot of stress, especially during one particular month. Although I was completely fine afterwards, a couple of months later, I began to develop hives all over my body. Whenever … [Read more...]

Should We Allow Designer Babies?

By: Dhruv Goel Photograph: Image Source/Getty Images/Image Source (CC BY 4.0) For many years, scientists have pondered the possibility of genetically modified babies. New techniques for … [Read more...]

The Science of Tie-Dye

I have seen many different kinds of tie-dye patterns imprinted on shirts and hoodies before. But never did I knew how anyone could have painted out the patterns or how the colour dye can remain on the … [Read more...]

Are Recent Wildfires Related to Climate Change?

Wildfire (c) John McColgan (CC0 1.0) As the climate warms, moisture and precipitation levels are changing, with increasing water vapor in wet areas and increasing droughts in dry areas. … [Read more...]

The Perfect Pizza (Physics Says It’s Possible)

What constitutes the perfect pizza? To some, it’s the absence of pineapples, to others, it’s the depth of the crust. What if I told you that according to physics, it comes down to the oven? As a … [Read more...]

Wisdom Teeth and Dissolvable Stitches

Ibreez Asaria November 17th, 2018 Just three days ago, I was sitting in an oral surgeon’s office awaiting wisdom teeth removal surgery. As I sat there drifting in and out of consciousness, I … [Read more...]

Ingestible Origami Robots: The Future of Foreign Object Removal

Advancing technology in modern society and reading about how these new devices have enriched our lives captivates me. I find that learning about technology as it pertains to medicine is especially … [Read more...]

Audrey Yan-Hoi Teo

Audrey Teo (c) Photo Credit: Audrey Teo, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Grade : 10                                    … [Read more...]

Solar-Powered Slug?

Imagine one peaceful morning, the largest sunflower in your lawn suddenly sprouts two feet and sprints in the direction of the sun. This is, according to taxonomy is impossible, as plants certainly … [Read more...]

Neuroaesthetics: Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder

Hallway MDF, CC BY 4.0 Neuroaesthetics, a recent field of study derived from neuroscience research intends to explore in depth the brain's response to art and beauty.  A modern example of an … [Read more...]