Archives for February 2019

Growing Bacteria in Petri Dishes – Part 2

As I mentioned in the "Part One" of this blog post, I did an experiment using nutrient agar plates to grow bacteria. I had one question to answer: How do different household cleaning products affect … [Read more...]

The Many Uncontrollable Factors for Cancer

By Maia Poon According to the American Cancer Society, “Almost everyone knows someone who has had cancer.” The risk of having cancer is a serious concern for many people, especially those whose … [Read more...]

How Many Slaps Does it Take to Cook a Chicken?

By Amanda C. Lee Cooked Chicken Breast © Steve Johnson, CC BY 2.0 A few days ago, my physics teacher introduced a new concept to the class. Relating to our work, energy, and power unit, she … [Read more...]

Microwaving Grapes… to Create Plasma?

By Xavier Lam For the past two decades, scientists could not explain the phenomenon of a grape being microwaved, and creating a flashy spark of hot ionized gas (plasma). However, scientists from … [Read more...]

Hypnotizing: Should We Try It?

I had recently watched a video about hypnotizing. For all this time, I expected it to be like the "evil doings" and manipulations like in movies. Turns out, hypnotizing actually has benefits, and it's … [Read more...]

The Zombie Deer Disease

deer (c) Berg, W J (CC0) What is it? The chronic wasting disease, also known as the zombie deer disease, affects the neurological state of deer's such as white-tailed deer, mule deer, reindeer, … [Read more...]

Wound healing; should I pick that scab?

To all the kids that have tripped and fallen on the playground, I feel you guys... On a more serious note, scrapes and scratches are almost inevitable to a human being. Likewise, at a recent … [Read more...]

It’s a Small World After All

By Amanda C. Lee A few days ago, I was playing a trivia game and one of the questions went something along the lines of “Kevin Bacon has a popular game called: four steps; five minutes; or six … [Read more...]

What is Quantum Computing?

By Xavier Lam Quantum computing works by making use of subatomic particles that are able to exist in more than one state at a time. Using these particles, operations can be done faster and more … [Read more...]

Smart Pill injects Insulin into Stomach Painlessly

What is diabetes? Diabetes is an illness that develops in people from all ranges of ages due to high blood sugar levels. Those who have this disease lack insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas … [Read more...]