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Dynabeads under a microscope.

Thinkfast: A quicker way to get lab results

Valancy Harrison, Contributor October 26, 2023

How long have you waited for results at a doctor’s office after blood work or other clinical testing? Most of the time, a large portion of the wait comes from time-consuming sample processing or analyzing...

Whales’ whereabouts are largely unknown by researchers, due to the size of the ocean.

Where do whales wander?

Olivia Mathis, Contributor September 25, 2023

Despite their immense size, whales are tricky to track. Considering they have more than 135 million square miles of ocean to roam, whales’ whereabouts are largely unknown by researchers. Marine ecologists...

Roman cement is a combination of volcanic rock, large stone fragments, sand and water mixed with mortar that is primarily comprised of lime and materials high in silica and calcium carbonate.

Unearthing the secrets of Roman concrete

Abagail Goff, Contributor September 21, 2023

Roman architecture, especially Roman cement, is a modern marvel because of its durability. Until now, scientists have been unable to discern the techniques the Romans used to create such long-lasting...

It is predicted that extinction of African forest elephants would directly limit the ability of the African rainforests to store atmospheric carbon by 6-9%

Elephants: Unexpected heroes in the fight against climate change

Fiona Sparano, Contributor September 7, 2023

What do electric cars, sustainable energy and elephants have in common? Surprisingly, they are all effective at reducing atmospheric carbon in the environment. A recent study published in the Proceedings...

Sleeping is a very integral part of how the human body can continue to function. 

Tigra scientifica: Always choose sleep

Sunny Ennis, Contributor February 27, 2023

It’s the night before an exam. Do you stay up late to continue studying or do you go to sleep to get a good night’s rest? Many will go with the former option, choosing a few extra hours of...

Mutations in space occur throughout a prolonged period of time, due to the effect of no longer being in the human bodys natural habitat. 

Tigra scientifica: Houston, we have a problem

Meghan Werner, Contributor February 20, 2023

What do smoking cigarettes, eating red meat and flying to space have in common? Surprisingly, they all increase the risk of heart disease and cancer. According to research done at Mount Sinai Icahn School...

This image shows our neighbouring planet Mars, as it was observed shortly before opposition in 2016 by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Some prominent features of the planet are clearly visible: the ancient and inactive shield volcano Syrtis Major; the bright and oval Hellas Planitia basin; the heavily eroded Arabia Terra in the centre of the image; the dark features of Sinus Sabaeous and Sinus Meridiani along the equator; and the small southern polar cap.

Tigra scientifica: Mission to Mars

Makenzie Tharpe, Contributor February 15, 2023

One of the most famous quotes in American history came from the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, when he stated, “that’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” and...

New studies are revealing ways that food from our plates can be used to sustainably fuel airplanes as an alternative to fossil fuels.

Tigra scientifica: From food to flight

Olivia Mathis, contributor December 1, 2022

New studies reveal ways that food from our plates can be used to sustainably fuel airplanes as an alternative to fossil fuels. Planes consume more than 21 billion gallons of fuel each year and emit...

Gardening flowers can help create less stress and lower anxiety and depression specifically in women. 

Tigra scientifica: The proven mental health benefits of gardening

Sean Tuckman, Contributor November 17, 2022

Flower Power. This phrase most likely elicits imagery of groovy hippies holding up peace signs in the '60s and '70s. However, according to new research, the “Flower Power” mantra may hold some...

Image of a dog to represent the main focal point of dogs ability to create tears.

Tigra scientifica: Dog tears of joy uncovered

Lila Tuckman, Contributor October 27, 2022

In the battle to be mankind's most compatible companion, dogs may have just taken the lead against cats with a new scientific finding. A new study published by Current Biology in August of 2022, states...

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is associated with altered gut microbiota composition and gastrointestinal problems, as shown in the image.

Tigra Scientifica: Gut instincts

Valancy Harrison, Contributor October 13, 2022

Who knew that the gut played such an important role in overall wellbeing? A recent study published in Nature details how diet drives an altered gut microbiome in autistic individuals. A microbiome is...

In all water samples, the living membrane filters outperformed the commercial non-living membranes in maintenance of water flow and permeate quality.

Tigra scientifica: The cure to clean water: bacteria

Michaela Moore, Contributor September 29, 2022

Tired of replacing expensive water filters? Researchers, finally, present a water filter with a life span. No really, it’s alive. In a recent study published in "American Chemical Society EST Water,"...

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