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Conservatives create carbon tax proposal

Elizabeth Harasym Science & Tech Editor Recent studies, such as those published in the journal Science, confirm the reality that rising global temperatures are the result of increased global-warming emissions.…

Researchers compete for CRISPR gene-editing technology patent

Cody Sacks Staff Writer In the past few decades, medical attention began to shift from developing pharmaceuticals that target proteins to developing techniques to directly editing the genes that code…

Exposure to sunlight may affect mental health

Luis Britez Staff Writer With the pressure of school and the drama from this past election, it is important to remember to take in some sunshine in order to stabilize…

Human influences result in new geological era

Cody Sacks Science & Tech Correspondent Winston Churchill once said, “The farther back you look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” While Churchill devised this expression for political…

HPO member reflects on trip to Penn State Hershey’s Primary Care Day event

Commentary by Keidy Barrientos Keidy Barrientos is a first-year biology major on a pre-medical track. She is a member of the Health Professions Organization (HPO). She attended HPO’s trip to…

Insects contain comparable nutrients to red meat, UK, China study suggests

Insects contain comparable nutrients to red meat, UK, China study suggests

Anne Kennedy Staff Writer Have you ever wanted to eat a bug burger instead of a hamburger? Recent research from scientists in the UK and China has shown that bugs…

Helium reserves may be depleted in 30 years

Helium reserves may be depleted in 30 years

Elizabeth Harasym Science & Tech Editor Many may be taking for granted the gas which fills our party balloons and causes those squeaky little voices we all know and love.…

Mixing alcohol, energy drinks mimics negative effects of cocaine on brain

Mixing alcohol, energy drinks mimics negative effects of cocaine on brain

Luis Britez Science & Tech Correspondent If you are thinking about mixing alcohol and energy drinks this upcoming weekend, think again. A study performed by Richard van Rijn, an assistant…

WHO calls for sugary drink tax

Luis Britez Science & Tech Correspondent How can the world combat the growing obesity epidemic that has stricken countries worldwide? Easy, just tax sugar. That is the solution that the…

Nobel prize winner in physiology demonstrates importance of autophagy

Nobel prize winner in physiology demonstrates importance of autophagy

Alex Haber Staff Writer The 2016 Nobel prize in physiology was awarded to Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi, Ph.D., for his work in the field of autophagy, the process by…