InterSTEM Blog

Informative articles on various STEM topics and research are published weekly.

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  Emily Richter   20 Nov 2020   4 min
Dispelling common myths about epilepsy

Emily Richter - Many people have misconceptions about what epilepsy actually is. Here are eight common myths and their corresponding truths.

  Reagan Smith   13 Nov 2020   4 min
Mapping the human genome

Reagan Smith - On Oct. 1, 1990, scientists undertook one of the most significant explorations of the universe to this date. Instead of aiming upwards at the stars, researchers looked into our cells and began the arduous process of mapping the entire human genome.

  Joan Joe   13 Nov 2020   4 min
Left and right-brained characteristics and striving for dominance

Joan Joe - Some individuals prefer to write with one hand over another while others throw with only one of their hands. This is usually because one of your brains is dominant over the other. While it is possible to randomly assign the dominant side of the brain, research indicates that there could be something more than randomness at work.

  Simone Rothaupt   07 Nov 2020   4 min
Gene editing and the future of human evolution

Simone Rothaupt - Gene editing through CRISPR and other methods will enable humans to control their own evolution. How does this novel technology work?

  Ana Monsalud   07 Nov 2020   3 min
The Fermi paradox: Possibilities of extraterrestrial life

Ana Monsalud - In 1950, during a lunch conversation with three other physicists, American physicist Enrico Fermi exclaimed, “Where is everybody?” Seventy years later, scientists are still trying to explain the lack of any evidence for extraterrestrial life despite all theories pointing towards the existence of aliens.

  Carly Schinhofen   07 Nov 2020   2 min
Creation of a New Arctic

Carly Schinhofen - Dramatic increases in global temperatures have caused a New Arctic to form, an example of the dire importance of immediate change to reduce carbon emissions to prevent higher temperatures and ocean acidification.

  Ayush Kumar   07 Nov 2020   3 min
The discovery of a new Tetraquark in a nutshell

Ayush Kumar - Are you interested in particle physics? Do you want to uncover the underlying mysteries of matter and would you like to learn about a great discovery on quarks? Scientists have observed something unusual in the association of quarks to form matter, and here’s a chance to learn something fascinating!

  Emily Richter   24 Oct 2020   1 min
Wildfire smoke and COVID-19

Emily Richter - Poor air quality due to fires has recently been common. What happens when wildfire smoke and COVID-19 clash?

  Teddy Rosenthal   18 Oct 2020   4 min
Higgs boson giving mass

Teddy Rosenthal - In 2012, the Higgs boson was observed in a collision experiment in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. How does the Higgs boson relate to our everyday experiences in life?

  Ramizah Tayiba   07 Oct 2020   2 min
The mother of physics: Marie Curie

Ramizah Tayiba - Few scientists have left a legacy as strong as Marie Curie. Known as “the Mother of Physics,” she was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes, done all at a time where opportunities for women in STEM were rare.