CRISPR Technology: Terrific or Terrifying?

Dhristi Raval ‘20

January 3, 2020

In recent years, a dilemma has taken over the world: is utilizing CRISPR technology to edit genomes morally justified? CRISPR stands for “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats.” In organisms such as archaea an...

Technology Is Everywhere – Now Healthcare Can Be Too

Diya Jain ‘23

January 3, 2020

Society today has become so heavily dependent on technology that we cease to even recognize its presence anymore. Not only has it allowed for daily tasks to be completed with ease, it is also a foundational tenet around which...

A Blessing in Disguise

Bryan Liu ‘22

December 4, 2019

Type 1 diabetes has been a worldwide major health concern for decades. Currently there is no established cure for the condition, but management strategies have been, for the most part, sufficient in dealing with the disease.  ...

It’s No Longer a Constellation of Stars—Now It’s Satellites

Yuying Wang ‘23

December 4, 2019

For Elon Musk, it all started with a dream—a dream to build a constellation of thousands of satellites in space, providing high speed internet access to the world’s entire population. On November 11, 2019, that dream became a r...

Google Claims “Quantum Supremacy”

Andrew Gu ‘23

November 19, 2019

Google’s state-of-the-art quantum computer, dubbed “Sycamore,” has solved a problem deemed virtually impossible for normal machines. Sycamore completed what would have taken the most powerful supercomputers about 10,000 yea...

We Might be Repelled to Something that Even Fruit Flies Are Not!

Yuying Wang ‘23

November 7, 2019

On October 2, 2019, researchers from the University of Berkley published a new study that left everyone in awe. With the help of advanced editing software, they were able to model fruit flies after the monarch butterfly and modif...

United Against Climate Change

Chloe Yang ‘23

November 7, 2019

On September 23, 2019, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres held a climate action summit in New York City, the location of the UN’s headquarters. Currently, average temperatures across the Earth are at an all-time hi...

2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: The Lithium-Ion Battery

Angelina Xu ‘21

November 7, 2019

On October 9th, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.   From mo...

Nuclear Reactors That Could Save The World

Yejin Lee ‘23

November 7, 2019

Despite the emergence of recent movements to combat climate change, coal, a major source of carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global warming, still makes up 38% of the world’s power. In fact, this figure remains uncha...

CRISPR Babies From China May Pave the Road for the Future of Gene Editing

Bryan Liu ‘22

October 23, 2019

Under the pseudonyms “Lulu” and “Nana”, two Chinese twins born in October of 2018 reportedly had their genes modified in ways which might have significantly improved their memory and cognition.   A team of Chinese researchers led by He Jian...

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