Tag Archives: Science

Eat, school, sleep deprivation-repeat

Recently, I purchased an alarm clock that wakes me up using light instead of noise. It increases the amount of light it shines over a 30 minute period ending during my set wake up time. After that, it beeps anyway just in case. The idea is that I’ll wake up the natural way of the body responding to …

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Cryptocurrency’s contribution to climate change

How the rise of crypto is harming the environment Combine the yearly energy consumption of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft—“mining” Bitcoin consumes more.  Calculate the electricity expended yearly by the entire state of Washington—“mining” Bitcoin expends more.  Total the power used by an average American household over 72 days— “mining” …

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Breaking Barriers

The art of being a woman in medicine “Medicine as a profession is relentless,” said Dr. Angie Thompson, an obstetrician and gynecologist with OB Hospitalist Group and Mayo Clinic. “It is almost like a merry-go-round that’s going very fast. Unless you take time to jump off it or slow down, …

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Book a flight!

Is the commercialization of space travel worth the costs?   On July 20, 1969, over 600 million people were glued to their television sets as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. With their enormously popular lunar broadcast, Armstrong and Aldrin effectively declared the United States victorious in the …

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The Ethics of De-Extinction

Five thousand years ago, the earth shook with the heavy footsteps of the animal we now know as the wooly mammoth. It peacefully roamed the land, foraging for brushlike food, which allowed such a creature to grow to such a massive size. The creature was no match for the human …

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Are sustainable cars truly sustainable?

The complicated effects of electric cars on the environment Tesla’s high-powered, lithium battery cells are seemingly a feat of engineering. In a compact 46 by 80 mm cylinder, electrons propel the increasingly popular vehicles up to 300 miles with a single charge—all while releasing zero tailpipe emissions. But, what does …

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Cold nose, warm heart

Furry friends prove beneficial for owners’ mental health August 2, 2017 is a day that the Minnehaha community will never forget. “I was in the building that day when the explosion happened,” said Emily Kennett, the assistant to the athletic director. Many people have had traumatic experiences, and their pets …

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Women’s Health Issues + Dr. Florence John Q and A

Lack of resources, poor diagnoses and unequal care cause medical issues   The issue of women’s health is an endlessly complex and controversial topic. For centuries, it has been argued upon and disagreed upon, but it has mostly been completely neglected. It seems as though society is curious only with …

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ISS experiment goes ‘green’

Space Station class explores algae growth in microgravity The International Space Station (ISS) class, taught by Joy Reist and Tim Swanson, is currently growing spirulina algae in the science classroom. The algae is being tested on growth in microgravity.  “The International Space Station has high levels of carbon dioxide, and …

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Slideshow: Spring events 2021

From sports to prom to signing yearbooks, students enjoyed a return to near-normalcy during the last days of the 2020-21 school year. Photos by M.A. journalism students. Slideshow by Evan Taylor.

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