Energy and Environment

Arie Grunberg | May 27, 2015

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Whether they are used romantically, to celebrate life, or to remember death, candles have been, since the invention of modern light sources, a magical phenomenon. They create a uniquely comforting and captivating aura. In fact, there is a tendency in the modern world to reserve candlelight for special occasions. However, when there are no other [...]

Aristotle University

Zina Tsitrouli | April 4, 2015

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Is it an innovative method that will prevent diseases caused by mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) or a threat to humanity? Scientists have thoroughly debated the three-parent-baby phenomenon, especially since the United Kingdom became the first country to legalize mtDNA transfer in February 2015 [1]. The term “three-parent-babies” refers to [...]

Medicine and Health

Blog Editors | March 29, 2015

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The impetus to eat is crucial to an animal’s survivability. However in today’s fast paced society, we do not think twice about our meals and even less about our appetite, the primary stimulus for eating. The science behind appetite has been profound in providing us with various mechanisms and pathways through which we may modulate [...]

Society

Arie Grunberg | May 21, 2015

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When we are born, we do not question why or how food gives us energy; somehow we just know and we move on. Everyone knows that eating food will make one feel good, it will make one feel satisfied. However, only when we are older our society teaches us that such behavior is called a [...]

Business & Finance

Preston "Brooks" Marshall | April 3, 2015

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Although there are many reasons for starting a business, the underlying goal of all entrepreneurs is profit. Today’s pharmaceutical companies are built on the same foundation, gearing all of their production efforts towards boosting revenue. However, because of this profit-first mentality, pharmaceutical companies focus on producing drugs that are [...]

Behavior

Blog Editors | March 29, 2015

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Brain trauma is a serious issue to be dealt with. In a world with competitive sports, concussions and brain injuries are common. 1 in every 5 high school athletes will suffer a sports concussion during the season while 4 to 5 million concussions occur annually with number rising among student athletes [1]. A concussion and [...]

Life Sciences

Prishita Maheshwari-Aplin | May 16, 2015

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Ella Fitzgerald is believed to have had such perfect pitch that her band tuned up to the sound of her voice. Aged seven, Mozart impressed audiences by naming the note of a pocket watch strike. Four-year-old Mariah Carey sang back pitch-perfect notes to her mother [1]. Musicians in every genre, including Beethoven, Michael Jackson, Chopin [...]

George Washington University

Jasmine Tuteja | April 3, 2015

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One of the most polarizing scientific advancements of the 20th and 21st centuries has been organ transplantation.  The words “organ donation” often conjure up gory images of surgery and possible death. Currently, there are 120 million donors in the United States, about 37% of the country’s population, yet an average of 18 people die each day [...]

New Features

Blog Editors | March 29, 2015

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  While spending more than 17% of its GDP on medical care, the U.S. remains the only wealthy democratic nation in the world where a significant portion of its residents lacks health insurance coverage. Nearly 17% of the population are not covered by any form of health insurance at any given time, and “another twenty-five [...]

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Short Term Rentals in Tel Aviv

Honors students in Universities can often find opportunities to travel abroad. If you are studying in Israel, you might find that student housing doesn’t work well for you. Look into some of the Tel Aviv vacation rentals in the University area.