Swan Song For Dr. Joe Burdo

Most people wind down after a hectic week by watching some television or reading a book. Associate Professor of the Practice of Biology Dr. Joe Burdo, on the other hand, heads to the racetracks. “There’s nothin...

Sleep On It

Most people, at least outside of college, spend roughly a third of each day sleeping.  Though the physiological reasons for sleep are not fully understood, sleep’s pervasiveness across many higher life forms su...

Hogan Encourages Exploration Before Commitment

Had things gone a little differently, Professor Shannon Hogan might have been a psychiatrist instead of a teacher. As a freshman at the University of New Hampshire with his heart set on psychiatry, Professor Ho...

Liquid Water Flows on Mars

NASA has produced strong evidence supporting the presence of flowing liquid water on Mars. The case for flowing liquid water on the Red Planet has been growing since 2011, when Dr. Alfred S. McEwen, a profes...

Welcome From the Editor

Welcome! In the spring of 2014, no active scientific publications existed on Boston College’s campus. Recently, newly arisen publications such as the Medical Humanities Journal and the Mendel Society’s B...

The Exception to the Rule

Life on Earth is both incredibly diverse and numerous. According to a study from Camilo Mora et al., there are likely 8.7 million eukaryotic species. With so many species populating our globe, the job of taxono...