Living on Mars

NASA recently released plans detailing the possibility of sending astronauts to Mars for an extended period of time as well as the development of related technology. The proposal indicates that the astronauts w...

Life and Science Related Nobel Prize Awardees, 2015

Recently, Nobel Prizes were awarded to many well deserving scientists, whose research has made incredible contributions to the fields of physiology, medicine, and chemistry. Their contributions have major impli...

A Monumental Victory for Traditional Chinese Medicine

Youyou Tu was awarded the Nobel Prize, for her discovery of artemisinin. She is the first Chinese female citizen to do so. She studies traditional medicine.(Ill. N. Elmehed. © Nobel Media AB 2015.) On Octob...

Legionnaire’s Disease in New York City

A recent CNN article by Kristina Sgueglia and Greg Botelho chronicled the latest details concerning an outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease in New York City. Legionnaire’s Disease is a respiratory bacterial infect...

Vermont Opts for Immunizations

Effective July 1, 2016, Vermont will require all children in the state to be vaccinated. In a press release dated May 28, 2015, it was announced that Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin had signed a bill stating tha...

Lucy Had Neighbors?

In a recently published Nature article, researchers detailed the discovery of another possible human ancestor: Australopithecus deyiremeda. Australopithecus afarensis, better known to the public as Lucy, had pr...