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Bio machines hold promise for efficient organs and implants

By Mariah Quintanilla

Exceptionally talented athletes are often described as “machines” because of their seemingly super-human abilities. To many scientists who study biological processes, however, the “human machine” metaphor is not a metaphor at all, but a scientific truth. 588 more words

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Solving world hunger for 830 million via satellite data

By Mariah Quintanilla

What do data and satellite imaging have to do with solving world hunger? Everything, it seems. New surveying techniques and open source imaging of cropland are the first steps in assessing problems and solutions for global food security. 723 more words

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A million-year-old mystery

There is a tool that has been around for over million years, that archaeologists keep finding in caves, ditches, wells, and prehistoric settlements. They’re older and more ubiquitous than wheels, than pottery, than pretty much anything else. 744 more words

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5 Science Books Everyone Should Read

Popular science books are one of my favourite things to read – probably because they give me a break from reading research papers which are often dry and difficult to follow, but they still give me the feeling of productivity. 671 more words

Health Services Research

Welcome to the Eco Storybook

In my college introduction to botany, the very first thing we were asked to remember was not a complex chemical equation, or the scientific name of a plant, or any one of the the many, many steps of photosynthesis we had largely forgotten. 360 more words

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LGBTQ voters in Lakeview parade to the polls

By Teresa Manring and Mariah Quintanilla

Cars honked and pedestrians cheered and stared as local LGBTQ activists paraded from Replay Beer & Bourbon in Boystown to a local polling place for early voting Saturday. 831 more words

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Some physicians call daylight saving time a health burden

By Mariah Quintanilla

Twice a year, Americans enter a government-instituted time warp. Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends this Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 a.m., and we will collectively rejoice in an extra hour of precious, precious sleep as clocks “fall back.” Come March, however, that hour is “lost” once again and many of us may suffer negative health consequences from the abrupt shift in our sleep cycles. 405 more words

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