Posts Tagged ‘ Ivey Ingalls-Rubin ’

Daily Strange: Cosmic Year

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By

Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin The planets in our solar system orbit around the sun. Each orbit for earth is one year. This you all know. Whilst this is all going on, our entire solar system orbits the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Our sun and the solar system move around 800 thousand kilometers per
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Daily Strange: Strange New Brain Cell

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By

Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin A strange new shape of brain cell leaves neuroscientists baffled at what the function of these neurons might be. It is true that neurons come in various shapes and sizes; however, they follow a very basic blueprint. The structure consists of a cell body that has protruding gangling appendages called dendrites
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Daily Strange: Where exactly does that old book smell come from?

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By

Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Old books are known to bear a glorious smell within their pages. It truly makes any book nerd weak at the knees. During an interview with The Telegraph, Matija Strlic described that beautiful smell as “A combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over
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Daily Strange: Why do your fingers wrinkle?

Sep 24th, 2014 | By

  Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin  Have you ever been curious about why your fingers and toes shrivel up like dry old prunes when they’re exposed to water for too long? Well research has confirmed the theory that wrinkly fingers improve our ability to grasp wet or submerged objects. The grooves that are created work much
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Daily Strange: Consume, “live long and prosper.”

Sep 18th, 2014 | By

Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are held responsible for nearly 60% of all deaths worldwide. That number comes out to be approximately 36 million each year. Among the top few are deaths from obesity-driven hypertension, cancer, diabetes and heart disease from smoking. NCD deaths worldwide are becoming a serious epidemic. They are being
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Daily Strange: Slow Motion Reality

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Written By: Ivey Ingalls (To a fly, an oncoming thwack seems to be in slow motion. Flies process 4 times more visual information per second than humans; that’s 250 frames per second to our 60.) Supposedly “one-dog” year is equivalent to seven human years. Does this mean that one year feels like seven to our
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Daily Strange: Polished Prevention

Sep 10th, 2014 | By

Written By: Ivey Ingalls   Four undergraduate students, studying science and engineering at North Carolina State University are putting their degrees to work early by attempting to produce a nail polish that will expose the company of GHB, xanax or rohypnol by changing color in their presence. Any individual wearing this polish will be able
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Daily Strange: Is It Okay To Pee In The Sea?

Sep 8th, 2014 | By

Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Finally the stats are in! YES! It is A-Okay to urinate in the ocean! Have you ever been one of those individuals that quietly wades away from their swimming partner and has a wee? Well the pressure to feel guilt is over my friend; the American Chemical Society (ACS) has divulged
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New Earth-like planet

Apr 21st, 2014 | By
New earth

This diagram shows the position of Kepler-186f with its host star in relation to Earth. (Credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech)   Not too big, not too small. Not too hot, not too cold, maybe just right. Since humans took their first peek into the vast universe that lies right outside our planet, we’ve asked the question,
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Light years of stellar hindsight

Apr 14th, 2014 | By
Pillars of Creation

(The Pillars of Creation, located in the eagle nebula.)   As the awesome Douglas Adams wrote, “Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how mind-bogglingly big it is.” Everyone knows that the unit to measure distance in space is the light year. Have you ever considered what that actually means though? Just one
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