Monday, August 19

Fire effectively fights fire

After nearly a century of fire suppression, it turns out Smokey the Bear was wrong ““ we should not be preventing forest fire after all. On the contrary, science advocates fighting fire with fire ““ using intentional, controlled burning as a method of wildfire prevention. Read more...





Freshmen to aid DNA research

In April 2003, researchers from the National Human Genome Research Institute made a breakthrough discovery involving the DNA sequence of the entire human genome. The discovery means that scientists can now determine the location of genes on DNA strands, and the function of those genes. Read more...


Chlamydia: a painfully common STD

You see him standing there. “He’s sooo cute.” You notice his white baseball cap is tilted to the side. “He’s so independent.” A few stiff drinks later, you and your new friend are roaring down the freeway headed to big man’s apartment for a night of rock and roll. Read more...




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