Why Aren’t We Prepared?

Global catastrophic biological risks (GCBRs) can have a massive impact on humanity — affecting people’s lives, the global economy, and international relations. Regardless of whether they’re naturally occurring, accidental, or manmade, the risk of GCBRs is only increasing. …


What actually happens in your body with an elevated temperature?

Having a high temperature can be uncomfortable and alarming, especially in times like these. And while it’s likely that you’ve experienced a fever at some point in your life, you may be unaware of what exactly is going on inside your body.

Simply put, a fever is a higher body…


Can you imagine being able to turn any thought into a reality — being able to turn an image from your mind into a physical object you could hold? Sounds a lot like a science fiction movie… but in theory it’s possible right now with 3D Printing.

3D printing is…


A solar flare is an immense output of energy due to disturbances in magnetic field lines that causes a sudden flash of increased brightness on the Sun. On August 7, 1972 there was a massive solar flare which created an accelerated wave of particles, mostly protons. The wave of particles…


Should we allocate the money invested in the space tech industry to other causes?

Humanity was built to explore — it’s not just in our nature, it’s in our DNA. Since our beginning we have traveled the planet searching for answers. Even before we finished discovering all there was on our planet, we began to look beyond. More specifically, we began to look up…


The second in a series debating the worth of space exploration

What if humanity managed to unite and as a global government we invested all our resources in finding and reaching a new planet?

Then the question becomes, what planet?

There aren’t any options in our solar system. Earth is the only planet in our solar system that’s in the habitable…


The third in a series debating the worth of space exploration

So if we can’t overcome climate change here on Earth or get to a new planet in time, is the human race doomed?

Perhaps.

What I do know is that taking money away from NASA and other space agencies won’t save us. Yes, they still cost a lot of money…


Drug development and preclinical/clinical research have traditionally focused more on the male physiology and less on the female one. For example, more men are enrolled in clinical trials than women are and more male animals are used in biomedical research. This can be seen when looking at Figure 1.


When you imagine Earth from space, the picture above most likely resembles what you think of. We see this Earth in picture books and on TV. And that makes sense — this is Earth. Or, at least the Earth we’ve been taught about. …


The same Doppler Effect that changes a siren’s pitch as it passes by an observer is used by planetary scientists to find exoplanets. Exoplanets orbit other stars outside our solar system. They are new worlds that may be habitable. …

Simone Lilavois

A New York City high school sophmore passionate about redefining space exploration.

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