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What Exactly IS this Fifth Force?

Ever wondered if there may be another fundamental force of nature adding to the four already-known forces: gravity, electromagnetism, strong and weak nuclear forces? Luckily for you, physicists may have detected a boson that may lead to a fifth fundamental force of nature. Continue reading “What Exactly IS this Fifth Force?”

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A Fifth Force – How Could it Affect Society and Science?

A fifth fundamental force of nature could soon be added to the four known forces of the universe: gravity, electromagnetism, strong, and weak nuclear forces. Continue reading “A Fifth Force – How Could it Affect Society and Science?”

Gender-Neutral Parenting

Parents are now choosing to raise their children in a gender neutral home. Gender-neutral parenting challenges the traditional process of raising children into the role “allotted” for their gender. Continue reading “Gender-Neutral Parenting”

Changes in Climate Kills

Due to climate change, a temperature rise of 1.8-2 degrees Celsius would threaten the existence of more than a million different species with extinction. This includes the polar bears! Climate change is slowly, but surely, decimating various habitats throughout the earth. Continue reading “Changes in Climate Kills”

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket Explosion

The explosion of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday, September 1st, 2016, was caught on camera. The explosion itself was TREMENDOUS and awesome to watch, but in the scheme of things, its explosion was a major setback for SpaceX.

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First Day of Junior Year

Junior year. Everyone says it’s a difficult year, what with the national tests such as the SAT and ACT and whatnot. Basically, as a junior, you have to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life. Deciding that at the age of 16 is definitely not an easy task.

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THE HOT POCKET v.s. The Earth’s Majestic Crust

Starting a science post with a comparison between the earth and a hot pocket is always bound to pique one’s interest. Actually, this post will be a comparison between the earth and a hot pocket! Who will win??

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Mythological Terms

Having trouble with Latin class or just willing to expand on your knowledge of mythology? Here’s a chart that lists some mythological terms as well as their sources and English definitions. Hope this helps on your quest!! (Aha, see what I did there?)

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Sun, Moon, and Earth’s Rotation

What are the details of the motions of the Earth-Sun-Moon system? Why is it that in January the Earth is closer to the Sun? We’ll be learning all about that in this post.

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