Are Trash-Eating Animals the Answer to Global Pollution?
Animals & Evolution / The Environment

Are Trash-Eating Animals the Answer to Global Pollution?

You may have heard news about how scientists have discovered a species of waxworms that can digest plastic. An idea that may come in mind in light of this news may be “Oh, why don’t we farm the waxworms to eat our trash for us?” Unfortunately, the only way to deal with plastic pollution is with our own hands. Continue reading

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An Unexpected Risk: Why Deodorant, Perfume Are Not Necessary for Good Hygiene
Health & Wellness / The Environment / Uncategorized

An Unexpected Risk: Why Deodorant, Perfume Are Not Necessary for Good Hygiene

It’s ingrained in our society that everyone needs to use deodorant and perfume as part of their daily hygiene. But is our frequent use of these products harming the environment and polluting the air we breath? Continue reading

The Science of Smoke Detectors: How to Solve Vassar’s Infamous Fire Alarm Problem
Controversy / Technology / Uncategorized

The Science of Smoke Detectors: How to Solve Vassar’s Infamous Fire Alarm Problem

If you’re attending college, then chances are that you’ve had to deal with a couple fire alarms in your dorm that turned out to be false alarms. While it’s important for all buildings to have smoke detectors installed, is it possible that the type of smoke detectors we’re using is actually putting us at risk? Continue reading

Lasting Love: The Science Behind Happy, Fulfilling Relationships
Human Behavior / Uncategorized

Lasting Love: The Science Behind Happy, Fulfilling Relationships

Falling in love is the easy part. What’s hard is keeping a relationship together. Why do some relationships just “click”? What’s the difference between couples that last only for a month and those that last for decades? Experts in the field of relationship science may hold the answer, or at the very least have some suggestions. Continue reading