graphene bits

What’s in your pencil can change the world. Graphene, which is in the tip of that No2 pencil (in the form of graphite), has some incredible properties. In a recent study, researchers created a new method using graphene to control the beating of human heart cells in a petri dish. Knowing how heart cells work … Continue reading graphene bits

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public profile

It’s impossible to escape the ubiquity of social media. Whether you are comforted by this disruption or not, it is increasingly accessible to most people, making it a top choice for maintaining personal and public connections. Yet, as with many things captured online, these connections are vulnerable to interference. Facebook is embroiled in a privacy-failing … Continue reading public profile

how to get rid of cold

Cold weather aside, some people feel cold all the time. Common causes include sitting in a poorly insulated house, having a medical condition or wallowing in cynicism.  Some feel fine with the cold, while others perceive it as pain and become frenetic in their quest to escape the frigid feeling.  For the latter, it would … Continue reading how to get rid of cold

censored protest

Rolling eyes, when done well, merit applause and analysis. Recently, many witnessed an infamous eye-roll in Chinese parliament. This was the most popular eye roll that day, even upstaging a royal roll by an English prince shared with his American-becoming-English-but-remaining-American-possibly fiancée during an amusing, maladapted performance. This spectacular eye roll comes from Chinese reporter Xiangyi, … Continue reading censored protest

female foods

“Doritos, for her” When I first read this, I really thought this was a parody piece, maybe one penned for the Onion. Then, I read it again, looking for any comedic loopholes where I can deny such an event. It wasn’t until after ensuring the post’s validity and fact checking the mess, I surrendered to … Continue reading female foods