The Science Survey

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, pictured, has been confirmed to the Supreme Court as the 116th Associate Justice as of April 7th, 2022.

Ketanji Brown Jackson: The First Black Female Supreme Court Justice

Mandeep Kaur, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

Stephen G. Breyer’s retirement after serving 28 years as a Supreme Court Justice has allowed President Biden to fulfill his campaign promise of appointing the first Black woman to the Court in a historic...

Up to 40 of the 49 satellites launched into orbit were lost due to a geomagnetic storm. These storms are triggered by disturbances between Earths magnetic field and solar wind. Even with SpaceX attempting to fly the satellites edge on, in what they call “safe mode”  to minimize drag and to maximize protection against the storm, they still could not reach their orbital position. 

Starlink, Mega Constellations, and the New Race to Space

Marina Tiligadas, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

Depending on who your internet provider is, you may or may not have heard of Starlink. Or, it’s more likely that who your internet provider isn’t would be the reason you’ve heard of them. Since May...

Spotify had about 162.4 million paying subscribers in 2021, making it the largest music streaming service by far.

What’s the Deal With Spotify?

Ryan Goldsmith, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

In 2021, Spotify was the largest music streaming service in the world. With a market share of 31 percent, Spotify had about 162.4 million paying subscribers. This number came in at a 16 percent higher...

Marketers have actively altered the demographic and the way in which they advertise their products to take advantage of a new and more impressionable than ever audience.

A Troubling Marketing Phenomenon: Kids Getting Older Younger

Donna Celentano, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

“I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world.” Millions worldwide have heard the phrase, but few have taken the time to look at the advertisement with a more critical eye. It is only with close observation...

Forbes 30 under 30 list is a mark of incredible accomplishment and success. Those who make the cut are destined to shake up the world.

How Does Forbes’ ’30 Under 30′ List Work?

Samgar Aidarhanov, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

The Forbes 30 Under 30 list has been dubbed the coveted accomplishment for wealthy and influential figures worldwide. To be on the list is a lifelong aspiration for many, and to some, it is  the dream...

The International Space Station (ISS) has been occupied by a team of researchers since 2000. Currently, a crew of seven people from around the world live and work on the station.

NASA Announced the Retirement of the International Space Station in 2031

Wei Ni Zhang, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

On February 4th, 2022, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), announced the retirement of the International Space Station (ISS) in 2031. The news comes after several requests to commercialize...

Jadyn Sinclair ’25 chooses to continue to wear her mask at Bronx Science.

The Lifting of the Indoor Mask Mandate for NYC Public Schools

Victoria Diaz, Staff Reporter April 24, 2022

It feels like just yesterday that we were taking online classes in the middle of the global Coronavirus pandemic. Many schools nationwide reopened for in-person classes last September 2021, with mask mandates...

Here is a drawing based on the real structure of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the New Omicron Subvariant BA.2

Jason Dai, Staff Reporter April 24, 2022

On March 22nd, 2022, the World Health Organization announced a new Omicron subvariant known as BA.2, which shares its similarities with its other variants. BA.2 has been rapidly spreading throughout the...

The cherry blossom trees are located close to the Washington Monument, making it a significant attraction and event location for the festival.

Spring Blooms at the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Dhriti Mamtora, Staff Reporter April 24, 2022

As the fragrant cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. bloom, they highlight the entire city in pale pink flurries. They reach their peak bloom in late March, when the National Cherry Blossom Festival takes...

This is a photo of trucks with the Canadian flag in front blocking the roads as a sign of protest against the mandate in the streets of Ottawa. There are also many cars within this line amongst the trucks which shows how united many people are regarding this issue.

The Issues Surrounding the Freedom Convoy in Canada and COVID-19 Mandates

Sydney Lee, Staff Reporter April 21, 2022

Hundreds of trucks were lined up on the Ambassador Bridge, the streets of Ottawa were clogged with protestors, and police were making arrests everywhere. What had happened there? On January 15th, 2022,...

 Students will no longer need to worry about bubbling in answer sheets for the SAT, as they will be able to take it on a variety of electronic devices, including laptops and tablets.

The SAT Will Switch to a Digital Format by 2024

Grace Mao, Staff Reporter April 18, 2022

The SAT for years has been required for admissions into prestigious universities such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. However, in recent years, many colleges have decided to suspend the requirement for...

Artificial environments and fake snow are not new and have made up between 80 and 90 percent of the snow at the last two Olympic games. It paints a bigger picture of how climate change has created a new normal and affects even the Olympics.

The Economic and Environmental Cost of the Olympics

Jessica Zheng, Staff Reporter April 18, 2022

If you have followed or watched the recent 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, it is hard to miss that just beyond the cascading white slopes lie brown mountains barely touched by snow.  While man-made...

Bronx Science will be holding Student Organization (S.O.) elections for the 2023 school year on April 7th, 2022.

Your Guide to the Upcoming Bronx Science Student Elections

Benjamin Fishbein, Staff Reporter April 5, 2022

It’s election season again! Bronx Science will be holding Student Organization (S.O.) elections for the 2023 school year on April 7th, 2022. There are five positions to fill: S.O. President, Vice President,...

The Williamsburg Bridge connects the Lower East Side to Williamsburg, and it has drawn many to the East River Park.

Destroy or Defend: The East River Park Conflict in New York City

Aissata Barry, Staff Writer March 16, 2022

The John V. Lindsay East River Park opened in July 1939, a month after legendary baseball player Lou Gehrig retired from the Yankees and a few months before the second world war. The Park has stood witness...

For many, the internet was the only way to communicate with other people during the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, when much of the world was in lockdown. Naturally, that led to a rise in social media use.

A New Way to Communicate Emotion Has Emerged: Tone Indicators

Felicia Jennings-Brown, Staff Reporter March 16, 2022

“Sure.” That four-letter word is so versatile. Sometimes it’s a simple acknowledgement; sometimes it's the end to an emotionally charged argument. When the conversation isn’t in person, it’s...

“[My favorite part was] meeting a community of people who love science and having the opportunity to learn from them. Bonding over freaky fly mutants or trends in a dataset is the best and most memorable part of my research process, and definitely something I want to continue in college and in the future,” said Aliya Fisher ’22.

Bronx Science Honors Ten Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars for 2022

Issay Niki, Staff Reporter March 16, 2022

Necessity is the mother of invention. As the list of global problems evolves, so do our approaches to overcoming them. Our society thrives off of minds who work to improve our everyday lives, and as...

Whether or not idioms are your cup of tea, their presence in language cannot be overlooked.

Why We Don’t Say What We Mean: An Analysis of Idioms

Katrina Tablang, Staff Reporter March 16, 2022

One fascinating facet of communication is the use of idioms — every language has its own share of peculiar expressions with commonly accepted interpretations that differ from their literal definitions....

The Webb telescope had to undergo numerous tests to ensure a successful launch. For example, cryogenic tests were used to make sure the most important parts of the telescope would hold up under the harsh conditions in space.

NASA’s New James Webb Telescope is a Major Advancement in Space Exploration

Grace Mao, Staff Reporter March 16, 2022

2021 was a magnificent year for space exploration. With groundbreaking discoveries ranging from water on Mars to a new type of supernova, scientists have gained more insight on the universe and potentially...

PCR tests for COVID-19 are very accurate in their ability to detect cases of COVID-19.

New York City’s COVID-19 Omicron Wave, Now in Decline

Maliha Chowdhury, Staff Reporter March 8, 2022

As many workers and students returned back to their daily lives after a well-deserved winter break in late December 2021, at many places, there was an unusual stillness in the air.  New York City...

For most first-generation, low-income students, college is a critical stepping stone toward social mobility and financial stability. However, recent scandals, including the latest financial aid lawsuit, have shown that the path to achieving this is tainted by unfair practices and favoritism toward the wealthy.

Yet Another Scandal: The Financial Aid Lawsuit Filed Against Sixteen Elite U.S. Universities

Wei Ni Zhang, Staff Reporter March 6, 2022

The process of applying to college is an arduous and time-consuming one. Students are expected to balance familial responsibilities, jobs, and extracurriculars, all while staying on top of their high school...

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