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The Science Survey

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The Science Survey

Here is an image of congestion pricing machines on 9th Avenue in 2023, which would have gone into effect had congestion pricing begun. (Photo Credit: Jim.henderson, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Welcome to New York: Congestion Pricing and How It Would Have Impacted New York City, Had It Been Implemented

Arianna Hwang, Staff Reporter June 22, 2024

In the wake of painfully long standstills and thick gray smog, congestion pricing recently emerged in New York City as a panacean strategy to combat the escalating issue of traffic congestion. The two...

The bubble-burst crisis in Japan was the last time that the Japanese government intervened in its currency. The “bubble” is when the prices of real estate and stocks rose to very high levels in the 1980s in Japan, and the bubble burst in the 1990s when BOJ increased its interest rate. As a result, fewer people could afford to invest, and the demand for real estate and stocks dropped. Japans economy entered a prolonged period of stagnation, known as the Lost Decade, where growth was very slow, and deflation persisted. (Photo Credit: Japanexperterna (CCBYSA), CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

The Falling Japanese Yen

Ella Zheng, Staff Reporter June 22, 2024

Have you ever thought about traveling to another country, such as Italy, France, Spain, China, or Japan? This year, you might have heard lots of people's plans for picking their tourism destination in...

The spotted lanternfly became one of the most recognizable invasive species in New York City due to the large swarms identified last year. After numerous reports from civilians and a collective effort to get rid of them, the SLF epidemic came to a close. (Photo Credit: Cbaile19, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons)

The Invasive Species Threat: A Closer Look at New York’s Ecological Invaders

Maliha Chowdhury, Staff Reporter June 20, 2024

There are a few things I remember about my summer last year such as constant trips to the mall with friends, frequent family visits, going to the beach and enjoying the fresh air at my local park. Every...

Here is a Rwandan refugee camp in east Zaire. During the Rwandan genocide, many citizens (both Hutus and Tutsis) felt as though it was no longer safe to live in the country, resulting in a large number of Rwandans fleeing to nearby refugee camps in other nations. One big receiver of Rwandan refugees is Zaire, keeping more than 1 million Hutus in the Katale, Kahindo, Mugunga, Lac Vert and Sake camps. (Photo Credit: CDC, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: The History and Future of Genocide in Africa

Abigael Sidi, Staff Reporter June 20, 2024

Nearly 400,000 dead in Darfur. Around 62,000 Christians persecuted in Nigeria. More than 20,000 killed in Burkina Faso. At least 50,000 casualties in Burma’s civil war.  This is not just history....

There are a variety of prescription drugs shown but few have the same effect on memory as propranolol. (Photo Credit: Myriam Zilles / Unsplash)

The Drug That May Forever Change Fear: Propranolol

Chaiya Milowic, Staff Reporter June 20, 2024

The human brain is a complex system of neurons, synapses, and pathways that help store and retrieve memories. Pleasant memories enhance our life and unpleasant memories can severely harm our wellbeing.  Recently,...

 In a national kid’s chess tournament, only one girl is visibly playing in a room full of boys, displaying how gender gaps in chess begin at an extremely young age. (Photo Credit: Pacifciworldschool, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

The Hidden Gender Bias in Chess

Liah Igel, Staff Reporter June 20, 2024

Imagine two people sit on opposite sides of a table — the only thing separating them is a small, checkered black and white board. Each of them intently stares at the board, contemplating what their next...

Pictured is the Fushimi Inari Trail, in Kyoto, Japan. As Japan tackles its pressing demographic issues, the world watches and learns, recognizing the global implications of the nations strategies to manage an aging and shrinking population. (Photo Credit: Lin Mei / Unsplash)

Exploring the Depths of Japan’s Demographic Shift

Isabel Goldfarb, Staff Reporter May 14, 2024

In the land of the rising sun, an impending crisis casts a shadow over Japan's future — a demographic decline which threatens to redefine its national identity and global standing. This spring, Japan...

Jaclyn Eum ’25 registers to vote at the Bronx Science voter registration initiative.

The 2024 Presidential Election: The Perspectives of Our Youth Voters

Ayana Chari, Staff Reporter May 14, 2024

Congratulations, you’re an adult! Turning 18 brings responsibilities like taxes, newfound freedoms, and the ability to exercise your right to vote. For the majority of seniors at Bronx Science, this...

Catalan flags wave against the backdrop of Barcelonas bustling streets, as the quest for independence continues to shape the regions political landscape.
(Photo Credit: Kippelboy, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Unpacking Catalan Politics: The Push for Independence

Nicholas Anderson, Staff Reporter May 14, 2024

Independence for Catalan has long been a contentious topic, with debates over its right to political and economic autonomy dating back to the region's incorporation into the Kingdom of Spain in the early...

Pictured is former President Ronald Reagan leading a bipartisan Congressional Leadership meeting in a Cabinet room. (Photo Credit: Series: Reagan White House Photographs, 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989Collection: White House Photographic Collection, 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

The Breakdown of Bipartisanship

Pritika Patel, Staff Reporter May 14, 2024

As the 2024 election cycle picks up, it seems as if one question is on people’s minds: red or blue? However, this question fails to acknowledge that politics is not as simple as picking one side over...

Pictured is Alexei Navalny in 2011. (Photo Credit: Mitya Aleshkovskiy, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Alexei Navalny: A Pivotal Figure in Russian Political History

Tristan Borlongan, Staff Reporter May 14, 2024

On February 16th, 2024, at 14:19 Moscow time (11:19 GMT), the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug announced that Alexei Navalny had died in prison, where he had been...

Each day, there are 610,000 bike trips made in New York City. (Photo Credit: Spenser Sembrat / Unsplash)

Citi Bike’s Impact on New York City Transportation

Lara Adamjee, Staff Reporter May 14, 2024

With 8.4 million people packed into 309 square miles, New York City is one of the most urbanized areas in the world. Each day, residents travel from block to block and borough to borough. The city facilitates...

Taylor Swift’s recent Eras Tour attracted 72,000 fans from all over the U.S., generating a mind-boggling $1 billion dollars in just a few months. (Photo Credit: Michael Hicks, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Analyzing the Impact of Celebrities

Andrew Na, Staff Reporter May 11, 2024

Celebrities are more well known than most political figures in this day and age. Walk into a classroom and ask the students inside if they can name their local governor. A couple of hands, maybe some slight...

The importance of computers has taken the world by storm. Data analysts have been carefully working to help families around the globe in recent years. (Photo Credit: Campaign Creators / Unsplash)

Child Protective Services (CPS) – Data Analytics in the Twenty-First Century

Ila Misra, Staff Reporter May 10, 2024

The development of interoperability standards and frameworks is essential for facilitating seamless integration and interoperability across heterogeneous CPS environments. Standardized data formats, communication...

Pictured are eggs with faces drawn on them, representing the wide variety of emotions that individuals experience, regardless of gender. (Photo Credit: Tengyart / Unsplash)

The Science Behind Our Emotions and the Difference Between the Emotions of Men and Women

Sasha White, Staff Reporter May 9, 2024

The average person will experience more than 400 emotions every day. Emotions are a stimuli of our feelings. Without emotions, we would be unsuccessful as a human species; we would not be able to bond,...

Throughout history, minimum wage workers have been overworked and underpaid. Despite the fact that the jobs they manage are crucial to society as a whole, they are still left with inadequate pay, forcing them to overwork themselves further. Change must be made to support these workers. (Photo Credit: Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona / Unsplash)

The Minimum Wage Crisis in New York City

Angeline Rivera, Staff Reporter May 9, 2024

The minimum wage crisis is critical to address. Hundreds of families around New York City suffer daily because the minimum wage is not increasing, whereas rent and a variety of other expenses are heavily...

Trump is shifting his political strategy to retain voters who are enticed by RFK Jr.s moderate policies. (Photo Credit: Ali Shaker/VOA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

The Supreme Court’s Ruling to Keep Trump on the Ballot is Reshaping the 2024 Election

Oliver Whelan, Staff Reporter May 8, 2024

As Biden’s presidential term draws to a close, the prospect of another four years with Donald Trump as president looms, reviving near decade-long sentiments of both staunch loyalty and vehement opposition....

Here are postdoctoral students from the University of Illinois testing white-tailed deer fetuses for Chronic Wasting Disease. (Photo Credit: USFWSmidwest, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

When Real-Life Deer Meets a Zombie-like Disease: Unraveling the Mysteries of Chronic Wasting Disease

Arianna Hwang, Staff Reporter May 8, 2024

Imagine a cross between rabies and a zombie virus that slowly incapacitates its prey. This may sound like something out of a B-Rated Sci-Fi flick, but Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, is a very real phenomenon.  No,...

For every 56 cent 12-ounce can of soda, there is a water bottle costing one dollar or more. (Photo Credit: John Cameron / Unsplash)

Hunger’s Silent Battle: Unmasking the Crisis of Food Insecurity

Desara Zejnati, Staff Reporter May 7, 2024

Beep. Two loaves of white bread. $4.58. I’ve got to make this stretch for the next two weeks. Beep. A single carton of eggs. $8.78. Eggs are good. The kids need their protein, but what if the price...

Here is a real-life scenario of phone addiction within New York City’s subways, displaying how bewitching phones have become in our society.  (Photo Credit: Hugh Han / Unsplash)

Phone Progression and Psychology – What Does it Mean for Your Future?

Liah Igel, Staff Reporter April 19, 2024

When I step out of the 4 train every day after school, my eyes never fail to see a sight that dumbfounds me – dozens of people, ranging from toddlers to the elderly, standing with their eyes glued to...

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