The Science Survey

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...

Dr. Juan Manuel Romero, a cardiologist stationed in an urban center, engages in a pre-op consultation with a patient and her doctor who are 400 miles away, marking the power of telehealth for rural communities.  (Photo credit: Intel Free Press, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

The Healthcare Catastrophe Running Rampant in America’s Countryside

Simone Ginsberg, Staff Reporter April 17, 2024

One in five American citizens are currently suffering at the hands of a healthcare crisis that emerged not from an illness, but rather from geography. An estimated 60 million American citizens live in...

Where do we draw the line with drug legalization? (Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Just Step Sideways, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

The Dilemma of Our Time: Drug Legalization

Emi Hare-Yim, Staff Reporter April 17, 2024

New York City is known for many things, but among them is something more unlikely: the pungent smell of cannabis. In the first half of 2022, there were over 5,000 smell-related complaints. New York...

The main ingredient of Just Egg is mung bean, but the vegan alternative still manages to mimic the look, taste, and texture of real eggs. (Photo Credit: Mx. Granger, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons)

The Risks of Biotechnology in the Food Industry

Grace Mao, Staff Reporter April 17, 2024

In the last few decades, the world has witnessed immense growth in the presence of technology in both the food and agriculture industries. With inventions from the impossible burger, a burger made of plants...

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 April 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...

Theodore Roosevelt ran as a third party candidate under his Bull Moose Party, as depicted in this political cartoon published in 1912. Here, Harper’s Weekly satirizes Roosevelt’s enormous ego, by showing delegates who can only enter the convention through the ‘hot air’ of Roosevelts mouth. (Image Credit: Harpers Weekly, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Third Party Candidates

Allegra Lief, Staff Reporter March 12, 2024

Democrat or Republican. Conservative or Liberal. Red or Blue. Such designations have long divided frustrated Americans, placing them on one side of America’s two party system. However, through rising...

Here, the Argentine flag soars at Casa Rosada as citizens of the nation contemplate President Mileis economic reforms. (Photo Credit: Benjamin R. / Unsplash)

Javier Milei’s Radical Leap: Argentina’s Bold Turn Towards Libertarian Economics

Isabel Goldfarb, Staff Reporter March 12, 2024

Milton Friedman. Murray Rothbard. Robert Lucas Jr.. These names are some of America’s most famous libertarian economists, known for championing the ideas of free-market capitalism with minimum regulation....

From 2022-2030, the AI market is expected to expand by 38.1%. (Image Credit: Steve Johnson / Unsplash)

Who Holds the Reins? Decoding the Future Controllers of Artificial Intelligence

Jack Murdock, Staff Reporter March 12, 2024

In the last decade, the landscape of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has remarkably transformed from a niche area of research into a pervasive force that shapes our daily lives. Origins in simple rule-based...

This is a honey bee collecting pollen from a purple aster in order to bring back to its hive. (Photo Credit: Dustin Humes / Unsplash)

Bee-ware the Honey Bee Plight: What’s Going On With Our Fuzzy Friends?

Arianna Hwang, Staff Reporter March 12, 2024

Back in elementary school, I remember seeing bees flying and buzzing around all over the courtyard. Now, I hardly see any; if anything, I see wasps and carpenter bees instead. So, why is this observation...

Receiving 300,000 visitors a year, the Byodo-In Temple gives tourists a glimpse of Hawaiian culture. The temple is home to koi fish, swans, and cats, and invites visitors to enjoy the peaceful natural surroundings.

Tourism: A Double-Edged Sword of Economic Prosperity and Environmental Impact

Grace Mao, Staff Reporter March 12, 2024

Over 100 people dead. 2,000 homes destroyed. Six billion dollars in damages. In August of 2023, wildfires spread throughout Hawaii and ravaged the island of Maui and the town of Lahaina. As Hawaii’s...

Chinese food like duck blood, duck eggs, sausages, and snacks are sold near the Long Island Railroad station.

The Street Vending Debates in Flushing, Queens

Winnie Huang, Staff Reporter March 12, 2024

Walking down the streets of Flushing, Queens, strong aromas of savory foods and colorful signs in a variety of languages are bound to permeate your senses. Dating to as far back as the 1600s, where many...

Here is an image of one of the pellets/cartridges that are put into a cryo-EM microscope.

AI’s New Role in Biochemistry

Stefan Bieniasz, Staff Reporter March 6, 2024

Whenever someone mentions artificial intelligence, the future of technology and its impact comes to mind. Some people imagine a generator used to steal jobs from artists and musicians. Others view it as...

Sam Altman (pictured at right) was an early member to OpenAI and guided it through its early days in the sun. (Photo Credit: Alexlcory, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Sam Altman’s Tumultuous Journey Through OpenAI

Griffin Weiss, Staff Reporter March 6, 2024

On March 4th, 2024, Elon Musk announced that he was suing Sam Altman’s company, OpenAI. He alleged that the company, and Altman, had broken their contract by focusing its attention on the profitable...

‘We’re open!’ were the words spoken by the millions of Americans who opened new businesses during the pandemic, and have continued to engage in entrepreneurial endeavors in the post-pandemic era. This wave of business creation was no small feat - and is now regarded as an economic phenomenon called The Startup Surge. (Photo Credit: Clay Banks / Unsplash)

The Startup Surge: Will the Wave of Business Creation Last?

Sophia Birman, Staff Reporter March 6, 2024

During the pandemic, popular content on social media quickly transformed from constant comedy, made predominantly by teenagers, to engaging posts produced by small business owners, detailing the behind-the-scenes...

In many countries with mosquitos, people will use nets to cover their beds. The nets keep the mosquitos outside, allowing people to sleep without bites from the pesky creatures. (Photo Caption: HarunaSylvester, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Mosquitos: A Growing Threat

Ayshi Sen, Staff Reporter March 6, 2024

From the islands in the Caribbean’s to the tropical rainforests in Indonesia, mosquitoes have stood the test of time. For centuries, mosquitoes have not only survived, but thrived in these warm and humid...

Chess has grown to become a highly competitive game that has gained the interest of millions. (Photo Credit: Felix Mittermeier / Unsplash)

Cheating Allegations Surface in High Level Chess

Alicia Yue, Staff Reporter March 5, 2024

Time and time again, news will resurface about the newest chess scandal or the newest accused player. The most prestigious players become the accusers and the accused. It raises the greater question as...

Pictured is a man partaking in light therapy, a common medical treatment for seasonal affective disorder. (Photo Credit: Lou Sander, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

The Science Behind Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Simone Ginsberg, Staff Reporter February 13, 2024

For many people during the winter season, along with the emergence of snow, hot chocolate, and holidays, also comes the dreaded seasonal depression. With its proper name being seasonal affective disorder...

Here, two surgeons prepare for an operation carefully, in order to ensure the safety of their patient. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Borba / Pexels)

From Pig to Human: The Wonders of Xenotransplantation

Liah Igel, Staff Reporter February 10, 2024

Within the large, revolving doors of the hospital, through the blank white halls, lies the organ wing. Patients lie in their soft, cushiony beds, contemplating their future. Will they receive an organ...

Liv is seen happily playing with bubbles; this is a good day for her. (Photo provided courtesy of Erin Stoop).

Liv’s Battle With Sanfilippo Syndrome

Chaiya Milowic, Staff Reporter February 6, 2024

First steps, first words, first movements -- these are the fundamental beginnings of a child’s life. Children continue to develop and grow over their next years, forming sentences and relationships....

Here is a photograph of the United Nations General Assembly hall, where the General Assembly is held every year, showcasing the grand size of the meeting space. (Photo Credit: Patrick Gruban, cropped and downsampled by Pine, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

The United Nations: Its Past, Present, and Worrying Future

Sophia Birman, Staff Reporter January 26, 2024

The United Nations is widely recognized for its role as a mediator between countries all over the world. However, in light of recent geopolitical events, the United Nations’ ability to foster cooperation...

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