Neuralink study begins human testing phase
A plastic skeleton with chords running all around it. One cord’s charger end is in its jaws, with a light on the tip that emanates a bright blue glow. Photo by Cole Kinsley.

Neuralink study begins human testing phase

According to a Jan. 29 tweet from Neuralink CEO Elon Musk, the neurotech company has begun human trials of its brain-computer interface (BCI) implants. BCIs collect and decode signals from the brain and transmit these signals to another device. One primary objective of this technology…

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Exploring U.S. health care
Money on top of an unpaid hospital bill. Photo courtesy of Texas State University Pressbooks.

Exploring U.S. health care

Submitted by Sadie Vitkus The United Nations, of which the United States is one of five permanent members, established 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve by 2030. The United States, long an influential and wealthy world power, is struggling in the face of a…

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Shell shock: unprecedented increase in sea turtle nests
Hatchlings making their way to seaside Photo courtesy of Flickr.

Shell shock: unprecedented increase in sea turtle nests

Between August and October a remarkable surge in sea turtle nestings shattered previous records, surpassing the last record set in 2017 by an astonishing 40 percent. While the numbers evoke celebration, marine experts caution that behind them lies a more complex narrative. The extraordinary surge…

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Chemotherapy drugs shortage
Chemotherapy drugs now in shortage for sale over-the-counter. (Photo courtesy of flickr.)

Chemotherapy drugs shortage

Important drugs for treating cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy including carboplatin, cisplatin and methotrexate are headed toward a critical scarcity at cancer treatment centers, according to a recent survey  by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). This problem is not a new one. The Biden administration put…

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Guide to the hydroponic tower in Ham
Hydroponic tower in the Hamilton “Ham” Center. Photo by Gaby Batista.

Guide to the hydroponic tower in Ham

Students on campus last year may have noticed a structure eerily similar to an otherworldly, sci-fi contraption that one sees in movies tucked into a corner of the Hamilton “Ham” Center. While the tower was not in use last academic year, thesis student and project…

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Scientists discover ancient coral reefs in the Galapagos
A thriving coral reef. Photo courtesy of the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Scientists discover ancient coral reefs in the Galapagos

Earlier this year in April, a team of scientists onboard the deep-sea research submarine named “Alvin” operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution discovered a kilometers-long coral reef well below the surface of the water, where most corals across the globe are suffering from the…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month and how to get involved
Lung Cancer Awareness Graphic by Emma Iverson.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month and how to get involved

As November marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month, it is essential for the New College community to contemplate the crucial facets of this lethal disease and the profound impact it has on survivors, fighters and healthcare professionals. Lung cancer stands as the predominant cause of cancer-related…

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Cincinnati Zoo welcomes three young manatees
Nolia, Amethyst, Waffles after rescue. Photos courtesy of the Cincinnati Zoo.

Cincinnati Zoo welcomes three young manatees

Three orphaned manatees joined the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden rescue family on Oct. 1. Since then, Nolia, Amethyst and Waffles have been adjusting to their new home while on their journey to recovery. The ultimate goal is for these manatees to reach a weight…

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One month and $1.17 million later, still no culprit found in Port Manatee oil spill fiasco
Port Manatee during a lovely day. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

One month and $1.17 million later, still no culprit found in Port Manatee oil spill fiasco

On Sept. 1, SeaPort Manatee suffered a major oil leak, polluting 25,000 gallons of ocean water. Since the spill, over 20,000 gallons of water and crude oil have been recovered, but questions still remain. After a month’s worth of work and $1.17-million, the U.S. Coast…

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Chargers football game takes a futuristic turn: AI robots invade the stands
A screen capture from “The Creator” showcasing the look of the robots portrayed within the film. Photo by Chloe Rusek.

Chargers football game takes a futuristic turn: AI robots invade the stands

Play ball or play bot? Prepare to witness a spectacle of futuristic proportions as the Los Angeles Chargers National Football League (NFL) game received a sci-fi infusion like never before. Following a recent trend in movie promotion, artificial intelligence (AI) robots were planted throughout the…

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