Decades of air pollution and environmental racism have devastated the health of Newtown
Dust clouds kicked up by cars on Myrtle St., east of Booker High School. Photo courtesy of the Newtown Health Disparities & Environment study.

Decades of air pollution and environmental racism have devastated the health of Newtown

Residents of Newtown are all too familiar with the numerous recycling plants situated at the edges of their neighborhood. Some of these plants have been there for decades, and more have been added over the years as building construction has boomed in Sarasota. But while…

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Nicole in Daytona: What we missed, and how climate change makes hurricanes more dangerous
A Wilbur-by-the-Sea beachside home was left on the edge of a sandy cliff after rough surf and storm surge caused by Tropical Storm Nicole washed away about 20 feet of sand. Picture credits to ClickOrlando.

Nicole in Daytona: What we missed, and how climate change makes hurricanes more dangerous

The New College student body remembers Nicole as a cloudy day in which they wondered why school was canceled. However Daytona, FL got the brunt of this rare November tropical storm-turned-hurricane. Landing on the east coast as a Category 1, it rampaged through the Volusia…

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‘Playing with fire’: Boston biolab creates mixed-strain COVID virus that killed 80% of humanized mice
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‘Playing with fire’: Boston biolab creates mixed-strain COVID virus that killed 80% of humanized mice

This is the second article in a two-part series about the involvement of biolabs internationally in the creation and spread of the COVID-19 virus. Read part one here. Boston University researchers have been facing widespread backlash after DailyMail published an article on Oct. 17 revealing…

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Strong evidence emerges that COVID-19 was man-made and escaped from Wuhan biolab
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Strong evidence emerges that COVID-19 was man-made and escaped from Wuhan biolab

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, government agencies and public health officials have tirelessly and forcefully asserted the origins of the COVID-19 virus to be naturalistic—an unfortunate, unpreventable consequence of biological evolution and epidemiological processes. Yet, a recent report titled An Analysis…

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FDA issues orders on Adderall shortage
An image of a tablet of prescription drug Adderall in the palm of a hand. (Courtesy of flickr.)

FDA issues orders on Adderall shortage

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has declared as of Oct. 12 that there is a shortage of the widely used Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medication Adderall.   Teva Pharmaceutical, the largest supplier of generic and branded Adderall, has attributed the shortage to three things: an…

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Criminal charge to medically large: How does Biden’s weed pardon really affect America?
Containers of cannabis sit, some being balanced on the Scales of Justice symbolizing the interaction between the two. Photo provided by Adobe Stock Images.

Criminal charge to medically large: How does Biden’s weed pardon really affect America?

In recent years, marijuana politics are making large leaps in becoming more modernized, shifting society towards a more relaxed and accepting view of the subject. On Oct. 6, President Joe Biden issued an executive order which pardons all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession.…

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Mars rover finds organic matter
A photo of the Perseverance rover examining a sample. Photo taken from CNET.

Mars rover finds organic matter

NASA’s Perseverance Rover has found organic matter in rocks on Mars after just a year and a half on the planet. NASA held a press briefing on Thursday, Sept. 15 to discuss. Perseverance, nicknamed Percy, found the matter within an ancient river delta in the…

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Borderline Category 5 hurricane strikes Sarasota area after 70 Years of clear waters
Sarasota residents bought out all the water at the Walmart on Lockwood Ridge Road on Sept. 22. (Photo taken by Christine Wehner.)

Borderline Category 5 hurricane strikes Sarasota area after 70 Years of clear waters

Hurricane Ian was the first major natural disaster to hit the central west coast of Florida in 70 years. Residents of the respective counties were struck with panic, as this incident was something not usually on the radar for the area. In contrast, citizens of…

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