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2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Showcases the Evolution of Enzymes

This year, the Noble Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter. Half of the prize goes to Arnold, from the California Institute of Technology, for her work on directing the evolution of enzymes (proteins that speed up chemical reactions). The other half of the award goes to Winter and Smith for their work on “phage display of peptides and antibodies.” BREAKING NEWS: The Royal Swedish Academy of

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Natural Disasters Are Becoming More Frequent

Recently, even within the past year, we’ve seen a large increase in the number of natural disasters that have disrupted the lives of so many people. Most know that climate change is “bad” and is going to drastically affect our world eventually, but it isn’t as well broadcasted that we are already seeing its effects. Hurricanes, wildfires, and droughts are just a few of the phenomena that have become more prevalent in recent years as

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The Future of Consumption: In-Vitro Meat

The global population has been burgeoning exponentially among the past century, increasing from 1.5 billion people in the 20th century to a whopping 6.1 billion in the 21st century. (World Population Growth, 2013) In order to satisfy the consumption rates of humanity, 56 billion factory animals have been slaughtered without any consideration of the environmental ramifications.  According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the often neglected issue of meat consumption accounts for 18% of all

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