International Women’s Day: Notable Female Scientists

Happy International Women's Day folks! To commemorate tomorrow, I thought it would be a great idea to point out notable female scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of science. While this list is far from complete, it helps to show that we need more women in the STEM field to bring in …

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Gene Sequencing

The field of Molecular Biology has made major bounds and leaps in the quest to understand the code of life. After James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA, the next task was to determine what was the precise order for the genetic code in living cells. Not only would this unlock the …

Science Quote of the Week

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." -Marie Curie

Feedback Survey

Hello everyone! It's been a few months since this blog has been active and I was hoping to get some feedback on what you think so far. I have a link, seen below, to a survey that I created to gather your feedback about Politico Explorer. The entire survey is anonymous and your responses will …

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence: The Quest for Finding Life Among the Stars

One of the greatest questions in science is this simple notion..are we alone in the universe? For billions of years, Earth has been blessed with the ability to host life and allow the human race to prosper. Now that mankind has explored space, one has to wonder if there are signs of life outside the …

The U.S. National Laboratory System

At the conclusion of World War II, the nation's scientific enterprise was vital in bringing about the Atomic Age. Countless new technologies like Radar, Nuclear Power, Advanced Medicine, and other technologies, have helped the U.S. in winning the war. However, with these successes, the key question became what would become of the federal laboratories, whose …

National Parks: A Gift for Future Generations 

One of the nation's greatest treasure is not found in some museum, or stashed away in a vault, our greatest treasure resides in our National Parks. Every year, millions of people visit these national monuments so as to experience the grandeur that has captivated the public for generations. Yet how did our National Parks come …