What To Expect When Expecting A Super Antibiotic

It is an unfortunate fact of life that bacteria are getting stronger and stronger as they develop resistance to many of the antibiotics that we use. They are becoming super-bacteria and our options of dealing with them are shrinking. One such super-bacteria is vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). VRE is primarily found in hospitals, the breeding ground… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting A Super Antibiotic

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What To Expect When Expecting Sleep

Sleeping is pretty great. You feel refreshed, energized, and your mood is generally better after a good sleep session. But if we don’t sleep, we become cranky, tired, confused, and have baggy/puffy eyes that make us look terrible. How much sleep we require differs from individual to individual, but we all need to sleep eventually.… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting Sleep

What To Expect When Expecting A Master Fingerprint

Fingerprints are all the rage today. We use them to find murderers, unlock our phones, access secure government facilities like Area 51 (probably), and many other things. Biometric security measures are slowly taking over traditional security measures like pins, passwords, and other mundane things we have to remember on top of the many other passcodes… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting A Master Fingerprint

Who To Expect When Expecting Nettie Stevens

It is common knowledge that we generally determine the sex of someone as female (XX) and male (XY) by their chromosomes. While most people would credit this discovery to Thomas Morgan, the honor actually belongs to Nettie Stevens. Nettie’s discovery became the first of its kind to link chromosomes to physical characteristics [1]. Nettie was… Continue reading Who To Expect When Expecting Nettie Stevens

What To Expect When Expecting Synthetic Chicken

It's fair to say that the United States consumes large amounts of beef, pork, chicken, and turkey with the occasional duck or lamb on the side. As the weather gets warmer and grilling season approaches for those in the colder regions, meat consumption will most likely increase further. Globally, the world consumes a staggering amount… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting Synthetic Chicken

What To Expect When Expecting A Zombie: Zombie Bacteria

Previously, we looked at the zombie fungus that plagued carpenter ants and turned them against their colonies in the rainforest. Now, we will look at bacteria and the object of their zombification and destruction: silver. Throughout our history of fairy tales and legends, silver has been the downfall of many mythical creatures from werewolves to… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting A Zombie: Zombie Bacteria

What To Expect When Expecting A Zombie: The Zombie Ant

From “The Walking Dead” to “iZombie”, zombies are your typical sci-fi fair that takes on different roles from monsters to victims and continues to excite and entertain us. There are insurance companies that offer zombie insurance should a zombie outbreak ever occur. Even the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a zombie preparedness… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting A Zombie: The Zombie Ant

Who To Expect When Expecting Alice Ball

In her short life, Alice Augusta Ball, a chemist, was nothing short of brilliant. Alice was born in Seattle in 1892 and spent her childhood in Washington and Hawaii. She showed high aptitude towards the sciences, so much so that she ended up becoming the first African-American woman to attend the University of Washington School… Continue reading Who To Expect When Expecting Alice Ball

What To Expect When Expecting A Plastic Eating Bacteria

We use A LOT of plastic in our lives. From water bottles and plastic bags to clothes and toys, there is an abundance of plastic in the United States. That creates an unfortunate problem: we also dispose of A LOT of plastic, most of which are not recycled or reused. Globally, we create over 300… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting A Plastic Eating Bacteria

What To Expect When Expecting An Artificial Womb

Despite being a developed and leading country, the United States suffers from infant morbidity and mortality due to premature births, which causes ⅓ of all infant deaths and ½ of cerebral palsy in infants [1]. Advances in neonatal care have improved survival rates for premature infants, but those that do survive are plagued with a… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting An Artificial Womb