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

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

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: 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

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

What To Expect When Expecting A Xenobiological Organism

First off, we are not going to be discussing the biology of xenomorphs because, without a doubt, attempting to study a xenomorph would be a major health hazard leading to probable death...and they are also not real, which certainly helps to ease our fears going into this. To sum, xenobiology is the creation and manipulation… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting A Xenobiological Organism

What To Expect When Expecting a Woolly Mammoth

What happens when you try to bring back the woolly mammoth from extinction? According to Professor George Church, from Harvard University, we will know in 2 years or so (give or take 10 years) [1]. The woolly mammoth went extinct about 4,000 years ago, but it actually started dying out about 40,000 ago in the… Continue reading What To Expect When Expecting a Woolly Mammoth