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Biological Sciences

The effect of ultraviolet radiation and the antioxidant curcumin on the longevity, fertility, and physical structure of Drosophila melanogaster: Can we defend our DNA?

The effect of ultraviolet radiation and the antioxidant curcumin on the longevity, fertility, and physical structure of Drosophila melanogaster: Can we defend our DNA?

Lateef et al. | May 18, 2019

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is known to alter DNA structure and impair cellular function in all living organisms. In this study, Lateef et al examine the effects of UV radiation to determine whether antioxidant-enriched nutrition can combat the potential deleterious effects of UV radiation on...

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The effect of caffeine on the regeneration of Brown Planaria (Dugesia tigrina)

The effect of caffeine on the regeneration of Brown Planaria (Dugesia tigrina)

Lazorik et al. | May 10, 2019

The degeneration of nerve cells in the brain can lead to pathologies such as Parkinson’s disease. It has been suggested that neurons in humans may regenerate. In this study, the effect of different doses of caffeine on regeneration was explored in the planeria model. Caffeine has been shown to...

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An analysis of soil microhabitats in Revolutionary War, Civil War, and modern graveyards on Long Island, NY

An analysis of soil microhabitats in Revolutionary War, Civil War, and modern graveyards on Long Island, NY

Caputo et al. | May 05, 2019

Previously established data indicate that cemeteries have contributed to groundwater and soil pollution, as embalming fluids can impact the microbiomes that exist in decomposing remains. In this study, Caputo et al hypothesized that microbial variation would be high between cemeteries from...

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Physical Sciences and Engineering

A temperature-based comparison of compounds found in Bao Chong tea, green tea, and black tea.

A temperature-based comparison of compounds found in Bao Chong tea, green tea, and black tea.

Lin et al. | May 14, 2019

While tea has a complex history, recently the health benefits of this beverage have come into focus. In this study, researchers sought to compare the levels of caffeine, catechins and L-theanine between different types of tea using NMR spectroscopy. Further, the impact of brewing temperature on...

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Measuring Exoplanetary Radii Using Transit Photometry

Measuring Exoplanetary Radii Using Transit Photometry

Tang et al. | May 07, 2019

Studying exoplanets, or planets that orbit a star other than the Sun, is critical to a greater understanding the formation of planets and how Earth's solar system differs from others. In this study the authors analyze the transit light curves of three hot Jupiter exoplanets to ultimately...

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Examining what causes perceived dissonance in musical intervals and the effect of timbre on dissonance

Examining what causes perceived dissonance in musical intervals and the effect of timbre on dissonance

Hsu et al. | Apr 10, 2019

Music is an important part of the day for many of us, but what makes some combinations of sound more pleasant to the ear than others? In this article the authors investigate the role of some characteristics of sound on the perception of a pleasant vs harsh musical note.

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Social Sciences

Correlates of Sugar Consumption Among High School Students and Faculty

Correlates of Sugar Consumption Among High School Students and Faculty

McBurnett et al. | Mar 07, 2019

The availability, portion sizes, and consumption of highly palatable food has been linked adverse health outcomes. McBurnett and O’Donnell sought to assess the relationship between reward-based eating drive, consumption, cravings, and knowledge of the effects of sugary foods. In this study...

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The role of race in the stereotyping of a speaker’s accent as native or non-native

The role of race in the stereotyping of a speaker’s accent as native or non-native

Bhuvanagiri et al. | Jan 07, 2019

In the modern world, communication and mobility are no longer obstacles. A natural consequence is that people from all over the world are mixing like never before and national identity can no longer be determined simply by a person's appearance or manner of speech. In this article, the authors...

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Emotional and Psychological Effect of Music on People

Emotional and Psychological Effect of Music on People

Nolt et al. | Jan 03, 2019

Nolt and Elwonger examine how different types of music impact our emotional and physical states. They found that music can influence a subject's emotional state, with sad music inspiring sadness and exciting music bringing excitement. They were not able to find a clear relationship between heart...

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