Science & Technology

Science & Technology, Uncategorized

Scientists discover cause of death of oldest human ancestor

Over 40 years after paleoanthropologists discovered Lucy, one of the oldest hominin fossils ever found, new research suggests that our 3.18-million-year-old ancestor died after falling from a large height. When Lucy’s skeleton was discovered in Ethiopia in 1974, it was found to be relatively complete, eventually allowing scientists to conclude that Lucy’s body was subjected…

Science & Technology

SpaceX explosion casts doubt on future success

SpaceX, an aerospace company directed by Elon Musk, met disaster on Thursday, Sept. 1. That morning, the business was prepared to assess the strength of the rocket’s engines without actually launching it into the air. SpaceX anticipated to conduct this static test fire of the Falcon 9 rocket, towering at 229 feet, when it unexpectedly…

Science & Technology

OrgSync delivers fresh medium for student, club interaction

Baruch College has partnered up with OrgSync, a web-hosting platform that sets up a portal for individual colleges and universities where students can get event updates and keep track of their extracurricular involvement. Administration from Student Life switched over to OrgSync from Baruch Connect earlier this semester, creating MyBaruch. The static front page features profiles…

Science & Technology

Apple Keynote unveils iPhone 7 features

In what could best be described as the tech equivalent to Christmas, Apple recently held its Fall Keynote at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to announce what is in store for owners of the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The conference kicked off with news about Apple Music. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that…

Science & Technology

Chinese reforestation kills biodiversity

In an attempt to reduce their environmental impact and provide jobs, China created the Grain-for-Green Program, an initiative focused solely on reforestation. Its intention was also to improve the quality of the land and reduce erosion. One of the largest efforts of its kind, China has spent billions of dollars since 1999 on the conversion…

Study researches high costs of medications, offers solutions
Science & Technology

Study researches high costs of medications, offers solutions

The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published a study titled “The High Cost of Prescription Drugs in the United States,” dissecting the phenomena behind the skewed prices of many U.S. drugs. In light of Mylan Inc.’s recent spike in epinephrine drug prices and Turing Pharmaceuticals’s price increase in 105 drugs, namely Daraprim, many…

Science & Technology

Zika causes further neurological defects

A multitude of additional neurological diseases are among the most recent birth defects discovered to be caused by the Zika virus, a disease once known mainly for causing microcephaly in newborns. Microcephaly, which afflicts newborns by causing them to develop smaller brains and heads, was also found to be accompanied by gray and white matter…

1 15 16 17 18 19 24