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Late Bloomers

LIAM HUBER | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17) How Flowers Overthrew the World’s Reigning Flora and Reshaped the Biosphere, Befuddling Botanists to this Day Having outlasted the 2016 dumpster fire, it would be nice to report that 2017 will be less lousy. Unfortunately, only a few weeks in, this does not look like it will be…

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Translational Medicine Day

CALLUM ARRAS | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17)   Translational medicine—this term for healthcare was new to me as I approached the Telemedicine Building for the first time for a reason other than a turbo combo from Club Med. My immediate assumption was that the “translational” aspect pertained to the conversion of RNA to protein…

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Sleep Equals A+

MADELEINE YU | SQ ONLINE | BLOGGER 16-17   Well folks, the weeks have zipped by and I hate to be the one to say it, but Finals Week is here. The already-packed Geisel will be the first place to go and believe me, I won’t be anywhere near there when chaos ensues. Every ten…

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On Dry Land

 LIAM HUBER | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17) How Pioneers Left the Primordial Ocean to Colonize the Continents, And Ended up Bringing the Waters There Too Another quarter, another episode of watching the floodwaters rise from the toilet, spread through the restroom, seep through the wall, and soak the carpet below my suitemate’s bed. If anyone from…

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In-Bloom

  CALLUM ARRAS | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17)   Perhaps those of you who have lived near lakes or estuaries have seen swaths of vibrant green film appear to overtake the natural color of the water. Or maybe you’re one of the lucky few who have been on the beach at Black’s Beach or…

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For the Love of Dogs

If you have ever googled the word “dog,” you would know that more than 1.5 billion search results come up. Dogs running, dogs playing, dogs eating, dogs sitting down, dogs listening to music, pensive dogs, sad dogs, side-eye dogs, “doge” dogs…you get the idea. For some strange reason, this species of canine is deeply ingrained…

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Warming Up

LIAM HUBER | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17) How a Crinkle in Cellular Metabolism Gave Mammals, Birds, and (Maybe) Dinosaurs a Major Competitive Advantage—at a Cost By this point in the school year, between a colossal workload and a meager money supply, you have probably begun wondering exactly how often you have to eat. It is a good…

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Neurogastronomy: It’s a Mouthful

Anyone else remember the Shrek ketchup that used to line the supermarket condiments aisles when we were younger? It outmatched the ordinary Heinz bottles with a flashy label that advertised the product in “Blastin’ Green” and “Funky Purple.” Unfortunately, I still do. I think I actually pleaded with my mother to buy the novelty table sauce….