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The Truth About Toxins

As a UC San Diego student, you have either taken a chemistry class or been forced to listen to a friend complain about one for hours on end. Turns out, all of this chemistry is actually somewhat relevant. Learn more about poisons, toxins, and how they have affected history.

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“Baby Brain”: Fact or Fiction?

“Baby Brain”. “Pregnancy Brain”. “Momnesia”. Hindered cognitive function during and after pregnancy: is this a real phenomenon, or a misconstrued myth? The scientific community is quite divided in analyzing the validity of this condition, as multiple arguments can be made. Mothers, however, seem to be in agreement about the plausibility of baby brain. Up to…

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Tidying for Time

DANIEL LUSK | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2018-19) Have you noticed all the news about Marie Kondo? I tried watching an episode of “Tidying Up” on Netflix, and honestly, I could not finish it. Something about the combined guilt of my own messiness and the time commitment to a full, hour-long Netflix show stopped me. But…

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Make Sense?

At UC San Diego, a school with a STEM- saturated student body, our education relies on the certainty of scientific facts. Logic and objectivity pervade our minds, keeping us attached to the factual knowledge we have acquired over the years. However, what if some of the information that we so strongly believe to be true…

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Participation Points

Welcome to Winter quarter, a very special time at UC San Diego. In the new year, you can finally shed the weight that held back your GPA in the Fall quarter. You can ace organic chemistry or game theory or whatever hard class stares you down. And you know exactly how you are going to…

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Exercising Caution

I just wanted to write a fun blog encouraging you to go for a run and not stress about finals for a bit. As it turns out maybe that was overambitious. My last handful of blogs have been fairly uncontroversial; the research I encountered generally pointed to one solid answer and –besides having to manage…

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Evolution Confusion

BY MELODY NAZARBEGIAN | BLOGGER | SQ ONLINE (2018-19)   As finals week approaches, the phrase “survival of the fittest” resonates with many students seeking to prove themselves in UC San Diego’s competitive academic environment. Darwin’s theory definitely did not refer to one’s ability to study for endless hours, surviving on minimal amounts of sleep…