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Science and Nature

The fossil was determined to be a fraud.

Famous Fossil or Art Project?

Joey Miller, Columnist February 27, 2024

According to CNN, researchers say that a famous fossil has caused a scandal. The fossil was discovered in the Italian Alps in 1931 and was thought to be a Tridentinosaurus antiquus. Scientists believed...

Jonathan, the worlds oldest tortoise.

World’s Oldest Tortoise Turns 191

Erin McGinty, Columnist December 12, 2023

As of 2022, Jonathan, a giant tortoise, became the world's oldest living tortoise and land animal. He’s believed to have been born in 1832, but that estimate is not exact. Jonathan is a Seychelles giant...

New white hydrogen deposits allow scientists to develop a clean energy source.

White Hydrogen Could Potentially Save the World from Climate Crises

Joey Miller, Columnist November 3, 2023

Two scientists in Northeastern France were digging, trying to find fossil fuels. What they didn’t know was that they were going to stumble upon something that could potentially save the planet from the...

Human composting is a controversial but environmental practice.

Human Composting: An Eco-Friendly Way to Die?

Sierra Perlmutter, Columnist May 23, 2023

Human composting is gaining traction, which has led to its legalization in six U.S. states and counting. People unfamiliar with the concept might be confused or even disturbed by the idea, but it’s actually...

Central Park is a place where nature can thrive for human enjoyment.

Preserving Paradise: The Enduring Role of Central Park

Melissa Sayadinejad, Columnist May 11, 2023

The vision and imagination of its architects are evident in Central Park, a sizable green oasis tucked away in the middle of Manhattan. With its 843 acres of varied landscapes, Central Park has grown from...

Dogs require mental health attention, too.

Dogs vs. Anxiety

Sarah Kerr, Columnist April 7, 2023

Many owners worry about leaving their pet at home, but that anxiety can go both ways. Just like humans, there are different types of anxiety that a dog can have, the most common being separation anxiety....

Adopting the lessons of Blue Zones can lead to longevity.

Understanding Blue Zones

Amanda Mourelo, Editor of Student Opinion and Features and Extras April 7, 2023

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Blue Zones began as a National Geographic expedition to find out what regions have the world’s longest-living human population. With their...

A rat in a box while music is being played for it. The multi-colored dots represent the rats most common movement points.

Musical Rats

Jameson Kowalski, Columnist November 19, 2022

Rats are one of the world's most interesting creatures. Whether they are roaming around the New York sewers or spreading disease across Europe, rats are always up to something. Now researchers know that...

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