Hydraulic Fracking

Oil is a commodity that is precious to our civilization as several parts such as transport and production depend on it. To constantly be able to meet our oil needs, the oil and gas industry has been expanding consistently for decades and advances in technology have been emerging in order to be able to occupy [...]

Bees in Crisis

  Ever since the first bees evolved into existence, they have played a vital role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. They pollinate several types of plants and flowers, helping them to grow, breed, and eventually produce food. However, recently beekeepers report their industry is on the verge of collapse, and farmers relying on honey bees [...]

Leukemia

What is Leukemia? Leukemia is a cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues including the bone marrow (the soft, sponge-like tissue in the center of most bones that makes blood cells), the lymphatic system and even blood itself. The two main kinds of leukemia are Lymphocytic leukemia (also known as lymphoblastic leukemia), when the body makes [...]

The Placebo Effect

The mind can have a powerful influence on our bodies and can even help our bodies heal. It can also sometimes trick us into believing that a fake treatment has real therapeutic results. This phenomenon is known as the placebo effect. A placebo is anything that seems to be a "real" medical treatment but isn't. [...]

Enhancing and Suppressing Memories

What if scientists could manipulate your brain so that a traumatic memory lost its emotional power over your mind? Recent findings by Steve Ramirez(a Boston University neuroscientist) show that a small structure in the brain could hold the key to future therapeutic techniques for treating mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD, by allowing [...]