Overview of Protists

Welcome to our continuing AP Biology/ General Biology series here on STEM Talks! The purpose of this post is to give you an overview of Protists. All protists were once classified into a single kingdom, but scientists found protists to be polyphyletic: some protists are more closely related to plants, fungi, or animals than they [...]

The Growing Influence of Engineering in Space

With recent news involving spacecraft landing on Mars, the effect of engineers in space discovery is becoming more apparent to the public. Previously, most people would credit astronauts for their heroic duties in accomplishing the inner desire of humans: exploring the unknown. Now, engineers and scientists are proving to be the initiators of this approach, [...]

The Multiverse Theory

Our universe is a magical place, constantly evolving and expanding. It encompasses everything the human race knows of, including fascinating physical structures, such as stars, planets, galaxies, black holes, and dust clouds, and more abstract concepts like light and time. The Milky Way galaxy itself is approximately 100,000 light years across, and this galaxy is [...]

The different stratospheric influence on cold-extremes in Eurasia and North America: Summary

The polar vortex, a low-pressure area near the Earth’s poles, influences winter weather in mid-latitude areas like Canada and France. When the vortex weakens, the risk of cold spells has been proven to increase in Eurasia, but the effects on North American weather is not clear. A group of meteorologists has studied nearly thirty years [...]

6 Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting. Countless studies show that it can amazing benefits to the brain and body. Intermittent Fasting can help you lose weight and fat Intermittent fasting will make you take in fewer calories (unless you cheat!!). Additionally intermittent fasting increases hormone function [...]