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    Sucrose V.S. Sucralose

    Sucrose vs Sucralose Sucrose is the sugar we use in baking, but sucralose is an artificially made sugar. Some artificial sweeteners like Splenda come from sucralose. It enhances the sweet taste of sugar, but without the added calories (heath Cleveland). Sucralose in drinks and food may seem better...

    Wildlife around campus

    The following pictures were all taken at Georgia Tech on May 4th. They capture only a tiny portion of the wildlife on campus.

    La Balada del Gringo Perdido

    Este artículo fue escrito en el 2012 por el profesor Joe Mendelson, director de investigación en el zoológico de Atlanta e instructor en Georgia Tech. Lo he traducido lo mejor que pueda, pero siempre hay cosas subjetivas y rarezas de cada dialecto. Espero que no sufran tanto...

    Common Cat-astrophes

    Finding and trying (usually unsuccessfully) to pet street cats is often one of the highlights of my day. Nevertheless, it is always somewhat bittersweet to find a feline friend outdoors, as it is almost certain that it is killing local wildlife. Various studies have estimated that outdoor...

    Probiotics in Food

    Probiotics are living microorganisms like bacteria and help intestinal issues. Issues that can be helped through probiotics are bloating, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea, and even lactose intolerance. They help “prevent diarrhea when taking antibiotics and help to ease some symptoms of IBS” (Probiotics). For all the...

    Neurotransmitter Notes: Serotonin + Oxytocin

      Take two of our Neurotransmitter Notes! If you are in the midst of finals season like me, maybe you want something to cheer you up. I might not be able to make your neurons fire off serotonin or oxytocin, but maybe learning about them will help you...

    We need to talk about the women founders of modern science: Meet Chien-Shiung Wu

    Born near Shanghai, China and later moving to the US, Chein-Shiung Wu was Chinese-American physicist at the forefront of nuclear physics and a contributor for the Manhattan Project. The bulk of her research surrounded that of beta decay, including publishing a still well regarded book on the topic...

    A Reflection on Planning Educational Children’s Activities

    As a part of this year’s Atlanta Science Festival, I was able to help organize and set up the event with our STEMcomm team. Our event was planned to be for young minds and their families to be able to enjoy, with crafts ranging from paper airplane...

    Thalidomide: What is it?

    Thalidomide was originally created in Germany to be a non-addictive sedative with a lower risk of dependency for sleep. The drug became popular because it was a morning sickness reprieve that was over the counter and affordable. This drug had an unforeseen effect on fetuses. It caused an...

    Anima-Toons! Baby Fever

    Anima-Toons! Baby Fever Did you know that a newborn kangaroo is the size of a lima bean and that echidnas lay eggs because these two sure didn't.

    Why Laughing at Memes With Friends is Good For You

    You find a funny meme on the Internet. You chuckle to yourself and decide to show your friend. They start giggling which makes you only laugh harder. Your friend picks up on this and their laughter dials up and now you two are in a symphony of...