Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Founded by punk rock biologist Jennifer Leavey in 2012, Charged Magazine takes an edgy, irreverent approach to all things math and science. From the physics of bling to the psychology of facebook, Jennifer and her crew of engineers-come-artists, -poets, -musicians and –DIY crafters take science personally.

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Venomous Viperidae

I think it's important to clear the air before we dive in: I am terrified of snakes. Despite never being harmed or attacked by a snake, I have a shaking fear of these slithering reptiles (even a picture can raise my heart rate). In a somewhat unconventional...

Eight Gifts under $40 for STEM Nerds

As the holidays approach, you’re probably panicking about finding the perfect gift to get your nerdy friends in STEM while sticking to a college budget. Look no further; I have compiled a list of the best science gifts under $35 available on Amazon Prime. Storm Glass $19.99 For...

Watch what you touch at airports

The temperature is cold as you wait in the security line at the airport. The line is going slowly and the TSA is constantly notifying the travelers about what to do when it is their turn to put their items in the bin and wait to be...

It’s a ghost… it’s a UFO… It’s… Ball Lightning?

Lightning is a phenomenon that we are all familiar with. Everyone has seen it, and some people have been hit by it. What you may be less familiar with is it's spherical sibling. Ball lightning has fascinated people for centuries. There are plenty of eyewitness reports of...

Cicada STDs, Suicidal Crickets, and the Truth About Flamingos

In the summer of 2016, billions of periodical cicadas of the Magicicada genus appeared in the northeastern United States, erupting from the land after nearly two decades of maturing underground. As usual, they would proceed to spend the subsequent five to six weeks of their remaining lives...