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Delays in Vaccinations Lead to Disease Outbreak

A member of the House Judiciary B Committee reads a flyer on types of vaccines and their impact on health, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Lawmakers listened to proponents for allowing exemption from the vaccination requirement for school attendance based on religious belief. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Anna Levin, HHS Kiss and Tell Co-Editor

April 3, 2018

Parents are delaying vaccinating their children out to fear of “overloading” their immune system. This delay, however, has resulted in an outbreak of vaccine preventable diseases. Parents across the nation are delaying, or even preventing, the vaccinations of their children out of fear of har...

Physicist Stephen Hawking Dead at 76

Physicist and best-selling author Stephen Hawking appears, Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Seattle. Hawking was taking part in the Seattle Science Festival Luminaries Series. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Alex Elchev, Science and Technology Editor

March 22, 2018

World famous theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author Stephen Hawking passed away on March 14, 2018 at the age of 76. Hawking was diagnosed with ALS when he was 21. Given just two and a half years to live, he exceeded his life expectancy by more than 50 years. The disease slowly paralyzed him...

Samsung Reveals Galaxy S9, S9+

The Galaxy S9 and S9+, shown above, were revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The phones will retail at $720 and $840, respectively. (Samsung)

Alex Elchev, Science and Technology Editor

March 14, 2018

The Korean tech giant Samsung unveiled the latest edition of their Galaxy smartphones at the Mobile World Congress on February 25, 2018. Samsung has chosen to focus on the camera for the latest edition of the Galaxy line. The S9 model features a 12 megapixel camera, with the first ever adjustable apertu...

CDC Says Flu Season Deadliest Since 2009

A Fluzone influenza vaccine is shown at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Flu-related deaths in California are higher than usual so far this season and most victims were not vaccinated, state health officials said Tuesday in urging residents to get flu shots. (AP Photos/Jeff Chiu)

Anna Levin, HHS Kiss and Tell Co-Editor

February 27, 2018

In the last 6 weeks, 84 children have been announced dead due to the the flu. With flu related hospitalizations rising to nearly 68 out of every 100,000 people in the U.S. this week, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) officially marks this flu season in the U.S. as an epidemic. With the hospitalization rate up to 10.1%, this years flu season is th...

Long Lost NASA Satellite Found by Amateur Astronomer

A view of the aurora australis as taken by the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) spacecraft on Jan. 7. This photo was taken by the IMAGE satellite in 2005, after which it was lost for 12 years before being found again in early 2018. (NASA)

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

February 21, 2018

Scott Tilley, an amateur astronomer, was searching space with his radio equipment and detected something interesting on January 30, 2018. His radio equipment picked up a signal from the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) satellite, a lost NASA satellite. NASA lost contac...

SpaceX Successfully Tests Falcon Heavy Rocket

Alex Elchev, Section Editor

February 14, 2018

SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time on February 6, 2018. The rocket was successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk's’ 2008 Tesla Roadster as its cargo, with plans to put the car into orbit around Mars...

Fitness and nutrition tips for healthy living

The final exercise for the gluteus medius is the step up. To complete this exercise, step up onto a raised surface, typically about one foot tall, and bring the other knee up to 90 degrees, as if to step onto another, taller step, and step back down. This exercise will work best if it is done on both legs. (Broadcaster/Jenna Thomas)

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

February 13, 2018

As the holiday season comes to a close, many people are looking to get into better shape and lose some weight. These tips for exercise and nutrition have been scientifically proven to be what works best to make an overall healthier you. Exercise: Above, Junior Tyler Myrick-Loveless and Senior Liz...

Malala Yousafzai Teams with Apple to Support Girls’Education

Yousafzai and Cook speak with Syrian refugees about their life stories.  The duo met in Beirut, Lebanon to review the terms for their new partnership. (The Malala Fund)

Olivia Bratton, Copy Editor

February 6, 2018

Malala Yousafzai, the inspiring advocate for equal rights, is teaming with Apple’s cooperation to make an even bigger impact on social injustice. Apple has teamed with the Malala Fund as the organization’s first laureate partner in hopes of expanding support for girls’ education worldwide. The fund, established by Yousafzai and her fathe...

Computer Chip Problems Leave Millions of Computers Vulnerable

Intel, a multinational technology company, is under fire for a flaw discovered in the design of their microprocessor chips known as Meltdown and Spectre. Since the discovery, Intel has released software patches that can be installed to fix the problem. 
Morton Lin/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Anna Levin, Co-editor of Kiss & Tell

January 24, 2018

A group of security experts have discovered two major flaws affecting the microprocessor, or brain, of nearly every computer. The flaws, labeled Meltdown and Spectre, were discovered on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 by a group of cyber security experts. Both Meltdown and Spectre are vulnerabiliti...

How Bitcoin Works

In this April 7, 2014 file photo, a man arrives for the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show in New York. An Australian man long thought to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator. BBC News said Monday, May 2, 2016 that Craig Wright told the media outlet he is the man previously known by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. The computer scientist, inventor and academic says he launched the currency in 2009 with the help of others. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Alex Elchev, Section Editor

January 12, 2018

Bitcoin dominated headlines in 2017, but how does it work? Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, commonly called coins, a form of money only exchanged on the internet that has no physical form. While it holds value in physical currencies like US dollars for trade purposes, bitcoin does not have any i...

Geneticists Develop Better Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Genetics works to help farms like this one to produce the best trees possible. Through cross breeding and other methods of genetic manipulation, the organization has already made improvements to the modern Christmas Tree. (Sara Hina/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Kieri Karpa, Layout Manager

January 5, 2018

The modern Christmas tree isn’t natural. Almost all commercialized plants go through some form of genetic manipulation. From breeding to DNA manipulation, the modern Christmas tree is no stranger to the science of genetics. Started by the Specialty Crop Research Initiative Grant in 2012, Christmas Tree Gen...

Research Mounting Against Early School Start Times

Shown here is a teen so tired she fell asleep during studying. In multiple other schools around the nation, students’ academic performance has gone up with the later start times. (CollegeDegrees360/CC BY-SA 2.0)

Olivia Bratton, Copy Editor

January 4, 2018

Students are constantly wishing to gain more sleep on school days, and now there is scientific evidence behind their pleas. According to the 2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study, 93 percent of high schools in the U.S. begin before 8:30 a.m. High schools nationwide start their days at drastically e...

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