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Science + Sugar = Candy!

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Boo! Trick or Treat! In honor of Halloween and because we love science and candy, we have decided to write about the science behind some of our favorite candies. Licorice Vs.   => ANISE LICORICE ROOT CANDY   What gives liquorice candy (aka Twizzlers, Red Vines, etc.) its taste? At first, this may seem like a […]

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How to Secure a Research Position

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Thursday, October 16th, SEBS hosted a research panel to help undergraduates learn more about the world of research – how to find and secure positions, and what to expect. Six panelists spoke about their experiences: Becca Arbacher (CC’16, Physics), Sarah Berlinger (SEAS ’16, Chemical Engineering), Vahe Galstyan (CC’16, Physics), Madeleine Hunter (CC’17, Economics, premed), Brian […]

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Fighting the Flu

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One year. 20% of the population. 200,000 people hospitalized. 32,743 dead. Rising fevers. Violent coughs. Agonizing congestion. Aching fatigue. Pounding headaches. Painful deaths. What is the cause of such misery? . . . . . THE FLU. [insert formidable music here] But there’s one simple way to prevent the contraction of this virus. A complex […]

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Come Visit SEBS at the Flu Fair on 10/7/14!

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  SEBS will be tabling at the Flu Fair on October 7th, 2014, taking place on Low Plaza between 12 and 4. Come out to learn about the flu, the importance, of vaccinations, and the science behind infection! We will be giving out some freebies as well, so stop by, bring friends, and get vaccinated!

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Interview with Professor Alexandra Horowitz

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  Present is SEBS’s VP Events Christa and OCMs Laura and Christine L. PART ONE   PART TWO   Christa: This is an interview with Professor Alexandra Horowitz and she will give us some background information on what she does, what she teaches and all her work.   Horowitz: Hi my name is Alexandra Horowitz […]

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NYCSEF Volunteering Spring 2014

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On Sunday, March 2nd, board members of CU SEBS trekked up to City College at 137th Street to partake in the excitement of the New York City Science and Engineering Fair for high school students as volunteers. From signing out judges, organizing and sorting through evaluation sheets, and occasionally perusing through the sea of rising, ambitious researchers, […]

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Babies with 3 Biological Parents

Recently, a method has been discovered that would use in vitro fertilization to create an embryo consisting of the DNA from three people. Usually, a cell consists of nuclear DNA, half of which is from the mom and half of which is from the dad. In addition, cells have mitochondrial DNA, all of which are […]

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Celebrating Engineering!

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Hello Columbia! Walking down College Walk, you may have noticed something different. No, it isn’t the sunny skies or the snow that is finally melting away. It’s Low Library, lit up with bright blue lights and the the SEAS logo. This is the beginning of the celebration of SEAS’ sesquicentennial anniversary, coinciding with national Engineers […]

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A Second Chance for Gene Therapy

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In life it is not uncommon to hear that you have to play with the cards you are dealt, or in this case the genes. For the longest time it seemed that people who have inherited troublesome genes that have or may lead to sickness, had to deal with the undeniable certainty that there was […]

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Top 10 Scientific Drives Behind Attraction

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10. We produce pheromonal secretions in our underarm, nipple, and genital areas. It is questionable on whether this is effective in attracting members of the opposite sex. However, biochemists have found pheromonal properties from the secretions of men and women are effective on pigs. So you might end up attracting the wrong species. Source: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/love-science/201211/human-pheromones-fact-or-fantasy […]

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