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HIV Vaccine: The race that turned into a marathon

Vaccines have been modern society’s most potent weapon against viral diseases. From the worldwide eradication of smallpox back in the 1970s to modern time curbing of the COVID-19 virus, vaccines have saved millions upon millions of lives. [Related article: How Vaccines Work and How You Body Fight Diseases] Usual vaccine …

3 Tips for An Effective Home-Based Learning

A cacophony of both cheers and groans echoed around Singapore when home-based learning was announced last Sunday night. ‘Time to binge-watch videos all day!’, some students cackled to themselves while others frantically pondered about the impact of this HBL on their eventual national examinations. Regardless, it is what it is, …

Students, Put Down Your Pens. Now Learn How to Study.

Studying is boring.  Rows upon rows of academic information crammed within pages after pages of text. Armed with a single-coloured highlighter, you slowly crawl your way through the book in hopes of retaining all of them in your cranium, as a singular word echoes in your head. “BOOOOOORRRRRRRIIIIIIIIINNNGGGG” As former …

The Golden Ratio is Literally Everywhere!

Some of the greatest mathematical minds of all ages, from Pythagoras and Euclid in ancient Greece, through the medieval Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa and the Renaissance astronomer Johannes Kepler, to present-day scientific figures such as Oxford physicist Roger Penrose, have spent endless hours over this simple ratio and its properties. … Biologists, artists, musicians, historians, architects, psychologists, and …

Genetic Mutations: A Fascinating Look Into What Makes Us, Us.

Mutation often brings to mind the ability to have superpowers such as the ability to fly or read minds. To have abilities like the X-Men is what most of us dream of, but in reality, mutations often lead to debilitating disorders. In biology, mutations are alterations in the DNA sequence …