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Thank You.

Thank You.

Chloë King, blog/podcast editor
May 3, 2016 • 860 views
Filed under An Independent Universe, Columns, Senior Magazine

I was not ready to write this column. I’ve been throwing around ideas about what to write since freshman year (jumping the gun and assuming I would be a staff member). When I decided I wanted to graduate early at the beginning of this semester, I realized I couldn’t have made it through high schoo...

Sitting with scientists: MuMu Xu

Sitting with scientists: MuMu Xu

Chloë King, blog/podcast editor
October 26, 2015 • 844 views
Filed under An Independent Universe

Welcome to a new feature on An Independent Universe. It’s called Sitting with Scientists, and I’ll be interviewing awesome people from around the country with a passion for science that puts mine to shame. My first interview was with Mumu Xu, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland. S...

Take all the ribbons you want

Take all the ribbons you want

Chloë King, web staff
May 12, 2015 • 602 views
Filed under An Independent Universe

So, a few months ago, I won one of ten Academy of Science Honors Division scholarship, which was the product of several months of work, lots of nerves, around 100 dollars, and many prepared presentations. Last weekend, I received one of two total SunEdison scholarships, which was the product of bringing...

Mammoth madness

Mammoth madness

Chloë King, web staff
April 27, 2015 • 602 views
Filed under An Independent Universe

Most people have seen Jurassic Park, but if you haven’t, here’s a quick run down. A bunch of phoney science is used to mix insect DNA with dinosaur DNA, and this full set is used to make modern living dinos. This, then, is used for a possible theme park that goes horribly wrong and ends in aroun...

Denouement

Denouement

Chloe King, web staff
March 24, 2015 • 672 views
Filed under An Independent Universe

Wow. I guess I’m done.   This weekend I participated in the Academy of Science’s Honors Division Science Fair. To make a long story short, I was among the top 10 finalists, and I won a scholarship for $1,000. Except why would I make a long story short? This is clearly depriving you all of ...

Skinny science

Skinny science

Chloë King, web staff
February 18, 2015 • 642 views
Filed under An Independent Universe

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are mental disorders, but they can have many physical affects as well; suffering from an eating disorder can change the way a body works years after the patient it back on track. Bone loss- During teen years the bones are supposed to be developing, but instead ...

Another world

Another world

Chloë King, web staff
February 5, 2015 • 551 views
Filed under An Independent Universe

Imagine you’re going to sleep. You lay down, close your eyes and slip into another world. There’s been lots of debate on whether or not lucid dreaming, or the ability to control one’s dreams, exists. Solidifying the evidence that they do was largely directed by researcher Stephen LaBerge. LaBerge developed a syste...

Silence from scientists

Silence from scientists

Chloë King, web staff
January 21, 2015 • 566 views
Filed under An Independent Universe

For a while, nothing happened. I’ve been working on my IRIS (Independent Research in Science) project since August. The idea behind IRIS is to team up with a scientist working on a research project, then present your findings at a science fair at the end of the year. I’m working with Dr. Aimee Dun...

My Secret

My Secret

Chloë King, web staff
January 15, 2015 • 740 views
Filed under An Independent Universe

Imagine the fans of a boy band: screaming, fainting and possibly crying. Now take one of those girls and direct her screams instead to arguably the greatest living mind today. That’s me. I have a secret: I am obsessed with Stephen Hawking. Well, it’s not so much a secret as a half-secret. Many peopl...

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