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Over Halloween weekend, students gathered in the Mattin courtyard to drop pumpkins off the second floor balcony, make their own masks and engage in some intense gaming competitions. The annual game night was hosted by the Digital Media Center (DMC), a multimedia lab space that serves as an equipment, printing, software and knowledge resource for students on campus.
The age of dinosaurs drew to a close some 66 million years ago when a large asteroid struck the Yucatán Peninsula. The asteroid was about nine kilometers in diameter and released large amounts of stratospheric soot and sulfate aerosols when it collided with the hydrocarbon-rich sedimentary rocks on Earth.
When temperatures begin to drop and leaves change from their summer green to shades of orange, red and yellow, it is not only a sign that fall has arrived, but also a sign of another season as well — flu shot season.
During the year of our nation’s founding in 1776, there was a solar eclipse visible only in America. On Aug. 21, 2017 it happened again. Over 500 million Americans were in a position to view the total eclipse, and many more rushed from all over the country to join them.
Moving into a dorm with another person is kind of like getting a new puppy, except you’re the puppy. When you get a new puppy, it turns everything upside down for a while. You need to teach it what to play with, what to stay away from, when to be quiet, what to eat and on and on.
This past Friday, 300 entrepreneurs, coders and engineers marched into Hodson Hall to begin a weekend-long event called HopHacks. HopHacks is a semesterly event at which students work on a team to create, or hack, a new app, device or idea. Attendees came not only from within the Hopkins community, but also from other universities.
Marijuana warranted much media and political attention in recent years. Along with increased attention there has been increased consumption, in particular of edible marijuana.
Scientists have known for a while that mental disorders are often observed in conjunction with physical diseases. Previous studies have primarily focused on how the two are associated in adult populations. Researchers at the University of Basel and Ruhr-University Bochum studied young individuals and are beginning to link specific mental disorders to certain physical ailments in younger populations.
Michael McCloskey is a Hopkins researcher in the cognitive science department who studies individuals with learning disabilities or other cognitive impairments. He works to identify exactly where an individual’s mental processes differ from the norm.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is national award designed to recognize students with exceptional promise in research in a STEM field. Every undergraduate university in the United States may nominate four undergraduates.
Social media has become an intrinsic part of modern-day human interaction. It is how we communicate and how we stay in touch. It is how we meet new people and share events.
Hopkins is no stranger to the Collegiate Inventors Competition, a national competition that awards undergraduate students for cutting-edge and creative inventions. In the past three years, four different Hopkins student projects have placed in the competition.
Vice Provost for Research Denis Wirtz, a polymer physicist, is on the way to making one of the largest breakthroughs in pancreatic cancer research... without having taken a single formal biology class.
Winston Timp, a professor in the biomedical engineering department here at Hopkins, heads a lab that explores everything from the fiery metabolism of hummingbirds to the causes of colon and pancreatic cancer. Timp’s lab is located in Clark Hall.
Bipolar disorder affects approximately five million Americans, and researchers are continuing to seek out its genetic and molecular source. In order to advance the treatment options available to those suffering from bipolar and other similar disorders, scientists must first uncover more about the disease’s development and cause.
Four Hopkins students are taking major strides in the crusade to cure cancer. Each of the four students was awarded $5,000 and spent eight weeks this summer working on various research projects in the field of pediatric oncology.
In the past 20 years the list of known mouse lemur species has grown from a measly two recognized species to 24. In fact, in the past year, three species were added to the list.
Food as Medicine is a student group at Hopkins focused on improving the health of children attending Baltimore City public schools. According to Maryland’s Department of Education, 87.71 percent of Baltimore City public school students qualified for free or reduced meals for the 2015-2016 school year.
While many might believe it’s the shiny surface that sets gold apart from the other earth metals, the uniqueness of this metal can actually be traced all the way back to its creation. Most elements such as carbon and iron are created within a star through slow natural processes. Gold, on the other hand, as well as other heavy metals, requires a much more extravagant, cataclysmic event.
If you currently consider yourself healthy, you may need to rethink this conclusion. Statistically, according to a recent study conducted at the Mayo Clinic, only three percent of Americans live a healthy lifestyle. Perhaps this statistic is not surprising given that the average American male body weight falls just below the cutoff for obesity and more than half of the food consumed in America is “ultra processed.”