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Stepping away from trying to lose weight, let us divert some attention to those who want to put on a few pounds. Insofar as pure technique, calorie for calorie, nobody knows how to eat healthier than a bodybuilder. With carbs and protein measured to precise grams, bodybuilders have perfected not only weight training but eating to an art. Limiting the amount of food intake requires immense discipline so surely eating 5000 calories must surely be. . . well, a piece of cake.
My roommate expressed this sentiment a few weeks ago. Yeah, it's pretty bizarre, but she makes an interesting point. For those of you who are partial to roses or have ever endeavored to adopt a pair of the silicon twins, hear me out.
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In the world of the dung beetle, eating and rolling in poop is fun. Dung beetles are classified according to how they interact with manure: rollers mold dung into balls for eating or brooding purposes, tunnelers bury their poop and dwellers make a home out of excrement. According to recent research on these insects, dung beetles are attracted to the smelliest poop they can find, which happens to be dung from omnivores like us.
The unprecedented disappearance of honeybees has been big news for the last six years. Since bees are crucial pollinators for agriculture, their unexpected absence, now known as colony collapse disorder, is felt everywhere, from apple orchards to buckwheat farms.
Imagine a three-year-old with toys. Now picture a seven-year-old in class. Whether it’s the senseless handling of toys or the inability to stay quiet, there is no doubt that there are stereotypical behaviors people attribute to others. The big question remains: are our behaviors determined by nature or nurture? In other words, can our genes predict how we behave?
As an increasing number of women choose to delay motherhood until a more advanced age, the perception that assisted reproductive technologies will always be successful has also become more popular. Researchers at Yale University have studied this issue, concluding that education about these technologies as well as about actions that can be taken earlier on in a woman’s life is crucial in the modern medical world.
In trying to improve treatment options, developers of cancer therapies encounter hurdles such as making drugs highly specific and also delivering them to cancer cells. A new delivery method of a highly specific anti-cancer drug appears to have overcome some of these challenges in new work on cancer cell lines.
Pancreatic cancer is currently the fourth most common fatal cancer in the world, and unfortunately it often has a poor prognosis as well. In fact, it is diagnosed by doctors in only 14 percent of high-risk individuals under the age of 50. However, roughly 10 to 15 percent of all pancreatic cancers are hereditary, allowing scientists to find ways to identify biomarkers that indicate the possibility of malignant tumors.
Scientists at the University of Utah and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory believe they have discovered the cause of massive black holes that exist at the center of many galaxies.
Through less than one round of NHL playoff action, senior vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan has already levied out nine suspensions and two fines for a total of 16 games lost and $15,000 lost in checks.
Aside from a single loss to Gettysburg College late last week, the Hopkins baseball team has continued its torrid season as the Jays went 4-1 in the past week to improve to 21-9-2 on the season and 11-2 in Centennial Conference play.
The Hopkins men and women’s track teams hosted the The Hopkins/Loyola Invitational track meet on Sunday, the first and only home meet of the season.
Hopkins men’s tennis, currently ranked 16th in the country by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), won a pair of critical matchups this past week. The Blue Jays, now 11-4 overall, remained undefeated in the Centennial Conference with a convincing 9-0 win over Muhlenberg on Saturday. The next day the team traveled to Pittsburgh where they battled the 13th-ranked Tartans of Carnegie Mellon for a dominant 8-1 victory.
For The News-Letter Athlete of the Week, sophomore Alex Jebb has found quick success in all facets of the Hopkins experience. As a triple-jump participant and Biomedical Engineering major, Jebb has challenged himself to the fullest ever since stepping onto campus two Fall seasons ago. This past weekend, the sophomore from Cornwall, NY had perhaps one of his most rewarding days on the track at the Hopkins/Loyola Invitational.
The Hopkins women’s tennis team traveled to Allentown PA, to take onMuhlenberg. In this Centennial Conference matchup the Blue Jays took no time getting off to an early lead. The Jays swept the doubles matches, taking an early 3-0 lead on the day. The Blue Jays did not lose a single match in doubles play, going 8-0 in each of the three.
The Northwestern Wildcats women’s lacrosse team is not only the perennially top-ranked team in the nation, but also the defending NCAA champions. The Blue Jays understood the importance of this match-up in their quest to put the team back on the map towards a national title after an already successful season.
The senior class has been under attack for the past five months. Unique from the regular bombardments of schoolwork or nagging parents, we have been subjected to a firebombing of phone calls, Facebook reminders, emails and social functions intent on receiving donations to the Hopkins Fund. This assault is being conducted in the name of the Senior Class Gift, and after five months, it has achieved success with 286 students. I am not one of those students. Allow me to explain why.
As the Arab Spring has swept across the Middle East, many countries have fallen into a chaotic and violent mess. Cries for reform in Damascus and Manama have been answered by brute force, and the American media has obsessively reported on the fragile situations in Syria and Egypt.
Spring is finally here. But while some are focused on the blossoming flora, others are preoccupied with devastating allergies and asthma. Springtime has always been a predictable time of triggers, but this season is anything but predictable.