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Planaria: The Miraculous Regenerating Worm

Our understanding of biological immortality was given practical application with our experiment with the planaria in Professor Chamany’s lab. Although we have read a lot of theoretical work surrounding biological immortality, and the mechanisms for the regeneration of life, the actual physical practice and observations that took place during the experiments created a deeper understanding [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Experiments|Comments Off on Planaria: The Miraculous Regenerating Worm

The First Emperor’s Legacy

Qin Shihuang, China’s First Emperor, ascended to the throne of the state of Qin in 246 BCE at the age of 13. During his 36 year reign, he defeated the kingdom’s neighbors, completed the Great Wall of China, and united the states in order to form most of modern day China. However, as soon as [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Reviews|Comments Off on The First Emperor’s Legacy

Facebook #Forever

There seems to be a certain generational divide surrounding technology that becomes evident through nonchalant statements, as well as politicized social works likening social media users to sheep. While this is understandable to a certain extent -- this is a completely new form of social interaction-- there is a sense of exaggeration and eye-rolling that [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Reviews|Comments Off on Facebook #Forever


Born in Bogota, Columbia in 1958, renowned artist Doris Salcedo completed her BA Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano in 1980 and continued on to earn an MA from New York University in 1984. She then moved back to Colombia and began teaching at the Universidad de Bogotá. Her experiences as a Colombian are extremely [...]

By | March 26th, 2017|Reviews|Comments Off on Disremembered


Often times the memory of someone lingers on with us through material objects that they favor, or sensory information that we link with them, be it the scent of a certain perfume or the taste of their favorite food. Their persona lives on through the living, in the kind of afterlife that Sheffler touches on. [...]

By | February 26th, 2017|Reviews|Comments Off on Bittersweet