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By Insa Akcoglu Whether or not you like the burning sensation from a spicy pepper, the kick in the nose from a pungent wasabi, or the numbing sensation from Sichuan peppers, we can all agree these foods leave a lasting impression. Here’s why. Let’s start with hot...

By Navya Arora Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have multiple brains? The answer to this question may lie within a rather familiar animal.  The octopus has not one, but nine brains and is considered to be one of the most intelligent animals...

By Scout Lebedis Have you ever gazed at a soap bubble or a delicate butterfly wing, and found yourself contemplating the reason behind the captivating and constantly morphing array of colors you see? The explanation for this visual phenomenon, known as iridescence, lies in wave interference. The...

By Isabela Rodrigues and Daniel Gelman Water is essential for our survival and well-being. While our planet is 70% water, only a small fraction—2.5%—is drinkable freshwater. Environmental degradation resulting from rapid urbanization and the growth of water-intensive agricultural practices have endangered this global supply of clean...

By Edmond Li Most theories surrounding the mysterious end of the universe are focused on two significant concepts in astrophysics: dark matter and dark energy. Dark energy is the main culprit behind the expansion of the universe, composing what we know as the “vacuum” of space, and...