Swab: A Struggle with Genetic Discrimination

By Fiona Luo Swab, swab, swab. The swabbers swarmed her, and everywhere there were test tubes, cotton balls, needles and so many hands, which swabbed the inside of her cheek, which forced the screeching jaws open and tore off handfuls of those glossy red locks, that tore off nails and skin and hair — anything … Continue reading Swab: A Struggle with Genetic Discrimination

Mushroom Mania: The Bizarre, Lovely World of Mycology

Mushroom hunting sometimes gets a bad rap, whether because of associations with “magic mushrooms” or horror stories about accidental poisonings. But mushroom hunting offers a fascinating glimpse into the mycological wonderland of our backyards, parks, and forests. By Daria Syskine Unidentified mushrooms (possibly family Psathyrellaceae) at Rancho San Antonio Park. Like other fungi, they’re small … Continue reading Mushroom Mania: The Bizarre, Lovely World of Mycology

SuperMeat: The path to a sustainable future

Lab-grown meat may be a sustainable alternative to conventional meat By Charlotte Chui The Problem Climate change. It's a term met with controversy. There’s denial that it’s occurring, that it’s a conspiracy. But in 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) established a worldwide scientific consensus that climate change is occurring, leaving citizens with … Continue reading SuperMeat: The path to a sustainable future