Headlines & Highlights

by Caroline M. '18
Marlborough Matter(s) is a science newsletter detailing important science news and the on-campus STEM happenings.

Marlborough Matter(s) is a science newsletter detailing the most important science news happening in our world and highlighting the on-campus STEM happenings.

Headlines & Highlights

Tech:
new photo recognition app has been developed to recognize paintings, acting like Shazam for art.
 
Environment:
Scientists propose that New Zealand is part of a much larger continent that exists largely underwater, called Zealandia. With no one to officially designate it a continent, Zealandia fights for recognition.  

Health:
New studies indicate that vaping is toxic and extremely damaging to lungs.

Space:
Oscar nominated movie Hidden Figures sheds light on how vital African American women working at NASA were to the Space Race.

Medicine:
In an attempt to find new treatment options for burn victims, doctors in Brazil have begun to use tilapia skin to heal human burns

 

You Won't Believe This!

Giraffes often sleep for only 20 minutes in any 24 hours. They may sleep up to 2 hours (in spurts – not all at once), but this is rare.
 
6% of all human beings ever born are alive at this very moment.
 
Every second around 100 lightning bolts strike the Earth.


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