The Journal of Youths in Science (JOURNYS) is a completely student-run science publication featuring original research, reviews, and op-eds from youths under age 20. Unlike most science magazines, JOURNYS provides the unique opportunity for students, themselves, to get published. Filling the gap between professional science journals and magazines written for younger children, JOURNYS allows student authors to expand their existing knowledge and readers to gain appealing and useful insights from their peers. - more on "our story"
Every earthly organism has its good and bad points. Even bacteria, which are the infamous source of countless fatal illnesses, contain valuable traits that have the potential to avail mankind. The idea of harvesting only the benefits of these organisms has given rise to a new field of science involving genetically modified organisms. GMOs, as they are called, allow scientists to build the “perfect microbial machine,” which combines the best capabilities of each organism into one super organism.
The beginning of this decade, century, and millennium, kicked off with an event that was horrifying when it was approaching but laughable in hindsight. Y2K, or “Year 2000,” was the name given to a predicted global software malfunction. Experts predicted that computers would cease to function properly at the turn of the millennium because of programming limitations. At the time, most computers stored only the last two digits of calendar years. For example, 1940 was ‘40’ and 1999 was ’99.’ Programmers were unsure whether computers would be “smart” enough to make the transition from “99” to “00.” The idea that a problem would arise due to this limitation was put forth as early as 1984.
George Gershwin. Lee Atwater. Ted Kennedy. These are just a few of the more well-known people who have succumbed to a form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme. Accounting for almost 23% of all brain cancer cases in the U.S., glioblastoma multiforme is notorious for its ability to stealthily produce the most malignant of all brain tumors known to mankind; diagnoses of this condition are extremely devastating for patients and their families because patients tend to only survive 12 to 14 months on average, even with immediate treatment.
Could eating food actually cause someone to lose weight? Solutions designed to tackle the growing obesity epidemic seem to have become increasingly far-fetched and imaginative. But the recent findings of scientists at NIZO Food Research in The Netherlands could contribute to our efforts in overcoming this problem.
When NASA first sent up astronauts into space, they quickly realized that regular ball point pens would not work. In response, NASA spent billions of dollars and a decade designing a pen that would work in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on all surfaces, and a wide range of temperatures. The Russians' answer? They just used a pencil.