Taking the COVID-19 Vaccine

At the time of writing, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. has reached 21.1 million, with more than 357,000 resulting deaths. Vaccines, a long term strategy, are crucial to stop the pandemic. Currently, two COVID-19 vaccines—one manufactured by...

What Is an mRNA Vaccine and Why Is It Cool?

Recently, many companies around the world have announced their vaccines aimed to target and hopefully quell the COVID-19 pandemic. Of these, one particular type of vaccine has garnered some attention: mRNA vaccines. Most of the vaccines that are in widespread use up...

Labs During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a novel challenge for laboratories all over the world. Laboratory work in general requires many precautions, and with COVID-19, these precautions have been heightened. Just as anywhere else, difficulties in conducting scientific...

Winter Storm Eartha

Early on the morning on December 5th, a Nor’easter, dubbed by the Weather Channel as “Winter Storm Eartha”, left hundreds of thousands of civilians across the northeast without power, according to theweatherchannel.com. This storm relatively early in the season dumped...