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Starving for Perfection

“How to reach the ideal body type?”, “How to look like a model?”, “How to lose 10 lbs in 3 days?”… These titles are so popular in our daily lives. With the mind-blowing improvements in technology, social media grows excessively. We watch television, movies, read articles in magazines, and see pictures of the celebrities whom we want to be like because they have the “idealContinue reading “Starving for Perfection”

Contact Lenses: How do They Work?

Over half of the population of the world has some problems with their eyesight, most of them being myopia or hyperopia. These people are given prescriptions for a form of corrective devices such as glasses or contact lenses by oculists. However, most of the time, especially in rainy weather and now with surgical masks on our face, glasses are not so convenient to use. Therefore,Continue reading “Contact Lenses: How do They Work?”

Pupils as an Indicator of Intelligence

Eyes are the windows to the soul and they have mysterious abilities that we can not even imagine. The eyes are not just a sensory organ that responds to light and provides sight. They have even more different applications. Recently, scientists discovered that eyes are actually an indication of intelligence.  Research conducted at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that pupil size is an indicatorContinue reading “Pupils as an Indicator of Intelligence”

Learning to Relax

“ People say they are so busy doing the “shoulds” – whether that is working, caring for family or being a part of demanding friendships – that by the time an evening or weekend comes around when they might do what they want, there is no energy or motivation left for anything but “flopping out”. That’s a difficulty because how is life enjoyable or satisfyingContinue reading “Learning to Relax”

Mysterious Sinkholes

Throughout the world, the number of sinkholes are increasing from Florida (US) to Konya (Turkey). Sinkholes are threatening lives and swallowing up a huge amount of farmland. How they form and collapse look quite mysterious, but actually the science behind them is simple. Though, preventing them is challenging. First of all, what is a sinkhole? Carbonic acid is formed as a result of the combinationContinue reading “Mysterious Sinkholes”

Deadly Dengue Virus

With the huge spread of the COVID-19 virus, the communities forgot about the other infections that could happen seasonally or due to any kind of interaction with potent organisms. Dengue virus is one of those fatal viruses and is caused by mosquito bites. In this article, we will examine mosquito behavior, how infections occur through mosquito bites, and what is this dengue virus. Then, weContinue reading “Deadly Dengue Virus”

World Crisis: Climate Change

Extreme heat events are becoming more common due to climate change. In these summer days actually, we can more vividly see how climate change affects weather conditions. All around the world there is an extreme increase in temperature, some countries even state that these high temperatures are one of the highest temperatures they have witnessed.   Climate change is the long term alteration of temperature andContinue reading “World Crisis: Climate Change”

Mass Flamingo Deaths

“Lake Tuz had been a paradise for flamingos, but now it has turned into a nightmare.” – Mehmet Emin Öztürk, Nature Photographer For the past month, there has been news on the media regarding mass flamingo deaths in Lake Tuz between Konya, Ankara and Aksaray cities of Turkey. Authorities have made several different statements about what could be the possible reasons for flamingos to die.Continue reading “Mass Flamingo Deaths”

Hepatitis Can’t Wait

“Hepatitis can’t wait!” is the theme of 2021. In commemoration of this day let’s learn more about hepatitis and raise awareness. What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver. There are several types of hepatitis viruses such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, and hepatitis E. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis. InContinue reading “Hepatitis Can’t Wait”

Waste Management in Singapore

Waste management is a critical problem in our lives nowadays. With the everyday increasing population of the world, the consumption of goods and services has risen significantly and thus promoted a relative rise in production. All this increased use of products at the end turns into a ‘simple’ garbage dump. But where does that ‘dump’ goes? What happens to billions of tons of garbage thatContinue reading “Waste Management in Singapore”

The Problem of Food Waste

Global food waste is a far-reaching problem with tremendous financial, ethical and environmental costs. America wastes roughly 40 percent of its food. Of the estimated 125 to 160 billion pounds of food that goes to waste every year, much of it is perfectly edible and nutritious. While we are comfortably throwing out our food, there are approximately 700 million people who go hungry every day.Continue reading “The Problem of Food Waste”

Penguins Surviving in Freezing Temperatures

Life exists even in continents or areas that are freezing cold such as Antarctica. Seals, petrels, whales and penguins are just a few examples. The huge amount of living creatures in such low temperatures brings to mind the question “How can they stay warm in the freezing cold weather of Antarctica?”. In this article, we will explain the answer to this question through penguins. Let’sContinue reading “Penguins Surviving in Freezing Temperatures”

Global Wildfire Crisis

There is a major crisis that the whole world is facing: wildfires. Wildfires are becoming more destructive each year. Especially in summer, wildfires can be uncontrollable. Wildfires don’t just destroy our beautiful ecosystem, but they also damage lives of humans and economies. There are lots of establishments that are trying to address this problem and explain how wildfires should be confronted and how the newContinue reading “Global Wildfire Crisis”

From Plastics to Vanilla

Scientists have been working on possible ways to reuse waste materials and make a positive contribution to the environment. One of the most invested and investigated materials is polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics due to their abundance and usefulness in several industries such as the production of bottles. Although there have already been ways discovered to convert PET plastics into newly produced PET, those ways doContinue reading “From Plastics to Vanilla”

What actually is “Plant-Based Diet”?

There are various types of diets that we encounter in our life. They change names but when you look deep into them you can see that they are actually similar: Montignac, Atkins, Dukan, Keto… Except one, which is plant based diets such as veganism and vegetarianism. Plant-based diets have been on the rise recently with healthy eating and fitness. Also, with the recent documentaries andContinue reading “What actually is “Plant-Based Diet”?”

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