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 whomContinue 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 onContinue 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 GeorgiaContinue reading “Pupils as an Indicator of Intelligence”

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?Continue 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 throughContinue 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.  Continue reading “World Crisis: Climate Change”

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,Continue 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’Continue 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, thereContinue 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, weContinue 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 andContinue reading “Global Wildfire Crisis”