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Summer 2016: Wilderness

LETTER FROM THE EDITORS A NOTE ON OUR SUMMER THEME: WILDERNESS The term “wilderness” is charged with both negative and positive connotations. On one hand, it refers to a space that is barren, desolate and lonely. Wilderness represents a sphere beyond human control, where the forces of nature mete out cruelty and …

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Primary Research: The Root of Meaning

The Root of Meaning: Tree Diagrams Reveal the Complexities of Latin Grammar By Henry Bauer “All philosophy is the critique of language.”—Ludwig …

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Opinion: Gene Therapy

  Gene Therapy: Is It Time Yet? By Reece Akana On August 1, 2016, Pfizer, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, acquired …

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Features: Racing Evolution

  Racing Evolution: A new strategy for antibiotic synthesis By Alan Yang When it comes to antibiotics, the pace of our discoveries …

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Primary Research: Redesigning Life

  Redesigning Life: The Quest for Synthetic Yeast By Rahul Sharma Through the Synthetic Yeast 2.0 (Sc2.0) project, researchers are attempting to …

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Primary Research: Capture the Carbon

Capture the Carbon: Decreasing CO2 Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants By Virbin Nath A. Sapkota Coal fired power plants produce more than a …

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Summer 2015: Symmetry

LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS A NOTE ON OUR SUMMER THEME: SYMMETRY BY AMIR BITRAN NOTHING HERALDS LATE SUMMER in New England quite like …