Category: General

Ebola: The Viral Epidemic

Ebola ravaged sub-Saharan Africa and filled the world with fear as the death toll continues to rise. It spreads like wildfire and quickly became endemic. The death toll has reached approximately 5,000 worldwide, and there has been one reported death in the United States. Furthermore, it has a 90% fatality rate. Therefore, it continues to Read More

The Science of Ghosts and the Essence of the Human Soul

Original work done by Payton Yerke Hansen from Southern Utah University; October 21, 2014 Ghosts and the sense of an afterlife have enthralled our imagination, media, and religions for centuries. In a recent poll, it was found that 45% of all Americans believe ghosts to be real (Gayomali). In a separate poll, 22% reported sensing Read More

How do Sunburns and Suntans Form?

If you’re anything like me, summertime is filled with countless hours outside. Whether it is swimming, hiking, boating, or running, I am constantly soaking in the sun’s rays to hopefully get that desired golden tan. However, I recently vacationed in Lake Powell and, while I came back with a nice tan, my mom came back Read More

Lightning Safety Tips and Resources

The roll of thunder usually means lightning is not far away. The crackle of the storm brings everyone to attention. So, how can we be safe? Here are some tips to keep you safe during lightning storms. When and Where Outdoor Safety Do’s Checking the Forecast If you are planning an activity outside, check the Read More

Get Ready for a Backpacking Trip!

If you are planning to go backpacking and are confused about what to pack, here some tips from the people at WeatherEgg to make your trip a success! Questions to ask yourself You might be considering going away for a couple of days or weeks. But being able to pack for a week in a Read More

The Political Theory of Climate Change

For decades now, climate change is one of the most discussed problems about the environment and has aroused lots of scholarly interest in several quarters. The effect of climate change is quite apparent ranging from the continuous rise in the earth’s surface temperature by 0.85-degree centigrade. The increase in temperatures links to the emission of Read More