Some Sciency Ponderings
Some Sciency Ponderings

Some Sciency Ponderings

Hi! I'm a science enthusiast hoping to spread some entertaining content to this community! Hope you enjoy!

What Even Is It? CFCs and the Ozone Hole

29 Apr 2022 2 minute read 0 comments ThinkingRed

After being discovered for its ozone layer-depleting properties in the 1970s, Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) triggered one of the most successful and unified worldwide planet-awareness movements. Though President Ronald Reagan praised efforts to res...

What is Sleep Paralysis

26 Apr 2022 1 minute read 0 comments ThinkingRed

When we sleep, our bodies must shut down and literally paralyze our bodies. This is to avoid hurting ourselves or sleepwalking while we're dreaming in REM sleep. Of course, sometimes, our brain doesn't quite register the instant we're awake so if...

What Even Are They? Food Deserts

22 Apr 2022 2 minute read 0 comments ThinkingRed

All across the United States, about 23.5 million people do not have readily available access to healthy and affordable foods, largely because of lack of nearby supermarkets. In many cities, for example, grocery stores are sparsely scattered, leading...

Time Flies...Or does it?

22 Apr 2022 3 minute read 0 comments ThinkingRed

It’s the morning of the Friday before a long weekend. You can already envision the fun trip to Disney in your mind. Those seven hours of school could not drag on any longer than they are right now. Yet, before you can blink, Tuesday seems to have...

What Even Is It? Eugenics

17 Apr 2022 2 minute read 0 comments ThinkingRed

In 1883, Sir Franic Galton coined the term eugenics, the idea of forced sterilization to eradicate “unfit” traits. From the beginning of the 20th century up until the 1960s, politicians accepted this oversimplified version of genetics as a fact,...

Ding Dong~ What is Sound?

15 Apr 2022 2 minute read 0 comments ThinkingRed

Everyday, we’re bombarded by all sorts of sounds, a lot of which we can’t actually hear. Humans’ hearing ranges from 30 hertz up to 19,000 hertz, making us have one of the widest range but dogs, for example can hear up to 50,000 hertz and elephants c...

Why We Shouldn't Jump to Colonize Mars

28 Mar 2022 1 minute read 0 comments ThinkingRed

Throughout my childhood I’ve absorbed hours of space-related media. From movies to books to rendered graphics on Instagram, it is hard to not gush at the novelty of sleek, futuristic tech. After Boomers had their thrill with the space race to conquer...

Rainbow on the Asphalt

25 Mar 2022 2 minute read 0 comments ThinkingRed

The storm had taken a sharp turn inland at the last minute, smothering the sun behind dark, intrusive clouds. Trees jerked this way and that, dancing like a tortured puppet as their leaves were ripped away from their limbs. Any second, the next wave...

Greatest Threat to Modern Medicine?

19 Mar 2022 2 minute read 0 comments ThinkingRed

  As an outbreak gripped Hyderabad, Pakistan, doctors desperately cycled through numerous treatments for quelling the unrelenting fever associated with typhoid. Deemed XDR typhoid - extensively drug resistant - the strain was immune to the effect of...

Unmeltable Ice Cream?

29 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments ThinkingRed

Fun fact: Ice Cream in commercials is usually colored potatoes so they don't melt under the harsh and hot lights used to film. But we'll talk about real, sweet (potentially unmeltable) ice cream here. Back in 2017, Japanese scientists found that...