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Stories by Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

When Does Your Intelligence Peak?

Are we really at our smartest in our 20s? What about the wisdom and experience that come with age? At what age do we strike the right balance between cognitive ability and expertise?

July 5, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Why Does the Melting of Arctic Sea Ice Matter?

Due to the clear link to their diminishing habitat, polar bears have become the poster children for the direct impact of this lost Arctic sea ice. But how does this missing ice affect the rest of us? How are our futures connected to the future of the polar bear?

February 8, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt
How Do You Estimate Crowd Size?

How Do You Estimate Crowd Size?

The recent controversies surrounding the Inauguration and the Women's March on Washington may have you asking: how do you accurately estimate the size of a crowd?

January 25, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Will Salt Water Quench the World's Thirst?

Fresh water shortages are likely to plague two-thirds of the world's population in the next decade and processes like desalination are still very costly. Luckily, a new material called graphene may be able to help

November 26, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt
How Memory Works and 6 Tips to Improve It

How Memory Works and 6 Tips to Improve It

Why can't I remember where I left my car keys? Let's explore how our memory works and discuss some tips on how to improve memory.

November 19, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Do Tattoos Boost Your Immune System?

A series of popular science articles have recently been touting the health benefits of tattoos, specifically their ability to boost your immune system. But is a little ink really the cure for the common cold? 

November 2, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt
Why Do Smells Trigger Memories?

Why Do Smells Trigger Memories?

What is it about our sense of smell that works to better trigger our memory and our emotions?

October 15, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

What Causes Wildfires?

The wildfire season started early this month in the northwestern U.S., and the huge blaze still burns in Fort McMurray, Alberta, after three weeks of fighting the flames. What causes wildfires on this scale, and how can we prevent them? 

September 21, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

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