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Stories by 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?

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

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

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

5 Quick Facts about NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter

What is so risky about Juno’s special maneuver? How close will the spacecraft get to the gas giant, and what does it hope to learn? Here are five quick facts summarizing the excitement around the recent Juno mission to Jupiter

July 13, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

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