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Stories by Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Women in Science: Ada Lovelace, the First Computer Programmer

Computers streamline everything we do, from making our grocery list to checking the weather. With the Apple iOS Store adding ~20,000 apps per month, more and more of us are trying our hand at computer programming. But who was the first computer programmer?

June 1, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

What Happens If You Fall into a Black Hole?

Black holes aren't the cosmic vacuum cleaners they are rumored to be, but could you still fall into one? What would happen to you? The answer to that question depends on whom you ask (thanks to quantum gravity)

April 20, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

What Causes Allergies?

The prevalence of allergies is on the rise, but why do some people suffer allergic reactions while others don't? If you were lucky enough to be an allergy-free kid, could you still develop allergies as an adult?

March 24, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

How Are Seasonal Flu Vaccines Made?

Each year, a new flu shot is developed to try to combat the strains of the virus expected to wreak havoc that season. But who decides which viruses make it into the vaccine? What new technologies are being used to produce that vaccine more efficiently?

February 4, 2016 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Is Anxiety Genetic?

Why can some people more easily take life's challenges in stride while others feel stressed out? Do our genes predispose us to being anxious? Or do our environments and life experiences dictate how mellow we are? Everyday Einsten explores new research linking genetics to our stress levels

December 30, 2015 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

How Do Chameleons Change Color?

Chameleons boast some of the brightest colors seen in nature. They can also go from a subdued green to bright red in a matter of minutes. So how do they do it?

September 20, 2015 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Einstein's Legacy: The Photoelectric Effect

Despite the popularity of Einstein's theories of relativity and his musings on black holes, Einstein's Nobel Prize in physics was actually awarded for his discovery of the photoelectric effect. This discovery revolutionized our understanding of the world around us. But what is the photoelectric effect?

August 22, 2015 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Are You an Early Bird or a Night Owl?

Does the early bird always get the worm? Are there real biological differences between early risers and night owls? Everyday Einstein explains

July 22, 2015 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt