Starbucks Stepping it Up: What’s New this Spring?

The first day of Spring 2017 also marked the day that avocado spread arrived at Starbucks. Stepping up its already diverse menu, Starbucks is introducing the following food items and beverages: Organic Avocado Spread Ice cream (only in Seattle) Lemon Chiffon Yogurt Parrot cake pop Cascara Latte New flavors of Teavana Iced Tea New Packaged snacks While Starbucks does not […]

The Potential of Dental Stem Cells

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have isolated human dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) from healthy wisdom teeth. These stem cells offer “a new source of corneal transplant tissue made from the patient’s own cells,” according to a press release from the university. Stem cell research is an exciting and slowly progressing […]

The Science of Sneezing  

Did you know that your most forceful sneeze can travel out of your mouth at the speed of a category two hurricane—approximately 100 miles per hour? Sneezes can also spray up to 5,000 particles, which can travel up to 20 feet. Since it’s flu season and I happened to be irritably sneezing with a cold […]

Nobel Prize Awarded to Scientists for Discovering the Brain’s “Inner GPS”

How does the brain map our surroundings, and how does it help us navigate our complex environment? The answer to this question, which has long baffled philosophers and scientists, was elucidated through scientific discoveries within behavioral neuroscience made in the past few decades. Dr. John O’Keefe, a neuroscientist and alumnus of CUNY City College (Class of 1963), was […]