Black Holes

The Unknown Territories of Black Holes

Scientific Discovery Proves That We Have Much to Learn

Recently, astronomers have reported the discovery of some of the biggest black holes found in the universe. One of these gargantuan behemoths, NGC 4889, observed from the Hubble Space Telescope, has a mass of about 21 million times more than that of our sun and is distanced at an incredible 336 million light-years (about two million trillion miles) away, according to the New York Times. The results of their work can shed some major light on black holes and their formation, no pun intended.

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Senior Spotlight: Dharm Patel

New Inductee of Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society

Dharm Patel came from Colonia High School in Colonia, NJ to the University as a Monmouth Medical Scholar in the combined 8 year B.S./M.D. program with Drexel University School of Medicine. In the summer of his sophomore year, he began research with Dean Michael Palladino of the School of Science by participating in the MU School of Science’s Summer Research Program (SRP) in 2009.

Next Billion

The Next Billion

Planet Earth yet again established a new threshold for its global populace with the addition of the seven billionth human being on October 31. With the forthcoming of this new addendum, a question must be asked. Are our socioeconomic and natural resources truly capable of sustaining yet another billion people, when, according to the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), more than half the world lives on less than two dollars a day?

Hope Against Malaria

A New Hope Against Malaria

According the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), malaria affects 225 million people across the globe every year, killing over 781,000 people, mainly African children. Even though the morbidity rate of malaria has been reduced due to scale ups in malaria-control-interventions in recent years, the danger malaria poses to public health remains at the forefront of concerns throughout the globe.