Naviya Singla SciTech Editor

Class of 2019


  • Praising children for smarts can have unintended impact

    Recently, the way we compliment people, especially children has come under scrutiny for promoting certain forms of biases and influencing their development in unhealthy ways. The most prominent point of discussion on this topic revolves around telling young girls they are pretty or beautiful when they dress-up or apply make-up. Experts say that the constant feedback that young girls and women get ...

    SciTech | September 25, 2017
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    23,000 year-old evidence of homo sapiens discovered

    A rock shelter in Santa Elina, Central Brazil is now the interest of archeologists and historians. It may have just provided evidence of the rst people to live in North and South America.

    SciTech | September 11, 2017
  • The brain becomes very ‘flexible’ as a person learns more

    The process of learning has baf ed scientists for many years. Previous approaches to studying how the brain works involved monitoring processes, such as synapse action and neuron firing, at the cellular level.

    SciTech | September 11, 2017
  • Lambs grown in man-made womb

    In a study reported in Nature Communications earlier this week, researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia created an artificial womb that sustained a prematurely delivered lamb for up to four weeks. The study involved several different trials, with each trial incorporating the features that the previous one failed on.

    SciTech | May 1, 2017
  • CMU and Berkeley scientists looking for safer seizure suppression

    An epileptic seizure is caused when there is abnormal and excessive amounts of brain activity. The seizure is basically a sudden burst brain activity from a collection of brain cells, which creates a very high energy wave that affects the brain and the immediate surrounding tissue. The effects of an epileptic seizure are varied. While some can be mild or controlled, others can manifest themselves ...

    SciTech | April 10, 2017