Friday, August 26, 2016


My final two stories that I read over the week were firstly about the burkini ban happening in France, as well as a story about a cute autonomous octopus robot. (I finally figured out how to link things without posting the URL. I'm so smart.)

Whatever the dates were for the final weeks in August

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Leaf Me Alone

     The article I read was the one discussing the new bionic leaves. These leaves are the brainchildren of a few wicked smart Harvard kids who decided having regular old leaves to photosynthesize just wasn't good enough.  These bionic leaves can (if I'm understanding this correctly) burn the CO2 directly into fuel and also are ten times more efficient at photosynthesizing than actual leaves.
     This article (obviously) reminded me of the photosynthesis unit we did in bio. And as interesting as I personally found the unit to be, it was also absolute hell in its purest form. There was always something or other that I would forget about or I would leave a small detail out. I can honestly say is was the hardest out of all the units for me and at that time the decency of my grade was living on a prayer.
     I do have a few questions though. Does the bionic leaf look like an actual leaf? In the article. pictures of the leaf aren't actually featured. Will we start seeing these in places like busy cities soon? If we start implementing these new "leaves", what kind of impact will it have on the world? All of these things are things I am genuinely curios about.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

EASH - #1 (5 + 6/10)

Last week I followed lots of articles on the RNC, just because I find it interesting. And my favorite part of the whole thing was when Ted Cruz didn't endorse Donald Trump.
And this week I was especially fascinated by the Korryn Gaines police standoff, where a black woman was shot and killed in her home for threatening police.

Weeks of July 26 and August 2, 2016