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Bio Students Participate in Genetic Research

Bio Students Participate in Genetic Research

Breeding new lines of flies for researchers

Students hunch over microscopes, adjusting knobs and squinting until an image comes into view, one of the dazzling DNA lines of fruit flies. For the very first time, Academy is offering a hands-on, “real...

Schematic of the DART mission shows the impact on the moonlet of asteroid (65803) Didymos. Post-impact observations from Earth-based optical telescopes and planetary radar would, in turn, measure the change in the moonlet’s orbit about the parent body.

Practice Makes Perfect

NASA practices redirecting Asteroid Trajectories
Olivia Davis '24, Writer October 20, 2021

On November 23, 2021, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft launched by NASA will target Dimorphos: a moonlet orbiting asteroid Didymos. Didymos and Dimorphos, known as a non-threatening...

The US Needs a Green New Deal!

The US Needs a Green New Deal!

Quinn Ennis '22, News and Features Editor November 11, 2020

April 2020 saw the highest levels of unemployment in the US since before WWII. Millions of Americans were jobless, and many, unable to pay rent, were evicted. For a large number of Americans, the pandemic...

Climate Crisis in New Mexico

Climate Crisis in New Mexico

Where are we now? Where are we heading?
Jodhan Fine '21, Writer September 18, 2020

Out of control fires, unprecedented hurricanes, and extended drought remind us that amidst the pandemic, the world's climate is also in crisis. New Mexico is a prime example of climate change and its...

Environmental Science Teacher Conducts Research in Alaska

Environmental Science Teacher Conducts Research in Alaska

Karen Sabol October 12, 2016

Science faculty member Karen Temple Beamish recently traveled to Alaska with a team of researchers to study the effects of global warming on the tundra. She traveled as part of the PolarTREC PolarConnect...

Crisper Boundaries Needed for CRISPR

Crisper Boundaries Needed for CRISPR

Academy Staff November 15, 2015

What if there were no more genetic disorders? For years, people have pondered whether it is possible to create a perfectly healthy human, free from any defects. Scientists may have found a way to begin...

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