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The Monarch

The Student News Site of Archbishop Mitty High School

The Monarch

The Student News Site of Archbishop Mitty High School

The Monarch

The Software That Launched Humanity to the Future

The Apollo 11 lunar lander was an incredibly complex craft requiring an equally complex control and guidance system. Years later, the code for these systems became publicly available.
Anthony Edmonds and Gaurav Bansal February 26, 2024
Behind Apollo 11's "one small step for man [and] one giant leap for mankind" lies a code humanity will not soon forget.
It’s not science fiction anymore: these tiny robots could soon be curing diseases right inside your bloodstream.

Nanorobots: The Cancer-Curing Magic School Bus

A breakdown of one of the most promising innovations in drug delivery and medicine.
Nitya Pisolkar and Hannah Ying February 25, 2024
It’s not science fiction anymore: these tiny robots could soon be curing diseases right inside your bloodstream.
The Progress of Painlessness: Unveiling the Magic Behind Anesthesia

The Progress of Painlessness: Unveiling the Magic Behind Anesthesia

Alleviating humanity's pain: the power of anesthesia
Nailah Cannon, Staff Writer February 23, 2024
Enter laughing gas and the intersections of biotechnology, neurochemistry, and pain medicine.
AI Could Be Your Next Doctor

AI Could Be Your Next Doctor

Exploring the Impact, Innovations, and Ethical Considerations of Implementing AI in Healthcare
Isabella Shen and Kaitlyn Altmar February 21, 2024
AI is everywhere now. From ChatGPT to self-driving cars, the possibilities are endless. So what about AI's place in healthcare?
Deep Sea Gigantism

Deep Sea Gigantism

A discussion surrounding the two most prominent scientific theories about why the animals of the ocean's depths are so big.
Laila Wang and Bianca Sutioso February 19, 2024
Did you know that the eye of the colossal squid is about the size of a soccer ball? Just why are animals that live thousands of meters below the ocean's surface so big?
Designer Babies: Humanity’s Future

Designer Babies: Humanity’s Future

It is hoped that gene editing technology will revolutionize our society; however, is it worth the risk and the lack of diversity that will inevitably result?
Siddharth Belegere and Manvik Johar February 19, 2024
Though the idea of changing our DNA isn’t new, the process of molecularly editing the genetic code is something now possible through tech like CRISPR. The question that remains is whether we should use it.
Tuas Desalination Plant (RO), Singapore

Problems Sourcing Drinking Water? Seawater may be the Solution

Enjoying a nice, cold glass of the future: the process of desalination
Jonathan Chen, Staff Writer November 26, 2023
Though not perfect, scientists are searching for an answer to our freshwater crisis through methods of desalination
Blink and You Miss It: Nobel Prize Awarded for Research on Attoseconds

Blink and You Miss It: Nobel Prize Awarded for Research on Attoseconds

Days, hours, minutes, and, now, attoseconds: a physicist's new toy for probing the obscurity of electrons.
Anthony Edmonds and Anika Bhutani November 25, 2023
Toying with time, the Nobel prize in physics was given to Anne L’Huillier, Pierre Agostini, and Ferenc Krausz for their independent research on attoseconds.
Beyond Silicon: Harnessing DNA as a Computer

Beyond Silicon: Harnessing DNA as a Computer

The next frontier in computing power
Varini Kadakia November 25, 2023
With companies such as Microsoft, Google, Meta, and so many more investing millions of dollars into DNA computing, you could someday be reading this using a DNA computer.
Resurrecting the Animals of Old

Resurrecting the Animals of Old

With cloning and genome editing, what might be made possible?
Eesha Iyer November 25, 2023
Would you want a T-rex as a pet? How about a wooly mammoth roaming your streets? So many unique animals have been lost, but scientists have found a new way to bring them back to life. A process called de-extinction could have a dodo bird out in the wild in a few decades! 
Timekeepers of Life: Decoding the Future with Biological Aging Clocks

Timekeepers of Life: Decoding the Future with Biological Aging Clocks

Hannah Ying, Staff Writer November 25, 2023
Imagine if there was a device that could actually tell us how long we’ll live. Well, imagine no further! With the development of aging clocks that can track how much our organs have degraded, we can already predict this information.
2 Minds, One Person

2 Minds, One Person

In which we discuss split-brain experiments, handedness, and cats with eye patches.
Nailah Cannon, Akhila Hiremath, and Nishant Perla October 18, 2023
People’s brains are split into two halves, or hemispheres. But how exactly do these two halves interact?
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