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“Forty-Five: Fifteen”

“Forty-Five: Fifteen”

Natalie Wilson, Co-Editor

December 19, 2016

The generators above whirred into silence. Dark settled around the city, enveloping every life in a shivering cold. Rain slit through the air. It stole the breath from the children, and wood burned to fight its wicked sting. Clatters of windows being pulled shut filled the street, and the street after...

Research Discovers Sixth Taste

Research Discovers Sixth Taste

Daniel Snodgrass, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016

Until recent developments, it was widely accepted by the scientific community that the average human tongue could only distinguish five tastes: sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness and “umami”—a Japanese term that refers to the savory taste of meat and pastas. However, new research presents...

Five Fun Facts about Dinosaurs

Five Fun Facts about Dinosaurs

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016

Growing up, there is always a time in one’s life where the idea of dinosaurs, gigantic beings larger than one’s infinite imagination can even fathom, is practically an obsession. Childhood memories of Jurassic Park, hiding underneath one’s own blanket and covering one’s eyes when the Tyrannosaurus...

Scientists Create Polite Robot That Passes Self-Awareness Test

Scientists Create Polite Robot That Passes Self-Awareness Test

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015

Scientists, in a string of events that a decade ago could only be imagined in sci-fi horror movies where robots take over the world, take the next step to free-thinking robots by creating a robot that passes the “self-aware” test. Scientists at The Rensselaer AI and Reasoning Lab (Rair) in New...

17 million Year Old Fossil Explains African Uplift

17 million Year Old Fossil Explains African Uplift

Amanda Lewsader, Staff writer

April 3, 2015

If anyone has taken the biology course at North Forsyth High School, then they would have learned about the Geologic Time Scale, index fossils, and how scientists date fossils or rocks: Radiometric or Relative dating. Radiometric dating is more accurate and scientists prefer to date ancient objects. The...

Why the Human Race Needs to Help the Bees

Why the Human Race Needs to Help the Bees

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015

With so many animals in the world, it is difficult to comprehend that an entire ecosystem—in fact, a entire world—could be so delicate to dependent upon one taxon of creatures, a group called the pollinators. Pollinators—from butterflies to wasps to hummingbirds—propel the environmental and agricultural...

Nelson Selected For an Honorary Award

Nelson Selected For an Honorary Award

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

North Forsyth High School Biology teacher, Stephen Nelson, was recently selected by Georgia Science Teacher Association to be named as 2015 High School Science Teacher of Promise. Mr. Nelson graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science Education with an emphasis in Biology. He...

Why the ‘S’ in Autisms Matters

Why the ‘S’ in Autisms Matters

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

February 23, 2015

Due to increasing research on the developmental disorder, geneticists have become more knowledgeable on the genetic makeup of those who are autistic, which shows that people who are on the autistic spectrum tend to vary in genes that are autism-linked. Researchers of the Center for Applied Genomics at...

Gravity

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

The gravity model is a theory that says the desirability of places is based on size and distance between three or more cities. In short, the gravity model is based upon two variables: population and distance. For example, when given a choice between Los Angeles, California and Charlotte, North Car...

10 Female Scientists We Never Learned About

10 Female Scientists We Never Learned About

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

Men have almost always dominated the field of science in every degree. Women who partook in scientific pursuits were not considered valuable to their male counterparts or did not receive credit for the contributions that they made. The idea that students of North Forsyth High School, or any school for...

The Weird and the Wonderful

The Weird and the Wonderful

Emma Franklin, News Editor

May 13, 2014

California Gerald Freeman, hopes turn the small town of Nipton into a self sustaining green community, and he hopes to have the town function as independently from outside recourses as possible. When he bought the town in 1984 it was a ghost town. Since then, he has rebuilt the hotel, the store an...

The Ultimate Disappearing Act

The Ultimate Disappearing Act

Jacob Blodgett, Staff Writer

January 16, 2014

From cards to cars, magic has always made people wonder what is behind the smoke and mirrors. The people want to know more, but what if they look to the other side of magic, not the illusions but to real magic? Most would pray to God for protection because they do not understand what it is or how it...

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