Mars 2020

By Instrideonline 5/25/2020

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The goal of the Perseverance Rover, set to launch this summer, is to study the rocks and soil on Mars in much greater detail and with cutting edge technology. Cameras, spectrometers, and ground penetrating radar will identify the precise minerals found in the soil and continue to search for organic compounds …

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Global Fight Against Coronavirus

By Instrideonline 4/18/2020

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Medical researchers around the globe are working together to learn as much about the coronavirus as possible in a short amount of time. They’re saving lives and helping us safely return to school and work in the upcoming months …

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Health Care From a Safe Distance

By Instrideonline 3/21/2020

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News about SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes a flu-like respiratory illness, is encouraging us to keep our “social distance” from each other; to limit travel, work from home, and to only venture out if necessary. The overabundance of caution is due to this strain of the coronavirus being a “novel” virus in humans – meaning there is no vaccine or cure and experts cannot predict with certainty how contagious it is or how the disease progresses once a person is infected …

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Healthy Protein

By Instrideonline 2/27/2020

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Making sure to include good-quality protein at meal time isn’t connected to any one type of diet or to the most current nutritional studies. Protein is a life-sustaining macro-nutrient that our bodies use to build and repair tissue and to maintain a healthy metabolism …

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How Leap Years Are Calculated

By Instrideonline 1/31/2020

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Modern-day calendars use mathematical calculations to more precisely determine the length of the days, weeks, and months, resulting in a calendar that coincides from year-to-year with earth’s place within the solar system …

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70 Years of NATO

By Instrideonline 12/04/2019

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The concept of “collective defense” is the foundation for the establishment of NATO, a military alliance of 29 nations created in 1949 with the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty. At this year’s summit, leaders traveled to the UK and were welcomed by Queen Elizabeth with a reception at Buckingham Palace …

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Home Away From Home

By Instrideonline 9/8/2019

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NASA is setting its sights on the Moon in the 2020’s. The Artemis Program (Apollo’s twin sister) will send men and women into space to set up an outpost on the lunar surface and begin testing new equipment and technologies that could pave the way to Mars in the 2030’s.

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Regenerative Medicine

By Instrideonline 8/17/2019

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In 2007, medical researchers discovered a method for changing a normal adult body cell back into a stem cell by manipulating it’s DNA. These induced pluripotent stem cells respond the same way as embryonic stem cells, replicating themselves and differentiating into other types of body cells…

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Echoes Through Time

By Instrideonline 7/01/2018

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In July 1863, on a battlefield in Southwest Pennsylvania, 28,000 Confederate and 23,000 Union soldiers lost their lives fighting the Battle of Gettysburg. The 3-day war was a decisive victory for the North and the turning point of the Civil War …

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Stress Less About Hypertension

By Instrideonline 06/01/2018

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High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, often has no symptoms, yet it could weaken the arteries of the circulatory system and cause damage to the heart, brain, and kidneys over a span of many years.

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