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El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Researchers from the University of Florida have grown plants using soil from the Moon. The sprouting of these plants and the data coming from them can greatly further space exploration. The hope is the research will help scientists eventually be able to grow crops and plants for oxygen on the Moon.

Researchers have Grown Plants in Gathered Moon Soil

Jonathon Carmona, Science & Technology Editor May 22, 2022

A new breakthrough in space survival is upon humankind. One that could possibly affect the way we travel through space for years to come.  Horticulture of the Future For the first time in human history, scientists have successfully sprouted plants using soil from the Moon. As described in a research...

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A new plastic-eating enzyme has been developed by researchers at the University of Texas. The new enzyme targets PET plastics and can reduse and reuse sometimes in as fast as 24 hours. This new development could supercharge the recycling process, degrading the plastic pollutuion footprint humans have left.

Plastic-Eating Enzyme Could Regulate Plastic Pollution Problem

Jonathon Carmona, Science & Technology Editor May 22, 2022

Every day humans throw trash on the floor. Whether it is you or not, it happens. The bad part is the effects of such acts have only been detrimental to the planet. Recycling alone would greatly reduce the amount of trash we see daily. However, recycling has only done so much, until now.  The Next Answer A...

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A Blood Moon will be rising this month. The phenomenon starts at 10:15p.m., May 15 and will conclude at 12:54a.m., May 16. The red tint on the moon comes from the way the sunlight passes through Earths atmosphere to throw the red shade on the moons surface.

Blood Moon Rising in May

Jonathon Carmona, Science & Technology Editor May 22, 2022

Throughout human history, people have looked toward the sky often asking themselves the tougher questions. Questions about themselves, questions about their life, and even questions about what they are seeing. When viewing a total lunar eclipse, the question that may arise is, “why does the moon look...

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According to the Stuttering Foundation of America, about three million Americans stutter. If you believe yourself to be suffering from stuttering or any speech impediment, feel free to use these websites as resources toward getting the proper treatment. Although stuttering can not be cure, it can be treated and with practice conditions can get better for any individual.

Why Do We Stutter?

Jonathon Carmona, Science & Technology Editor May 22, 2022

A child’s brain is a very sensitive piece of elaborate hardware. There are too many factors to count that could affect a child’s brain development. Depending on the way the brain develops, a child may experience different results from growing up. Some of these children develop learning disabilities...

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Discovered in 2010, the megacomet C/2014 UN271 is heading towards Earth at 22,000 mph. Earth, however, is not in imminent danger as the closest the comet will get in our solar system is about the distance Saturn is from the Sun. The long-period comet most likely hails from the Oort Cloud and has been deemed not a threat to Earth, for now.

Mega Comet the size of Rhode Island heading toward Earth

Jonathon Carmona, Science & Technology Editor May 22, 2022

A “mega comet” with an estimated diameter of 80 miles wide, bigger than Rhode Island, is heading toward the direction Earth is in. For those who watched the Netflix film, “Don’t Look Up”, fear not, it is not as drastic.  Possibility of Danger First discovered in 2010,  NASA’s Hubble Space...

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After receiving permission in March, genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in California to fight against diseases. Being released by biotech company Oxitec, the releases will take place in the counties of San Bernardino, Fresno, Stanislaus, and Tulare. The modified mosquitoes will mate with the Aedes aegypti species and cause the female offspring produced to die off, ensuring the species can no longer spread diseases to humans.

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Released in California

Jonathon Carmona, Science & Technology Editor May 22, 2022

  Mosquitoes have riddled the Earth for millions of years, since the Jurassic period. These dinosaurs are known to carry diseases that can spread to humans, and some can be fatal. Mosquitoes spread diseases like Malaria, Chikungunya fever, Dengue fever, and Yellow fever just to name a few. The...

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During the month of April, youll be able to view some of our neighboring planets out in the morning skies. Just look towards the east-southeast sky just before sunrise on each day of April and youll see planets Saturn, Mars, Venus, and eventually Jupiter. All within the month of April and we cant forget our Moon who will join the party later in the month.

Distant Planets to be visible during Month of April

Jonathon Carmona, Science & Technology Editor May 21, 2022

Since the dawn of man, we have all looked to the stars. Sometimes for answers to questions that we’ll never get and sometimes just to gaze at the skies above us. One thing always remains constant, the space that is above us is a work of art. All kinds of space dust fell together billions of years ago...

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The Endurance and The Aurora ships set out for their expeditions to traverse Antarctica around June 1914. The Endurance became trapped in ice and left the crew members wondering if theyd make it back home, a thought that would be answered in 1916 when they were rescued.

Endurance Shipwreck Endured the Antarctic After-all

Jonathon Carmona, Science & Technology Editor May 21, 2022

The term “endurance” is defined as; the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way. Endurance is what 27 men showed back in 1915 and today their story has been rediscovered. An Enduring Past This past week, the lost ship, Endurance,  was found...

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The James Webb Telescope, launched Christmas Day 2021, has taken a stunning test image, marking a successful telescope alignment test. This means the $10 billion telescope is closer to being used at maximum capacity, getting closer to answering life-long questions.

James Webb Telescope: First Test Image, Better Expectations

Jonathon Carmona, Science & Technology Editor May 21, 2022

The answers to our questionable existence might actually be within our reach. Thanks to the James Webb Telescope, the questions of the birth of our universe, the first light in the universe itself, and how rare life is, could be answered. An Answer On Dec. 25, 2021, The James Webb Telescope was launched...

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As a 3 ton piece of rocket hits our moon, a question arises. Should researchers and scientists focus on cleaning up space junk? An answer may come soon.

Leftover Rocket Impacts Moon at 5,800MPH

Jonathon Carmona, Science & Technology Editor May 19, 2022

As of March 4 at 4:25a.m., a leftover piece of a space rocket has been predicted to have made an impact on the Moon’s surface.  Rocket Power The 3-ton piece of a rocket was traveling at 5,800 mph upon impact. Scientists predicted the “space junk” would leave a crater on the lunar far side. Our...

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An Apple a Day Gets Consumers to Pay

Eva Rivera, News Editor March 9, 2022

Apple held a product launch stream March 8, where they announced the new iPhone SE 3, iPad Air 5, Mac Studio. Apples newest products will be available for pre-order this Friday and available to all March 18. The event started off with Apple’s streaming service Apple TV+ and how it has been there for...

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Physics Nobel Prize Decides Climate Change is Worth the Fight

Physics Nobel Prize Decides Climate Change is Worth the Fight

Jonathon Carmona, Science & Technology Editor November 16, 2021

Climate change is a steep hill battle, but the tree on the hill bears the sweetest fruit.  The Prize Winners The Nobel Prize is five separate prizes that are awarded to ”those who, during the preceding year, have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind,” according to Sir Alfred Nobel’s will...

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