Nerd Knowledge

Nerd Knowledge: What is the Plague?

July 16, 2020

Though it never really left, The Black Plague is getting more recognition in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how it started.

Nerd Knowledge: What is Synthetic Biology?

June 2, 2020

Synthetic biology focuses on creating technologies for designing and building biological organisms.

What is “Herd Immunity”?

May 27, 2020

You might’ve heard the term “herd immunity” being used as a way to fight COVID-19. What does it really mean, and would it work?

Nerd Knowledge: What is Critical Thinking?

April 29, 2020

Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally about what to do or what to believe.

No, 5G Does Not Cause COVID-19

April 13, 2020

Perhaps one of the most bizarre conspiracy theories to circulate online is the theory that 5G cell towers are responsible for the current pandemic. This and other 5G conspiracy theories purposedly began January 22, when the Belgian newspaper “Het Lasstse Niews” published an interview with Kris Van Kerckhoven, a general practitioner from Putte, Belgium. Van […]

Will A Face Mask Protect You From The Coronavirus?

March 9, 2020

Can wearing a medical face mask protect you against the new coronavirus? It’s a question many people are asking. The answer is rather complex and depends on what type of mask under investigation. The regular surgical masks that doctors and surgeons wear offers little, if any, protection against contracting the novel Coronavirus. These masks are […]

Nerd Knowledge: Do Hand Sanitizers Really Work?

February 18, 2020

Hand sanitizers are effective against fungi and enveloped viruses, such as those that cause colds and flu, including the Coronavirus. But are you using them properly?

Facts You Need To Know About The Coronavirus

February 18, 2020

An updated version of the story that appeared in the February 2, 2020 issue of Sapulpa Times is bringing new facts about the spread and viability of the Coronavirus.

Buying safe electronics: look for the UL label

January 28, 2020

While it is tempting to buy cheap devices Amazon, there is an inherent risk involved.

Nerd Knowledge: What Is Ocean Acidification?

October 24, 2019

Ocean acidification has the potential to cause widespread changes in the marine ecosystem which may eventually disrupt the ocean goods and services that we depend on.