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Deconstructing gender dysphoria and gender-affirming therapies

For people with dealing with gender dysphoria, transitoning—be it social or medical—can be the key to living their authentic self.

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A look into the spectrum: Affirming asexual narratives

Whereas most LGBTQ+ issues have entered the public consciousness, asexual people are still fighting for their place in our largely sexual society.

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Conversing with bots: A deep dive into natural language processing

Near-ubiqitous in the information age, natural language processing serves as the backbone for many technologies we overlook on the daily.

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A vanishing act: Investigating the global spate of insect die-offs

Despite being maligned, insects are vital pollinators, crucial waste recyclers, and the base of food webs that we rely upon.

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The state of cybersecurity in the 2022 Philippine elections

With the 2022 National and Local Elections closing in, cybersecurity is of paramount importance.

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Strength in numbers: Building immunity with gut microbiome diversity

“Trusting your gut” gains new meaning with the knowledge that one’s gut microbiome affects every facet of a person’s health.

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For mother earth and vaginas: Menstrual cups and the switch to reusable period products

Beyond plastic-filled pads lies a world of options for women looking to purchase menstrual products.

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Is it all in your head?: Understanding migraines and what they do to the body

While nearly everyone has experienced them at least once, there is still a lot that we can learn about migraines and headaches.

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Were face shields ever the answer? Reexamining airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Face shields have been a part of the Philippines’ pandemic protocols since 2020, but are they really all they’re made out to be?

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A closer look at the nature of SARS-CoV-2 strains

When a viral genome has one or more mutations distinct from the original virus, it is identified as a variant.