By Courtney Mata |Staff Writer|
New York plans to kill a mass amount of swans (Feb. 3)
The white swan population in New York City has become too large for residents in the area, according to the Atlantic cities website.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation wants to target the birds for eradication, pledging to eliminate the approximately 2,200 wild swans that live in the state by the year 2025.
“I think it’s wrong, we put the swans there and we cannot just kill them,” said student Fallon Tepper.
The idea of killing swans is causing a stir in the New York area, but officials said that it is something that needs to be done, according to the Atlantic cities website.
Swallow a pill that will access your devices (Feb. 3)
A new FDA approved pill can be taken that will allow individuals sole access to their cellular or other electronic devices.
The pill will act as a password.
Once you swallow the pill your body will act as a transmitter for devices.
“I think the pill sounds cool, but it makes me nervous. It sounds crazy having a transmitter inside your own body,” said student Denice Ahumda.
The pill is still in its beginning stages and not yet available.
A new invention seals a gun wound instantly (Feb. 3)
XStat is a new type of syringe filled with unique sponges that can be used to stop bleeding instantly.
It is still in the process of being FDA approved.
The team hopes this new invention is used in the battlefield to treat gunshot wounds.
“I am hoping the FDA approves this, my brother is in the military and I think this would be a good thing to have on the field,” said senior Jolene Castanon.
Astronomers discover a wobbly planet (Feb. 5)
A planet orbiting around two red dwarf stars was discovered by astronomers.
The new planet has seasons but they change rapidly and the climate is too warm for life, according to astronomers.
“Kepler is NASA’s 10th Discovery mission and was funded by the agency’s Science Mission Directorate,” according to the Science Daily.
“I think that’s really awesome and interesting, we needed a new planet around here,” said freshman Kristen Rodriguez.
CVS is going to stop selling tobacco products (Feb. 5)
CVS is going to lose an estimated $2 billion with this decision, according to The Washington Post.
CVS hopes that it will promote healthier habits for their customers.
“I believe that CVS is doing the right thing. A pharmacy should not carry items that causes health problems for their customers,” said senior Sammi Shubin.
CVS hopes that this decision will give them more access to health insurers and hospitals.