Julie Borg

Julie is a World Journalism Institute graduate. She covers science and intelligent design for WORLD and is a clinical psychologist. Julie resides in Dayton, Ohio.

Associated Press/Photo by Jae C. Hong (file)

A radioactive problem in Japan

Science | Officials debate what to do with water from Fukushima disaster
by Julie Borg
Posted 10/29/20, 01:36 pm

Following an outcry from local fisheries and farmers, Japan walked back plans to release more than 1 million tons of treated radioactive water into the sea.

A massive earthquake generated a tsunami in 2011 that hit the Fukushima Daiichi plant in northern Japan. The resulting triple core meltdown was the second-worst accident in the history of nuclear power.

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Associated Press/Photo by Jesus Rivera/Kisailus Biomimetics and Nanostructured Materials Lab, University of California, Irvine

You can’t crush this beetle

Science | Engineers marvel at little bug’s armor
by Julie Borg
Posted 10/29/20, 01:10 pm

The diabolical ironclad beetle may be neither diabolical nor clad in iron, but it possesses material so tough that engineers envy it. God designed the tiny insect with armor that is almost impossible to crush.

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Associated Press/Photo by Mark Schiefelbein (file)

Curbing gene editing

Science | International experts release guidelines for changing human embryos’ DNA
by Julie Borg
Posted 10/22/20, 02:59 pm

Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced he had produced the first gene-edited human babies nearly two years ago. The scientific world has reeled ever since, looking for ways to provide oversight for this controversial sector of science.

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