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.

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Penguin math

Science | The flightless birds huddle with astounding geometric precision
by Julie Borg
Posted 8/27/20, 02:31 pm

During harsh Antarctic winters, temperatures can drop to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit with winds up to 87 miles per hour. To stay warm, emperor penguins squeeze together in compact huddles that can include thousands of birds. But it turns out they don’t bunch together randomly.

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Doctors stand up to transgender ideology

Science | A research team issues a correction in a landmark study on transgenderism
by Julie Borg
Posted 8/20/20, 02:10 pm

André Van Mol, a family physician in Redding, Calif., said he watched as pressure to embrace transgender ideology in medicine “came up like a snowstorm seemingly out of nowhere, just in the past few years.” Endocrinologists, pediatricians, and other specialists suddenly found professional organizations supporting gender reassignment, while the federal government demanded that the U.S. healthcare system provide and pay for it.

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Science doesn’t need abortion

Science | A federal advisory board meets as the stakes rise due to the pandemic
by Julie Borg
Posted 8/13/20, 01:54 pm

As countries and companies around the world race to find a COVID-19 vaccine, many pro-life advocates have expressed concern about the use of tissue from aborted babies in the process. Despite pressure to capitalize on fetal tissue to bring a swifter end to the pandemic, ongoing research into the coronavirus continues to find other methods that are more ethical and just as effective.

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