Daily Archives : June 7, 2014

Unbelievable: Why Americans Mistrust Science

In a 2012 survey by the National Science Foundation, 25% of American respondents answered that the sun orbits the Earth. A recent AP-GFK poll found that as many as 4 in 10 American adults doubt evolution, over half aren’t confident…

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A Super Convenient Truth: A Climate Change Fallacy

How science and reason have weaseled their way into the public discourse Science has got to stop. In the realm of public debate, there is perhaps no discussion more superfluous yet of paramount importance than that of climate change. The…

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Is It Possible To Control Memories?: A Potential Treatment for PTSD and Alzheimer’s

I distinctly remember the first time I was motion sick. I was nine, and in true nine-year-old fashion, had stuffed four buckeyes into my mouth just as my mom called me to board our flight. Maybe it was the turbulence…

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In Defense of Instagram

It came at a rather poignant moment. I was hanging out with my friend from school, chatting while watching a movie. I had whipped out my phone and was casually scrolling through my timeline. She said it in the midst…

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Has Aramark’s Monopoly Overstayed its Welcome?

A typical meal at a University Dining Hall: a group of student notice one of their peers is not eating nearly as much as tradition dictates. The wisest of the group warns, “Eat up. This meal costs you $8.” The…

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