Daily Archives : October 28, 2014

One Graphic Displaying Jonas Salk’s Impact in Creating the Polio Vaccine

On October 28th, 1914, Jonas Salk was born, who would later go on to invent the polio vaccine that had a massive effect on world health and near polio eradication.  Below is a graphic that commemorates the progress thus far…

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UNC’s Scandal is No Laughing Matter

Lux, libertas. Translation: light and liberty. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill boasts this principle as its mission statement. However, in light of Kenneth Wainstein’s (former federal prosecutor) recent release of investigation reports of = academic fraud, that mission…

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Christopher Nolan Influences How We Think of Black Holes

In the past, we viewed Black Holes as quite literally what the name implies: a black hole in space in which all matter gets sucked into it.  But the movie Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar which is set to be aired in two weeks…

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Swift Success: Taylor’s Rise to Pop Stardom

Yesterday, October 27, 2014, Taylor Swift dropped yet another album that will likely make music history. It’s also one that, in title at least, invokes a different decade. With the release of her ultra-hyped 1989, the once-country femme fatale appears…

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