Category : Science

The Tangled Web of History

History defies easy quantitative analysis. Every rule has an exception, and human events seem to follow a logic all their own. But a new paper published in the journal Science aims to change that. In “A Network Framework of Cultural…

0 Comments / 61 View / August 19, 2014

Is Ebola Really A Threat to the U.S.?

The Ebola virus. The media is certainly making a big deal about it. It’s likely that your friends or colleagues have been talking about it recently. But what is Ebola, and why is it such a big deal? Ebola is…

0 Comments / 95 View / August 13, 2014

Is Less Sleep Better For You?

Choose two of the three: good grades, a social life, or sleep. It’s no lie that college students are the demographic most overstretched in terms of academics, extracurricular activities, career-related internships, and social events. Often in this flurry of activity…

0 Comments / 279 View / August 7, 2014

A Groundbreaking Achievement in the Battle Against Malaria

Well, there’s good news and bad news. We’ll start with the bad news. By the time you finish reading this article, it is likely that at least one child somewhere in the world will have perished after an agonizing struggle…

0 Comments / 69 View / August 2, 2014

The Mental Health – Primary Care Schism: An Inconvenient Truth

Adam Lanza, the mentally ill adult who precipitated the 2012 catastrophe at Sandy Hook Elementary School, was not alone. The action of mass shooting followed by suicide has become a far too common one, and one that must be eliminated…

0 Comments / 918 View / July 29, 2014

Tar Sands: The Bitter Truth

Cars have become a commodity that we can’t seem to do without. Cars transport food, supplies, and people. They get us from point A to point B, and they do so quickly. In many places, cars symbolize social status. The…

0 Comments / 69 View / July 24, 2014

Let’s Go Swimming…Under Earth’s Crust?

The water is locked up in a mineral called “ringwoodite” 400 miles underneath Earth’s crust, so maybe we shouldn’t go swimming too soon. The discovery of this massive underground “ocean” leads scientists to believe that we will now have the…

0 Comments / 126 View / June 22, 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…

17 Comments / 186 View / June 7, 2014

An Economic Revisit to the Pharmaceutical Industry after Thalidomide

On October 1, 1957, a “wonder drug” for insomnia, coughs, colds, headaches, and morning sickness was released on the German markets. Marketed under the name “thalidomide,” the sedative was heavily advertised to be completely harmless, nonaddictive, and effective, three settling…

0 Comments / 131 View / June 4, 2014

What Does the “Carbon Plan” Entail?

In early February this year, scores of protesters, all bundled up in sweaters and thermal hats, gathered outdoors in Oakland, California to contest the Keystone XL Pipeline: a supranational gas pipeline pursued by the Obama Administration.  This movement, inspired by the terror…

11 Comments / 297 View / June 2, 2014