Social media and the disintegration of barriers The social media phenomenon has fundamentally shifted society’s way of being and its impact on the way we communicate is undisputedly substantial. Connection apps such as Tinder and Skype have revolutionized the way people meet and communicate. Show More Summary
Lung Cancer: Prevalence and Cause The lung, an organ of the respiratory system, aids people in breathing through an automatic process of gas exchange. That is, bringing in oxygen (inhalation) and taking out carbon dioxide (exhalation). It’s...Show More Summary
The number of fake news stories being published is increasing, with motives of marketing or diverting the attention of society. How will this inflation of a lack of facts affect America or the world in the future? Will citizens’ trust...Show More Summary
A brain tumor may figure in the insanity defense of the youth who fake-called Jewish community centers in the U.S. and elsewhere. Brain-imaging is gaining credence in courts.
Writing a book requires different kinds of cognition. What times of day are optimal to think big picture, write conceptually, edit rationally, and draft imaginatively?
The strain between U.S. law enforcement and those they are sworn to protect has been quite evident as of late. Eager to douse the flames of this tension, the state of Louisiana has enacted the Blue Lives Matter Bill, in efforts to further protect law enforcement. Show More Summary
When your life isn’t as exciting as it used to be, you can always sink into your virtual world. You wear a headset to see your wildest fantasies right before your eyes. You put on surround-sound headphones to hear chirping birds around you in a virtual forest. Show More Summary
Throughout the 21 st century, our world has seen many great advances in technology. Smart phones, virtual reality headsets, drones, Google Glass, in-ear language translators – the list goes on. One technological advancement that has taken huge form in the past decade is robots – specifically human robots that are made as companions for humans. Show More Summary
For years, cancer has been the star of all terminal diseases to be researched, studied and treated through innovation. Hopefully one day there will be a cure rather than a treatment that may only prolong someone’s life. It is with sincere...Show More Summary
The Story Think “climate change”, and one immediately thinks of melting glaciers, photochemical Californian sunsets, or even the denunciation of the issue by some politicians. However, among scientific circles, one thing is unanimous: climate change is (slowly, but surely) destroying our world. Show More Summary
In the last few decades, the once well-known and accurate trend, Moore’s Law, predicted by Gordon Moore of IBM in 1965, is now slowly becoming a defunct measure of computing performance. Moore’s Law predicted that about every two years...Show More Summary
Every 10 minutes someone gets added to the national transplant waiting list. Hundreds of thousands of patients every day are currently awaiting a life-saving organ donation in the USA alone. Many of them are in various stages of liver, heart, kidney, and other types of organ failure. Show More Summary
China isn’t evil You could imagine the same scene with the American flag and the Chicago skyline instead. China is not a land of rice farmers in comical conical straw hats. It is not a land of Leninist communists bent on destroying the free world. Show More Summary
Since the age of 18, Lenneal Henderson, a Government Professor at the College of William and Mary, has tried to get out of the country at least once a year to work with public policy issues such as energy, agriculture, poverty and health. Show More Summary
This article will look at the meaning of increased transparency between companies and consumers, the movement of campaigns centered upon creating mass awareness to a more daily human interaction, and the technology and tools used in cementing a consumer for life; all of which effect how we as consumers make informed decisions. Show More Summary
Whether you're for or against something or everything, there are many ways to be effective. You'll also feel better by doing something. Here's an idea.
First-past-the-post is an electoral system where voters cast a single vote for the candidate of their choice. Of the democratic states of the world, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Canada are some of the few that use it to elect their public officials. Show More Summary
Ex Machina (2015, dir. Alex Garland) is a deeply philosophical film, with its central concern being whether AI (artificial intelligence) can ever be truly human. The film is essentially a Turing test, which tries to evaluate whether machines can do what a human, a thinking entity, can do. Show More Summary
Examples of regeneration abound in the animal kingdom: lizards and salamanders regrow limbs and tails all the time, ditto for starfish. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/regeneration-the-axolotl-story/ Planaria are even...Show More Summary
No way! Heavy traffic jam in front of your door and you need to go to a meeting. You’re never going to be on time. No worries, with one click on your drone service-app, a little drone picks you up and takes you in ten minutes to your destination, without any headaches and with an amazing view of the city. Show More Summary