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What Would Your Protest Sign Say?

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.

Changing how you vote: The failure of the two party system in modern times

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

When AI is among us: a review of Ex Machina

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

A primer on re-growing human limbs

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

Autonomous passenger drones are not Sci-Fi anymore

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

Massive surveillance is now legal in the UK

The Illusion of Privacy The Investigatory Powers Act (IPA), a surveillance law that allows Internet providers to store consumer’s browsing data for 1 year, is a definite cause of concern. This extreme form of surveillance, which wasShow More Summary

Humanity’s Achilles heel(s): the potential existential risks we face

6 Million Years ago was when modern science believes the first human beings walked the earth. Although our ancestors began life somewhere in that time frame, modern forms of human beings have only been around for 200,000 years with the civilization of them being a mere 6,000 years ago. Show More Summary

Can we create a world without disease?

Is it possible to have a disease free world? Disease is a word most (if not all) people feel uncomfortable hearing when either they or someone they know has one. Fortunately, Max Welling, a professor of machine learning at the University...Show More Summary

The future of pet appearances

If you've ever owned a dog, chances are you've gone to a dog park where you’ve encountered other dog owners. If you're unlucky, you might have to deal with one of those pretentious types. When it comes to peoples’ pets there's always...Show More Summary

Latest Parkinson’s disease therapies will affect us all

I am a 32 year old Canadian who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease three years ago. This past July I quit my job and moved back home to delve head first into this disease and learn all that I can about it and the treatment options that might be available to me. Show More Summary

We, the people (online): e-democracy and the future of government and governance

Our perception of government and how it works has been traditionally based on all those Civics lessons:  we exercise the right to vote to send someone to represent our interests, to craft laws, and to implement them at the local or national level. Show More Summary

A cure for the STI almost everyone has

Herpes is not fun. Not fun to talk about, not fun to read about and certainly not fun to have. Herpes, also known as HSV-1 and HSV-2, is pretty much everywhere and people are only now starting to realize it. According to The World Health organization, an estimated 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 has herpes. Show More Summary

Abortion in America: what will happen if it is banned?

The Scoop In only a few short days, everything has changed. In January of 2017, Donald Trump was put into office as the President of the United States of America. Though he’s been in office for only a short period of time, he’s already made good on actions he promised to enact when in office. Show More Summary

IPS cells and the future of medicine

When I first learned about Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells it was hard to believe. Science has figured out a way to scrape off a few of your skin cells, reprogram those cells into stem cells and then turn those stem cells into any cell in your body, essentially turning mature adult cells back into new born tissue. Show More Summary

6 Tips Toward Getting Your Book Published

Anyone serious about turning written work into actual books must do a lot of research into the realities of publishing before sending anything into the world. Here are 6 tips.

The future of transportation: Driverless cars and driverless buses

Innovations in transportation will greatly affect the infrastructure of future cities. With the coming of driverless cars (see Future of Transportation), traffic lights will eventually become obsolete. The increasing popularity of private ridesharing services will reduce traffic to the point that roads will adopt a more pedestrian-friendly design. Show More Summary

How Ford Is Rebranding The Iconic Mustang

The latest refresh of the iconic model shows a delicate dance with design

Device Brings Gestural Controls To The Voice-Dominated Smart Home Space

Hayo is a hub designed to enable devices to receive and interpret movement based controls

How An Algorithm Helped Design The Perfect Concert Hall

Numbers and patterns were used to create this beautifully stunning auditorium

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