Monthly Archives: May 2017

Science, Society, and Controversy

As time goes on, humanity is able to achieve much grander fetes than what our predecessors could even think of. One hundred years ago, no one could predict the Internet. Two hundred years ago, no one could predict creating vaccines that … Continue reading

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A Parasitic Wasp Beats Mars Anyday

This past February, scientists and bioethicists from around the world gathered in New York to chart the future of genetic engineering. A year ago, at a similar international convention, bioethicists decided it would be “irresponsible to proceed” on any alterations … Continue reading

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Meeting At a Crossroads

  Often times when science is mentioned, images of people in white lab coats with their goggles swishing the contents of a graduated cylinder comes to mind. Laboratories are located in locked facilities where there is only a few have … Continue reading

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Consequences of Science

 Juan Enriquez’s “What will Humans look like in 10 Years” Ted Talk was a very interesting video that explores how science is impacting the way humans look. He states that today, prosthetics are getting integrated in many parts of the … Continue reading

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Science and Society

The purpose of science is to help us obtain a better understanding of the world around us. It is to explain phenomenons in such a way that makes tackling them more feasible and allows us to build on our knowledge. … Continue reading

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Imbalanced Frontiers

When referring to science, we tend to think of it within a specific frame of mind: biology, chemistry, physics, and so on. However, to fully understand our world and the root causes of the problems tribulating it, we must realize … Continue reading

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Scientific Progress & Solutions

I found the episode “Delivering the Goods” from the PBS series to be the most interesting video because of the context it provided for me within global public health initiatives in developing parts of the world.  As I watched the … Continue reading

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