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Albert Li | October 6, 2014

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Over the course of scientific history, many research experiments have been conducted, and amazing discoveries have been made that have improved countless lives. However, not all of the work has been ethical, and in fact, some of it has been cruel. In such cases, the ends do not justify the means. Because science depends on [...]

Energy and Environment

Victoria Wang | September 26, 2014

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We live in a country where politicians claim that our citizens and industries are in full support of green energy, yet we continue to use fossil fuels as if we possess an overflowing cornucopia of supply. We purchase solar panels constructed from cheap coal, export thousands of tons of electronic waste to developing nations, and [...]

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Adele Li | September 13, 2014

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“I’ve got some bad habits but smoking isn’t one of them!” “Save money and be healthier!” “Use indoors and be socially accepted!” These are just some of the marketing slogans that Weston’s premium e-cigarette company adopted in early 2014, hoping to appeal to the mass public through trendy, hip, and sexy ads in which celebrities [...]

Medicine and Health

Angela Zhang | September 28, 2014

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Water is an essential of life that many of us take for granted. In industrialized countries, we’ve become accustomed to a seemingly endless flow of pure, uncontaminated water from the tap at the turn of a wrist. In our society, access to an unlimited amount of clean water is considered the norm, and as a [...]

Energy and Environment

Cameron Davis | September 24, 2014

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“The first car driven by a child born today could be powered by hydrogen and pollution-free,” George W. Bush proclaimed in his 2003 State of the Union address, as he announced a $1.2-billion hydrogen-fuel initiative for the coming decade [1]. Ten years later, the focus seems to have shifted almost entirely to hybrid and electric [...]

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Sindhu Ravuri | September 12, 2014

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For several years, the origin of inexplicable fears such as arachnophobia or acrophobia has remained an enigma. How, why, and by what means such fears develop was a prevalently unanswered question, until a study involving mice opened a complex, intricate gateway into the world of epigenetics and provided some insight into this phenomenon. In fact, [...]

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Kevin Su | September 27, 2014

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Imagine a full-grown elephant balanced on the end of a pencil. Now imagine that pencil tip perpendicular to a layer of substance as thin as plastic wrap, which miraculously prevents the pencil tip from piercing through it. Sounds impossible, right? Not anymore, as James Hone of Columbia University will tell you. Not only is graphene [...]

Energy and Environment

Cameron Davis | September 20, 2014

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The recent surge of attention surrounding anthropogenic climate change (APC) has resulted coverage by various media outlets and influenced social, business, and political actions. The climate change issue is fundamentally scientific at its core, yet the news that is reported and the opinions that are broadcasted reveal the political and social [...]

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Vivek Sriram | September 11, 2014

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Even though it has been entirely eradicated from North America, malaria is still a major cause of death in developing countries throughout Africa, Southern Asia, and South America. These regions do not have sufficient access to the vaccines widely available to richer areas. In fact, 3.3 billion people worldwide live in areas at risk of [...]

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Short Term Rentals in Tel Aviv

Honors students in Universities can often find opportunities to travel abroad. If you are studying in Israel, you might find that student housing doesn’t work well for you. Look into some of the Tel Aviv vacation rentals in the University area.