Georgetown

Elizabeth Schiavoni | July 25, 2014

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The United Nations Reports e-waste processing is one of the worst forms of child labor E-waste: Our Choice between Polluting and Creating American Recycling Jobs When a class of students is asked if they have owned more than one cell phone during their lifetime, it is no surprise to see every person raise a hand. [...]

Life Sciences

Srividya Murthy | June 19, 2014

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We make many associations with our hearts in our everyday lives; we view it as the source of emotion, love, wisdom, and courage. However, we usually restrict these lofty descriptions to our day-to-day conversations; scientifically speaking, most of these inner qualities have been attributed to the brain, the most complex organ of our body. Thus, [...]

Medicine and Health

Abigail Harrover | April 21, 2014

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The Zidovudine Case, the International Debate and Moving Forward It is well known that we live in a world of disparities between developed and developing nations. As developed nations continue to hurtle down the path of progress and globalization, it seems like these divides will only deepen unless developing countries find a way to rapidly [...]

New Features

Rizwan Ahmed | July 10, 2014

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The pharmaceutical industry is a trillion dollar international market, dominated by only a few major companies that create and supply the most important prescription drugs available. The top fifteen pharmaceutical companies consist of nearly half the total revenue in the industry in 2008 [1], inspiring a preconceived notion that the pharmaceutical [...]

New Features

Caroline Kim | June 12, 2014

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A middle-aged man from a rural town in India has recently received international attention for a new and innovative technology. Arunachalam Muruganatham’s invention creates cheap sanitary napkins for women who are unable to afford them at the regular market price. His ingenious invention has earned Arunachalam the name ‘Menstrual Man,’ and has [...]

Society

Tatiana Netterfield | April 21, 2014

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Every week, millions of people around the world tune into the show “Cosmos,” presented by Neil Degrasse Tyson, which compiles scientific discoveries and theories spanning from our own planet to the known universe, and presents them to the viewer in a seamless flow of visuals and commentary from Tyson himself. Thirty-four years prior, [...]

Energy and Environment

Gary Chen | June 26, 2014

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The future will bring us many exciting surprises: flying cars, intelligent machines, perhaps even nuclear fusion, to provide us with the kind of clean energy our planet so desperately needs. But one thing won’t change – people will still have to eat. As the human population grows, so does our demand for resources and impact [...]

Life Sciences

Maisha Rahman | June 3, 2014

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The physiological effects of stress and ways to combat it The American lifestyle is becoming increasingly busy and exhausting. The Japanese have a word for it: “karoshi”, meaning death by overwork. Americans tend to have less vacation days than people of other nations. Americans work nine full weeks (350 hours) longer than Western Europeans and [...]

Georgetown

Elizabeth Schiavoni | April 6, 2014

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Having more options is better.  Unfortunately, the parents and educators of young children do not have many picture book options in arenas of science such as genetics and DNA. Children develop their intellectual identity through their reading choices, and exposure to science in informal settings affects science literacy later in life. The dawn 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.