Sunday, February 16, 2020

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Do You Live in a Kind Area?

When I went home to Kansas over Christmas break, we had a particularly nasty snowstorm, and my family and I happened to be out driving while it hit. Our car got stuck while trying to make a turn. This caused traffic to be held up and while...

Gauging the Tides of Climate Change

When scientists or politicians begin to talk about climate change, most people become scared by the severity of the issue at hand, thinking there's not a lot left for us to do. This fear-mongering tactic typically discourages individual actions like recycling or moving away from meat-focused diets....

Engineers Exposed: My Favorite Ethics Scandals

Imagine training your whole life to become an astronaut. Excelling in aerospace engineering degrees, going through years of training and exams, only for some cold weather to ruin your first mission and cost you your life. Even worse, it could have been prevented. Every day we put our...

Understanding Static Electricity

A Normal Winter Night It’s a cold winter night, you’re snuggled up in your favorite blanket sitting on a couch and watching TV, the heater doing its best to prevent the winter winds from disturbing your moment of Zen. You’re thirsty, craving the delicious nature of nice, hot...

Overcoming Depression at the Level of the Brain

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness. Many people, ranging from young to old, suffer from depression. It is especially prevalent in young adults and college students. Those suffering from depression often have trouble doing every day activities and sometimes...

A History of Bias: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

We’ve come a very long way in the way we perceive medicine and how we use it. We’ve grown from studying the humors of medieval times and performing brain lobotomies in the 1900s to the most complex surgeries and medicines that can save millions of lives. But...

Health Shot: Vitamin Overdose

Too much of a good thing is even better? Right? Wrong. Turns out with vitamins, this is not the case. The Vitamin market is a $23.3 Billion industry, and we are increasingly turning to these convenient capsules for a quick fix. The effect of vitamins is a...

Psychedelics

Introduction: Microdosing is the use of micro amounts of psychedelic substances on a consistent basis (Anderson). Psychedelics, such as LSD and psilocybin (street names acid and shrooms), are “powerful psychoactive substances that alter perception and mood and affect numerous cognitive processes” (Nichols 266). Recent studies have shown that...

Nicotine is Dope: a poem on vaping and addiction

What nice etiquette Not to be burning a cigarette. With flavors like Diet Coke Instead of plain old smoke. Youth claim to thrive On something that resembles a flash drive. But wait, Maybe we should take five.   It seems vaping has strayed from its original intent. It is no longer used to prevent. And is now an...

Should We Be Worried About Zombie Pathogens?

In the summer of 2016, Arctic regions such as Siberia and Greenland were hit with an unusual heat wave. As plants grew and water levels rose, a thick layer of permafrost that had accumulated from winters prior began to thaw, revealing something extremely concerning: anthrax-infected reindeer carcasses...

Concussions can affect youth

From a young age, many children take up sports like football, boxing, and soccer. Playing such sports can potentially have a huge negative effect if a child or teenager experiences a concussion while playing their game. Depending on the person, the damage could have a lasting effect. According...