Should We Contrive Our Children?

Thomas Howell, Op-Ed Editor

April 3, 2016

As time goes on, our understanding of the human genome develops rapidly and new ethical dilemmas arise each year. Recently, a new form of gene manipulation has taken form that gives scientists the power to edit a person’s genes....

New Evidence of Mayan Cruelty Surfaces

Thomas Howell, Op-Ed Editor

March 17, 2016

The Mayan civilization existed from about 1800 BCE to 900 CE and dominated the Mesoamerican region surrounding present-day Guatemala and Belize. Apart from designing calendars that failed to predict the end of the world, the Mayans...

New Evidence Surfaces for Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

Thomas Howell, Op-Ed Editor

February 14, 2016

Earlier this month, a breakthrough in black hole research confirmed the last portion of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. This final concept outlined in Einstein’s theory dealt with gravitational waves, or ripples in spacetime...

Breakthrough in Global Climate Change: Obama’s Plan of Action

Thomas Howell, Op-Ed Editor

December 10, 2015

Recently, a team of scientists led by Dr. Steven Palmer studied the flow of water from the ice sheets in Greenland as the glacier melted due to climate change factors. What they discovered was that the water flowed from the glacier...

Why the Cuban Lung Cancer Vaccine is Stuck in Cuba

Thomas Howell, Op-Ed Editor

October 23, 2015

Cuba is notorious for producing cigars and has the second largest area of tobacco plants in the world. It is then no surprise that lung cancer is fourth leading cause of death in Cuba, claiming the lives of thousands of people...

Apple Pencil: Crucial or Causeless?

Thomas Howell, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015

On September 9th, 2015, Apple® announced the Apple Pencil™, a stylus introduced for the iPad Pro costing just under $100 that will be made available for purchase in November of 2015. The Apple Pencil is sensitive to angle a...

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