Perhaps one of the most amusing and interesting linguistic changes I’ve noticed among young people in recent years is using the word “adult” as a verb.
The controversial research by Chinese researcher He Jiankui, a scientist who recently claimed to have created genetically-edited infants before being ordered by the Chinese government to halt research, had me thinking about a topic in medical science I’ve always been interested in and curious about – transhumanism.
When I left Science Hill after covering the mock election, one thing seemed clear: the students I spoke with believe many current proposals and incremental “market-based” measures may be too little, too late.
In order for the trail to remain pristine, I think it’s important to remember our place within this ecosystem every time we visit.
Growing up, I used to gaze at the night sky and wonder what type of lifeforms, if any, were out in the distant cosmos.
Everyone needs a comfy corner sometimes.
When it comes to measuring the prosperity of any modern civilization, the state of health care is always an important metric.
Most sociologists and psychologists today appear to have reached a consensus that “spanking” children is harmful to psychological and social development, yet the majority of people I’ve discussed the subject with insist that doing so is the only true way to “discipline” a child.
Playing with your cats can keep them physically healthy through exercise, while also helping them relieve impulses and the inherent aggression natural predators often have.
If there’s one thing that always arouses my curiosity, it’s cults and the social dynamics within them.
Does anybody in the United States – or any former British colony for that matter – really speak “correct” Queen’s English? Furthermore, is Queen’s English spoken all throughout the British Isles themselves?
Like many people in my generation who grew up here in the Tri-Cities, I never realized just how much is happening here on a day-to-day basis.
I happened to catch a few minutes of an interview with former President Jimmy Carter on NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show” last week and was taken by something he said regarding the current state of race relations in this nation.