A Thousand Paper Cranes

By Rona Wang, November 16, 2018

"Legend states that anyone who folds a thousand cranes will have a wish fulfilled by the gods, and she wants to live."
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A Child of Chemistry and Cuisine

By Jennah Haque, October 21, 2018

"Umami can be a total gastronomic Rubik’s Cube when we think about its origins and where it’s headed."
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Binary Oppositions

By Catherine Yang, April 25, 2018

"The way language functions shows the necessity of at least one set of oppositions in order to define an object."
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Book Review: Proof: The Science of Booze

By David Bustillos, April 15, 2018

In the United States, we live in what anthropologists Craig MacAndrew and Robert Edgerton called a “‘confused culture’ … where alcohol [is] sometimes prohibited and sometimes lionized.” Expert American satirists and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone sum up the confusion in a hilarious…
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A Cup of Chemistry

By Karina Hinojosa, March 13, 2018

"Coffee is so deeply integrated in our societies it has become what’s often called the world’s most popular psychoactive drug."
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Sol Lewitt and His Coded Art

By Catherine Yang, March 5, 2018

Art is often thought of as driven by creativity and interpreted through the expression of emotions. Coding, on the other hand, is always quantized by the number of lines, and then compiled without much allowance of errors or freedom. However, there was one artist who combined the two opposites and…
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Antibiotics in Your Angus

By Katie Gravel, February 26, 2018

"We often take the power of antibiotics for granted. What if one day we couldn’t use them anymore?"
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Calm Before the Swarm

By Austin Wu, February 11, 2018

"On Jan. 5, 2017, the first recorded drone swarm attack was conducted against Russian forces in Syria."
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Lacan and His Mobius Strip

By Catherine Yang, January 7, 2018

"Psychoanalysis has been interested in proving the paradoxical cohesive and hybrid nature of binary oppositions."
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The World is Your Lab Experiment

By Henrik Boecken, January 7, 2018

"Since it’s politically infeasible (and a logistical nightmare) to randomly choose people to, say, receive the minimum wage, economists simply can’t run experiments like other scientists."
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Those Who Wander Mapless

By Rona Wang, January 7, 2018

"New Zealand was blue-green, lusher than dreams, and muggy enough to hint at an impending December summer."