Everyone should know how science shapes society. We need to know how neuroscience helps us understand mental illness or how gravitational waves let us better understand relativity.
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When dealing with issues of an unpredictable world, science should be the guiding light of truth. Too often, scientific research might not be trustworthy.
When the Indiana Commission for Higher Education approved IU’s creation of an engineering school, I couldn’t have been more excited.
In our nation of second chances, the punishment should fit the crime. The overuse of solitary confinement in prisons punishes criminals too severely for their good.
IU offers many exciting ways for you to find a job in the future. With promises of marketability, you might even wonder if you’re a consumer in a business. In fact, the higher education system is commercialized to suit your interests.
Artist Milo Moiré protested the New Year’s Eve sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany, by posing naked and holding a sign that read, “Respect us! We are not fair game even when we are naked.”
Mental illnesses like depression and anxiety are diseases. Physical illnesses like cancer and polio are diseases. But should we look at them the same way? Probably not.
Everyone loves a good story. When we share stories we can express ourselves. But the narrative has limits.
When we think about wars, we don’t often think about science or what scientists are doing.
Before today’s memes like “Doge” and “John Cena”, there were things like the “Numa Numa Dance” and “Trogdor”.
We’re still in the dark on the relationship between guns and society. We need empirical research to settle issues in our debates on gun rights, regulation, safety and similar hot topics.
People generally see philosophy as impractical, unnecessary or entirely subjective. They say philosophers ponder the meaning of life and other abstract questions but contribute nothing to society.
As mental health becomes an increasingly alarming concern for Americans, some have turned to using larger amounts of data to understand these issues better. But with the collection of more and more information about each other, we have to protect the individual’s privacy.
When we read novels and write history, we understand ourselves. These stories say something about us and our observations and teach us how to become empathetic human beings.
We all perceive the world differently. When some of us listen to a song in a minor key we call it dark blue, or we might associate the word “bouba” as round and curvy.
Despite how far we’ve come, scientists have yet to solve the problem of sexism.
As physicists ambitiously search for the most fundamental particles, we get closer and closer to understanding the science of all matter. According to Columbia University physics professor Brian Greene, “the ultimate theory would provide an unshakable pillar of coherence forever assuring us that the universe is a comprehensible place.” But is such a thing even possible?
Academia is full of grumps. There’s the professor berating a student’s thesis defense. There are the passive aggressive remarks shared among faculty. And, of course, there are the heckles of the peanut gallery during academic presentations.
“To be or not to be clinically depressed.”
There’s a lot of excitement about the science of the brain these days. But too much of a good thing can make you sick.