Thursday, August 11, 2022

An Introduction to Nick Bostrom’s Simulation Theory

“We spend our lives learning many things, only to discover (again and again) that most of what we've learned is either wrong or irrelevant,” writes Chuck Klosterman in But What If We’re Wrong?, a book devoted to the idea that it’s foolhardy to be certain of… well, basically anything. Consider it, though: most of history consists of old ideas being overturned by new ones, and some of the things people faithfully believed in just decades ago are laughable today.

Twice as Interesting: Flying Cars

By Leonardo Yana-Romero and David Chung What is a Flying Car? The term, flying car, is pretty self-explanatory. But just in case you don’t know, a...

Twice as Interesting: Super Blood Wolf Moon

By David Chung and Leonardo Yana-Romero What is a Super Blood Wolf Moon? The Super Blood Wolf Moon is comprised of three different phenomenons regarding the...

Getting Wrecked- Stories from the sidelines of the opioid epidemic

Dr. Kimberly Sue is an anthropologist with a Harvard education and a physician at Riker’s Island, New York City’s main jail complex. She...

Why Animal Testing Should End

By: Rachel Xue Imagine being hooked up to a strange machine, having no idea what is happening to you, and being physically tormented. Imagine being...

Genetic Scissors Win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020

Emmanuelle Charpentier, a French professor, and Jennifer Doudna, an American biochemist, are the 6th and 7th women to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Their discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 is a molecular tool that can be used to make precise incisions in the genetic material, making it easier to edit genetic code. This discovery revolutionized molecular life sciences, bringing new opportunities with breathtaking potential.

Giving the avian endangerment crisis perspective

Although it seems like we see and hear them every day, the bird population in North America is drastically decreasing—so much so that it...

Bioengineers Replicate Van Gogh’s Ear

By: Sherrie Chen Bioengineering is playing an important role in medical area. For instance, tissue engineers can graft layers of skin grown onto wound, helping...

Remembering NASA’s Katherine Johnson

By Grace Hwang Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician and trailblazer for racial and gender equality, died at age 101 on February 24. Even though the 2016...

Dark Matter Secrets Revealed

By Daniel Purizhansky The question of dark matter and dark energy has been among the most mysterious and endearing in scientific history. 95 percent of...

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