BY: CLAIRE KIM Sunscreen has always been advertised by dermatologists to protect the risks of skin cancer from overexposure of the sun. But does such risk differ by skin color and if so, then is sunscreen necessary for everyone? According to a few studies verified by the New York Times, sunscreen seems to have more… Continue reading Sunscreen For ALL?
Month: July 2019
Detecting HIV Early On
BY: CLAIRE KIM With growing technology efforts in the health field, some investors have gained interest in solving the HIV crisis through the invention of a special algorithm. This algorithm, inspired by researchers at Harvard and Kaiser Permanente Northern California, allows hospitals to detect patients with a risk of HIV through a careful analysis of… Continue reading Detecting HIV Early On
Bye Bye Medical Student Debt
BY: CLAIRE KIM For medical students, being a doctor is the ultimate dream... until they realize they have a student debt worth thousands of dollars ahead of them. This has been a long-lasting problem for many medical students as tuition costs have skyrocketed for some of the best medical schools in the nation. For only… Continue reading Bye Bye Medical Student Debt
25 One to One Devices, 1 Teacher
BY: CLAIRE KIM In today’s society, it is impossible to neglect the fact that we are headed towards a digital future. So, why should our education system be trapped in the past? The implementation of one to one devices in classrooms is a necessary step to preparing our students to become members of an ever-changing,… Continue reading 25 One to One Devices, 1 Teacher
Hypnotized By Ads
BY: CLAIRE KIM Why do we pay $50 for a reusable water bottle? Why do we pay hundreds of dollars for the latest iPhone? Why do we pay thousands of dollars for the newest car or tv? Why do we pay more than what is necessary? One word: advertising. Formulated to draw you into… Continue reading Hypnotized By Ads
Women In Space
BY: CLAIRE KIM Waiting for Apollo 11 to make its first US debut in space, the members of the Kennedy Space Center team watch the launch anxiously in hopes of a successful journey. Of all the people there, only one woman is spotted amongst the crowd: JoAnn Morgan. Clearly, women are not fairly represented in… Continue reading Women In Space
Am I Really Anonymous?
BY: CLAIRE KIM In a world where the internet connects pretty much everyone, being "anonymous" is a typical desire most online users emphasize. Whether it's credit card information, mortgage records, or even individual income, people often seek privacy in such circumstances because a lot of their personal information is at stake. With privacy at such… Continue reading Am I Really Anonymous?
Hmm… Hubble’s Contacts…
BY: CLAIRE KIM Popular for its aesthetic advertising and low prices, a small contact lens start-up called Hubble has taken the internet by storm with their "impressive" contacts. Getting 30 contacts for the price of $1, many customers and experts have varying responses to the bargain: some negative, some positive. From the optimistic point of… Continue reading Hmm… Hubble’s Contacts…
Curved by the Gatsby Curve
BY: CLAIRE KIM With millions of people in the US, one would expect a relatively spread out distribution of wealth with the middle class gaining the upper hand. However, according to recent statistics, the top 1% of the population owns about 50% of the total wealth in the nation, shifting the poverty line more right… Continue reading Curved by the Gatsby Curve
Looking Through Google Lenses
BY: CLAIRE KIM Kids who suffer from autism often find themselves restricted in their expressions and emotions. Struggling with this communication barrier, those with autism tend to be misinterpreted as people associate their loud screaming to be just an aimless form of excitement when really they are crying for help. In such cases, getting through… Continue reading Looking Through Google Lenses