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In defense of biotechnology

March 27, 2014 | Evan Witt | Class of 2016

When asked what they think is the most evil corporation in the world, many people immediately point to our very own Monsanto, a company which even has its name on a building on our campus. Amid growing support for organic agriculture, biotech companies such as Monsanto face a growing resentment, fueled by a public distrust of science.

Study expands on what happens in the blink of an eye

January 28, 2013 | Adam Cohen-Nowak | Student Life

The average person will blink two to three times while reading this sentence and about 15 to 20 times in a minute. A new study conducted by researchers at Osaka University in Japan suggests that involuntary blinking affects perception and memory in ways previously unconsidered.

Republicans vs. the reality of science

September 19, 2011 | Scott Haber

During the most recent Republican primary debate, John Huntsman harshly criticized the other candidates for being decidedly anti-science, telling them flat-out: “We can’t run from science.” I can’t help but agree with the former governor.

Get off my back, technology

January 14, 2009 | Dennis Sweeney

My friends give me a lot of grief for being a humanities major. According to one of them, my major’s acronym—“IPH”—stands for the same thing that the letters “B.S.” do. Strange. Sometimes, of course, I feel the need to defend myself. Last night at Noodles & Co. was one of those nights. I scoffed at [...]

Wolves on the move at Tyson

October 08, 2008 | Becca Krock

The Wild Canid Survival and Research Center, a wolf sanctuary that has pulled several species away from the brink of extinction, will be moving from its home of 37 years at Washington University’s Tyson Research Center to one of the most pristine areas of the Ozarks—provided it can acquire sufficient funding.

You’ve Got Issues: The Ethics of Science

October 02, 2008 | Spencer Goodman

John McCain The Bush administration has consistently opposed legislation that would end funding restrictions on stem cell research. With the upcoming presidential election, many voters are wondering, “Would John McCain continue the scientific policies of President George W. Bush?” The answer is still up for debate. Acting as the “maverick” that many have referred to [...]

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