In defense of biotechnology

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.

Evan Witt | Class of 2016

Study expands on what happens in the blink of an eye

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.

Adam Cohen-Nowak | Student Life

Republicans vs. the reality of science

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.

| Staff Columnist

Get off my back, technology

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 […]

| Forum Editor

Wolves on the move at Tyson

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.

| Contributing Reporter

You’ve Got Issues: The Ethics of Science

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 […]

| Scene Reporter