Quackery

Quackery is Alive and Well in the 21st Century

Despite the fact that you’re reading this on a machine that most likely fits in your pocket and would have been inconceivable just 20 years ago you’d be forgiven for forgetting that humanity is actually at the peak of its scientific knowledge, so why is quackery still prevalent?
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Kymriah

Kymriah: A Futuristic Approach to Leukemia Treatment

There is a breakthrough on the battlefield that is leukemia treatment, and it goes by the name Kymriah, a gene altering therapy created by Novartis. Last August 30th, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first ever CAR-T cell therapy for children and young adults under 25 who are suffering from an acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the United States.
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Climate change

Climate Change: The Never Ending Debate

There has been a lot of brouhaha on the issue of climate change for the past few years, which has degenerated into two distinct factions, either denouncing the concept or shoring up support for it. It is hardly an option now to be on the fence as the debate goes on. This very matter is reshaping not only the world of science but government and private sector policies as well. Hence there is no escaping its clout. Many of our world leaders today have taken sides so why shouldn’t we?
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Freelancer work in Thailand

How the Internet Has Changed the Way We Work and Earn

Around five years ago, I was a starry-eyed new graduate, ready to take on the world! But wait, is this what I had signed up for? I would get up early, get to the subway (what New York City calls its metro system), wait about 5 minutes to get on because of all the people, then sit at a desk all day to work a job I really couldn’t care less about. I thought to myself that there had to be a better way.
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Dangerous Selfie

The Killer Selfie: How an Internet Fad Went Too Far

The perfect selfie is elusive for most of us. We spend hours looking for just the right lighting, poses (to duckface or not to duckface?), and filters that will allow us to capture the best versions of ourselves. There’s even a whole niche market of selfie accessories, including the infamous selfie stick, that promises to help us take the perfect pic. It’s pretty evident that the selfie market has proved that it’s here to stay, which begs just one question: how far is too far for the perfect selfie?
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Plastic alternatives

Plast-ick! Here are 7 Alternatives to Plastic

Plastic — it is nearly everywhere, and chances are you own, use and interact with plastic products every single day. From the plastic case on your phone to the water bottles you drink out of, this is a material that does not seem to be going out of production any time soon – or so we think.
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Communication

How the Internet Changed the Way We Communicate

Whether technology in its most modern forms is advantageous or disadvantageous to humanity has been the subject of debate over the years. On one hand, we are no stranger to how technology can so much affect the various aspects of our lives that the generation of today can become zombies little by little due to the adverse effects of technology not only to the physical but also to the social well-being of a person.
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