Resistance and Power

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Rebellion and resistance in pop culture has gone through many phases and is perceived and portrayed in many different forms.  However, resistance has also recently become problematic in not only pop culture and politics, but also in medicine.  So what exactly is the best method against resistance?

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How is Technology Changing Our Lives?

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In the 1989 film, Back to the Future 2, Marty McFly took his first glimpse in the distant future of 2015.  With hover boards and flying cars and big TV screens the future never looked brighter.  As views we are expected to notice how large a role technology plays in our lives and how much it will grow.  Yet now that its 2015 we already see Google’s new self driving cars, hover boards tested by Lexus, and the accelerated growth of the internet.  With all these new and fast changes in our lives, how exactly is technology affecting us?

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Hero’s Journey: The Life of a Cell

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So in English class we’ve been learning much about what known as the Hero’s Journey.  It’s a simple formula that many stories have used throughout time to get us rooting for the protagonist, describing the story the transformation of an Average Joe, to a hero.  We’ve even seen Star Wars and related the Hero’s Journey to Luke.  This got me thinking; is there a Hero’s Journey in the world of science?

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Can We Enhance Our Body With Genetics?

 

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Technology has gone pretty far in our world, especially when it comes to medical advancements.  Because of new technology, life expectancy has dramatically increased over the past hundreds of years.  But have you even wondered if we can manually alter our genes? What if the billions and billions of letters of DNA in our bodies could be changed? In turn it would make is stronger, faster, smarter, and more powerful, like Master Chief like in the popular video game series Halo.

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Why Do We Get Nervous?

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We all know how it feels to be nervous. Having an upcoming test? A performance, or competition, or just have trouble talking in front of people? Of course the list goes on and on about how things that make us nervous or uncomfortable. from the smallest thing to the extremes. But where do these feelings come from? Why do we even have these feelings? How can we cope with nervousness? Let’s find out.

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