Science & Health

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Death

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Death

The American people’s continued adherence to mendacious structures and policies that promote the suffering of citizens is duplicitous to the very rights this country esteems ...It is grossly hypocritical for a society that stands by the words “Give me liberty or give me death” to deny an individual's liberty to choose death.

Too Little, Too Late: Our Fading Environment

Too Little, Too Late: Our Fading Environment

As it stands, the outlook is grim. Humanity has collectively passed the point of no return in its emissions and wanton pollution of the environment. With this in mind, the time has come to shift from half-hearted preventive measures to a full-scale preparation for a warmer planet.

The Duality of Medicine: The Willowbrook State School Experiments

The Duality of Medicine: The Willowbrook State School Experiments

The Krugman case is thus complex, full of ethical questions essential to the practice of productive and reputable research. Critics have hotly debated Krugman’s claims that he acted ethically, and logical arguments can be made for both sides. Nevertheless, what is clear is that Krugman’s research and its criticisms clearly show the duality of medicine: the conflict between maximizing benefit to an individual patient versus maximizing the benefit to society.

Food Scandals, Regulation, and the Administrative Process in Modern China

Food Scandals, Regulation, and the  Administrative Process in Modern China

In China, food scarcity is not a new problem. Famine is deeply embedded in Chinese history and ingrained in the public’s historical consciousness. Censorship programs by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) aim to wipe memories of the Great Leap Forward and its catastrophic consequences from the minds of the Chinese, but interviews with survivors and aggressive research has led to scholars estimating that between 35 and 45 million people died between 1958 and 1961 because of the CCP’s collectivist agricultural policies.

Smoke and Mirrors: Tobacco and Opium's Effects on How China Sees Itself and the Modern World

Smoke and Mirrors: Tobacco and Opium's Effects on How China Sees Itself and the Modern World

Tobacco’s history and China’s reactions thereto reflect the profound impressions that colonial intervention has left on China’s historical consciousness. By considering China’s former opium trade and its current tobacco industry, one may discover a paradox that is both a product of and a response to its modern history.

The Disneyland Outbreak: An Analysis of California’s Vaccination Laws and Subsequent Legislation

The Disneyland Outbreak: An Analysis of California’s Vaccination Laws and Subsequent Legislation

Theme parks like Disneyland in California are famous for being every child’s dream – yet this past holiday, the park was nothing short of a nightmare. Instead of spending time with family, many children ended up in the hospital, diagnosed with the once-U.S.-eradicated measles. 

Turning a Blind Eye: Perceptions of Mental Health and Disability in China

Turning a Blind Eye: Perceptions of Mental Health and Disability in China

More than 60 million people in China have disabilities. The scope of these problems has increased in recent years not only in size but in proportion to the population. They persist not only as a result of political apathy, but because of deeply ingrained cultural perceptions that render them far more formidable than many of China’s other problems.