There has been a recent debate among scientists about the necessity and effectiveness of collecting specimens from the wild. Read what students had to say about what extent museums and aquariums should be collecting organisms from the wild.
There is no doubt that human consumption can have a negative effect on our environment. Read what students had to say when asked, What’s the best way to create a sustainable future in a changing climate — through government regulation, or through changing people’s habits and attitudes?
Recent surveys done by The Pew Research Center in collaboration with the AAAS show that scientists and adults in the United States have differing views on many science-related issues. Hear what students had to say when asked why there is this often difference of opinion.
There is a lot of controversy surrounding the UK’s February 3rd decision to authorize mitochondrial DNA modification in embryos. This new law has taken on the names “three-person embryo” and “three-person babies” law. There is no doubting the social complications and controversy that this law may bring about. People who support the UK’s decision argue […]
Using animals to test for scientific and commercial purposed is a complicated and controversial issue. View what students had to say when asked, When should animals be used for research or industry testing, if ever? Explain your reasoning. Do you think that we should use animal testing in scientific and industry research? When? What kinds of regulations do you think industries should have for using animals in research?
Keep your tissues handy, it’s cough/cold season! On average, millions of Americans suffer from the common cold 2-3 times per year. View what students had to say when asked, Should cold sufferers wear medical masks to help prevent spreading germs? Would you wear one the next time you have a cold?
Last month students were asked whether or not it is ethical to colonize Mars via the Mars One mission. In the year 2024, four individuals will leave Earth on a one-way trip to Mars. Every two years after that, four more individuals will join them, beginning the colonization of Mars. Research shows that Mars has […]
Recently, San Francisco voters were given the chance to vote for or against Proposition E, a proposition involving a tax on soda and sugary drinks in the amount of $0.02 per ounce. Would sugary drink tax discourage people from buying unhealthy drinks and increase people’s general health? Should such a tax be implemented around the country?
Women have made great strides in fighting for equality in America, but are there factors that still hold women back in certain areas like science? In our #DoNowSexism post, we asked students, What do you have to say about the reasons and realities of sexism in science? What are the barriers, if any, to women in STEM careers?