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Sexism in Science?

Do Now | May 14, 2014 | 6 Comments

Sexism in Science?

There is a significant gender gap between men and women in the sciences. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that although women make up around 50% of the workforce, they only comprise 26% of the employees in STEM fields. What is your take on the underrepresentation of women in science?

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E-Cigarettes Need More Regulation

Do Now Round-Ups | May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

E-Cigarettes Need More Regulation

Within the past couple of weeks, students questioned if e-cigarettes should be regulated more by the government in our #DoNowECigs post. We asked students, Should e-cigarettes be regulated in the same way as traditional tobacco and conventional combustion cigarettes? Why or why not?

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Should Water Be a Commodity or a Right?

Do Now | April 29, 2014 | 300 Comments

Should Water Be a Commodity or a Right?

Water is essential to our lives, but increased demands along with changes in weather and climate can put pressure on the availability of this resource. Should we consider water as a commodity, available to those who can pay for it, or as a right, freely available to everyone?

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars are Too Expensive

Community Created Content | April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars are Too Expensive

Is the hydrogen fuel celled car the car of the future? In the past couple of weeks, students across the nation discussed the value of investing money into these new environmentally friendly cars in our #DoNowFuel post. We asked students, Should government funds support the development of hydrogen fuel stations over other green transportation initiatives? Why or why not?

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Should E-Cigarettes Be Regulated?

Do Now | April 15, 2014 | 222 Comments

Should E-Cigarettes Be Regulated?

A new type of cigarette that some claim to be a harmless alternative to regular combustion cigarettes has entered the playing field: e-cigarettes. Should they be regulated in the same way as traditional tobacco cigarettes?

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Should Hydrogen Fuel Be the Future Energy Source for Transportation?

Do Now: Science | April 1, 2014 | 26 Comments

Should Hydrogen Fuel Be the Future Energy Source for Transportation?

Since the first Earth Day event in 1970, there’s been major progress in environmental stewardship–the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency and Clean Water Act, an increased number of recycling programs, and even curbside composting in some places, like San Francisco. Should government funds support the development of hydrogen fuel stations over other green transportation initiatives?

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Would You Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline?

Do Now | March 18, 2014 | 8 Comments

Would You Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline?

With increasing concern about carbon dioxide emissions, climate change and American energy independence, environmentalists, politicians and the oil industry have been butting heads over the development of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which requires the Obama administration’s approval before construction can begin. Do you think the Obama administration should approve this effort?

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How Much is Behavior Based on Nature Versus Nurture?

Do Now | March 5, 2014 | 156 Comments

How Much is Behavior Based on Nature Versus Nurture?

Science has identified two major influences which affect the person you grow to be: nature (your innate qualities and genetics) and nurture (your personal experiences and environment). These two factors play a major role in the upbringing of a human, but to what extent does each contribute to how a person behaves?

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Are There Ethical Concerns to Mining the Moon?

Do Now | February 18, 2014 | 50 Comments

Are There Ethical Concerns to Mining the Moon?

Moon Express’ ultimate goal is to start mining the moon for precious metals that could be used in everything from electric car batteries to missiles. Moon Express is not the only company considering mining the moon. In fact, NASA is opening up non-financial support to help private companies develop robotic lunar landing capabilities which could ultimately be used for commercial activities as well as scientific and academic research. What do you think is the most important scientific or ethical concern to consider about mining the moon?

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