Ancient Herb Helps Modern Malady

On Oct. 5 2015, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three scientists. William C. Campbell, from Ireland, and Satoshi Omura, from Japan, split half of the $953,500 prize. Both scientists contributed to the discovery of Avermectin, which when modified, creates Ivermectin, a drug that has decreased the prevalence of diseases such […]

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Disaster at TomorrowWorld

Recently, a world renowned music festival fell to pieces in the face of poor weather and poorer management. The original TomorrowWorld festival was founded in Belgium in 2005, and Sept. 25-27 was the third year of the festival’s US edition. The first two ran smoothly and attracted a massive following. The 2014 show featured colossal […]

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Edward Snowden Helps Launch Anti-Spying Treaty

NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, and other privacy advocates launched an international campaign against mass surveillance that includes an international anti-spying treaty on Sept. 24. The proposed “International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers,” informally known as the “Snowden Treaty,” was created by legal experts, and has yet […]

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Daniel Chiu Discusses Experiences Competing in Programming Following An Event in Kazakhstan

Daniel Chiu ’17 recently spent a week of his summer in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for an International Informatics competition with fellow programmers he had previously competed with across the country. During his freshman year, Chiu won first place in the National Assessment and Testing’s first annual competition. Along with this, Chiu also experienced various first place […]

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