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Social benefits of funding stem cell research

A study done by Chinese researchers successfully created mouse sperm cells out of stem cells. This is a huge success in stem cell research,...

Why can’t we be friends, North Korea?

North Korea announced on Jan. 6 it had successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb. This is the latest in a long stream of “successful” underground...

The potential medical benefits of illicit drugs

Children are told from the very beginning of their education that all drugs are bad and they should stay away from them at all...

Societal systems should treat addiction as a disease, not a crime

Twenty-three million people above the age of 12 have a problem with drug use and addiction. Only about 11 percent of those people get...

Goddamn, America stop censoring music

Censorship in music, mainly on the radio, is something society has dealt with for over half a century, and it needs to end. In the...

Sweeping it under the rug, America’s heroin epidemic

Since 2003, the United States has seen a 63 percent increase in heroin use, and the most dramatic spike happened after 2007. Heroin, arguably being...

To infinity, and not beyond

Recently there has been an influx of movies based around space exploration, which has put a spotlight on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration...

MRA Blogger wants to legalize rape: Roosh V, what’s good?

Over the last 48 hours, “Men’s Rights Activist” Roosh V has been described as the bane of the public, a cult leader, an activist...

Let the kids stay in church

Recently, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormon Church, enacted a policy that would target not just gay...

Fifty Shades of the UN

A fresh scandal threatened to engulf the United Nations this month when it was discovered that a minimum of four UN peacekeepers paid girls...