Interview with Dr. Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, director of CMU's new neuroscience institute

Dr. Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, director of Carnegie Mellon’s new neuroscience institute, spoke with The Tartan about the potential of neuroscience research...

Analyzing social media extremism

“Extremism” is a word we sometimes throw around casually, using it to label any actions or beliefs that seem, well, extreme. Other popular phrases include...

In Twitter's love for 'Big Cow,' echoes of the 19th century

Last week, a controversy embroiled the internet that resulted in thousands of tweets, multiple articles, and a bitter feud between The Guardian and The...

First babies with (maybe) edited genes born

For better or for worse, Chinese geneticist He Jiankui may have just opened the Pandora’s box of gene-editing. He, a researcher based in Shenzhen, China,...

Do you enjoy the bitter taste of coffee? It could be in your genes

A recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports found that sensitivity to the bitter taste of caffeine increased people’s coffee consumption....

Big data models are promising, not perfect

Big data has become vital in the modern age. The analysis of trends drives company decisions, while consumer choices are analyzed to tailor advertisements...

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