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Movies in McConomy
Ralph Breaks the Internet sees the eponymous Ralph, along with Vanellope, journey into the online world in search of a rare arcade game component. With characteristic Disney charm and well-done animation, the film provides a light-hearted narrative interspersed with the themes of self-discovery and supportive friendship, set in a surprisingly accurate portrayal of the internet. Although the stor...Pillbox | February 18, 2019
Vaccine hesitancy sparks outbreaks of measles
A developed country, through decades of scientific research, makes reliable vaccines for some of the most virulent diseases known to mankind. These vaccines are administered and help to curtail illness and raise the quality of life for everyone.
Then, just when it seemed like these diseases were finally eradicated, groups of misguided individuals suddenly rise against and reject this necessary...Forum | February 18, 2019
Honeybees learn arithmetic by flying through a maze
Personally, I’ve always found math to be a difficult subject. From arithmetic to algebra to differential and multivariate calculus, whenever numbers and letters come together, frustration ensues. Although high-level abstract mathematics are the sole domain of humans, arithmetic is more accessible to other members of the animal kingdom. Many species of monkeys, for example, are [capable of adding a...SciTech | February 18, 2019
NY abortion law reignites conversation on abortion
There are few topics as polarizing in our national conversation as abortion. While beliefs about abortion exist on a continuum, as with all other controversial issues, the extremes are what come most easily to mind: hardcore pro-lifers and hardcore pro-choicers engaged in an endless war, neither side willing to yield an inch to the other, the two trapped in a perpetual ideological deadlock.
Ad...Forum | February 4, 2019
Anti-science: a global threat
This year’s California wildfire season has been one of the most destructive ever, with nearly 1.7 million acres of land burned. To make matters worse, torrential rains are now causing flash floods that are trapping people in its homes and cars. With no natural barriers in the way, the only salvation for thos...Forum | December 3, 2018