The Dow-DuPont merger was confirmed at the end of 2015. The merger binds two of America’s oldest companies—and two of the industry’s most important chemical companies—into a mega-company worth nearly $120 billion.
The CDC has now made itself a laughing stock on a very serious issue. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are horrible and can 100 percent be avoided. But instead of taking the time to properly address and provide education about the disease, the CDC created a belittling infographic that belongs in a 1950’s Home Economics textbook.
An increasing number of medical tests are becoming so mainstream and foolproof that almost anyone can perform them if they read the directions. More than likely, you've had a waived test done by someone who was not formally trained.
The STEM fields supposedly suffer from a shortage of graduates. Conventional wisdom says there’s no one for employers to hire for science and engineering jobs. But look again. There are actually plenty of STEM graduates; the U.S. is just training them the wrong way.
If you’ve walked into a supermarket recently, odds are you saw at least one product labeled “all natural” or “made with natural ingredients.” And while that may sound good and look nice on packaging, what does the word “natural” really mean? And how are these products different than “non-natural” foods? Truth is, as consumers, we don’t really know.
Expansion of the human race into space will require conquering new and unique problems. Obstacles that were overcome in early space exploration have already made invaluable contributions to today’s technologies and helped tackle problems we have faced planet-side.
It upsets me when prominent men make disparaging comments about women in science. But what upsets me more is when women make disparaging comments about other women, whether in science or elsewhere. Recently, a woman named Averil Macdonald did just that, suggesting women in the U.K. don’t support fracking because they “don’t understand” the science behind the oil extraction process.
It’s no secret many “gaps” exist in science. We’ve talked about them before—there is a gap between overall women in the workforce and women in STEM, especially high-ranking positions. There is a gap between the general public and scientists in terms of how much trust the public has in scientists and regarding topic-specific areas, like GMOs and climate change.
When designing laboratories today, we should draw upon the successes of the past. Edison is known for creating the first industrial research lab that applied the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork. So how is Edison’s lab similar to those we design today?
Elon Musk’s new Tesla Model X is the car that may turn me into a car person. Yes it’s pretty and futuristic and has doors that open DeLorean style—but that’s not it. The coolest feature of the new Model X is its “biodefense mode.”
September’s cover story discussed the emerging technologies that will help feed a growing population of 9 billion people here on Earth. What it doesn’t address is how we will feed people not living on Earth.
Thousands of students are preparing to begin their job searches with newly earned STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degrees in hand, eagerly waiting to use the logical, analytical and practical skills they’ve acquired. However, as qualified as they might be, they could be missing one critical component of the STEM field – art.
There is a growing concern about the cost, quality and value of higher education. Despite the increasing cost of an academic degree, recent studies show substantial percentages of students, even in the most selective US colleges and universities, have failed to demonstrate significant improvement in critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing skills over the four years of college.
Today, cutting edge biotechs are using the “Lean Start-up Model,” which started in the high-tech industry in the late ‘90s. My philosophy is all things are possible with a clear vision and effective communications.
July 2015 may prove to be the start of it all—at least in the laboratory diagnostics and blood testing industry. Multiple decisions made last month could disrupt the $50 billion blood testing industry as we know it—and put the power back in the hands of people.
NASA has overcome political tension with Russia to ensure continued operation of the International Space Station. However, there is still a law that prohibits NASA from working with China's space agency on the ISS. Isn't that a bit hypocritical of the U.S.?