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Race and Genetics: The Discussion Continues

Do genetic test results actually mean anything?? This was the question in my head after my professor suggested the answer was “no” offhand in a lecture for the class I was taking: The History of Capitalism (which I do recommend, if it’s taught again). I love both science and the humanities. But I’ve come to discover how different the two […]

Culturespace

CULTURESHOCK – What a word. What a bombastic term. An utterance to strike fear in every exchange student’s heart. CULTURESHOCK! I experienced cultureshock the other day while buying some impressively large broccoli at Trader Joe’s. The cashier was enthusiastic. “Hey there. Would you like a bag?” “Yes please.” So far so good. The man pushes the broccoli across the scanner. […]

“When Art Meets Science,” a Tea Talk Review

Author: Kat Feng Tea Talk Tuesday is a platform for graduate students at UCSC to come together and listen to each other speak about their research in STEM and related fields. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. More and more, another term has been on the rise: STEAM. That is STEM plus Art. At Scientific Slug, we have […]

Getting Back to Basic Science Tools

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries in the past century have been due to drastic advancements in technology. Humans have developed microscopes, telescopes, particle colliders, submarines, spectrometers … all of these inventions have revolutionized our understanding of the world around us. Amidst this incredible technology it is easy to forget that, armed with our curiosity, we once only used our […]

We love you Jerry Seinfeld

context for this post: http://youtu.be/ZB39jT0qq3Y Science is ruining my life. I came to this conclusion the same way I rationale all my life philosophies: partially drunk and alone in my bed, unable to sleep at three in the morning. Three a.m. is a majestic time because I’m not as inebriated as the hours prior and the sheer exhaustion makes for […]