Today's society consists of a variety of behaviors. What makes America, our home country, special is that it gives plenty of room for expanding a student's knowledge, abilities and strengths. In Communist countries, like China, it is believed that uniform was the best way of handling things. For example, everyone moved at the same pace in school. There were no honors, AP or extra study classes for gifted. Most chinese students, starting at elementary age wore school uniforms.
I have been researching if a college that a person attends affect the rest of their lives, ie, Ivy League vs. state schools. On the EBSCO website I found the article, ELITE COLLEGES DON'T GUARANTEE SUCCESS by Anne Kates Smith that addresses my topic.
The tool used to edit genes is called CRISPR-Cas9, which stands for Clustered regular interspaced short palindromic repeats. CRISPR has become more and more popular in the scientific world for its applications towards both biological and therapeutic tools. A new concern about CRISPR is its specificity, off-target mutations have been broadly studied, but have proven to be one of the main obstacles in the delay of genetic editing.
This article dives into the ethical debate of Gene Editing and the need to pause in our advances in the subject until we can weigh the risks. The article evaluates the procedure as well as discusses the possible benefits of using Crispr-Cas9 to alter specific genes. Following the positive sides of gene editing, the article shed some light over a concern in the science world of Gene Editing, and gave a specific example of editing gone wrong in testing.
Hi people. So I made this animation thing based off a script I wrote for tech class. It's about Matilda Wormwood, except it's when she's grown up. It takes place on the day she's moving house, and she's with her mom (Ms. Honey), and Trunchbull (her great-aunt). Trunchbull is still rude, mean, and threatening, but Matilda's mom got stricter, and she's not as nice as she used to be. Matilda's still very rude, though.
I think my script flowed pretty well, so the dialogue sounded natural.
I think the plot could have had a better conflict that would add more excitement to the story.
What is the first thing you think of when someone says the word "school"? People usually say stress, grades, brain numb, maybe even stupid or boring, but consider the reason why students may say that, although they are told many times that education is a privilege. Does this mean that our schooling system in the United States may be too loose on pressuring our students into academic achievement?
Have you ever wondered what video games will turn into in the the future. Currently games are getting a little repetitive. What I mean is that not enough new ideas or features are coming out. Many games these days are just shooting people to win or 2D platformers where you get past obstacles. Currently, these types of games are still not boring but what will happen when they do get boring? Will the gaming industry shutdown or will an exciting new feature come out. There are still many options. Nintendo had popularized the idea of hand-held gaming with the Gameboy back in 1989.
One dystopian trait that worries me in today's society is constant surveillance. An example that I read from a BBC article was about the Edward Snowden scandal. Snowden, a former CIA agent, leak information to the public about how the NSA monitors people's calls, messages and search history. While I think some monitoring of people's telecommunications are important, it still does give you some paranoia knowing that someone could be viewing what you're doing right now. This is like 1984, and how the government in that book watch people constantly through the television.
Not much about technology today really scares me or gives me uneasy feelings about the future, so it took a while to find something, and what I did find isn't era fear inducing at the moment but I can see how one day it could be. Imagine a future in which nobody actually walks anywhere, taking away the most basic physical activity that is done by most of us for quite a while daily. This is the kind of threat that something like the swagway poses to us.
2025, a generation completely reformed. Every home, school, hospital, subway, coffee shop, library, movie theatre, and citizen, equipped with a legal handgun. Imagine a future where the means of defense is defined by the ability to shoot a firearm, no recollection of negotiation or peaceful communication skills from the past.
The ability for humans to play God has grown exponentially over the past few decades and there is no sign of ceasing. The new technology being developed is meant to improve the lives of all and keep everyone safe. With all these improvements and altercation ,a door opens up possibilities to a future that is entirely engineered. While we focus on the newest iPhone and its capabilities (Which no one seems to completely understand the power of the device) or a hover board made my Lexus, startling enhancements come in the future of warfare, and humans abilities to defy the laws of nature.
The future is a mysterious place. We will never be completely sure about what exactly it has in store for us. We can, however, help form the future we want. The future depicted from the 1960's was a bright, flowing city with sun shining and people having a great time with life while our modern depiction is more often than not a smoggy and dark and feels almost doomed. I want to know how you guys see the future and how we could possibly change the dark vision of the future.
Although there are many challenging parts to being a high school senior, the scariest part of it all is the fact that adulthood is so near. I may be already 18, but that number doesn’t define my maturity or my status as an adult, legally yes, but otherwise no. With decisions about college consistently being brought up, we have to face the fact that pretty soon our future will be in our own hands. But now that we have the power that we have looked forward to most of our life, what do we do with it?
In this day and age, there seem to be a multitude of things that divide people. Religious differences, political beliefs, cultural backgrounds, racism, war, and so many other factors stand in the way of humans being unified. These differences seem to be a fact of life, because they have played a role in influencing human culture and interactions since the dawn of our species. It might seem like this will continue for as long as humans exist, but the simple fact is that it won’t.
The key to happiness is constantly being searched for. But if we really think about it, is there a specific way to go about living your life to sow this ideal outcome? Many would say no, there are too many happy people in the world who have achieved their peace from many different backgrounds, beliefs, and walks of life. But the question is, is there a common theme? Today, through social media, we are exposed to many different lifestyles. We see profiles of people who drop everything to go explore, travel and see new places, completely leaving their responsibilities.
It seems that teens, like myself, only hear the same old phrases from adults, ranging from, "When I was your age, I didn't have..." and "Life doesn't revolve around technology". Don't get me wrong, all of which are completely true, but what if one day everything does rotate around technology?
If I were to say the word revolutionary, what comes to mind? Someone like George Washington, a war hero? Or a magnanimous leader? What about a musician? More specifically, a contemporary band called Pentatonix. Pentatonix is an A Cappella group who won The Sing-Off in 2011. Their flawless and stunning arrangements bring a futuristic taste to their music, and a whole new feel entirely to a cappella. They've become extremely successful and are starting to achieve the impossible; they're making a cappella mainstream.
My name is Medelin Abreu. I am 19 years old. I was born in Dominican Republic but I live in New York City with my mom and my brother. I am a friendly girl. I like to share with my family and friends. My favorite colors are red and black. I like to play volleyball in the park with my cousin and friends. My passion is the art and the music. I like to dance salsa. Also I like to learn story about the past for example history class I like because I learn so much about something that happen in the past. Another subject that I like is math I like subtract, add.
I recently finished reading the Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. It is a fictional story set in the future and the past at the same time.
A young university student, named Kivrin, wants to go to the past to the 1320s. The person in charge of the drop, named Gilchrist, wanted her to go to the time of the black death. Gilchrist changes the coordinates to the 1340s. Kivrin goes back but becomes ill.
The first time I played, I didn't understand what to do. Everything kept getting worse as time went on. All I could do was click the buttons it gave me and hope for the best. I didn't feel like I had many options. However, I tried a new strategy for the next time. The first time I had went for happiness.
My questions for my research paper is, "Are stem cells a viable option for the future?" For the past month I've been doing research on stem cells. More specifically, I've been looking at the application of stem cells, as well as their controversy. It seems that this is one of the biggest topics of this generation; on the one hand you have possibly the solution to all current and future medical problems, and on the other hand there's a world of controversy involving the life at conception debate. They both prevent each other from making any progress... it's a real gridlock.
As of January 15, 2015 the US has began to lighten up on the Embargo with Cuba after 50 years. In the past US citizens have not been able to travel to Cuba unless there were very special circumstances, there was no trade, and very limited communication. President Obama has clear ambitions of trying to re-establish our relationship with Cuba.
Riding a hover board has always been a dream of mine. I have always loved to skateboard, longboard, snowboard, ski, and surf. There is something about being on a pair of wheels on the road that makes me feel unstoppable. Flying down a recently paved street, going against the wind, and having no desired end destination is a great feeling.
Books came from a long time ago, so long ago that most of us were not even born yet. People love to read and it is something that has been in our culture for years. They inform us of different topics that are educational but also have a variety of interesting fictional topics. However, are books going to be overthrown by new technology in the future? Technology has expanded a lot over the years and have replaced many things including language; using translation or websites that teach you online. It is possible technology will do the same and replace books.
Horror movies portray popular deaths as being executed by psychopathic men and women, however most people do not die in the arms of a psychopathic killer and the fear was purely developed through our exposure to media.
New developments like the iPhone, Android, iPad and gaming systems are very popular in the lives of children nowadays. In general, social media is different than what it was in the past. People in the 20th and earlier centuries did not experience the internet and electronics as it is in the present. Children today are lucky enough something like that is even invented for them to enjoy and use daily for their necessities. Compared to the past, social media has expanded and it now plays a big role in the lives of people.