Vaccinations Are a Big Deal

The history behind infectious diseases is terrifying. Vaccines were created out of necessity; people were dying in mass quantities. In fact, it was the number one killer of humans. The first successful vaccine was developed in 1796 by Edward Jenner and used cowpox to create immunity to smallpox. The prospect of eradicating viruses was groundbreaking at the time and as the scientific community continued to … Continue reading Vaccinations Are a Big Deal

The Suicide Machine Aims to Make Death Peaceful

Death means different things to people across cultures and religions. Assisted Suicide gives death a permanent and scheduled date. Although questionable, physician assisted deaths are not new. This type of death was highlighted in mainstream media through Dr. Kevorkian. He was a medical pathologist that helped terminally ill patients end their lives and was eventually prosecuted for it. In an interview with the New York … Continue reading The Suicide Machine Aims to Make Death Peaceful

The Infinite War: Skin Color

Skin color is an contentious topic for many. It is truly arbitrary but has evolved to have incredible meaning across cultural and ‘racial’ lines. The literal determination of pigment in skin is simple, it’s the amount of melanin that your body produces. This biological process is purely an adaptation of necessity. The Smithsonian Natural Museum of Natural History explains the physiological need for different skin tones. Why do people from … Continue reading The Infinite War: Skin Color