NJ Fines Uber Hundreds of Millions in Back…

On Nov. 14, 2019, Uber Technologies Inc. was fined $649 million by New Jersey for years of not paying taxes as a result of mislabeling of employees as independent contractors.   The request was issued by…

Vietnamese Grocery Wrappers are Bananas

A stroll through the aisles of produce in a supermarket in Southeast Asia quickly reveals the vast differences between the food profile of the region compared to the United States. The unfamiliar sights in a…

Black Hole Finally Photographed

On April 10, 2019, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the first ever image of a black hole. Specifically, the Messier 87 black hole in the galaxy Virgo A was imaged. The image was created…

Anti-Vaccination: Abhorrent, But Not Abuse

It took just a single publication to spark a dangerous campaign against one of medicine’s greatest innovations. A 1998 study by a British physician claimed a link between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine…

Anti-Vaxxers Bring Back Measles

For the first time in five years, a preventable disease thought to have been eradicated reemerged in Costa Rica, inadvertently imported into the country by a 5-year-old French boy on vacation with his family. This…

Unfolding the Future of Phones

An ergonomic device worn over the eyes that allows users to mix reality and holograms On Feb. 20,  Samsung held their annual Galaxy Unpacked event to deliver exciting news and showcase their newest tech to…