Gaming for Wellness

Gaming for Wellness

The rehab needed to recover from a stroke can be pretty grueling for a patient. The therapy is intense, and after all that work, most stroke patients never fully recover all of their motor skills. Dr. John Krakauer, the director of Johns Hopkins’s Center for the Study of Motor…

Biology as Design

Biology as Design

“What if you start collaborating with nature instead of trying to harness it?” That is the question asked by Dr. Nina Tandon, co-founder of EpiBone. A New York based startup, EpiBone grows bone literally from your own cells. "I’ve always been interested in the intersection of academia and industry.…

Diversity and Women of Color in Tech

Diversity and Women of Color in Tech

The issue of diversity in tech has been a hot topic of discussion during the past couple of years. Once Silicon Valley heavyweights like Google and Facebook released their demographics, it became clear that diversity was an issue, as their their staff was mostly white and Asian men. Meaning that…

Our Perception is NOT Reality

Our Perception is NOT Reality

For thousands of years philosophers and scientists have attempted to understand why and how we came to be as humans. One assumption has been that natural selection has been shaping our senses to have a more accurate and truthful representation of the world. For the good of our species of…

Cultural Literacy in 2016

Cultural Literacy in 2016

The world around us changes so fast it can be hard to keep up. This is a cheat sheet to prepare you for 2016. It covers the world of Government, Politics, Science, Security, Business and Design. Here is a short break down: Science The world is getting hotter cause climate…