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3D Printing's Imminent Multifaceted Market Disruption

By Anna Kambhampaty Published September 22, 2016

3D printing is soon to revolutionize the medical, food, and fashion industries, to name just a few. To prepare for this manufacturing revolution, we must look at what industries will be hit and how they will be improved or hurt.

The New News Feed

By Anna Kambhampaty Published April 3, 2016

Instagram is changing its age-old news feed algorithm. Users will no longer be seeing posts in reverse chronological order as they always have been, but in an order in which posts they are expected to like or want to see more are displayed first. Who decides this? Well, Instagram's new, mysterious algorithm, of course. This new form of the news feed shows how everything, even our social interactions and likes and dislikes, are being digitized and more and more often algorithmically chosen.

How Global Warming Set the Stage for the Zika Outbreak

By Anna Kambhampaty Published March 2, 2016

Zika is not a new virus. In fact, it has been around since the late 1940s. However, 2015's Zika outbreak has been the most widespread and severe thus far; the World Health Organization has even called the outbreak a Global Health Emergency, a label they've only had to give to three crises in the past. 2015 also happened to be the hottest year in historical record; it's fairly obvious that these two events are more than just mere coincidence.

What's in a Label?: The Benefits, Consequences, and Shortcomings of GMO Labels

By Anna Kambhampaty Published November 8, 2015

Though the vast majority of Americans say they want GMO labeling to be a nationwide standard, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, a measure that would block states from requiring mandatory GMO labeling, is making passage from the House and onto the Senate. There is little evidence against the safety of GMOs, yet, at the same time, there is little evidence for it. The FDA neither supports nor opposes the use of GMOs in our food supply. Do consumers have a right to know what they are taking in? Are labels the answer to this problem?