Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Human Trafficking

On October 21, 2018 By jamanning

As the Major League Baseball playoffs heat up on the field, there is increased attention being paid to a darker side of the sport. In its latest issue, Sports Illustrated published an explosive account of a Department of Justice investigation into the shady deals that allow clubs to recruit and sign international players, [...]

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness website, Goop, has grown substantially in recent years along with the general surge of health culture’s popularity. Paltrow started the venture back in 2008 as newsletters for food recipes, but upon the advice of a business savvy friend, she quickly expanded the content of those letters to a much wider [...]

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The difficulty associated with holding large corporations accountable for minute infractions is a significant obstacle to justice in our legal system. The rise of class action lawsuits has helped this problem, but an even quicker and easier avenue is now available.

Do Not Pay is a free iOS application that allows users to “sue [...]

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Farmers have become hackers. Increasingly, farmers have started hacking into their own tractors and other agricultural technology in order to perform a variety of repairs on their equipment. According to these farmers-hackers, this hacking activity is necessary as a result of John Deere’s recent progress in monopolizing the repair regime.

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On the 24th of September, the Japanese Hayabisa2 space mission became the first to land Rovers on the surface of an asteroid. The two successful probes, MINERVA-II 1A and 1B, have safely executed their first movements and captured surface level photographs of the asteroid. Soon after, the now dead German asteroid rover MASCOT [...]

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Did You Accept These Terms and Conditions?

On October 8, 2018 By aehaston

By creating an account, you agree to the Terms of Service & Privacy Policy. This is an example of a sign-in wrap agreement, an electronic contract in which users manifest their assent to a service provider’s terms and conditions by creating an account. Electronic contracts enable efficient transactions in everyday life. Although these agreements [...]

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Are Inclusion Riders Legal?

On September 30, 2018 By jlgordon

On March 4, 2018, actress Frances McDorman ended her Best Actress speech at the Oscars with the words “inclusion rider.” This term was coined by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, an associate professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, in a Hollywood Reporter op-ed in 2014. An inclusion rider is a [...]

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Human-Animal Chimeras

On September 30, 2018 By diduru

Scientists from the Salk Institute engineered a human-pig hybrid in the lab, apparently the first successful human-animal crossbreed. Injecting human stem cells into animal embryos, they created what is called a chimera, or a creature that consists of cells from two individuals from the same or distinct species. Through their research, scientists [...]

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