By: Kanani Titchen It is estimated that 100,000 U.S. children are traded for sex each year.1 Children as young as seven years old are being trafficked. Ten percent of U.S. children living in shelters and 28% of U.S.children living on the streets report exchanging sex for drugs or money.2Technology increasingly is being used to propagate trafficking, as evidenced by the thousands of Backpage ads of girls for sale.3
I love finding–or inventing–ways to categorize people. I agree with philosopher Isaiah Berlin, who observed, “Every classification throws light on something.” I’ve devised several of these, and of the ones I’ve come up with myself, my favorites are the Abstainer/Moderator distinction and the four Rubin Tendencies. Because of this interest, I was intrigued to come […]
6 December 2013 Commentary As a follow-up to last week’s post, I can’t help but wonder about the future of the FDA, more than the future of medical genomic testing. The FDA appears to have its beef not with sequencing, per se, but the hype of the interpretations of that sequencing. As far as genomic […]
I was gonna try and not respond to a couple really frustrating science stories this week, two rather benign research papers that were blown completely out of proportion by less-than-savory news coverage, but I can’t help it.
*rolls up sleeves*
Get ready …
Virgin Galactic/Scaled Composites Spaceship Two 2,500 mph: the speed attained this year by the six-passenger Virgin Galactic/Scaled Composites Spaceship Two, the first commercial spacecraft to exceed Mach 1 99 percent: the portion of American exterminators that have encountered bed bug infestations in the past year, up from only 11 percent more than 10 years ago 2015: the year Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota plan to offer a small number of hydrogen fuel-cell cars to consumers Honda FCEV