Remembering the Summer of Love

One of the most iconic moments of the American counterculture revolutions will celebrate five decades this year. The Summer of Love was both spontaneous and organized; it is important to...

Underground Invention Still Driving Scientific Progress

The foundation of today’s established scientific communities is composed of the discoveries, inventions and theories of counter-culture, amateur pioneers in their fields. It’s the perseverance and ability to look at...

Bedlam in Brazil: What You Need To Know

Brazil has been embroiled in internal political strife since 2014, the year the South American country hosted the FIFA World Cup. (https://www.buzzfeed.com/otilliasteadman/brazil-hold-my-caipirinha?utm_term=.vlMkjdxjw#.xuq926V2J). Pressures on ordinary Brazilians are mounting, with the...

World’s First Semi-Synthetic Lifeform Created

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in San Diego, California synthesized DNA in 2014 and used the base pairs to create a life form using E.coli bacteria. The bacterium...