The feminism of Studio Ghibli – “Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s animated films, whether they’re in a spirit world or real-life Japan, often share similar themes of nature preservation, the damages of imperialism, and childhood, often featuring a young girl in the lead.”
Scientists fill tiny microcannons that fire drug-filled nanobullets – “The medical profession has long dreamed of an ideal delivery system for getting drugs to wherever in the body they’re needed most. Nanoscientists at the University of San Diego have come up with a novel means of doing so: why not fire the drugs at the intended targets, using tiny little cannons?”
5 facts about guns in the United States – “As President Barack Obama unveils a new initiative aimed at curbing gun violence this week, the public’s attitudes about gun policy will garner renewed attention.” From Veronica.
Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.