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Opinion: Is gaming a bad thing?

Opinion: Is gaming a bad thing?

“Stop wasting time playing games and go do something else.” This is the most often phrase I heard from my friends’ parents. In those scenarios, the act of gaming is being oversimplified to “wasting time.” Many parents from the last decades throughout the world,...

Opinion: Why can’t China make high-quality games?

Opinion: Why can’t China make high-quality games?

As a Chinese gamer who has been playing games for half of my life, there has always been a question about why we did not produce games that can be renown on a global scale. Being a world leader in the 21st century, China has been a pioneer in numerous fields and...

Opinion: What does it mean to be normal?

Opinion: What does it mean to be normal?

Ever since the start of human history, being normal seems to have been defined as being identical to everyone else. Similarly, multiple dictionaries have defined normal as “conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern” or, more specifically, conforming to the...

Opinion: Is nanotechnology a solution to water pollution?

Opinion: Is nanotechnology a solution to water pollution?

Japan's plan to dump radioactive water in the sea has been one of the hottest topics on the internet. In 2011, an earthquake knocked down three nuclear reactors at Fukushima, and since then, 1.3 trillion tons of seawater has been used to cool down these damaged...

The dilemma of cancer screening during the pandemic

The dilemma of cancer screening during the pandemic

Everyday life seems to be put on pause. With the country experiencing the highest number of COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, many people are limiting their use of health care services. While this practice has slowed the potential spread of the...

Opinion: Is gaming a bad thing?

Misophonia: the intimidation of sounds

Ticking clocks, chewing foods and clanging spoons: all of these are typical noises we hear around us in our daily lives — too typical that we often go unnoticed of them. Yet with this hearing disorder, these friendly clamors can turn into a boisterous, sometimes even...

Can animals get autism?

Can animals get autism?

If you have a pet at home, you might have wondered why your companion often gets obsessed with certain objects, sometimes to an excessive degree. If so, the chances are: your pet might have autism.  As Mayo Clinic defines, autism is a type of developmental disorder...