WHO Honors ‘Mother’ of Modern Medicine Henrietta Lacks

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Oct. 13 honored Henrietta Lacks whose cells, which were taken without her knowledge or consent, led to crucial medical research worldwide. “In honoring Henrietta Lacks, WHO acknowledges the importance of reckoning with past scientific …

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University of Tokyo Begins Joint Research With “Edutainment” Company

The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies announced a partnership with AEON Fantasy to begin research into video game learning. AEON is currently promoting an “edutainment” experience, which it hopes to improve with the help of researchers …

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Researchers Develop ‘Whitest Paint’ to Tackle Global Warming

Researchers have developed the “whitest paint yet” in an effort to tackle global warming by reducing the need for air conditioning. According to a team of Purdue University engineers, the “ultra-white paint” can reflect 98% of sunlight, an increase from …

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