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The Building Block(chain)s of Cryptocurrency

The Building Block(chain)s of Cryptocurrency

Reading Time: 5 minutes Part 1: Blockchain Basics Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Cryptocurrency. Chances are you’ve heard one or all of these word in the last seven days. These three words—as well as the discussion, debate, and speculation that surrounds them—have become hard to escape for even the non-technical. If you work in the technology industry,… Read More

Obituary: A Brief History of Stephen Hawking

Obituary: A Brief History of Stephen Hawking

Reading Time: 4 minutes “A well-known scientist once gave a public lecture on astronomy…” These are the opening words to Professor Stephen Hawking’s most famous book, A Brief History of Time. Although he was talking about Bertrand Russel at the time, the same words could be used for Hawking and the plethora of work he… Read More

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Reading Time: 6 minutes Requesting representation in fiction focuses on visible marginalized groups in many ways, yet today, I’m going to plead the case for fictional characters with chronic illness. Invisible illnesses exist ostracizing a large segment of our population who seek not only acknowledgment but empathy. The problem with most chronic illnesses is that… Read More

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Reading Time: 6 minutes Requesting representation in fiction focuses on visible marginalized groups in many ways, yet today, I’m going to plead the case for fictional characters with chronic illness. Invisible illnesses exist ostracizing a large segment of our population who seek not only acknowledgment but empathy. The problem with most chronic illnesses is that… Read More

New Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease: Would You Want To Know?

New Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease: Would You Want To Know?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image courtesy of Marvel Studios “Captain America: Winter Soldier” The past week has renewed discussion about Alzheimer’s Disease, an illness so prolific it never seems to be out of the news. In the United States, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death; In Australia, it is second. Worldwide, there are… Read More