The Budget Control Act

In 2011, the federal government faced a crisis in rapid spending with the budget. Following the 2008 Financial Crisis, several initiatives went into effect to stimulate the economy and put the American worker back to work. However, because of this rapid expansion in federal spending, the federal deficit was predicted to reach $1.5 trillion in …

Resurrecting Extinct Species

Since the days of the famous movie, Jurassic Park, the idea of resurrecting extinct species to this planet has captivated society for years. The idea of bringing back dinosaurs, woolly mammoths, and carrier pigeons, have created a unique challenge; can scientists reintroduce an extinct species and create a population capable of reproducing to produce progeny? …

This Week in Science Policy: March 2018 3.2 Edition

This week in Science Policy, Secretary Rick Perry, former Governor of Texas, testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to discuss the upcoming 2019 fiscal year budget for the Department of Energy (DoE). Secretary Perry highlighted on several topics, including the need to enhance the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal, strengthening the energy …

Cybersecurity: Protection in a Growing Cyber World

Todays modern society has integrated with the Internet in more ways than we can imagine. From social media, online shopping, and communication, cyber-world is rapidly becoming a core aspect of our lives. However, with this rapid integration, it is vital that the personal security, that comes with this technology, is properly prepared to handle threats …

Fusion Technology: The Challenge of Harnessing the Sun

In the years to come, energy will be a vital resource to power our homes, devices, and the transportation system. Technological advances in solar power, nuclear energy, and geothermal heating, have provided an abundant amount of options for our energy needs. However, one energy source that is making massive technological strides is Fusion Energy. Unlike …