Since the introduction of the Japanese concept of “leanness” in business, many different groups have implemented the lean concept to improve their internal processes.1  Surprisingly, the lean methodology hasn’t permeated pharmaceutical research, development, or discovery practices– at least not explicitly. As it turns out, there are a number of burdens […]

According to the website of the Holacracy parent company, HolacracyOne,1 Holacracy is “a new way of running an organization that removes power from a management hierarchy and distributes it across clear roles, which can then be executed autonomously, without a micromanaging boss.” The Benefits and Challenges of Holacracy Despite the […]

Jim McCormick is a convicted con man who deceived national armies and police forces into purchasing his fake bomb detector, the ADE 651. McCormick claimed the detector worked by being especially sensitive to the “molecular frequency of explosives,”1 which would lead a telescopic radio aerial on the instrument to swing […]

The Industrial Revolution heralded an age of scientific and technological advancement. However, as the number of factories expanded across the world, so too did the extent of industrial pollution.1 Industrial pollution is a major contributor to environmental degradation and thus, reducing pollution is of utmost importance to many governments, companies, […]

On January 30, 2015, President Barack Obama unveiled his $215 million Precision Medicine Initiative. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), precision medicine “is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person.”1 And the reason […]

For many, March 23, 2014, will forever mark the beginning of something terrible, specifically the deadliest Ebola outbreak since 1976. At that time, the international community could not have known that the first confirmed case of Ebola would eventually burgeon into over 11,160 deaths in six countries including Liberia, Guinea, Sierra […]