Why Everyone Freaked about the Chinese Scientist, Dr. He, Editing Babies

In November, Chinese researcher, Dr. He Jiankui, jumped head first into a pool of controversy, carrying one of our most powerful new tools since nuclear fission: the genetic editing technology CRISPR-Cas9. His work has been described as “shooting a bird with a Cannon” and prompting “outrage, fear, and disgust.” Genetic modification holds untold possibilities for curing disease and improving human health, yet Dr. He could not have gone about this groundbreaking work in a worse way.

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How Banksy’s Self-Shredding Art Piece Critiques the Elite Art World

The idea that art is supposed to disturb the comfortable has been shaping the Western art world for centuries. Banksy, an anonymous street artist whose work is known for its sharp critique of Western culture, has been a primary instigator in that disruption. However, following a stunt at an auction this past October, it seems as though Banksy no longer shocks the art world, like he did at the beginning of his career.

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These 5 Misconceptions about Marie Kondo Ain’t Cute (Thanks @ Sexism and Xenophobia)

Let’s be real: I have a ton of things, especially for a freshly-minted college grad about to move cross-country. While I may be a pro at traveling with a carry-on, I’m a maximalist in my daily life. My room was even voted messiest in my dorm building freshman year -- shoutout to my roomies for being as overwhelmed by college life as me!!! There is one minimalist ideology I embrace, though, and it’s the KonMari method of tidying.

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