• News

    Questioning ethics in science tests

    Scientists are viewed as objective researchers seeking out the truth without taking shortcuts. But that is being questioned. Last month, a research team at Stanford University, after reviewing 500 reports, found two-thirds of animal experiments did not say if their subjects were dropped. Moreover, only 30 percent of experiments reported it. This is important because dropping animals affects data in reports. When humans are involved, scientists say who dropped out, died or left the study. But if the same is not applied with animals, then no one can trust the data. For some Queens College students, this is not a surprise. Students studying the natural sciences work as associates in…

  • Sports

    Pledging to a sports team offers benefits for women

    Opportunities for success increase for women who participate in high school athletics as a result of the implementation of Title IX, according to a November 2013 study from Yale Law School. The study comes at a time where coverage of women in sports has been on the rise with the most recent being the Sochi Olympics. Title IX also extends to college sports as it engages more women in athletics. Passed in 1972, Title IX requires educational institutions that accept federal funds to restrict any discrimination based on sex in different programs. Athletics is one area covered by the law and the report mentions how women who have participated in…