Marlisse Silver Sweeney
Marlisse Silver Sweeney is a freelance journalist based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and a graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Her writing has been published in print and online across North America, including in The Atlantic, Salon, The Daily Beast, The Columbia Journalism Review and The American Lawyer. When not typing, she can be found teaching public speaking and business writing at The University of British Columbia.
Big changes came at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. G7 leaders, including those from historically reluctant Japan and Canada, have agreed to call for a full decarbonization of the world's economy by 2100.
Comedians are avoiding shows on college campuses because they've had it with younger audiences and their political correctness. But, some say it's the comedians themselves who are being too sensitive.
It's a long process for drugs to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. So why not use those already on the shelves? Researchers are finding new uses for old vaccines, some which even may cure rare diseases.
Lucy, otherwise known as Australopithecus afarensis, is long considered to be the lone ancestor of modern humans. But a new discovery in the Afar region of Ethiopia could mean that Lucy didn't exist in isolation.
Cross-breeding plants to get bigger, juicier fruits is nothing new. But scientists now say mutations in genes are the cause of the "plumper" plants. This could mean the perfect tomato is in our near future.