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Gene editing has become real

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Usually, posts on here don’t talk about science, I know. At least not about natural sciences. (I’m not even sure that I would click on one, although I am a medical student). But recently, I’ve stumbled upon a topic that has started troubling me a lot, and I think it is time to talk about it.At my university there is this biochemistry professor, who always has a smirk on his lips and wears different coloured shirts, one day it’s a yellow one, the next day it is lilac. He likes to make jokes and h...


I Quit Social Media

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I started it as a challenge: Hold the finger on the App, swipe up, and answer: Yes, I want to delete Instagram. I want to delete Snapchat. Twitter. Tumblr. Facebook. Ed Sheeran, of all people, was the man who brought up the idea. I remember him saying: “I was an unsociable guy who was always glued to his screen. It sucked the life out of me. And what I found was: What was I gaining from flicking through Instagram?” But while I kept swiping I wondered… could I survive without So...


How to Be Confident - A Different Version

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Throughout my life the search for confidence has always accompanied me. In the society I grew up in, confidence is something absolutely aspired, because somehow people seem less at ease with themselves than they pretend to be. I have stopped counting the videos and blog posts, magazine articles, lyrics and books that I went through to learn “how to be confident”. The tenor remains the same, words and sentences are repeated and the advice shared is so simple: “Be yourself and do not...


Dear Pressure

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the day starts with my alarm clock that wants me to get up. my determination tears at me asking for attention. between squats my note at my wardrobe screams at me: “How strong can you be?” Instagram tells me that to be a successful doctor, eight hours of learning per day are a minimum and YouTube presents me all those “ten-thousand-activities-a-day” people. my mobile stares at me and Twitter wants me to tweet hashtags, and my fingers type a letter to my friend who wants...


Speechless

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Congrats on Donald winning the election. The world becomes more interesting now. I prefer him to Hillary. I think she has limited innovative capacity. He believes all things are possible and thus… his imaginative capacity is large and his sense of fear is limited. The truth is, America needs to get it together… at a time when Mother Russia is becoming irrational. And the truth is that Hillary isn’t better than him. Trump definitely makes the world more interesting....


A Letter To My Friends

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My dear friends, I miss you. I miss you. I miss you. The first time I met you I wouldn’t have thought that I would write this in the near future – but look at me, here I am. I don’t think I have ever had a more memorable, intense, instructive, and exhilarating time in my life than during the short time I was with you, and now I miss you with my every bone. We have only been together for two months. I entered the camp one day, gazing into stranger’s eyes – the eye...


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We are sitting at the corner of the supermarket in town. People are passing us by and stare at us as we wait for a friend. My back is leaning against that grey window-less building and my friends talk about Germany. We share grapes and energy drinks and I feel a little bit like a gangster, because I wouldn’t usually be one of “the kids of the block” who would have nothing to do but to sit there and joke about life. At least I must make the impression like I am one. Even when re...


Worlds

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When I was in school, I learned that I could talk with every citizen of the world by speaking English, French or Spanish. When I was in school, I learned to read world literature from Europe and North America. When I watched TV shows I learned about Justin Bieber, a pop star that the entire world knew. When I watched TV I knew that the Oscars portrayed the world’s best movies. They didn’t tell me that there was more than just one world, that globalization missed out s...


Refugees Welcome - A Story About Fear and Love

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There are so many thoughts in my head right now and so many things I want to say. I know they’ll never fit into one single text. A couple of weeks ago, Europe was shattered by a couple of terrorist attacks, especially in France and in Germany. I’m from Germany and let me say, we were all immensely scared. No place – not even a little church in the countryside – seemed safe anymore. What made many of us be frightened even more was the fact that almost all terroristic acts had be...


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    Just another student whose home is "planet earth". I'm on my way to become a doctor and aspire to work with Doctors Without Borders one day. I like unconventional things, as long as they don't harm anyone. I often do the opposite of what the rest is doing, just to see if it works, too. I love music and writing and the VOY community!


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