May 2021 TOK Prescribed title #5 RLE – NYT article on Doritos

Article : “The nacho Dorito” https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/10/01/dining/nacho-graphic.html The New York Times article explains how consumers are manipulated by the design of Doritos. Specifically, multiple elements of the chips are created to be physically and psychologically appealing which increases consumption. Naturally, consumption of junk food is not good for one’s health. An Read more…

May 2021 TOK essay Prescribed Title #5 RLE – homosexuality behavior in the animal kingdom

Article: “Homosexual Activity Among Animals Stirs Debate.” https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2004/07/homosexual-animals-debate/ There is a large body of scientific research discussed in this National Geographic article about homosexuality behavior among animals. While this animal behavior is well-documented in the scientific community, some people interpret it in different ways. Supporters of LGBT rights may use the Read more…

May 2021 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #1 RLE – Huawei and IT security

Text extract from: Martin, Alexander. “GCHQ discovered ‘nationally significant’ vulnerability in Huawei equipment.” Sky News. “Cyber security analysts tasked with investigating Huawei equipment used in the UK’s telecommunications networks discovered a “nationally significant” vulnerability last year. Investigators at the UK’s Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) found an issue so severe that Read more…

May 2021 TOK essay Prescribed title #4 RLE – editorial cartoon

Text: Breen, Steve. “Katherine Johnson, Nasa Legend. ” The San Diego Union-tribune. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/steve-breen/story/2020-02-24/katherine-johnson-nasa-mathematician-dies-at-101. Steve Breen, The San Diego Union-tribune https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/steve-breen/story/2020-02-24/katherine-johnson-nasa-mathematician-dies-at-101 The editorial cartoon doesn’t have a direct link to “statistics” in May 2021 TOK essay Prescribed title #4. However, they are of course extremely important during all stages of missions Read more…

May 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #6 RLE – Mathematical predictions

Article: “Better predictions of the working life of industrial components” “A minor disparity between an established mathematical model to predict creep crack growth behavior in materials in high-temperature environments and actual data has prompted Dr. Warwick Payten to reassess the approach and revise the model.” “Being able to more accurately predict Read more…

May 2021 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #5 RLE – Huawei and IT security

Text extract from: Martin, Alexander. “GCHQ discovered ‘nationally significant’ vulnerability in Huawei equipment.” Sky News. “Cyber security analysts tasked with investigating Huawei equipment used in the UK’s telecommunications networks discovered a “nationally significant” vulnerability last year. Investigators at the UK’s Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) found an issue so severe that Read more…