Research topic on El Chapo and the war on drugs

The leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquín Guzmán Loera (otherwise known as El Chapo), escaped from a high-security prison in Mexico via an underground tunnel on July 11, 2015. This is not the first time the head of the Mexican drug cartel has found a way to free himself from jail.

How will El Chapo's prison escape affect the War on Drugs? (Credit: KXWT.org)

How will El Chapo’s prison escape affect the War on Drugs? (Credit: KXWT.org)

El Chapo, which is Spanish for Shorty, previously escaped from prison in 2001, possibly in a laundry cart. What does this mean for the War on Drugs? Read more

History research paper: Advance of Homo sapiens during the ice age

Our ancient ancestors lived in small groups on the African savanna about 200,000 years ago during the ice age. From there, these first peoples moved across the earth and mingled with other types of humans. Thus human genes evolved and Homo sapiens grew in numbers.

Learn more about homo sapiens for your next history research paper. (Credit: PBS)

Learn more about homo sapiens for your next history research paper. (Credit: PBS)

The PBS series, First Peoples, is a collaboration between historians and scientists who have uncovered a mystery as compelling as any detective story. It is the story of how early Man survived through the mixing of genes. This story of the first peoples would make a fascinating history research paper. Read more

Term paper topic: Genetically modified food (GMO) pros and cons

Looking for some good research paper topics for an environmental science or genetics class? Consider writing about genetically modified food pros and cons. Genetically modified foods (also known as genetically modified organisms, or GMO) and the labeling of foods that are genetically modified is a contentious debate.

Learn more about GMO pros and cons. (Credit: John Pritchett/Civil Beat)

Learn more about GMO pros and cons. (Credit: John Pritchett/Civil Beat)

Some say GMO food is no different than conventionally grown food, while others say “Frankenstein” tactics have no place in our food supply. Your term paper could discuss what is GMO, GMO crops, the non-GMO movement and federal legislation regarding GMOs. Read more

Discuss the rise of Boko Haram in your next research paper

Boko Haram continued their campaign of terror on part of Africa, with another bombing in Nigeria in recent days. Suicide bombers attacked a village near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, while other members of the ISIS terrorist group shot and killed people in raids across Nigeria.

Discuss Boko Haram in your next research paper. (Credit: Reuters)

Discuss Boko Haram in your next research paper. (Credit: Reuters)

If you are looking for research paper topics in current events or for an African studies class, consider looking into the recent violent events that contributed to the rise of Boko Haram. Read more

Research topic: Artificial pancreas may help with Type 1 and 2 diabetes

Technology is ever-evolving, especially when it comes to health care. The latest innovation on the horizon could potentially provide life-changing benefits to those with Type 1 and 2 diabetes. Science appears to be on the verge of creating the equivalent of an artificial pancreas, the organ that is responsible for regulating blood sugar in the body.

Learn more about the artificial pancreas. (Credit: American Diabetes Association Journals)

Learn more about the artificial pancreas. (Credit: American Diabetes Association Journals)

For people with Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes, this would mean no more having to monitor their glucose level or injecting extra insulin. Instead their body would be able to maintain an ideal blood sugar level on its own through the artificial pancreas. Read more

Research paper: San Andreas movie and the science of earthquake prediction

The disaster movie genre has long exploited the theme of the average man standing against forces beyond their control–like natural disasters. That may be because natural disasters, such as earthquakes, are very likely to happen and if they do, there is little that can be done to avoid them. For those who live on the west coast of the U.S. the San Andreas Fault presents the constant threat of a serious earthquake.

Discuss the San Andreas movie and earthquakes for your next research paper. (Credit: Boom champions)

Discuss the San Andreas movie and earthquakes for your next research paper. (Credit: Boom champions)

We know a lot about what causes earthquakes but we don’t know for sure when they will happen. That’s why the science of earthquake prediction is so important. If you enjoyed watching Dwayne Johnson’s performance in San Andreas, which hit #1 at the box office its opening weekend, you might consider a research paper on earthquake prediction. Read more

Award winning short stories in contemporary literature as your research topic

Analyses of award winning short stories are among the good research paper topics in the field of contemporary literature. There are many short story genres, languages and themes to research and any number of awards you can look at to find source material.

A stack of contemporary literature books. (Credit: Jono's Book Reviews)

A stack of contemporary literature books. (Credit: Jono’s Book Reviews)

Here are some interesting research paper topics on inspirational short stories. Read more

Economic research topic — Greece and the European Union

The economic news in Greece gets grimmer with each passing day. Negotiations between Greece and the European Union about the Greek debt crisis have hit an impasse, with the bailout funding from the 2008 financial crisis set to expire June 30, 2015, causing the country to miss loan payments in the upcoming days.

Guards stand outside a bank in Greece. (Credit: underclassrising.net)

Guards stand outside a bank in Greece. (Credit: underclassrising.net)

How will this affect the global economy? Can Greece recover? And what happens next? At this point, it is not clear that anyone has the answers to those questions. Read more

Top 7 ways to use Questia that you didn’t know about

We know you follow the Questia blog (at least I assume so since you are reading this right now), but have you ever really dug into Questia.com to find out about all the cool features it offers? Just in case you haven’t, we thought we’d share with you some of the most unique features from Questia that make it stand out from the crowd.

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Check out the top 7 ways to use Questia that you may have had no idea about…until now. Read more

TV show Orphan Black characters: Innovations in filmmaking

The BBC America/Canadian sci-fi television show Orphan Black just wrapped up its third season with the versatile actress Tatiana Maslany having played more than a dozen different characters, all clones in a secret scientific experiment.

Actress Tatiana Maslany has played over a dozen roles on the show Orphan Black. (Credit: BBC America)

Actress Tatiana Maslany has played over a dozen roles on the show Orphan Black. (Credit: BBC America)

An interesting research paper topic for your television or filmmaking production class is to write about the many ways this boundary-pushing show has made advances in camera work and costume makeup techniques to distinguish the many different Orphan Black characters. Read more