Research topic: Anger at anti-vaccine movement after Disneyland measles outbreak

Remember the measles? Probably not. In fact the disease was considered eradicated from the U.S. at the beginning of the 21st century. One dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, or MMR, is considered 95 percent effective, while two doses are considered 99 percent effective.

A recent hot topic covers the debate on vaccinations due to a measles outbreak. (Credit: The Event Chronicle)

A recent hot topic covers the debate on vaccinations due to a measles outbreak. (Credit: The Event Chronicle)

But in the last month the disease has roared back to life with a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland. It is the latest in the battle between the anti-vaccine movement and immunizations. Who will win, and who will lose? Read more

John Fiske is a good research paper topic for philosophy and American history

The American historian, philosopher, and writer, John Fiske, was born on March 30, 1842, in Hanford, Conn., U.S. and died July 4, 1901, in East Gloucester, Mass. His original name was Edmund Fisk Green.

Consider discussing John Fiske for your next research paper. (Credit: QuotesDump)

Consider discussing John Fiske for your next research paper. (Credit: QuotesDump)

He made European evolutionary theory popular in the United States and wrote on a variety of subjects, such as mythology, history, and evolution. Read more

The latest news on the climate change debate for your research paper

On Thursday, January 15, 2015, Pope Francis joined the climate change debate. The pope stated that, contrary to climate change skeptics, he believes that climate change is man made for the most part. It’s hard to not notice how global temperature continues to rise. In fact, 2014 was the hottest year since 1880.

See how climate change affects temperature difference from 2014. (Credit: Washington Post)

See how climate change affects temperature difference from 2014. (Credit: Washington Post)

Climate change can be a good starting point for a research paper. It will allow you to explore greenhouse gases, the greenhouse effect, rising sea levels and the social and political impacts of climate change. Read more

Let The Theory of Everything inspire your next science research paper

Released in the fall of 2014, the Stephen Hawking biography film, The Theory of Everything, is getting renewed interest due to its academy award nominations. Directed by James Marsh, Theory tells the story of the romance between theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane Wilde Hawking.

The Stephen Hawking drama, The Theory of Everything, would make a great topic for your research paper. (Credit: Variety)

The Stephen Hawking drama, The Theory of Everything, would make a great topic for your research paper. (Credit: Variety)

The script, which was adapted from Jane Hawking’s memoir, Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, depicts how the couple met, married and dealt with Stephen’s struggle to fulfill his destiny as a scientist despite the challenge of dealing with a motor neuron disease. Read more

Feminist Literature is a good research paper topic on equal rights for women

The purpose of feminist literature, which can be fiction or nonfiction, is to define, create and protect equal rights for woman. This includes social, political, economic, and civil rights. The literature frequently points out inequality between the roles of men and women, especially as it pertains to power, privilege and status, and usually identifies negative consequences to this inequality for society, men and women, communities and families.

There are many interesting topics in regards to feminist literature and equal rights. (Credit: Duke University)

There are many interesting topics in regards to feminist literature and equal rights. (Credit: Duke University)

You can find and read feminist literature as far back as the 15th century and up until today. The authors of the literature include men as well as women. Read more

“The moon is a planet”— Science education in America

The title of this article comes from a frightening—to American educators—conversation between two TV personalities who were discussing whether the moon was a planet or a star. You certainly don’t need to know solar system facts to sell shirts on TV, but the conversation was another face slap to the deplorable state of math and science education in the United States.

The Earth and Moon offer great topics for science research papers. (Credit: MikkelHH)

The Earth and Moon offer great topics for science research papers. (Credit: MikkelHH)

For good term paper topics, consider writing your research paper about ways to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) studies in the U.S. Read more

Research topic: Learn how the family farm is depicted in Farmland documentary

The family farm has been long mythologized in American culture. Farming in the U.S. has changed, and many are starting to wonder what the reality is about where our food comes from. Factory or corporate-owned farms are big business.

Farmland documentary covers the story on how a family farm is run. (Credit: Feed the Dialogue)

Farmland documentary covers the story on how a family farm is run. (Credit: Feed the Dialogue)

Farmland, a documentary film created by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, which includes agri-business giants such as Monsanto and Dupont, have released their side in what they bill as a true story about farming in America. Is it real or merely propaganda? Read more

Guide to finding a mentor for college students

College students know how full their lives are—classes, friends, socializing, maybe even working. Your days are pretty packed. But at some point you have to start thinking beyond college. What will you do for a career? How will you accomplish all your goals?

A mentor will help with student success in college. (Credit: Purdue.edu)

A mentor will help with student success in college. (Credit: Purdue.edu)

Finding a mentor can help you reach your goals and provide a wealth of career information. Read on for a guide to picking the best mentor for you. Read more

Theories of personality and emotion: Good research paper topics

Personality and emotion is an area of psychological study that deals with the social behavior of individuals based on their intrapersonal factors. Personality has been defined as a pattern of behavior and goals developed over time, while emotion is an integration of feelings and wants at one particular time.

Personality and emotion offer many interesting research topics. (Credit: Sevae Unplugged)

Personality and emotion offer many interesting research topics. (Credit: Sevae Unplugged)

For your psychology class, here are some interesting research paper topics on the theories of personality and emotion. Read more

Celebrate Black history month for your next research paper

February is Black History Month when we celebrate the events in history related to the accomplishments of African Americans. These events include the contributions to American culture from musicians, inventors, writers, athletes and civil rights leaders.

There are many historical figures you can discuss with Black history.

There are many historical figures you can discuss with Black history.

What began as a week of celebration in 1926, later evolved as a national month of recognition. Black History month is also celebrated in other countries such as Canada. If you’re looking for good research paper topics you’ll want to check out the Black History timeline. Read more