Mohammed Bin Salman

On October 2nd, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist critical of much of the Saudi Arabian government, entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. After hours passed and he had not emerged, his fiancée tried to reach him, but the guards at the consulate said that it was closed, and no one was inside. Speculation after days of mystery and contradicting signals from the Saudi … Continue reading Mohammed Bin Salman

World’s Population Predicted to Reach 8 Billion

On July 11, 2022, the United Nations reported that the global population is predicted to reach 8 billion on November 15, 2022. As the UN Secretary-General António Guterres mentioned, “this is an occasion to celebrate our diversity, recognize our common humanity, and marvel at advancements in health that have extended lifespans and dramatically reduced maternal and child mortality rates”. The population is expected to peak … Continue reading World’s Population Predicted to Reach 8 Billion

Space Oddity: Albert Einstein Travels to Space With Four Others

SpaceX and NASA have sent Crew-5 of the Dragon Crew (an amazing name, by the way) to the ISS. Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada are two members of NASA, while Koichi Wakata hails from Japan’s JAXA space program. Anna Kikina is the fourth member, the first Russian aboard a SpaceX flight. But another famous person tagged along: Albert Einstein. He discovered that in a freefall, … Continue reading Space Oddity: Albert Einstein Travels to Space With Four Others

Roblox Bans Popular Ukrainian Roblox Game. Community possibly enraged?

Throughout the history of the well renown game Roblox made by Roblox Corporation, the Company has always been infamous for taking away things from the community that should have not been taken away from in the first place, whether that being a simple drawing game, to the entirety of censoring all “profanic” language throughout the platform. Roblox Corporation has always been known to be the … Continue reading Roblox Bans Popular Ukrainian Roblox Game. Community possibly enraged?

The 2022 Italian Parliamentary election

On September 25, 2022 Giorgia Meloni had won the 2022 Prime minister election, and it seems to be that “Giorgia Meloni looks set to become Italy’s first female prime minister, with her far-right Brothers of Italy party being projected to have won 26% of the vote over the weekend.” With most citizens of Italy being quite satisfied with the outcome of the election, and the … Continue reading The 2022 Italian Parliamentary election

What Salman Rushdie Can Teach Us About Modern Free Speech

“Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.” In his fourth novel that struck the world as controversial yet insightful, The Satanic Verses, Indian-born British-American novelist Salman Rushdie emphasizes the importance of expressing your true beliefs regardless of potential public backlash. In fact, the significance of your first amendment right to freedom of … Continue reading What Salman Rushdie Can Teach Us About Modern Free Speech

A Newly Discovered Tatooine-Like Planet

Recently, astronomers have discovered a planet orbiting in a binary star system, meaning that within this system, there are two suns, similar to Tatooine in Star Wars. We’ve discovered more than 5,000 extrasolar planets, or planets that are 30 light years away from Earth, which is relatively close astronomically. However, out of the 5,000 planets, only 4% (or 200) planets are within a binary star … Continue reading A Newly Discovered Tatooine-Like Planet

What Pakistan’s Floods Can Tell Us About The Future of Our World

As of September 7, one-third of the region of Pakistan is underwater due to a massive flash-flooding period that has lasted since mid-June of 2022. These events followed what Nature has called “an intense heatwave and a long monsoon that has dumped a record amount of rain.” The floods have left 1,343 dead and 22 million affected; hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis were displaced from … Continue reading What Pakistan’s Floods Can Tell Us About The Future of Our World

The U.S Military and The Metaverse: An Unexpected Pair

The metaverse. We’ve heard of it, seen it talked about on TV. Heck, maybe we’ve even experienced it, but the fact is that it’s a very loose term. What is the metaverse, and what’s the military doing with it? For starters, the metaverse is “characterized by persistent virtual worlds that continue to exist even when you’re not playing,” according to a Wired article titled “What … Continue reading The U.S Military and The Metaverse: An Unexpected Pair