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Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

New Rights for Women in Tunisia Tunisia, a country in the Middle East, is not known for its equal treatment of women. In fact, in 2016, sixty percent of Tunisian women reported that they were victims of domestic violence. Fifty percent reported that they had been the victims of public aggression at least once in […]

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Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A New Continent? Can you name all seven continents? Get ready to add an eighth one to the list: Zealandia. It’s a 1.9 million square mile landmass located southeast of New Zealand and northeast of Australia. But don’t bother getting out your map to look for it: Zealandia is located almost entirely underwater. Scientists believe […]

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Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

John McCain Diagnosed with Cancer Senator John McCain has recently been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a very aggressive form of cancer that forms in the tissue of the brain and spinal cord. Last Friday, McCain underwent surgery to remove a blood clot at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. During surgery, doctors confirmed the presence of […]

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Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Wildfires Rage Across the West As summer heats up across the United States, the effects in some areas could be deadly. In the West, exceptionally hot and dry conditions, paired with high winds, have led to an outbreak of wildfires. As of last Thursday, 43 fires were considered out of control in the western United […]

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Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Cholera Outbreak in Yemen The impoverished country of Yemen is facing a terrifying cholera outbreak. Since late April, at least 269,608 people have become infected with the disease, and at least 1,614 have died of it. In other words, there have been more cholera deaths in Yemen in the past 2 ½ months than there […]

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Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Chinese Drought Continues Northern China, especially Inner Mongolia, is facing its worst drought in history. The intense temperature and lack of rainfall over the past few months are causing more and more of the region to be taken over by desert in a process known as desertification. As of late May, roughly 120,000 people and […]

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Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Michael Brown Shooting Case Settlement Almost three years ago, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American male, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was unarmed. Although Wilson said that he shot Brown because Brown was attacking him, witnesses said that Brown had his hands up at the […]

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Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Big Changes for GE Last Monday, General Electric (GE) announced that it will be replacing its CEO, Jeffrey R. Immelt. Immelt has been the CEO of General Electric for the past sixteen years. He was instrumental in successfully guiding the company through the global recession of 2008. Immelt also helped to encourage and lead GE’s […]

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Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Alternative Graduations? When you think of graduation, what do you picture? Black gowns, mortarboards, diplomas, and maybe a party after? Around the country, students at many universities are beginning to reimagine how they see graduation, and what it means to them. This year, Harvard University held its first-ever commencement for African American graduate students. The event […]

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Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Japanese Birth Rate Falling When you think of Japan, do you picture the crowded streets and skyscrapers of Tokyo? Just outside the city, the number of abandoned homes–called “ghost houses”—continues to rise, as the population of Japan continues to fall. Japan has been keeping records of its number of births since 1899. Last year was […]